Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributes e-property cards to the beneficiaries of SVAMITVA scheme in Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing in New Delhi on October 06, 2021. (PIB)
New Delhi: SVAMITVA Scheme is a new mantra for development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on October 6, 2021.
He was speaking after virtually distributing e-property cards to 171000 beneficiaries of the SVAMITVA scheme in Madhya Pradesh.
PM Modi said the SVAMITVA Scheme is not just a scheme to provide property documents, but it is also a new mantra for development and improving trust in the villages of the country with the help of modern technology.
“The Udan Khatola (drone) that is flying in villages and localities for the survey is giving a new flight to the villages of India,” he said.
PM Modi said of late, many policy decisions have been taken so that farmers, patients and remote areas get maximum benefits from drone technology. A PLI scheme for encouraging drone production in India has also been announced so that a large number of modern drones are made in India and India becomes self-reliant in this important area.
The Prime Minister also called upon scientists, engineers, software developers and start-up entrepreneurs to come forward to make low-cost drones in India.
“Drones have the capability to take India to new heights,” he added.
The Prime Minister said availing loans from the banks have become easier with the launch of the PM SVAMITVA scheme.
He lauded Madhya Pradesh for the speed with which it has implemented the scheme.
“Today 1.70 lakh families received cards in 3000 villages of the state. This card will become a vehicle of prosperity for them,” PM Modi remarked.
The Prime Minister stressed the importance of freeing the country’s villages, village property, land and house records from uncertainty and mistrust. He added that PM Swamitva Yojana is going to become a huge strength of “our brothers and sisters of the villages”.
Prime Minister Modi said the effort of the government for the last 6-7 years is to make the poor free from dependence on anyone.
“Now, money is being sent directly to the bank accounts of farmers under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi for small farming needs,” he said.
PM Modi said that gone are the days when the poor had to run pillar to post in the government offices for everything.
“Now the government itself is coming to the poor and empowering them.”
He also cited Mudra Yojana as an example of making finances available to people through loans without collateral.
He said in the last 6 years about 29 crore loans amounting to 15 lakh crore have been approved for the people. He said today 70 lakh self-help groups are working in the country and women are being connected with the banking system via Jan Dhan accounts. He also mentioned a recent decision to enhance the limit of loans without collateral to the self-help groups from 10 lakh to 20 lakh. Similarly, more than 25 lakh street vendors have received loans under the SVANidhi scheme.
He also interacted with recipients of e-property cards, who shared their experiences with the Prime Minister.
Union Ministers, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Member of Parliament and MLAs, beneficiaries, village, district and state officials were also present during the event. (Press Release)