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The beneficiaries of the scheme include 763 villages, of these 346 are from Uttar Pradesh, 221 from Haryana, 100 from Maharashtra, 44 from Madhya Pradesh, 2 from Karnataka.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday will launch the physical distribution of the property cards under the SVAMITVA ( Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) scheme.
With this scheme, the rural areas will be able to use property as a financial asset according to PM Modi.
The launch event will start at 11 am this Sunday where the Prime Minister will also interact with some of the rural areas beneficiaries.
Union Minister for Panchayat Raj Narendra Singh Tomar will also be present at the event.
The property cards will be rolled out under the SVAMITVA scheme which will be the physical copies of property titles of the villagers' homes and the surrounding areas.
These properties will be ones that the villagers own as opposed to the cultivated lands.
These property cards will be handed over to 132,000 rural land owners during the event.
Post the launch, the individual state governments will distribute to the land owners who belong to 750 villages across six states.
The historic move will transform the rural India and around 100,000 can download their property cards through the link provided in the SMS which will be delivered on their mobile phones.
The beneficiaries are from 763 villages according to the data from PMO and the beneficiaries from all the states except Maharashtra will receive the physical copies of the property cards within one day.
Since Maharashtra has a rule of recovering the nominal costs of these cards, the distribution in this state would take a month's time.
The SVAMITVA scheme is set to cover 662,000 villages across India in a phased manner in over four years.
The move will also pave way for the villagers to use these cards as a financial asset for taking loans and other benefits.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed this exercise as the first ever involving the most modern means of technology that would benefit millions of land owners in the rural areas.
The beneficiaries of the scheme are across various states including Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Karnataka and 750 others.
The property cards will have all the list of properties owned by the owner and no such records exist in the country to date.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the SVAMITVA scheme earlier this year which started with six states at the beginning.
By Gayatri Yellayi