Write a short note on SVAMITVA scheme and its Benefits


  • Provide an integrated property validation solution for rural India


  • Survey of villages and mapping with improvised technology in village areas or SVAMITVA scheme is a Central Government initiative to enable an integrated property validation solution for rural India.
  • This is the first time ever initiative that such a large-scale exercise involving most modern drone technology is being carried out to benefit millions of rural property owners covering all villages across the country.
  • It was launched on April 24, 2020, which is also National Panchayat Day.
  • The Nodal Ministry for this scheme will be the Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR).
  • In each state, the Revenue Department / Land Records Department, along with the State Panchayati Raj Department and the Nodal Ministry will work to carry out the objectives of the scheme.

SVAMITVA Property cards 

  • SVAMITVA Property cards will be provided to the landowners by the Government authorities, under this scheme.
  • Drone Surveying technology and Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) will be used for demarcation of rural areas.
  • This will help owners possess their houses in the inhabited areas and use them as an asset for loans or other financial requirements
  • The mapping of areas using drones will be done gradually in all the villages for a period of 4 years, starting from 2020, and ending in 2024
  • Presently, the scheme is only applicable for 6 states: Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
  • The scheme is funded by the Central Government of the country and Rs 79.65 crores have been allotted for the pilot phase of the project.

Benefits of SVAMITVA Scheme

  • Official documents for the property will be provided to the rural people so that they can use it for further financial purposes
  • Through regular inspections, and survey via drones will give the Government and the authorities a clearer idea of the land/property distribution
  • A clarity on property rights will be attained through this project
  • No illegal attempt to grab someone else’s property in the village will be practised once stricter rules and documents are provided
  • The SVAMITVA Property card can also be used as a temporary identity for the land-owners
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