Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday hand over physical copies of the titles of his house and property in the areas owned by him to 1,32,000 landowners in 763 villages. This is being done as an important land ownership reform, which will improve the finances of rural property-owners. Apart from this, the property dispute that has been going on for years will also end, which sometimes lasts for decades.
With the help of these title documents, their holders will be able to take loans. Apart from this it will also help in keeping records of properties in rural areas. No such record currently exists. These title documents will be handed over under the ‘Swamitva’ project launched by PM Modi on April 24 and a map of all the abadi areas of 6.40 lakh villages will be prepared by 2024.
People familiar with the matter said that homeowners from 763 villages including 221 from Haryana, two from Karnataka, 100 from Maharashtra, 44 from Madhya Pradesh, 346 from Uttar Pradesh and 50 from Uttarakhand were given physical copies of title documents as well as digital copies Property cards will be given.
He said on the condition of anonymity that the objective of the scheme is to provide an integrated asset verification solution for rural India. The land of the residents of rural population areas will be demarcated using the latest survey methods.
This includes using drones, enlisting the help of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, state revenue departments and Survey of India. This would not only enable rural home owners to use their homes as collateral for loans, but would also cut expensive rural litigation.
From the beginning, villages in India have been the backbone of its economy, as land revenue was the main source of income of the state. When the British took over the reins of governance here, they inherited a land record system established for centuries.
Local representatives of the revenue department and representatives of other affiliated departments shall prepare a record of the ownership of the people in the presence of the residents. In addition, a detailed arrangement has been made for settlement on the spot of disputes.