Chandigarh: On the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the distribution of e-property cards being distributed under the SVAMITVA yojana to the house owners of 1,308 villages of Haryana from New Delhi through videoconferencing.
Besides this, Mr Modi also honoured the Panchayats of seven districts by conferring National Level Panchayat awards to them.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala also attended the programme from Chandigarh.
In this virtual event, the Prime Minister distributed National Level Awards to 313 Panchayats across the country along with the distribution of 4.09 lakh e-property cards to 5002 Panchayats of seven states. Distribution of e-property cards to 1,76,579 people from 1308 villages of Haryana hence giving then ownership rights of their properties is also proposed.
The highlight of the event was that in those Panchayats in which the Prime Minister today launched the distribution of e-property cards, Haryana’s participation was about 26 per cent. Besides this, among the people across the country who today received these e-property, the per centage of eligible beneficiaries from Haryana is 43 per cent.
It is pertinent to mention that while swiftly working on the unique initiative taken by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, the ‘Lal Dora Mukta Village’ scheme was first introduced from Sirsi village in Karnal district on January 26, 2020. Under this scheme, villagers were given property cards of their properties.
Meanwhile, after the Nationwide launch of SVAMITVA scheme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Deputy Commissioners of the State, amid COVID-19 crisis, also distributed the e-property cards to the five eligible beneficiaries each in their respective districts to mark a symbolic beginning.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister honoured Ambala district with Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar for the year 2019-20. Similarly, Pataudi block of Gurugram district, Siwan block of Kaithal district and Panchayat of village Kahnaur in Rohtak district, Shamri Lochab village of Sonipat district and Panchayat of village Naryala in Faridabad district were also awarded with the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar.
However, Badhana Gram Panchayat of Jind District received the Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar. Similarly, the Mirzapur Panchayat of Gurugram district was awarded with the Gram Panchayat Development Plan Award for preparing the village development plan in advance, while the ‘Child-Friendly Gram Panchayat Award -2021’ was awarded to the Kahnaur Panchayat of Rohtak District.
Union Minister of Panchayat Raj Narendra Singh Tomar also spoke during the programme.