2023 SEP 2

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Why in news?

  • The SVAMITVA Scheme, initiated by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, has been awarded the prestigious National Award for e-Governance 2023 (Gold) for its innovative use of emerging technologies to provide citizen-centric services.

About SWAMITVA Scheme:

  • SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj that aims to provide property rights to the residents of rural inhabited areas.
  • The surveys is conducted on land parcels (in rural inhabited area) using drone technology and Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS).
  • The survey is conducted across the country in a phase-wise manner over a period of four years - from 2020 to 2024.
    • The pilot project, the scheme was successfully implemented in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana and Karnataka.
    • It will be rolled out in the entire country to provide property cards.
  • 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.
  • It also promotes a socio-economically empowered and self-reliant rural India.


With reference to SVAMITVA scheme, consider the following statements:

1. It aims to provide property rights to the residents of rural inhabited areas.

2. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2