Swamitva Yojana (Survey of villages and mapping with improvised technology in village areas), a Central Sector scheme has been launched on April 24 2020, the Panchayati Raj Diwas for surveying the land parcels in rural inhabited area using Drone technology. The survey shall be done across the country in a phase wise manner over the period of four years (2020 – 2024). A projected outlay of Rs 79.65 crores for the pilot phase (FY 2020 -21).
The scheme aims to provide an integrated property validation solution for rural India. ABADI (inhabited) area of villages were not surveyed/ mapped in many States. Hence, in the absence of a legal document, the owner of the property in the rural areas are not able to leverage their own property as a financial asset acceptable by the banks for the purpose of providing loans and other financial assistance. The demarcation of abadi areas (the abadi area includes inhabitant land, inhabited areas contiguous to Abadi and wadis/basties in rural areas ) would be done using Drone Surveying technology. Apart from demarcation of individual rural property, other Gram Panchayat and community assets like village roads, ponds, canals, open spaces, school, Anganwadi, Health sub-centres, etc. would also be surveyed and GIS maps would be created
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The scheme seeks to achieve the following objectives:
It is the collaborative efforts of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, State Panchayati Raj Department, State Revenue Departments and Survey of India. Ministry of Panchayati Raj is the implementing agency of the scheme.
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