Union Interior Minister Amit Shah on Sunday expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the ‘SVAMITVA’ (ownership) scheme and said it will be a milestone in the direction of ‘gramin swaraj’.
The prime minister launched on Sunday the physical distribution of property cards under the scheme of Village Uprising and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA).
In a series of tweets in Hindi, Shah said that the prime minister is working around the clock to make rural India develop and prosper.
“The launch of ‘Svamitva Yojana’ by the prime minister today will prove to be a milestone in the direction of ‘gramin swaraj’. This plan is a true tribute to Nanaji Deshmukh on his birth anniversary,” he said.
Expressing his gratitude to the Prime Minister and Union Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar, the Interior Minister said that this visionary and historic ‘self-ownership scheme’ will make India’s villagers self-sufficient.
This plan will give landowners in rural India the right to a “registration of rights,” he said.
“The real aim of Modiji’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ is to empower the poor and the villagers. This plan is an innovative attempt to give rural people their rights and respect.
“Now they will get easy loans from the banks and they too will be able to fulfill their dreams,” he said.
SVAMITVA is a central sector scheme of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, which was launched by the Prime Minister on National Panchayati Raj Day on April 14 this year.
The plan aims to provide “rights registration” to village home owners in rural areas and to issue property cards.
The plan is being rolled out across the country in a phased manner over a four-year period (2020-2024) and would eventually cover around 6.62 lakh villages in the country.
Around 1 lakh villages are being covered in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Karnataka, and some border villages in Punjab and Rajasthan, along with the establishment of the network of Continuous Operating System (CORS) stations in Punjab and Rajasthan. in the pilot phase (2020-21).
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