SVAMITVA SCHEME

  • Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj informed the Lok Sabha about implementation of the SWAMITVA Scheme.
  • It is a Central Sector Scheme.
  • To provide the ‘Record of Rights’ to village household owners possessing houses in inhabited areas (Abadi) in villages.
  • Under the scheme, land parcels in rural inhabited area of all the villages of the country are surveyed.
  • It helps in determination of clear ownership of property.
  • The scheme covers multifarious aspects:
  • facilitating monetisation of properties and enabling bank loan;
  • reducing property related disputes;
  • comprehensive village level planning.
  • National Informatics Centre is responsible to enhance the Ministry’s Spatial Planning Application ‘Gram Manchitra’.

Broad Areas of Impact

Inclusive Society –

Access to Property Rights with Improvement in socio-economic standards of vulnerable population in villages

Land Governance –

SVAMITVA Scheme aims to address the root cause for disputes at local level 

Sustainable Habitats –

High-resolution digital maps for better Gram Panchayat Development Plans (GPDP) leading to improvement across infrastructure through efficient allocation of funds and increased accessibility

Economic Growth –

It helps people to monetize their property as collateral. It is also a boost to India’s economic growth through streamlining of Property taxes.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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