Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today launch the distribution of Aadhaar-like property cards under the SVAMITVA scheme via video conferencing.
The move will enable villagers to use the property as a financial asset for taking loans and other financial benefits. Prime Minister Modi will also interact with some of the beneficiaries during the event in which cards will be handed over to around 132,000 landowners. Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar will also be present.
Notably, it is the first time ever that such a large-scale exercise involving the most modern means of technology is being carried out to benefit millions of rural property owners, news agency PTI reported. The scheme will enable around one lakh property holders to download their property cards through the SMS link delivered on their mobile phones. This would be followed by the physical distribution of property cards by the respective state governments.