PM Modi Emphasizes Village Development in National Panchayati Raj Day Address

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses National Panchayati Raj Day, inaugurates projects worth Rs. 17,000 crores

    On National Panchayati Raj Day in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underscored the importance of a strong Panchayati Raj system in achieving a developed India. With more than 30 lakh Panchayat representatives virtually present, Modi highlighted the commitment of Panchayats in implementing government schemes for the poor and the villages.

    eGramSwaraj and GeM Portal: A Digital Revolution for Panchayats

    Ease of Working and Transparency

    The Prime Minister emphasized the role of eGramSwaraj and the GeM portal in simplifying Panchayat operations. He also mentioned the distribution of 35 lakh SVAMITVA Property Cards and projects worth 17000 crores for railways, housing, water, and employment in Madhya Pradesh.

    Bridging the Gap between Villages and Cities

    Technology for a Developed Nation

    Modi highlighted the government’s efforts to make Panchayats smart in the digital age, using technology for projects such as Amrit Sarovar. He also praised the PM Svamitva scheme for transforming property rights in villages using drone technology, which has already been completed in 75,000 villages.

    Addressing Rural Poverty and Empowering Women

    Ujjwala and PM Awas Yojna

    The Prime Minister stressed that prioritizing rural areas is essential for national progress, pointing to schemes like Ujjwala and PM Awas Yojna that have deeply impacted village life. With over 3 crore rural houses under PM Awas Yojna, Modi noted that the government has transformed the lives of crores of women by making them “Lakhpati Didi.”

    Advancing Rural Infrastructure

    Har Ghar Jal Yojna and Jan Dhan Yojna

    Modi highlighted the progress made in bringing tapped water connections to over 9 crore rural households under the Har Ghar Jal Yojna. He also mentioned the importance of bank access for the rural population, noting the opening of over 40 crore bank accounts for village residents under the Jan Dhan Yojna.

    Boosting Rural Economy and Employment

    Mudra Yojna and Support for Self-Help Groups

    The Prime Minister emphasized the government’s efforts to create employment opportunities in villages through the Mudra Yojna, with assistance of Rs 24 lakh crore in recent years. He also mentioned the support given to self-help groups, with over 50 lakh women from Madhya Pradesh joining these groups and receiving loans of up to Rs 20 lakh without bank guarantees.

    A Strong Initiative for Inclusive Development

    Samaveshi Abhiyan

    Referring to the Samaveshi Abhiyan launched during the event, Modi said it would be a strong initiative for achieving a developed India through inclusive development. He urged Panchayats to spread awareness about new agricultural systems, especially natural farming, and highlighted their role in supporting small farmers, fishermen, and animal husbandry.

    Unveiling New Projects and Celebrating Achievements

    Railways, Jal Jeevan Mission, and Mann Ki Baat

    The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone and dedicated various railway projects worth around Rs. 2,300 crores to the nation. He also inaugurated projects worth about Rs.7,000 crore under the Jal Jeevan Mission. In closing, Modi expressed gratitude for the support shown towards the “Mann Ki Baat” program, which is completing its 100th episode this Sunday. He encouraged the people of Madhya Pradesh to tune in for the milestone episode, highlighting the many achievements of the state that have been mentioned on the program.

    In conclusion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address on National Panchayati Raj Day focused on the importance of empowering Panchayats, improving infrastructure, and celebrating the achievements of the present government. As India moves forward in the Amrit Kaal of Independence, Modi emphasized the need for collective efforts to build a developed nation with a robust social system, economy, and Panchayati Raj system. The unveiling of new projects, the distribution of property cards, and the celebration of the 100th episode of “Mann Ki Baat” all serve as testaments to the progress India has made under Modi’s leadership.

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