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What Are Property Cards? Know All About Centre's Initiative To Transform Rural India

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 10, Oct 2020, 19:22 pm IST | UPDATED: 10, Oct 2020, 19:22 pm IST

What Are Property Cards? Know All About Centre's Initiative To Transform Rural India Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch the physical distribution of Property Cards under the SVAMITVA Scheme on Sunday October 11, with the aim to transform rural India and empower millions of Indians. This will enable around one lakh property holders to download their Property Cards through the SMS link delivered on their mobile phones. 

This is the first time ever that such a large-scale exercise involving the most modern means of technology is being carried out to benefit millions of rural property owners. Prime Minister Modi will also be interacting with some of the beneficiaries during the event. As per the reports, Union Minister for Panchayati Raj will also be present on the occasion, which will commence from 11 AM.

Know All About Property Cards Under 'SVAMITVA Scheme'

Property Cards are physical copies of Aadhaar-like cards that will be the property titles of the villagers’ homes which they own as opposed to cultivated land. The launch of the property card under the centre's 'SVAMITVA Scheme' will pave the way for using property as a financial asset by villagers for taking loans and other financial benefits.

About 1 lakh villages in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Karnataka, and few border villages of Punjab & Rajasthan, along with establishment of Continuous Operating System (CORS) stations’ network across Punjab & Rajasthan, are being covered in the Pilot phase - 2020-21.

These beneficiaries are from 763 villages across 6 States including 346 from Uttar Pradesh, 221 from Haryana, 100 from Maharashtra, 44 from Madhya Pradesh, 50 from Uttarakhand and 2 from Karnataka.

As said by the government in a statement, different States have different nomenclature for the Property Cards viz. ‘Title deed’ in Haryana, ‘Rural Property Ownership Records (RPOR)’ in Karnataka, ‘Adhikar Abhilekh’ in Madhya Pradesh, ‘Sannad’ in Maharashtra, ‘Svamitva Abhilekh’ in Uttarakhand, ‘Gharauni’ in Uttar Pradesh. The main objective is to provide an integrated asset verification solution for rural India.
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