SVAMITVA Yojna, a program to establish clear ownership of property, has bolstered the strength of the rural economy and it will write a new chapter in the development of the country’s villages, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.
Practically speaking to a function in the Harda district of Madhya Pradesh, Modi said that after the successful implementation of SVAMITVA Yojna on a pilot basis in some states, it will be implemented at the national level to ensure the development of rural areas.
“It will become an example of Gram Swaraj in the country,” he said.
The Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA) program was launched by the Prime Minister on April 24, 2020 as a central sector program to promote a socio-economically self-sustaining rural India.
The program aims to establish clear ownership of property in rural areas by mapping plots of land using drone technology and providing a ‘bill of rights’ to eligible households by issuing them with legal ownership cards. .
“As part of the pilot project, the program has been successfully implemented in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana and Karnataka. Now it will be rolled out across the country to provide property cards to people, ”Modi said.
He said that so far, property cards for over 22 Lakh families have been prepared in these states, while in Madhya Pradesh they have been issued to over 1.70 Lakh families in over 3,000 villages.
He also said that SVAMITVA Yojna would prevent villagers from borrowing money from third parties and now, based on their title deeds, they would get loans from banks.
The drone, which some call “chota helicopter” (small helicopter), will completely change the face of village development, added the Prime Minister.