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PM Launches Swamitva Yojana: What is it all about?

calendar17 Oct, 2020
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PM Launches Swamitva Yojana

PM Narendra Modi has launched Swamitva Yojana or Ownership Scheme is to map residential land ownership in a rural area using modern technology such as the use of drones. The scheme has aimed to revolutionise property record maintenance in India that was launched on the Panchayati Raj Diwas by the PM. He has also interacted with members of Gram Panchayats across the country by the way of video conferencing.

Key Highlights of the scheme Swamitva Yojana

Key Highlights of the Swamitva Yojana

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To know about this scheme Swamitva Yojana

  • Swamitva Yojana is meant for creating a record of land ownership in rural areas using the modern technology.
  • The scheme is piloted by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj[1] of the Central government and has been launched on 24 April 2020, the Panchayati Raj Diwas.
  • The need for the Swamitva Yojana was felt as the several villagers in rural areas don’t have the papers to prove their ownership of the land. In several states, survey and measurement of the populated areas in villages has not been done for a purpose of attestation and verification of the properties.
  • The Swamitva Yojana is aimed to fill the above gap to provide an ownership rights to people in villages. It has been expected to go long way in settling property rights in rural hinterlands. It has likely to become a tool for empowerment and entitlement, reducing social strife on account of discord over properties.
  • The residential land in villages must be measured by using the drones to create the non-disputable record. It is the latest technology for surveying and measuring of the land.
  • The scheme shall be carried out in close coordination with the Ministry of Central Panchayati Raj, Panchayati Raj departments, Survey of India, & Revenue departments of various states.
  • The drones shall draw a digital map of every property falling within a geographical limit of a village and demarcate the boundaries of every revenue area.
  • Property card for every property in a village must be prepared by states using an accurate measurement as delivered by the drone-mapping. The cards will be given to property owners and must be recognised by a land revenue records department.
  • The delivery of property rights by an official document must enable villagers to access bank finance using the property as collateral.
  • The property records for a village must be maintained at the Panchayat level, allowing for a collection of associated taxes from the owners. The money generated from these local taxes must be used to build rural infrastructure and facilities.
  • Freeing a residential property including the land of the title disputes and the creation of an official record is likely to result in appreciation in the market value of the properties.
  • The accurate property records must be used for facilitating tax collection, issuing of permits, new building and structure plan, and for thwarting attempts at property grabbing.


PM Narendra Modi has launched a scheme for the physical distribution of property cards under the “Survey of Villages & Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas as Swamitva yojana” by the video conferencing. The PM stated in his speech that the scheme will going to bring “historical change” in the villages of a country as One Lakh people have received an ownership letters for the houses. And also congratulate to those people who have downloaded their ownership card.

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