Svamitva Yojana

Svamitva Yojana

Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) is implementing Central Sector Scheme SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) with the aim to provide the ‘Record of Rights’ to village household owners possessing houses in inhabited areas in villages. Legal ownership rights (Property cards/Title deeds) are issued by mapping of land parcels using drone technology.

About 6.62 lakh villages across the country will be surveyed in this scheme from 2021 to 2025, using varied technology including drones to collect property data.

The initial phase of the scheme was implemented during 2020-21 in select villages of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan.

Under this scheme mapping of land parcels using drone technology is done by the Survey of India (SoI). 

States need to sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SoI for implementation of the scheme. So far 31 States/Union Territories (UTs) have signed MoU with SoI. 

Benefits of SVAMITVA Scheme:

  • The scheme is intended to reduce property disputes by providing accurate land records while boosting financial liquidity. 
  • The scheme aims to streamline planning and revenue collection, as well as ensuring residents are informed of property rights in rural areas.

Key takeaways

SVAMITVA is a Central Sector Scheme

• SVAMITVA scheme is a collaborative effort of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, State Panchayati Raj Departments, State Revenue Departments and Survey of India(SoI).