What is the News?
The Union Minister of Rural Development has launched the Azadi Se Antyodaya Tak campaign.
What is Azadi Se Antyodaya Tak?
Azadi Se Antyodaya Tak is a 90-day inter-ministerial campaign under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Aim: To take up 17 select schemes of Nine Ministries in 75 selected districts across the country.
During the campaign, the schemes will be taken up directly by reaching out to the person at the bottom of the pyramid in rural areas by each of the participating ministries and departments.
Districts Selected: The 75 districts selected under the campaign are aligned with the birthplace of 99 Freedom Fighters.
These districts are also marginally lagging behind in the development parameters and have been shortlisted through MPCE (Monthly Per Capita Indicators) and the 2011 Socio-Economic Caste Census.
Ministries Involved: The campaign is a concerted effort of the Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Women & Child Development, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry and Ministry of Labour & Employment.
Implementation of the campaign: The campaign is to be implemented in a celebratory mode involving all rural stakeholders including families of selected freedom fighters(FF), Panchayati Raj Institutions(PRIs), women networks and students highlighting the achievements of the schemes.
Source: The post is based on the article “Union Minister to launch ‘Azadi se Antyodaya Tak’ 90-day inter-ministerial campaign tomorrow under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” published in PIB on 27th April 2022.