National Panchayati Raj Day: PM distributes 35 Lakh property cards, inaugurates eGramSwaraj

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On the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day, Prime Minister distributed 35 lakh property cards under the SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) Scheme. Notably, a total of 1.25 crore property cards have been distributed across the country under the same scheme. Drone flying operations have successfully covered 2.89 lakh villages as part of the SVAMITVA Scheme.

Recognizing the scheme’s excellence, SVAMITVA won the Gold Prize in the use of Emerging Technology for providing citizen-centric services. This accomplishment reinforces the government’s commitment to leveraging technology for effective governance.

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In parallel, the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) has trained 17,96,410 participants during the current year, contributing to skill development in rural areas.

The Ministry of Panchayati Raj has taken significant steps towards transparency and accountability. A Committee has been constituted to measure progress on Local Sustainable Development Goals (LSDGs) and assess evidence-based policy formulation. The Committee has successfully laid out a framework for the computation of Progressive Development Index (PDI).

The Meri Panchayat Application has seen widespread adoption, with downloads crossing 13 lakh. In recognition of outstanding performance, 42 Panchayats were awarded in the year 2023.

Furthering digital integration at the grassroots level, Prime Minister inaugurated an integrated eGramSwaraj and GeM portal for public procurement. Over 2.52 lakh Gram Panchayats have transitioned from PFMS to eGramSwaraj, and 2.55 lakh Gram Panchayats have onboarded eGramSwaraj PFMS for the fiscal year 2023-24.

Minister of Panchayati Raj, Shri Giriraj Singh, launched the GS NIRNAY mobile application, part of the National Initiative for Rural India to Navigate, InnovAte, and Resolve Panchayat decisions, empowering rural communities.

To enhance data collection and monitoring, the Ministry has developed “mActionSoft,” a mobile-based solution capturing photos with Geo-Tags for projects with asset outputs.

As of December 2023, 215,628 Gram Panchayats have approved and uploaded their Citizen Charters, contributing to transparency and citizen engagement.

Under the Gram Urja Swaraj Abhiyaan, 2,080 Gram Panchayats have undertaken and successfully implemented Renewable Energy Projects, showcasing a commitment to sustainable development.

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