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Green signals to the distribution of 'property cards' under the SVAMITVA scheme by PM Modi!

By Priti Kumari

NEW DELHI: In a bid to empower & transform rural India, PM Modi via video conferencing launches the distribution of 'property cards' under the Survey of Village Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA).

With the implementation of SVAMITVA, the government aims to provide documentation facilities to the land of rural people. Commenting on this, Modi stated, "With the help of property cards, a lot of disputes in villages can get resolved.No one needs to be worried about issues like encroachment anymore". Citing experts' views, he said 'property ownership rights play a big role in a country's development'.

Although the scheme has already been launched on April 24, this year the physical distribution of property cards launched by the government transpired when there was a relentless protest against the proposed farm and other bills. This will gather land data through modern 'drone technology', in a phase-wise manner beginning from 2020 up to 2024. Perquisition 1 lakh property holders of 763 villages of 6 states particularly, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh Uttarakhand & Karnataka in its 1st phase, the Union Government has allocated INR 79.65 crores in FY 2020-21. It is noteworthy, that an MOU has been signed for its implementation, between the 6 states & Survey of India.

Consigning the scheme to the (2) stalwarts Jaiprakash Narayan & Nanaji Deshmukh, he slammed the opposition by stating, "Keeping the people of villages & poor deprived of facilities has been the basis of the politics of some people. These days, these people are also having a problem with the historical reforms that have been made in the agriculture sector."

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