• Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

SVAMITVA in KAAC: Towards digitized land management with property cards and holistic rural development

A tripartite MoU was signed for extending SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages And Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) Scheme between Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), Government of Assam and Survey of India, Government of India today. The agreement was signed by Shri Gyanendra Dev Tripathi, Director of Land Records & Surveys, Assam on behalf of Government of Assam, Shri Mukul Kr Saikia, Principal Secretary, KAAC on behalf of KAAC and Shri Rohit Agrawal, Superintending Surveyor, Assam & Nagaland, GDC on behalf of Survey of India, in presence of Shri Jishnu Barua, IAS, Chief Secretary, Assam, Shri Alok Prem Nagar, IFoS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India, senior officers of Revenue & DM Department, Survey of India and Deputy Commissioners of the Autonomous Council districts who attended through video conference. This is a momentous step towards technology-driven mainstreaming of land revenue management in these Autonomous council areas where land is a transferred subject.

The Scheme will be implemented in rural inhabited areas through Drone Survey followed by generation of GIS map to enable a detailed spatial database of properties with a view to providing property cards to owners for leveraging financial benefits.

Sri Alok Prem Nagar, Joint Secretary, MoPR, GoI emphasized on streamlining the land records system of Autonomous Councils and hoped for onboarding all Autonomous Councils of North Eastern Region within the ambit of SVAMITVA soon.

Shri Jishnu Baruah, IAS, Chief Secretary Assam hailed this historic occasion as it would be the genesis of surveying large tracts of unsurveyed areas and expressed hope that North Cachar Autonomous Council will also come forward given the positive the environment created by signing of MoU recently with BTC and now with KAAC.

Shri Mukul Kr Saikia, Principal Secretary, KAAC noted that this occasion is a pivotal opportunity for the council as it shall pave the way for rolling out a credible land records management system by undertaking large scale mapping of the huge unsurveyed areas.

With the increase in the ambit of the scheme in the state, rural areas shall attain holistic socio-economic empowerment based on credible property rights which will be the stepping-stone towards achieving Gram Swaraj and making villages Atmanirbhar.

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