Survey of Villages Abadi & Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA) is designed for empowering the villagers and land owners of J&K to access the revenue records of their properties, obviating the dependence on human interface, had emerged as a great success in Jammu and Kashmir and people here are taking due benefits out of it.
SVAMITVA is a property card with legal sanctity, an authoritative source reflective of record of ownership as well as possession. The scheme encompassing the length and breadth of the Union Territory involves the use of modern technology for surveys, extraction of data and final compilation of the records for public use.
SVAMITVA is one of the latest initiatives in the government of India’s reforms in Land Records. It is a technology based scheme which changes the rural landscape in terms of quick and convenient access to the land owners, especially those living in Abadi-deh. The initiative also helps in eliminating corruption and hence, it is another step towards people-friendly, transparent, corruption-free governance as promised to people of J&K.
Under SVAMITVA, Srinagar district has become the first district in the country to achieve 100 percent saturation under the Survey of Villages Abadi & Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA) Yojna.
Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha recently said that Srinagar district has become the first district in the country to achieve 100 percent property cards generation/distribution to the landowners.
SVAMITVA is a Central Sector Scheme of Ministry of Panchayati Raj , launched nation-wide by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on National Panchayati Raj Day on 24th April 2021.
The Scheme will help towards establishing a clear ownership of property in rural inhabited (Abadi) areas, by mapping of land parcels using drone technology and providing ‘Record of Rights’ to village household owners with issuance of legal ownership cards (Property cards/Title deeds) to the property owners.
The scheme covers multifarious aspects like Facilitating monetisation of properties and enabling bank loan; reducing property related disputes; comprehensive village level planning, among others. This initiative is a stepping-stone towards achieving Gram Swaraj in true sense and making rural India Atmanirbhar
The scheme will also help in preparation of better-quality Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) by making use of GIS maps besides creation of accurate land records for rural planning and reduce property related disputes.
“It will also bring financial stability to the citizens in rural India by enabling them to use their property as a financial asset for taking loans and other financial benefits”, an official said.
Land is an essential resource for any economic activity aimed at creation of material wealth in the world. Lack of clearly demarcated Abadi area has led to high number of land-conflict cases everywhere. As per reports, millions of people suffer the impact of land conflicts across India and the World. The SVAMITVA Scheme aims to address the root cause for disputes at local level.
Under this initiative, high-resolution digital maps for better Gram Panchayat Development Plans (GPDP) leading to improvement across infrastructure like schools, community health centres, rivers, street light, roads etc, through efficient allocation of funds and increased accessibility, will be achieved.