PM Swamitva Yojana

This topic of “PM Swamitva Yojana” is important from the perspective of the UPSC IAS Examination, which falls under General Studies Portion.


  • PM Swamitva Yojana is a scheme by Ministry of Panchayati Raj
  • Aims to provide legal ownership cards (property cards/title deeds) to rural property owners
  • Mapping of land parcels using drone technology is used for creation of accurate land records


  • Ministry of Panchayati Raj

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  • Ownership/Swamitva cards provided to rural property owners
  • Villagers can use property cards as collateral for bank finance
  • Creation of accurate land records for rural planning
  • Financial stability to citizens by enabling property as a financial asset
  • Determination of property tax and accrual of revenue to Gram Panchayats or the State exchequer
  • Creation of survey infrastructure and GIS maps for other departmental use
  • Preparation of better-quality Gram Panchayat Development Plan


  • Citizens with property in rural inhabited (Abadi) areas

Implementation Strategy:

  • Mapping of land parcels using drone technology
  • Issuance of legal ownership cards (property cards/title deeds) to property owners
  • The scheme will cover about 6.62 lakh villages in the country
  • The entire work is likely to be spread over a period of five years


  • Agricultural lands are not covered under this scheme.

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