JAMMU, Apr 10: Union Cabinet Secretary, Pradeep Kumar Sinha today chaired a video conference with the Union Secretaries and Chief Secretaries of States, to review the preparations in regard to the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan-a special multi-departmental and multi-sectoral initiative for reaching out to the poor households in 21058 villages across the country.
Chief Secretary, B B Vyas also participated in the video conference.
The massive pro-poor initiative will be launched between 14th April and 5th May, 2018 and would involve as many as 33 lakh elected PRIs members, 5 crore women SHG members, MLAs and MPs besides partnership of various State and Central Government departments and local communities. As many as 1200 officers of Government of India will be deployed to the villages spread across the country in different States.
The special initiative will intensively focus on saturation of villages under seven programmes viz Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, Ujala Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Mission Indradhanush.
The activities scheduled to be carried during the mission period include Samajik Nyaya Diwas (Social Justice Day) on April 14th to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar, Swachh Bharat Diwas on April 18th, Ujjwala Diwas on April 20th, Rashtriya Panchayat Raj Diwas on April 24th, Gram Swaraj Diwas on April 28th, Ayushmaan Bharat Diwas on April 30th, Kisan Kalyan Diwas on May 2nd and AajeevikaDiwas on May 5th, 2018.
Among the many initiatives under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan also include village cleanliness drives, camps for scholarship enrolment, bank account, Aadhaar linkage, new LPG connections, new electricity connections, sale of LED bulbs, enrolling beneficiaries under PMJDY, PMJJBY and PMSBY, vaccination of children and pregnant women, workshop on doubling farmers income and celebrating success stories of women and youth.