Aparna Lucknow, India 601 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 678 Points View Profile Aparna Asked: October 5, 20212021-10-05T12:03:27+05:30 2021-10-05T12:03:27+05:30In: Law What is SVAMITVA Scheme? Launch of physical distribution of property cards under SVAMITVA Scheme. current affairsgovernance Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Rahul 0 Questions 518 Answers 176 Best Answers 2k Points View Profile Rahul BRIGHT 2021-10-05T12:10:30+05:30Added an answer on October 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm Launch of physical distribution of property cards under SVAMITVA Scheme Context: Centre has launched the physical distribution of property cards under the ‘SVAMITVA’ scheme. The SVAMITVA scheme was launched in pilot mode in 6 states with the aim to update rural land records, providing record of rights to village households and issue property cards. SVAMITVA is a central scheme of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development. It will be implemented across the country in a phased manned over the next four years, covering around 6.62 lakh villages. The scheme focuses on mapping rural-inhabited lands using drones as land records are inaccurate or do not exist for vast areas across India. Launch of physical distribution of property cards The launch will enable around one lakh property holders to download their property cards through an SMS link sent on their mobile phones. This would be followed by the physical distribution of property cards by respective state governments. These benefi ciaries are from 763 villages across six states, including 346 from Uttar Pradesh, 221 from Haryana, 100 from Maharashtra, 44 from Madhya Pradesh, 50 from Uttarakhand and two from Karnataka. Why land records are important? Only 19 per cent of potential property tax was being collected by Gram Panchayats, according to the 2018 Economic Survey. As once ownership of property becomes easy to demarcate and prove, its prices will also be fi xed. Then the property cards can be used to take loans, improving the taxregime at the Panchayati level. Beyond that, this effort may bring about more fi nancial stability for rural India, give accurate land records that can be used for planning, help in calibrating property tax and give a structural recourse for legal matters in property disputes. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is Pathalgadi? What is Bodo Accord?