Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday announced a scheme ‘Mera Ghar Mere Naam’ to bestow proprietary rights on the people living in the houses within the ‘Lal Lakir’ of villages and the cities. He said the Revenue department has been mandated to undertake drone survey of such residential properties both in rural and urban areas for digital mapping.Also Read - Kerala Rains: Death Toll Rises to 23; PM Modi Discusses Situation With CM Vijayan | 10 Points

Addressing the media, the Chief Minister said the entire exercise in this regard would be completed within two months. He said that after the survey, the eligible residents after proper identification/verification would be given the property cards (sanads) to confer proprietary rights upon them. Also Read - Bigg Boss 15: Vishal Kotian is Overshadowing Jay Bhanushali, Says Fans | India.com Twitter Poll

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Prior to this, the beneficiaries would be given a time of 15 days to file their objections in this regard and in case no reply is received from them and the property card would be issued which would serve purpose of registry against which they can get loans from the banks or even sell their properties thus enhancing its monetary value, punjabnewsexpress.com reported.

Further, the Chief Minister also mentioned that the people residing in the houses in old localities (mohallas) since long generation after generation would also be covered under the scheme. The Chief Minister also pointed out that even the NRIs, who had occupied such residential properties in villages/cities would also be duly informed to raise objections so as to give proprietary rights to them.

To safeguard the properties of NRIs settled across the globe, the Chief Minister said his government would soon bring legislation in this behalf in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha. He also announced that the Girdawari of the agricultural land owned by them would be done in their names to prevent illegal/fraudulent sale of properties by certain unscrupulous elements.