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PM SVAMITVA Yojana: Online Registration, Eligibility

Dec 12, 2023
PM SVAMITVA Yojana: Online Registration, Eligibility

The Survey of Villages Abadi and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas, also known as the SVAMITVA Yojana, is an innovative step by the Central Government to offer holistic property validation for rural areas in India.

Under this initiative, rural property owners are provided with property cards, essentially acting as proof of ownership for their residential properties in villages. Around 2,70,924 villages have been mapped using drone technology under the SVAMITVA Yojana scheme.

In this article, we will learn more about the nitty-gritty of the SVAMITVA scheme and its importance in empowering rural landowners.

What is PM Svamitva Yojana Scheme

After a triumphant pilot phase in 2020-2021, the Central Government launched the PM SVAMITVA Yojana Scheme in total capacity. The Ministry of Panchayati Raj manages this scheme in collaboration with the Survey of India (SoI), the State Revenue Department, and the State Panchayati Raj. It aims to grant rural household owners a 'Record of Rights' through property cards and title deeds generated by drone-based land parcel mapping.

The objectives of this initiative are to create precise and up-to-date land records for better planning and to minimise disputes. This will facilitate the assessment of properties as financial assets, aid in determining property taxes for rural development, and establish a survey infrastructure that multiple departments can utilise.

The scheme intends to target 6.62 lakh villages over five years and establish property ownership in rural areas.

SVAMITVA Yojana Online Registration

To proceed with the SVAMITVA Yojana registration formalities, you can adopt the following strategies:

  • Go to the official website of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj (eGramSwaraj).
  • Choose the ‘Login’ option on the portal's home page.
  • You can select the 'New User Registration' option.
  • Provide information, including your name, residence details and contact information. Additionally, you may have to provide details about your land holdings in the registration form.
  • Review your form carefully before submitting it.
  • After clicking on ‘Submit,’ a confirmation receipt with the application number will be available.

PM Svamitva Yojana: Implementation Across the Country

The SVAMITVA scheme started as a pilot on April 24, 2020 and went nationwide in 2021. It's a joint effort involving departments like the Ministry of Panchayati Raj and the Survey of India (SoI). The scheme has included 31 States/Union Territories under its umbrella. As of July 26, 2023, 2,70,924 villages have been mapped using drones. The scheme generates property cards managed by state governments, while the Ministry of Panchayati Raj aims to integrate them into DigiLocker.

Features and Benefits of PM Svamitva Yojana

Features:

  • The SVAMITVA system uses modern technology to record land ownership in rural areas and resolves property disputes by issuing title deeds certified by authorities.
  • It uses drones to conduct accurate land surveys, provides GIS maps for government use, and launches the eGram Swaraj app for data access.

Benefits:

The SVAMITVA scheme also offers several benefits.

  • Now, owners can avail property cards under this scheme, allowing them their due ownership rights. This helps reduce property disputes in rural areas and aids villagers in availing bank loans easily.
  • Rapid development of rural areas is possible thanks to the diligent mapping and demarcation of village properties.
  • Employing drone technology and satellite mapping aids in accurately demarcating individual properties.
  • The records of land ownership created under this scheme enable proper tax collection, planning of new construction projects, and issuance of permits.

Not only does this scheme benefit individual property owners, but it also helps the government plan infrastructure programs in the villages effectively.

PM SVAMITVA Yojana: Process of Identification of the Land

Using drone technology, the SVAMITVA Yojana maps land parcels in rural India. The steps involved in land identification are mentioned as follows:

Pre-Survey Activities:

The survey is sanctioned by the concerned officials and is followed by a Gram Panchayat meeting to inform the villagers regarding the process. After this, a special team and the property owners identify and mark the property. The boundaries and areas of the survey are finalised, and a public notice is issued. Drone surveillance permission is also obtained before proceeding with further steps.

Drone Survey:

High-resolution images of the village are captured using drones to represent the village digitally. The map created is therefore used to identify and demarcate land parcels.

Verification and Validation:

Once the mapping is done, the property owners are asked to verify the boundaries of their properties. After the correction of discrepancies, a formal map is created.

