The SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 24, 2020 as a central sector scheme to promote a socio-economically empowered and self-reliant rural India.
Aiming to transform rural India using modern technical tools of mapping and surveying, it paves the way for using the property as a financial asset by villagers for availing loans and other financial benefit.
The scheme will cover around 6.62 lakh villages of the entire country during 2021-2025, said a statement from the ministry.
The pilot phase of the scheme was implemented during 2020-2021 in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and select villages of Punjab and Rajasthan.
In fact, drones will be used to survey the villages to provide property cards to villagers.