APR 24

Preliminary   > Governance   >   e-Governance   >   Land reforms

Why in news?

  • PM has launched distribution of e-property cards under SWAMITVA scheme.

About the scheme:

  • SVAMITVA is a scheme for surveying the land parcels in rural inhabited area using drone technology and Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS).
  • It is an initiative of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.
  • The survey will be done across the country in a phase-wise manner over a period of four years - from 2020 to 2024.
  • This would provide the ‘record of rights’ to village household owners possessing houses in inhabited rural areas in villages which, in turn, would enable them to use their property as a financial asset for taking loans and other financial benefits from Bank
  • The scheme will lead to creation of accurate land records for rural planning and determination of property tax.

Prelims Question

Consider the following statements regarding the SVAMITVA scheme:
1.It is a land survey scheme using drones.
2.It is an initiative by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj
Choose the correct statements from the codes given below:
(a)1 only
(b)2 only
(c)Both 1 and 2
(d)Neither 1 nor 2

Answer to Prelims question