4.09 lakh property owners were given their e-property cards on National Panchayati Raj Day under the SWAMITVA Scheme.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the distribution of e-property cards under the SWAMITVA scheme on National Panchayati Raj Day through video conferencing. This was also marked as rolling out of the SVAMITVA scheme for implementation across the country. The event was attended by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Chief Ministers and Panchayati Raj Ministers of the concerned states.
The Prime Minister appreciated the role of panchayats in management of Corona and providing local leadership to stop Corona from entering the villages and spreading awareness. He reiterated the need to keep the pandemic out of rural India.
Modi asked the panchayats to ensure complete implementation of guidelines that are being issued from time to time. He reminded us that this time we have a vaccine shield. We have to ensure that every person in the village is vaccinated and every precaution is taken, he added.
The Prime Minister stressed that it is our responsibility that in these difficult times, no family should go hungry. He informed under Pradhanmantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojna every poor person will get free ration in the months of May and June. The Scheme will benefit 80 crore beneficiaries and the centre is spending more than Rs. 26,000 crore on this scheme.
The Prime Minister noted the impact of Swamitva Yojna in the six states where it was launched within just one year. Under the scheme, the entire village properties are surveyed by drone and property cards are distributed to the owners. Today 4.09 lakh people were given such e-property cards in more than 5,000 villages.
The Scheme has infused a new confidence in the villages as property documents remove uncertainty and reduce the chances of property disputes while protecting the poor from exploitation and corruption. This eases credit possibility also.
“In a way, this scheme will ensure security of the poor section and planned development of villages and their economy,” said the Prime Minister.
He requested the states to sign MoU with Survey of India and change state laws wherever needed. He asked banks to ensure easy credit by preparing a format of property card that is easily acceptable for loan formalities.