Minister of Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh has urged the representatives of the Panchayats to take a pledge to make Panchayats developed, educated and empowered for achieving the sustainable development goals.
The Minister was addressing the National Webinar on ‘Role of Panchayats in bringing Zero Hunger which was organized as part of the celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The Minister said that Panchayats first need to accept the challenges of hunger and then put their hard efforts to achieve the goal of ‘Zero Hunger.
He said, the fund allocations have been increased significantly for the empowerment of Panchayats and various types of training programs are also being implemented by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj to further strengthen the system.
He said, it is now our duty to bring transparency in the Panchayati Raj System and make them Aatma Nirbhar.
Appreciating the role of Self-Help Groups, SHGs Giriraj Singh asked Panchayats to involve the women of SHGs in the planning of implementation of various government schemes.
He said that women are becoming the economic force of the country and can become the strength of the Panchayats too.
Minister of State for Panchayati Raj Kapil Moreshwar Patil said that Panchayats can change the face of the village.
He emphasized on promoting youth to take up modern agriculture practices which will help in a big way in eradicating poverty.
Union Minister for State Panchayati Raj, Faggan Singh Kulaste emphasized on the role of Self-Help Groups in empowering rural women and make them financially Aatma Nirbhar.