Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the physical distribution of property cards under the 'Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas' (SVAMITVA) scheme on Sunday, calling it a 'historic move’ set to transform rural India. This launch will enable nearly one lakh property holders to download their property cards through SMS on their mobile phones and pave the way for villagers to use property as a financial asset for taking loans and other financial benefits.
According to the PMO, 763 villages across six states are beneficiaries of this scheme, which includes 346 from Uttar Pradesh, 221 from Haryana, 100 from Maharashtra, 50 from Uttarakhand, 44 from Madhya Pradesh, and two from Karnataka. The six states had signed a MoU with Survey of India for drone survey of rural areas and implementation of the scheme. The physical distribution of the property cards will also be undertaken by the respective state governments.