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Nagaland gears up for people’s plan campaign

By EMN Updated: Sep 28, 2021 10:25 pm
Gregory Thejawelie (second from right) and other officials during the training on people’s plan campaign in Kohima on Tuesday.

Dimapur, Sep. 28 (EMN): Elucidating that India is a land of villages, the deputy commissioner of Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie, has stressed on the need to develop the rural areas if India is to be developed.

Speaking at the one-day training on People’s Plan Campaign on Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) with the line departments on September 28 at the DPDB hall in Kohima, Thejawelie stressed on the importance of planning and development process of Gram Panchayat. Pointing out the existing poverty and social injustice, he stated that unless those areas are taken care of as a whole, the country would lapse in development, a DIPR report stated.

Thejawelie stated that the need for a Panchayat was envisioned since the time of independence by involving in the preparation and implementation of all the economic activities and social justice. He added that under article 243, the clause for Panchayat was inserted which defined the role and functions of a Panchayat.

He informed that the people’s plan campaign would be launched from October 2 to January 31, 2022. He stated that the training was an effort to ensure inclusive implementation and preparation of a Panchayat plan focusing on the 29 subjects.

Thejawelie, therefore, called upon all the line departments to identify the existing gaps and guide them for transparent and inclusive planning to achieve the real cause for further development and bring about social changes and transformation.

Initiating the training, the rural development officer Vilopi Angami informed that Gram Panchayats have been mandated for the preparation of Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) for economic development and social justice. He stated that the planning process is to be comprehensive and based on participatory process involving full convergence with schemes of all related central ministries/ line departments related to 29 subjects listed in the Eleventh Schedule of the Constitution.

He added that Panchayats have a significant role to play in the effective and efficient implementation of flagship programmes on subjects of national importance for transformation of rural India.

He also briefed that ‘People’s Plan Campaign (PPC)’ is an effective strategy for ensuring the preparation of GPDP in a campaign mode, which would be rolled out as ‘Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas’ from October 2 to January 31, 2022.

Meanwhile, a slide show highlighting the objectives of PPC, the roles and responsibilities of PPC, the state departments, the nodal officers, facilitator, frontline workers was also presented during the training session.

By EMN Updated: Sep 28, 2021 10:25:12 pm