This is how gram panchayats will help achieve SDGs

UNDP has released a roadmap for the gram panchayats to focus their priorities

GN Bureau | January 7, 2017


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Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals

Gram panchayats, the smallest unit in the political system, will now help the government in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. 

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has released a document which can act as a roadmap for the gram panchayats. The document is meant for elected gram panchayat representatives and functionaries to use as a ready reference. It provides information on the SDGs directly related to gram panchayats.
 
Here’s what would be the role of GPs in each SDG
 
Ending Poverty
  • Identify poor and critically vulnerable to shocks and disasters
  • Appropriate new technologies to improve productivity
  • Facilitate acess to social protection, housing, water and electricity and sanitation
  • See the implementation of MGNREGS
 
Ending Hunger
  • Enroll families under Public Distribution Scheme (PDS)
  • See the enrolment of children, pregnant women and adolescent girls under Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS)
  • Ensure growth monitoring of children under 6 years of age
  • Checking the quality of mid-day meals in schools
  • See the implementation of take home rations for children (under 3 years of age), pregnant and lactating mothers
 
Read complete document here
 

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