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Revamped ‘Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’ to strengthen Panchayati Raj Institutions across India

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Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved Rs.5911 crore for the continuation of revamped Centrally Sponsored Scheme of ‘Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’ (RGSA).

The scheme will be implemented for a period of four years, from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2026 to develop the governance capabilities of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).

Further, it will focus on empowering elected representatives of Panchayati raj institutions for leadership roles and help 2.78 lakh rural local bodies achieve sustainable development goals.

“The revamped RGSA will help improve Panchayati Raj Institutions and ensure development in villages. It will help bridge the gap between the rural and urban areas and strengthen Panchayati Raj Institutions across the country,” Union Minister Anurag Thakur said while addressing the press conference.

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