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Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

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  • July 24, 2021
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Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – Panchayati raj institutions

In news The restructured Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan is being implemented with effect from 2018-19 across all States/UTs. 

About the Abhiyan

  • Launched in 2018.
  • It is a centrally sponsored scheme 
  • Primary aim: Strengthening of Panchayati Raj Institutions for achieving Sustainable Development Goals. 
  • Main thrust: Convergence with Mission Antyodaya and emphasis on strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions in 117 Aspirational districts.
  • It is an effort in the direction of achieving “Sabka Sath, Sabka Gaon, Sabka Vikas”.
  • The RGSA helps more than 2.55 lakh Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) to develop governance capabilities through inclusive local governance with focus on optimum utilisation of available resources.
  • Priority will be given to subjects of national importance that affect the excluded groups the most, e.g. poverty, primary health services, nutrition, immunization, etc.
  • This scheme extends to all States and UTs of the country and will also include institutions of rural local government in non-Part IX areas, where Panchayats do not exist.
  • It will establish the institutional structure for capacity building of PRIs at the national, state and district level with adequate human resources and infrastructure.
  • Panchayats will progressively be strengthened through incentivisation on the basis of nationally important criteria which will encourage competitive spirit among them.
  • The funds are not released district-wise/Panchayat-wise under the scheme.  
  • Under the scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan there is no provision for forming new Panchayats. Formation or reorganization of Panchayats is done by the respective States/ Union Territories as per their requirement. 

News Source: PIB

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