Recently, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj has released the new framework for implementation of the SVAMITVA Scheme. SVAMITVA stands for Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas.


  • Launch: It is a central sector scheme which was launched nationally on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day on 24th April 2021.
  • Aim: To provide an integrated property validation solution for rural India.
  • Features:
    • The demarcation of rural inhabited areas would be done using Drone survey and CORS (Continuously Operating Reference Stations) Networks which provides mapping accuracy of 5 cms.

      • This would provide the ‘record of rights’ to village household owners possessing houses in inhabited rural areas in villages.
    • It will cover around 6.62 Lakh villages of the entire country during 2021-2025.
  • Objective
    • To 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.
    • Creation of accurate land records for rural planning.
    • Determination of property tax.
    • Creation of survey infrastructure and GIS (Geographic Information System) maps that can be leveraged by any department for their use.
    • To support in preparation of better-quality Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) by making use of GIS maps.
    • To reduce property related disputes and legal cases
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR)
    • Survey of India is a Technology Implementation Agency.

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