State to observe Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

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Dimapur, April 13: Nagaland will observe “Gram Swaraj Abhiyan” (village self-governance campaign) from April 14 to May 5 next. This was informed by Home Secretary, Rovilatuo Mor, IAS who is the nodal officer for the campaign at a press conference today.
Rovilatuo said the Government of India has implemented series of programmes targeted at the rural masses for their upliftment, however, the different departments executing the programmes are not aware of each other’s activities and therefore are not able to build up the desired convergence in implementation of the programmes.
The Home Secretary informed that Government of India has come up with “Gram Swaraj Abhiyan” where all the agencies and departments can come together and share their activities and also disseminate the information regarding their activities to the masses.
On April 14 the Department of Social Welfare will organize a programme to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar and commemorative celebrations will be held at the national and district level. The department will also invite school, colleges and other departments to participate in the programme.
PHE Department in collaboration with District administration will organize a state wide cleanliness movement at all the Gram Panchayats especially which are not open defecation free (ODF) on April 18.
On April 20, the Department of Food & Civil Supplies and Chief Electrical Inspectorate (Department of Power) will organize an event wherein 838 villages have been identified to be covered under the Ujjwala Panchayat programme. The department will also organize programmes on distribution of LPG gas cylinder and LED bulbs.
On April 24 the Department of Rural Development will organize a state level VDB & Village Council conference where 6000 members are expected to attend. The department also informed that seminar and conference will be organized and resource person will be roped in from outside the state.
Gram Shakti Abhiyan (Block/ District beneficiary Sammelan/ recognition) programme will be conducted on April 28 by the Rural Development. On the day entitlements of important schemes – Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Sobhagya Yojana at various District level will be distributed to the beneficiaries.
Ayushman Bharat Abhiyaan programme which will be conducted on April 30 by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, where information regarding medical insurance/Ayushmaan Bharat scheme as well as other subject matters such as vaccination, mother child care etc. will be disseminated to the targeted beneficiaries in the Gram Panchayat level meetings.
Kisan Kalvaan Karvashala programme (Block level) will be conducted on May 2 by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Aajeevika & Kaushal Vikas Mela will be held on May 5. (Page News Service)