District-level virtual orientation program on preparation of thematic GPDP held in Kargil

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A virtual district-level orientation program on preparation of thematic Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) for FY 2023-24, organized by Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department, UT Ladakh in collaboration with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR), GoI, was held today at National Informatics Centre (NIC), Kargil.

The program was attended by District Panchayat Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Agriculture Officer, Chief Horticulture Officer, District Social Welfare Officer, District Sheep Husbandry Officer, District Animal Husbandry Officer, Executive Engineer PHE, AD CAPD, CDPO Shargole, BDOs, CIC Operators and officers from various departments.

The resource persons of the program were Dr. Mohd Tauqueer Khan, Consultant, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India and Yogesh Kumar, Consultant, NIC, MoPR, GoI.

The program focused exclusively on People’s Plan Campaign-2022 for preparation of thematic GPDP under Localized Sustainable Development Goals (LSDGs) mapped into nine themes by Ministry of Panchayati Raj, including Poverty Free and Enhanced Livelihoods Village, Child-friendly Village, Women-friendly Village, Healthy Village, Self Sufficient Infrastructure Village, Socially Secured Village, Water Sufficient Village, Village with Good Governance and Clean and Green Village.

The thematic approach to GPDP with focus on LSDGs would ensure convergence of resources and augment community participation at panchayat level in consonance with all stakeholders and line departments. It is also aimed to achieve saturation on all SDGs by 2030.

The resource persons from the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Dr. Mohd Tauqueer Khan and Yogesh Kumar gave a detailed presentation on the process, procedure, action plan, activities regarding preparation of thematic GPDP and demonstration on uploading the approved GPDP on the eGram Swaraj portal.

They also briefed about the continuous orientation and handholding support provided by the MoPR to States/UTs on the revamped portal for preparation of thematic GPDP.

Earlier, DPO Kargil apprised the officers about the nine themes related to the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that must be achieved by 2030 through Panchayats.

She suggested line departments to work in coordination and to prepare plan in convergence mode. A detailed discussion was held in which officers from various departments put forth their views regarding plans to achieve the SDGs.

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