Assam Government & Survey of India (SoI), the National Mapping Agency (NMA) of India have signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for implementation of SVAMITVA scheme (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) in Assam.
- The Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR), Government of India & Department of Revenue and disaster management, Government of Assam will implement the scheme with support of the Panchayat & Rural Development of Assam.
- As Technology partner, Survey of India will take steps for survey of inhabited rural land by drone technology, it will also establish ground based control stations to enable detailed spatial database of properties in rural areas.
- The implementation of SVAMITVA scheme is aimed at reducing property related disputes and legal cases.
i.It is a Central sector scheme launched on April 24, 2020 (i.e during the National Panchayati Raj Day) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Under the scheme,entire village properties are surveyed by drone and property cards distributed to the owners.
ii.Objective – To provide rural people with the right to document their residential properties, so that they can use their property for economic purposes.
iii.The scheme aims to cover around 6.62 Lakh villages of India during the period 2021-25.
iv.Implementing agency – Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR), Technology – Survey of India.
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April 26, 2021, On occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day (April 24), Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi virtually launched the distribution of e-property cards under the SVAMITVA scheme to around 4.09 Lakh beneficiaries.
About Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR)
Union Minister – Narendra Singh Tomar (Morena, Madhya Pradesh)
About Survey of India (SoI)
It is the National Survey and Mapping Organization which comes under Department of Science & Technology
Surveyor General of India – Naveen Tomar
Headquarter – Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Established – 1767 (It is the Oldest Scientific Department of Govt. of India)
Chief Minister – Himanta Biswa Sarma
Governor – Jagdish Mukhi
Capital – Dispur