On Monday, on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at an event in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa, launched various development projects virtually. He also flagged-off three trains. Among the projects, PM Modi launched the e-GramSwaraj-GeM, which is a government marketplace. This integration aims at enabling panchayats to market their goods and services through GeM, leveraging the e-GramSwaraj portal.
A virtual Griha Pravesh was also performed by the Prime Minister for 4.11 lakh beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Further, various projects worth 7853 crores were also inaugurated under the Jal Jeevan Mission, which will benefit 9.48 lakh families across 4, 036 villages. Around 35 lakh Svamitva property cards were also handed over to beneficiaries, which aim at establishing clear ownership of property in rural areas. Around 1.25 crore Svamitwa property cards will be distributed under the Svamitva Yojana across the country.
The ’Joint Steps Towards Development’ campaign was also launched by PM Modi, intended at increasing the people’s participation in ensuring full benefits of the government schemes. Various railway projects worth 2300 crore rupees were dedicated to the nation as well, which include the doubling of railway tracks, gauge conversion, and electrification projects, including the 100 percent electrification of Madhya Pradesh’s rail network.
The foundation of the revamping of the Gwalior Railway Station was also laid by PM Modi, along with the flagging-off of three trains, including the Chhindwara-Nainpur-Chhindwara train and the Rewa-Itwari train.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, PM Modi said that the government was making consistent efforts to strengthen the Panchayati Raj system in the country. He also praised the role of the panchayats in implementing the government’s schemes to make life easier for the people of rural India.