Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Panchayati Raj
10 MAR 2022 7:15PM by PIB Delhi
Union Panchayati Raj Minister Shri Giriraj Singh to launch SMS sending functionality to inform MPs/MLAs about the commencement of drone flying in their constituency under SVAMITVA Scheme

Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Shri Giriraj Singh will launch the new functionality developed wherein SMS will be rolled out to MPs and MLAs informing about the commencement of drone flying in their respective Constituency scheduled for survey under the SVAMITVA scheme. The Minister will launch the functionality On 11th March 2022 in the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Panchayati Raj,  Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Survey of India (SoI), National Informatics Centre (NIC).

This new functionality will help in wider outreach and transparency of the scheme. With the involvement of Elected Representatives (ER) it will provide confidence among the masses about scheme implementation.

SVAMITVA, a Central Sector Scheme of Ministry of Panchayati Raj was nationally launched by the Prime Minister on National Panchayati Raj Day, 24th April 2021 after successful completion of pilot phase of scheme in 9 states.The scheme aims to provide the ‘record of rights’ to village household owners in rural Abadi areas and issuance of Property cards.

The Scheme is being implemented across the country in a phased manner over a period of five years (2020-2025) and would eventually cover all villages across the country by 2025. Scheme is achieving different milestone in its journey of saturating the scheme across the country, so far drone flying has been saturated in 108 districts across various States and Union Territories with many more on the verge of completion.

The Scheme has proved to become crucial in the development of the Rural India. SVAMITVA provides Record of rights to the individuals against their property which can be used as financial asset for taking loans and other benefits. With the use of Modern Technology this scheme is being carried out to further benefit millions of rural property owners.