New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with the beneficiaries of the SVAMITVA scheme from Madhya Pradesh via videoconferencing. He further lauded the liberalised drone policy of the country and said that it will benefit the people living in the remote areas of the nation.
“Recently, many policy decisions were taken so that farmers, patients, and people living in remote areas get maximum benefits from drone technology,” said PM Modi.
“A large number of modern drones are made in India itself, in this also India should be self-reliant, for this PLI scheme has also been announced,” he further said. He went on to talk about the new policy and said that the liberalised drone policy will give new heights to the villages of India.
PM Modi said “It is very important to remove country’s villages, village property, land and house records from uncertainty and mistrust. That is why the PM Swamitva scheme is going to become a huge strength of our brothers and sisters in the village.” The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts of villages for their work during the pandemic and said: “We have also seen during the Corona period how the villages of India worked together on one goal, fought this pandemic with great vigilance.”
Earlier, PM Modi distributed e-property cards to 1,71,000 beneficiaries under the SVAMITVA scheme in Madhya Pradesh via video conferencing. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present during the event.
The Survey of Villages Abadi & Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA) scheme is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj that aims to provide property rights to the residents of rural inhabited areas. The scheme will pave the way for being able to use one’s property as a financial asset by villagers for taking loans and other financial benefits, like in urban areas.
The scheme also aims to demarcate inhabited lands in rural areas through the latest surveying drone technology. It has also provided a boost to the ecosystem of drone manufacturing in the country, PMO said.