In News 

    • India plans to prepare digital maps of all its 6,00,000 villages under the SVAMITVA scheme.
    • At the same time, pan-India 3D Maps will be prepared for 100 Indian cities.

    About SVAMITVA scheme

    • Survey of Villages And Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA )  is a Central Sector Scheme.
    • It was launched on the National Panchayati Raj Day in 2020.
    • It is being implemented with the collaborative efforts of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, State Revenue Department, State Panchayati Raj Department, National Informatics Centre and Survey of India (SoI).
    • It has been approved for implementation at an outlay of Rs. 566.23 crore across the country in a phased manner over five years (2020-2025).
    • Aim
      • To demarcate inhabited lands in rural areas through the latest surveying drone technology. 
      • To provide the ‘Record of Rights’ to village household owners possessing houses in inhabited areas in villages with the issuance of legal ownership rights (Property cards/Title deeds).
      • To facilitate monetization of properties of the citizens of rural India by enabling them to use their property as a financial asset by taking loans and other financial benefits


    • It has the potential to transform rural India and will ensure streamlined planning, revenue collection and provide clarity over property rights in rural areas.
    • The scheme has also provided a boost to the ecosystem of drone manufacturing in the country.

    Source: TH