Stronger at the grassroots: On strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions

Synopsis: About PRIs, role played by them in COVID-19 crisis, need to build their capacity further so that they can deal with these kinds of situations in stronger way. Introduction  The Panchayati Raj was first adopted by Nagaur in Rajasthan on October 2, 1959. It has expanded vastly. There are now 2,60,512 Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) represented by about 31 lakh elected members across… Continue reading Stronger at the grassroots: On strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions

Union Minister Shri Giriraj Singh launches People’s Plan Campaign 2021 and Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard

What is the news? Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development has launched People’s Plan Campaign 2021– Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas and Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard. About the Panchayats Panchayats are the centre points of grassroots democracy. There are 31.65 lakh elected Panchayat representatives across the country of which 14.53 lakh are women. Panchayats… Continue reading Union Minister Shri Giriraj Singh launches People’s Plan Campaign 2021 and Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard

NITI Aayog Releases North Eastern Region District SDG Index and Dashboard

Source: PIB (Article 1 and Article 2) What is the News? NITI Aayog has released the first edition of the North Eastern Region District SDG Index and Dashboard 2021–22. About North Eastern Region District SDG Index: Developed by: NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER). The index has… Continue reading NITI Aayog Releases North Eastern Region District SDG Index and Dashboard

Our ADP model will unlock the power of data to improve lives

Source: LiveMint Relevance: To understand the Aspirational district programme (ADP) Synopsis: ADP has been lauded for its result-driven approach. It becomes important to understand its features. Introduction United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) lauded India’s aspirational district program (ADP) It is the world’s largest initiative in result based governance, reaching 250 Million people in 112 districts.… Continue reading Our ADP model will unlock the power of data to improve lives

Collapse of Adivasi self-governance system in Jharkhand: Need to implement PESA

Source: Down to Earth Relevance: Reviving tribal self-governance system Synopsis: The PESA Act is considered to be the backbone of tribal legislation in India. Proper implementation can rejuvenate self-governance system in Jharkhand. Background During most of the time in history, Adivasis had their own federal governance system. These decision-making processes were considered people-centric and democratic.… Continue reading Collapse of Adivasi self-governance system in Jharkhand: Need to implement PESA

Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikas campaign for inclusive and holistic preparation of Gram Panchayat Development Plan(GPDP)

Source: PIB What is the News? The government of India has launched the People’s Plan Campaign titled ‘Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikas’ campaign for inclusive and holistic preparation of Gram Panchayat Development Plan(GPDP). About Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikas Campaign: Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikas campaign has been launched by the Ministry of Panchayats Raj from 2nd October… Continue reading Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikas campaign for inclusive and holistic preparation of Gram Panchayat Development Plan(GPDP)