SVAMITVA Scheme: PM to Distribute Property Cards for Rural Landowners

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to launch the physical distribution of property cards under the ‘SVAMITVA’ (ownership) scheme on October 11, 2020.  This will be a historic move to transform the rural India.

Key Facts

  • The move will provide villagers a way to use property as a financial asset.
  • The villagers could use their property for taking loans and other financial benefits.

Beneficiaries

This launch will enable one lakh property holders to download their property cards using SMS link. SMS link would be sent on their mobile phones. Then, they would be given physical property cards by the respective state governments. These beneficiaries comes from 763 villages across six states. Out of these, 346 comes from Uttar Pradesh, 221 from Haryana, 100 from Maharashtra, 44 from Madhya Pradesh, 50 from Uttarakhand and 2 from Karnataka.

Maharashtra’s system

The beneficiaries from all states will receive the physical copies of their property cards within a day except for Maharashtra. In Maharashtra there is a system of recovering a nominal cost of property cards. So it will provide property card within a month after applying for it.

SVAMITVA scheme

The scheme was launched by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj. It was launched on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day on April 24 2020. The scheme is aimed at providing the ‘record of rights’ to the village household owners in rural areas and issue property cards. The scheme is being implemented across the country for a period of four years that is from 2020-2024 in a phased manner. It targets to cover 6.62 lakh villages.