Skip to content
Related Articles

Related Articles

Svamitva Yojana

View Discussion
Improve Article
Save Article
  • Last Updated : 30 Jun, 2022

A central government project called SVAMITVA, which stands for Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas, aims to provide rural India with an integrated property validation solution. For the first time ever, a massive exercise employing the most cutting-edge drone technology is being conducted to the advantage of millions of rural property owners in every town across the nation. On April 24, 2020—National Panchayat Day—it was introduced.

Features of the SVAMITVA Scheme:

  • On National Panchayati Raj Day, April 24, 2021, the Hon. Prime Minister officially launched SVAMITVA, a Central Sector Scheme under the Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR). 
  • It is an initiative to support a rural India that is socioeconomically independent and strong.
  • Approximately 6.62 lakh villages would be included in the programme between 2021 and 2025.
  • With the help of contemporary technology instruments for mapping and surveying, the Scheme has the potential to change rural India.
  • It paves the way for using the property as a financial asset by villagers for availing of loans and other financial benefits.
  • The strategy will provide simplified planning, efficient revenue collection, and clarity on property rights in rural areas.
  • This will make it easier for the owners to apply for loans from financial organisations. The title deeds distributed under this plan would also be used to resolve property disputes.
  • In the States of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, and a few villages in Punjab and Rajasthan, the Scheme’s trial phase was implemented between 2020 and 2021.

Goals of SVAMITVA Yojana:

The SVAMITVA Scheme’s overarching goals include:

  • Encouraging rural Indians to use their property as a financial asset.
  • Accurate land record-keeping for rural planning.
  • Offer rural India a comprehensive property validation service.
  • Serve as a technique for reducing disputes around the property.
  • Make it easier to calculate property taxes.
  • The creation of GIS (Geographic Information System) maps and survey Infrastructure for usage by any department or organisation.

Activities under SVAMITVA Scheme:

  • By establishing the Continuous Operating Reference System (CORS), it is possible to gain real-time access to centimetre-level, long-range, high-accuracy network RTK corrections. A virtual base station is created by the CORS network of reference stations. The CORS network facilitates accurate ground-truthing, geo-referencing, and land delineation.
  • Local planning will be improved by developing/maintaining a scheme dashboard and combining spatial data/maps from drone surveys with the ministry’s spatial planning application.
  • Mapping at a vast scale using drones: To map the populated (Abadi) rural areas, the Survey of India will deploy a drone survey. It would create thorough maps to provide property rights and ownership.
  • Based on these maps or data, rural homeowners would receive property cards.
  • Organising regional and national workshops and keeping a record of best practices.

Phases of the SVAMITVA Scheme:

  • Phase I (April 2020 to March 2021): Includes the states of Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh as well as the creation of Continuous Operating Reference Systems (CORS) in those states.
  • Phase II (April 2021 – March 2025): By 2022, the CORS network will have covered the entirety of the country.

 Benefits of SVAMITVA Scheme:

  • Villagers will be able to get bank financing by utilising their property as security once their property rights are delivered through an official document.
  • A village’s property records will also be kept up to date at the Panchayat level, enabling the collection of related taxes from the owners. Building rural infrastructure and facilities will be funded by the revenue from these local taxes.
  • The market value of the residential properties, including the land, is likely to increase after title problems are resolved and an official record is created.
  • Accurate property records can be used to speed up tax collection, the approval of new building and structural plans, the issuance of building permits, and the prevention of attempts to seize property.

Related Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

1Q. What is the SVAMITVA scheme?
Ans: A central government project called SVAMITVA, aims to provide rural India with an integrated property validation solution. On April 24, 2020—National Panchayat Day—it was introduced. The Ministry of Panchayati Raj will serve as the Nodal Ministry for this programme (MoPR).

2Q. What does SVAMITVA stand for?
Ans: SVAMITVA, stands for Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas, aims to provide rural India with an integrated property validation solution

3Q. Discuss the goal of the SVAMITVA scheme.
Ans: The SVAMITVA Scheme’s overarching goals include:

  • Encouraging rural Indians to use their property as a financial asset.
  • Accurate land record-keeping for rural planning.
  • Offer rural India a comprehensive property validation service.
  • Serve as a technique for reducing disputes around the property.
  • Make it easier to calculate property taxes.
  • The creation of GIS (Geographic Information System) maps and survey Infrastructure for usage by any department or organisation.

4Q. What are the benefits of the SVAMITVA scheme?
Ans: Villagers will be able to get bank financing by utilising their property as security once their property rights are delivered through an official document. A village’s property records will also be kept up to date at the Panchayat level, enabling the collection of related taxes from the owners. Accurate property records can be used to speed up tax collection, the approval of new building and structural plans, the issuance of building permits, and the prevention of attempts to seize property.

5Q. Name the states covered between 2020-21 and how many villages were targeted between 2021-25 under the SVAMITVA scheme?
Ans: In the States of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, and a few villages in Punjab and Rajasthan, the Scheme’s trial phase was implemented between 2020 and 2021. Approximately 6.62 lakh villages would be included in the programme between 2021 and 2025.

 

My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up
Recommended Articles
Page :

Start Your Coding Journey Now!