Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the beneficiaries of the SVAMITVA scheme in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday via video conferencing. He also distributed e-property cards to 1,71,000 beneficiaries under the scheme on the occasion.
"In the initial stage, PM Svamitva scheme was launched in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Karnataka in some villages. In these states, property cards have been made for 22 lakh families," PM Narendra Modi said.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present during the event.
SVAMITVA is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj that aims to provide property rights to the residents of rural inhabited areas. The scheme will pave the way for using the property as a financial asset by villagers for taking loans and other financial benefits, like in urban areas.
It aims to demarcate inhabited lands in rural areas through the latest surveying drone technology. The scheme has also provided a boost to the ecosystem of drone manufacturing in the country, PMO said.
(With inputs from ANI)