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Part of: GS- Prelims and Mains GS-II- Polity

Context: Under Digital India Programme, Ministry of Panchayati Raj  is implementing e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project (MMP) with the aim to transform the functioning of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs). 

  • Under e-Panchayat MMP, Ministry of Panchayati Raj launched eGramSwaraj, a simplified work-based accounting application to addresses various aspects of Panchayat functioning viz. planning, budgeting, accounting and online payments.
  • As on 2 February 2022, 2.55 lakh Gram Panchayat (GP), 5390 Block Panchayat and 481 ZillaPanchayats have prepared and uploaded their Development Plans for 2021-22on eGramSwaraj application. 
  • Further, 2.19 lakh GPs have taken necessary steps for carrying out payments through Public Finance Management System (PFMS).

About BharatNet 

  • BharatNet project is being implemented in a phased manner by Department of Telecommunications to provide broadband connectivity to all the Gram Panchayats and equivalent in the country. 
  • As on 17.01.2022, total 1,70,136 GPs have been made Service Ready under the BharatNet project in the country. 
  • The scope of BharatNet on 30.06.2021 has been extended to all inhabited villages beyond GPs in the country. 

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