News excerpt:

SVAMITVA Scheme has won ‘Best Innovation Award’ for Innovation Sandbox presentation during Public Policy Dialogues–2024 at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

More details about the news:

  •  The Ministry of Panchayati Raj’s innovative efforts in leveraging technology to enhance the efficacy and accountability in the implementation of SVAMITVA Scheme were acknowledged as outstanding and transformative on previous occasions as well.
  • SVAMITVA Scheme had won the prestigious Gold Prize in National Awards for e-Governance 2023 in the category “Use of Emerging Technology for Providing Citizen-Centric Services” organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions at Indore, Madhya Pradesh in October 2023.
  •  SVAMITVA Scheme was also conferred with the Gold award for the category “Innovative Use of Technology in e-Governance for Digital Transformation” at Digitech Conclave 2023 organized at Goa in August 2023.

About SVAMITVA Scheme

  •  SVAMITVA, a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj which was launched on National Panchayati Raj Day, 24th April 2021 after successful completion of pilot phase of scheme (2020-2021) in 9 states.
  • Scheme is a reformative step towards the establishment of clear ownership of property in rural inhabited (“Abadi”) areas, by mapping of land parcels using drone technology and providing a ‘Record of Rights’ to village household owners with issuance of legal ownership cards (Property cards/Title deeds) to the property owners. 
  •  The Scheme is implemented with the collaborative efforts of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, State Revenue Department, State Panchayati Raj Department, and Survey of India.  The scheme covers multifarious aspects such as
    • Facilitating monetisation of properties and enabling bank loans
    • Reducing property-related disputes
    • Comprehensive village-level planning

The scheme seeks to achieve the following objectives:

  • Creation of accurate land records for rural planning and reduce property related disputes.
  •  To bring financial stability to the citizens in rural India by enabling them to use their property as a financial asset for taking loans and other financial benefits.
  •  Determination of property tax, which would accrue to the GPs directly in States where it is devolved or else, add to the State exchequer.
  •  Creation of survey infrastructure and GIS maps that can be leveraged by any department for their use.
  • To support the preparation of a better-quality Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) by making use of GIS maps.

Implementation process flow of the scheme:

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