Issue of Property Cards:

Property cards are legal records that indicate the ownership rights of an individual to a particular estate. These cards are issued once the verification has been completed.

Eligibility Criteria for SVAMITVA Yojana

Candidates who are eligible under the SVAMITVA Yojana include:

  • People in possession of property in inhabited (Abadi) rural areas.
  • Must possess an updated Aadhar card.
  • People have been using land in the village since September 25, 2018.

How to Download the PM SVAMITVA Yojana Property Card?

It is possible to download the SVAMITVA Yojana property card online and via the Android application. Simply follow these steps to download your copy:

Steps to download the SVAMITVA property card online:

  • Access the official SVAMITVA - Ministry of Panchayati Raj website or myScheme.
  • Select the section "Download Property Card" or similar wording on the website's homepage.
  • Provide the requisite details, including the owner’s information, property ID, owner's information, or any other information.
  • After entering the information securely, you can go ahead and download the property card or title deed associated with the PM SVAMITVA Yojana.
  • Verify the downloaded document for accuracy and completeness. If there are any discrepancies, reach out to the support team for assistance.

Steps to download using the Swamitva Yojana Andro id App:

  • Install the app from your smartphone’s Play Store.
  • Make a new account or log in using your details and password.
  • Download the property card using the options available.

How Does the Swamitva Scheme Work?

The eGrama Swaraj scheme is a promising initiative that aims to boost transparency in the mapping and measurement of rural residential lands using drones. After the mapping is done, property cards are created for every house in the village. The scheme plans to benefit about 6.62 villages over a period of four years.

Starting in 2020, the scheme will be implemented in a phased manner until 2024. The pilot phase of the project, with an estimated expenditure of INR 79.65 crore, garnered significant success and appreciation.

For more details on different panchayats, the eGrama Swaraj portal provides comprehensive information and is a valuable tool for tracking the progress of the Gram Panchayat Development Plan.

Latest News and Updates on PM SVAMITVA Yojana

Adding to the success of the PM SVAMITVA Yojana, here are some of the latest developments to make note of:

  • As of October 25, 2023, the Hon. CM Yogi Adityanath has announced ownership rights for 1.25 crore families under Svamitva by December 2023. A staggering 75 lakh families have gained ownership. CM Adityanath has also initiated development projects worth INR 497 crore in Aligarh and INR 177.29 crore in Hathras, distributing certificates among beneficiaries of various government schemes.
  • In June 2023, the Survey of India will use drones and state-issued property ownership data to map residential areas across India and issue property titles. The Ministry of Panchayati Raj has completed 69% of the mapping and plans to complete drone surveys in nine states and the Union government by March 2024. The draft mapping of residential areas is expected to be completed simultaneously.

Conclusion

The PM SVAMITVA Yojana is a landmark initiative using technology to sustain rural India's property ownership. This initiative aims to empower millions of people by providing property rights. For those aspiring to enhance their living conditions or invest in their properties, consider integrating SMFG Grihashakti's home loan solutions into your strategy. This can further contribute to the development and prosperity of rural areas. Visit our website and apply now!

FAQ's

When was SVAMITVA Launched?

The SVAMITVA scheme was initiated on April 24, 2020.

What is the Target of the SVAMITVA Scheme?

The SVAMITVA scheme aims to introduce and provide a comprehensive property validation solution for rural properties in India. This will help establish clear ownership rights for rural residents and provide property cards that can be used to access loans and other financial services.

How Long is the SVAMITVA Scheme?

Started in 2020, the SVAMITVA Yojana is intended to be in effect until 2025.

Which Ministry is PM Svamitva?

The SVAMITVA scheme comes under the Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) of the Government of India. Presently, all states and Union Territories are participating in the scheme.

What is the time period of Svamitva Yojana?

The planned implementation period of the Svamitva Yojana is four years, i.e., from 2021 to 2025 (after the pilot phase of 2020-2021).

Who is eligible for Swamitva Yojana?

Rural residents owning residential property in rural areas are eligible for the SVAMITVA scheme. This includes people staying in hamlets, villages, and other rural settlements.


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