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Government of India launches SVAMITA Scheme to improvise technology in village areas

The SVAMITVA scheme (survey of villages and mapping using improvised technology in village areas) is a Central Government initiative that aims to provide rural India with an integrated property validation solution. This is the first time that such a large-scale program employing the most contemporary drone technology has been carried out to help millions of rural property owners across the country. It was unveiled on April 24, 2020, which is also National Panchayat Day. The Ministry of Panchayati Raj will be the scheme’s Nodal Ministry (MoPR).

SVAMITVA Scheme Details

  • The Revenue Department / Land Records Department, in collaboration with the State Panchayati Raj Department and the Nodal Ministry, will endeavour to achieve the scheme’s goals in each state.
  • The scheme’s major goal is to offer rural India a comprehensive property certification solution.
  • Under this plan, landowners will be given SVAMITVA Property cards by government officials

SVAMITVA Scheme’s Objectives

  • This will help people in rural regions achieve financial security by allowing them to use their land/property as an asset to obtain a loan or other financial advantage.
  • The land division and records are not effectively preserved and noted due to a lack of understanding. The government plans to use this project to produce accurate land records for rural planning.
  • It will aid in the calculation of property tax, which will either go directly to the GPs in states where it is devolved or will be added to the state coffers.
  • Proper survey infrastructure and GIS maps would be leveraged for the usage of various Government departments.
  • Using GIS maps, will also help to improve and support the Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP).
  • Many legal and property-related conflicts remain unresolved in rural communities. This project will also aid in the resolution of these difficulties.

The SVAMITVA Scheme is required because

The government is continuously attempting to improve the lives of rural Indians, and the SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) yojana is one such project.

  • Over 6 lakh rural people will be able to profit from this scheme if the pilot experiment is successful.
  • The ‘record of rights’ would be provided by this scheme’s land/property registrations.
  • This would make it easier to monetize rural home properties for the purposes of credit and other financial services.

SVAMITVA Scheme Benefits

  • The rural people will be given official paperwork for the property so that they can use it for other financial objectives.
  • Regular inspections and drone surveys will provide the government and authorities with a better understanding of the land/property allocation.
  • This initiative will bring clarity to property rights in the community. Once tougher regulations and papers are in place, there will be no illegal attempts to take someone else’s property in the village.
  • The SVAMITVA Property card can also be used by landowners as a temporary identity.

Eligibility criteria: 

  1. Ownership records will be handed to rural residents as proof of ownership.
  2. On or after September 25, 2018, those who use inhabited land will be assigned the following land, for which they will be eligible to get land ownership records.
  3. Villagers will receive records and ownership certificates of possession of their property under this plan.

Online Swamitva Yojana Application Form 2022 Procedure

1: Go to Swamitva Yojana’s official website,

2- On the homepage, select the option “new registration” from the drop-down menu.

3: The Registration Form page will appear on your screen.

4- Now fill in the essential information, such as your name, address, phone number, and email address.

5- Press the Submit button to complete the application and receive your credentials on your device.

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