Updated: October 7, 2021 7:36:03 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday distributed e-property cards to nearly 1.70 lakh villagers across 3000 villages across 19 districts of Madhya Pradesh under the central government’s Svamitva yojna. He also interacted with three beneficiaries of the scheme in empowering the villages of the country.
The event was held in Madhya Pradesh’s Harda district where Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressed a public gathering which was joined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video conferencing. Modi speaking at the event on Wednesday which also marked his completion of 20-years in public office, pointed out that as a pilot project Svamitva yojna was rolled out in Madhya Pradesh, Uttrakhand. Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Karnataka but now it will be rolled out across the entire country. Praising the implementation work done in MP of social benefits schemes rolled out by the government, Modi said, “MP is the pride of the country and soon after a scheme is rolled out, a lot of effort is taken to execute it on ground.”
Modi interacted with Pawan Kumar, a resident of Hadiya village of Harda district who had received his e-property card around four months ago and outlining the benefits of Svamitva scheme that gave land records to its rightful owners after a digital survey done using drone technology to map out land after relying on government records. Apart from Pawan, Prem Singh from Dindori district and Vinita Bai from Sehore district also shared their experience and pointed out that the e-property card has paved the way for them to avail bank loans and set up their own businesses.
Modi while speaking at the event he said, “We often hear that the soul of a country lies in its villages but the villagers were not to utilise their full potential as they would spend their time, energy and money in fighting court cases. It was a problem felt by Gandhi ji as well. I have been working on it since I was the CM of Gujrat.” He further pointed out that through Svamitva yojna, villagers will find it easier to get money through bank loans for expanding their businesses, agriculture and will not be forced to spread their hands before a third person.
Modi also pointed out that in the past six to seven years, various government schemes have been rolled out to empower the poor of the nation. He pointed out that Kisan Credit Yojna has brought relief to farmers with over two crore farmers getting loans without any bank guarantee while 15 lakh crores has reached people through Mudra yojna. He also pointed out that there are eight crore women associated through Self-Help Groups (SHG) who will now get a loan of Rs 20 lakh instead of the existing Rs 10 lakh.
While Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also said, “Under PM Modis dynamic leadership, women have got relief from the smoke of the stove with a gas connection under Ujjwala Yojna while the leakages have been stopped through benefits of direct bank transfers.”
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