Part of: Prelims and GS II – Government schemes and policies
Context: Mission Antyodaya is a convergence and accountability framework aiming to bring optimum use and management of resources allocated by 27 Ministries/ Department of the Government of India under various programmes for the development of rural areas.
- Mission Antyodaya strives to realise the vision of Poverty-free India by 2022.
- It is envisaged as state-led initiative with Gram Panchayats as focal points of convergence efforts.
- Annual survey in Gram Panchayats across the country is an important aspect of Mission Antyodaya framework. It is carried out coterminous with the People’s Plan Campaign (PPC) of Ministry of Panchayat Raj and its’ purpose is to lend support to the process of participatory planning for Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP).
With the right momentum, the project can help transform rural India — in terms of development and social justice
NOTE: The Indian Constitution mandates local governments to prepare and implement plans for ‘economic development and social justice’ (Articles 243G and 243W).