Taking a remarkable step to solving the ownership dispute issues, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday, October 11, launched the physical distribution of property cards under the “SVAMITVA” (ownership) scheme through video-conferencing. He said these cards would be given to every rural household across the country over the next 3-4 years.
The Svamitva scheme proposes to award ownership cards to every household in the rural areas who have clear ownership of their properties. “The scheme will help in strengthening the Panchayati raj system for which efforts are being made for the past six years,” Modi said. “It will make village management easier for gram panchayats on the lines of municipalities and municipal corporations,” he added.
भारत के गांवों के लिए जितना काम पिछले 6 वर्षों में किया गया है, उतना आजादी के छह दशकों में भी नहीं हुआ।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 11, 2020
One lakh beneficiary from Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh were handed over the legal papers of their houses.
Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat were also present on the occasion.
Land ownership dispute accounts for the majority of the legal cases in the lower courts covering rural jurisdictions. The government aims at reducing the chances of the dispute by the clear demarcation of the ownership of as many properties as possible.