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Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas sucessfully Achieved

Newdelhi:26/7/23:Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA) Scheme is being implemented with the collaborative efforts of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, State Revenue Department, State Panchayati Raj Department and Survey of India (SoI) to provide the ‘Record of Rights’ to village household owners possessing houses in inhabited areas in villages with issuance of legal ownership rights (Property cards/Title deeds). Under this scheme mapping of land parcels using drone technology is done by the Survey of India. States need to sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SoI for implementation of the scheme. So far 31 States/Union Territories (UTs) have signed MoU with SoI. The State-wise and year-wise detail of the progress of villages mapped under the SVAMITVA scheme is attached as Annexure I.

The scheme aimed to cover all the rural inhabited (Abadi) areas of the States, approxima sucetely 6 lakh villages, which have signed MoU with SoI. However, during the implementation of the scheme, the actual number of villages to be surveyed has been revised due to the following reasons:

Significant decrease in number of villages in non-participating States like Bihar, West Bengal, Nagaland and Meghalaya which have not signed MoU with SoI.

It has been observed that actual number of villages with Abadi is less than the total number of villages provided by the States/UTs in the Local Government Directory.

Some States like Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand are implementing the scheme in Pilot villages only.

Odisha and Assam are implementing the scheme in only those villages which do not have any prior records of rights.



State-wise details of Drone Survey Villages under SVAMITVA scheme

(As on 17.07.2023)

STATE FY 2020-21 FY 2021-22 (cumulative) FY 2022-23


FY 2023-24


1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 140 140 186
2 Andhra Pradesh 521 1,793 5,383 10,834
3 Arunachal Pradesh 129 1,577 2,171
4 Assam 36 362 891
5 Chhattisgarh 1,771 7,966 11,440
6 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 77 77 80
7 Delhi 31 31
8 Goa 412 410 410
9 Gujarat 619 7,134 10,943
10 Haryana 5,781 6,260 6,260 6,260
11 Himachal Pradesh 464 4,851 7,768
12 Jammu and Kashmir 748 1,469 1,925
13 Jharkhand 240 240 240
14 Karnataka 1,292 2,415 3,589 6,703
15 Kerala 23 142 184
16 Ladakh 5 168 192
17 Lakshadweep Islands 8 10 10
18 Madhya Pradesh 3,592 22,897 42,853 43,014
19 Maharashtra 5,075 16,302 35,916 36,499
20 Manipur 0 148 209
21 Mizoram 48 164 215
22 Odisha 257 1,837 2,411
23 Puducherry 96 96 96
24 Punjab 146 743 4,605 6,372
25 Rajasthan 69 1,790 15,013 21,840
26 Sikkim 1 1 1
27 Tamil Nadu 3 3 3
28 Telangana 0 5 5
29 Tripura 3 3 3
30 Uttar Pradesh 19,097 59,147 89,534 90,902
31 Uttarakhand 3,803 7,441 7,441 7,441
Total 39,376 1,23,868 2,37,428 2,69,279

This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Shri Kapil Moreshwar Patil in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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