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


#gram panchayat   #Sustainable Development Goals   #UNDP   #poverty   #hunger  
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
 

Comments

 

Other News

`Bad Bank`: All you wanted to know about NARCL

The cabinet has cleared the formation of ‘National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited’ (NARCL) which will acquire “stressed assets” of about Rs. 2 Lakh crore in phases within RBI regulations in order to address the problem of humongous amounts of bad loans in public sector banks.

Citizens Charter: How this less-known law empowers us

When consumer rights and RTI activist Mohammad Afzal was shifting to a new residence in a different area, he required changes in various documents. He decided to take the help of the Citizens Charter along with other friends who also required similar work with authorities. The Citizens Chart

Minister for Ports, Shipping & Waterways emphasises on setting up of National Transport Facilitation Committees

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH, Sarbananda Sonowal has underlined the importance of cross-border connectivity among India and developing nations of South-East Asia. Addressing the ASEAN summit on Future of India-ASEAN Connectivity Partnerships virt

Ministry of Finance organises advance training programme in PPP for states

The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore has organised a virtual advance level training programme on Public-Private Partnership. Additional Secretary DEA, K Rajaraman, Joint Secretary, DEA, Baldeo Purushartha

Ministry of Agriculture signs MoUs for Digital Agriculture

Modernisation of the Agriculture sector will continue by infusing new technologies so that farmers can increase their income, states Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. The Ministry of Agriculture and farmer welfare has signed MOUs for pilot projects with Cisco, Ninjacar

An enabling ecosystem for R&D is a must: Vice President

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu has stressed the need to create an enabling ecosystem for R&D for India to become a developed nation. He urged educational institutions to have an incr

Visionary Talk: GVL Narasimha Rao, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha on Upcoming UP Elections


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter