‘Special initiative for poor rural households to begin on April 14’
JAMMU: Chief Secretary, B B Vyas on Friday reviewed the preparation of various state government departments in regard to the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan-a special multi-departmental and multi-sectoral initiative for reaching out to the poor households in 21058 villages across the country.
The mission will be launched during 14th April to 5th May, 2018 for universal coverage of seven programmes like Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli HarGhar Yojana, Ujala Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana and Mission Indradhanush.
The activities scheduled to be carried during the mission period include Samajik Nyaya Diwas (Social Justice Day) on April 14thto commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar, Swachh Bharat Diwas on April 18th, UjjwalaDiwas on April 20th, Rashtriya Panchayat Raj Diwas on April 24th, Gram Swaraj Diwas on April 28th, Ayushmaan Bharat Diwas on April 30th, Kisan Kalyan Diwas on May 2nd and AajeevikaDiwas on May 5th, 2018.
During the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, special day-long events will be organised across the state and would involve a partnership of various state, central government departments and the local communities.
Chief Secretary directed the concerned Administrative Secretaries to prepare activity wise calendar of events setting clear measurable targets besides ensuring that officers/officials, covering all 7 programmes, are deployed in teams to the gram panchayat, block and the district level to ensure the success of this mission.
Chief Secretary asked Administrative Secretary Rural Development & Panchayati Raj to organise a video conference with DCs on April 9th to ensure better coordination with the district administration.