Assam signs MoU with Survey of India to implement Svamitva

Assam government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Survey of India to implement Svamitva scheme in the state.

Key Points

  • Svamitva scheme aims to provide an integrated property validation solution in rural areas.
  • Scheme will be implemented by Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj, and Assam Government’s Department of Revenue and Disaster Management with the support of Panchayat and Rural Development.
  • Survey of India is the technology partner. It will take steps to survey inhabited rural land by drone and will establish ground-based control stations which will enable a detailed spatial database of properties in rural areas.
  • This scheme is expected to reduce property related disputes and legal cases across rural areas.

Svamitva scheme

This scheme was launched on April 24, 2020 on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day.  It would provide ‘record of rights’ to village household owners who are possessing houses in inhabited rural areas in villages. This in turn, would enable the villagers to use their property as financial asset to take loans and other financial benefits from banks.

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