New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched physical distribution of property cards under the ‘Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas’ (SVAMITVA) scheme, through video conferencing.
The SVAMITVA scheme will enable around one lakh property holders to download their property cards through the SMS link delivered on their mobile phones, said the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
SVAMITVA is a Central scheme of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development. It aims at providing the ‘record of rights’ to village household owners in rural areas and issue them property cards.
The scheme will be implemented across the country in a phased manner over a period of four years (2020-2024) and would eventually cover nearly 6.62 lakh villages.
Nearly one lakh villages in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Karnataka, and a few border villages of Punjab and Rajasthan will be covered in the pilot phase (2020-21).