Modi launches property-card scheme


New Delhi (UNI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched physical distribution of property cards under SVAMITVA scheme through video conferencing, saying that beneficiaries will now have a right, a legal document of owning their houses. He wished the beneficiaries of 'SVAMITVA Scheme' who have got property cards of their houses today, saying the scheme is going to bring historical changes to the villages in the country.

"The country has taken another major step towards AtmaNirbhar Bharat, as the scheme helps in making rural India self-reliant," he said. Interacting with the beneficiaries of the scheme, the PM said "one lakh beneficiaries from Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh have been handed over the legal papers of their houses today". He promised to give such property cards to every household in the next threefour years in every village of the country.

Mr Modi expressed happiness at distribution of property cards on the birth anniversary of two great leaders, Jai Prakash Narayan and Nanaji Deshmukh. The birth anniversary of these two great men did not merely fall on the same date, rather their struggle and ideals were also similar, he said and recalled that both Nananji and JP fought their entire lives for empowerment of Rural India and the poor.

The beneficiaries of the scheme are from 763 villages across 346 from Uttar Pradesh, 221 from Haryana, 100 from Maharashta, 44 from Madhya Pradesh, 50 from Uttarakhand and two from Karnataka. Recalling Nanaji’s words that "when the people of the village remain trapped in disputes, neither they will be able to develop themselves nor society", the Prime Minister said he also believed the ownership will become a great medium to end many disputes in the villages.

Hitting out at the Opposition, Mr Modi said "those who do not want our farmers to become self-reliant are having problems with the reforms in the agricultural sector." With the introduction of Kisan Credit Cards to small farmers, cowherds and fishermen the brokers and middlemen were having problems, as their illegal income had stopped.

He also listed the initiatives which have stopped leakages like neem coating of urea, Direct Benefit Transfer to the bank account of farmers, etc. and said those affected by the plugging of leakages are opposed to agricultural reforms today. Stating that development in the country is not going to stop due to them and will continue to make the village and the poor self-reliant, Mr Modi added the role of ‘SVAMITVA Scheme' is also very important for the accomplishment of this resolution. Ownership of land and house plays a big role in the development of the country," the Prime MInister stated and added when there is a record of property, citizens gain confidence and new avenues of investment open.