Assam to start rural property survey using drones


GUWAHATI: The Assam Government will soon start aerial survey of property and land in the rural areas using drones and other measures.

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Assam Government and Survey of India to achieve an integrated property validation solution for rural areas under the Svamitva Scheme.

Under the Svamitva Scheme, the survey of land in rural areas will take place. The Survey of India will use drones to survey inhabited areas. It will also establish ground-based control stations and generate a spatial database of properties in Assam’s rural areas.

The step is aimed to help reduce property-related disputes in rural areas and resolve legal cases over property that run for years.

The scheme pilot was launched on 24 April, 2020, on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day and was rolled out across India on 24 April this year.

The Svamitva scheme intends to provide the ‘record of rights’ to village household owners possessing houses in inhabited rural areas in villages. This will help the owners to use their property as a financial asset for taking loans and other financial benefits from banks. (inputs from PTI)