How ‘Swamitva’ scheme will make you the master of your own destiny

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday began distributing property cards under the SWAMITVA scheme through video conferencing and said it was a “historic step” to transform rural India. This step will pave the way for villagers to use the property as a financial asset to avail loans and other financial benefits.

The Prime Minister’s Office has said that about one lakh property holders from the launch will be able to download their property cards through an SMS link sent to their mobile phones, and after that the property cards will be distributed by the respective state governments.

These beneficiaries are from 763 villages in six states, including 346 in Uttar Pradesh, 221 in Haryana, 100 in Maharashtra, 44 in Madhya Pradesh, 50 in Uttarakhand and 2 in Karnataka. After all, what will be the benefit of this card to the people of the village and what is the ‘ownership scheme’?

‘Ownership’ scheme
This central government scheme was launched on National Panchayati Day (24 April), 2020. The Ministry of Panchayati Raj is the nodal ministry to implement this scheme. The Revenue / Land Records Department is the nodal department for the scheme in the states. The Survey of India is the nodal agency for survey of properties through drones. The objective of the scheme is to demarcate the land in rural areas through drone survey technology. This will create a record of ownership of the owners of the houses in rural areas. He can use it for taking loans from banks and other purposes.

What is the need of this plan?
60 percent of the country’s population lives in rural areas. But most villagers do not have ownership documents of their homes. The record of the agricultural land of the villages has been kept since the time of the British, but the houses were ignored. In many states, survey and mapping of residential areas of villages was not done for the verification of property. As a result, the property papers of many houses do not exist. To overcome this shortcoming, the Schwammashwash scheme was introduced.

How will the ‘ownership’ scheme work?
Under the ‘ownership’ scheme, the residential land will be measured through drones. The drone will create a digital map of every property that falls within the boundary of the villages. Also, the limit of each revenue block will also be fixed. That is, which area is in which house, it can be accurately measured by drone technology. The state governments will create a property card for every house in the village.

What will the property owners benefit?
The owner of the property will get his ownership easily.
Once the property is fixed, its prices will also be easily fixed.
Property cards can be used to take loans.
Tax system will improve at the Panchayati level.

What will be the benefit to the central government?
Trying to bring financial stability in rural India.
Accurate land records will be available for planning.
Will help in fixing property tax.
Survey Infrastructure and GIS maps will be prepared which any department will be able to use.
Help will be made in Gram Panchayat Development Plan.
Property disputes and legal matters will be less.

Also read in Hindi: पीएम मोदी ने की ‘स्वामित्व’ योजना लांच, जानिए इस स्कीम से क्या होगा आपको फायदा