Giving impetus on making rural households self-reliant on housing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched physical distribution of property cards under Svamitva scheme through video conferencing and interacted with the beneficiaries of the scheme.
Prime Minister wished the beneficiaries of ‘Svamitva Scheme' who have got property cards of their houses and said now the beneficiaries will have a right, a legal document of owning their houses. The scheme is going to bring historical changes to the villages in the country. He added the country had taken another major step towards an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, as the scheme helps in making rural India self-reliant.
PM said that one lakh beneficiaries from Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh had been handed over the legal papers of their houses and promised to give such property cards to every household in the next three - four years in every village of the country.
Modi said he believed the ownership would become a great medium to end many disputes in our villages. Prime Minister said ownership of land and house plays a big role in the development of the country. He added that when there was a record of property, citizens gain confidence and new avenues of investment open. Loan is easily available from the bank on record of property, employment and self-employment avenues open. But the difficulty is that today only one third of the population in the world has a record of their property legally. He added the property card would clear the way to buy and sell property without any dispute for the villagers. He said today we had so many youths in the village who want to do something on their own. After getting the property card, easy access to loans from banks on their houses would be ensured. He said with the new technology like using drones in mapping and survey, accurate land records of every village could be created. Due to accurate land records, development related work in the villages would also be easier which would be another benefit of these property cards.
Prime Minister said ‘Svamitva Scheme' would help in strengthening the Panchayati Raj system. He listed the initiatives taken for strengthening the gram panchayats in the past six years and said Svamitva Scheme would make village management easier for our gram panchayats, in a systematic way like municipalities and municipal corporations. He said in the last six years, continuous efforts were made to remove chronic shortages in the villages.