Revamped Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA)
The Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Revamped RGSA has been framed with inputs from Capacity Building Commission especially in respect of interventions to be made to make Capacity Building and Training activities of ERs, Functionaries and other Stakeholders, immersive and target oriented based on practical approach i.e. learning by doing and aligned with deliverables. There will be strong focus on leveraging emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) Metaverse etc. to ensure interactive Capacity Building and Training and facilitate anytime anywhere self learning and self-certification.
The Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Revamped RGSA has been approved by the Government on 13.04.2022 for implementation from 01.04.2022 to 31.03.2026 (co terminus with XV Finance Commission period) at an outlay of Rs.5911 crore including Central Share of Rs.3700 crore and State share of Rs.2211 crore. The Revamped RGSA extends to all States and Union Territories (UTs) of the country including institutions of rural local government in non-Part IX areas, where Panchayats do not exist.
The Government of India is a signatory to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 agenda and committed to achieve the Goals and targets adopting multipronged strategy with the involvement of NITI Aayog, Central Ministries, State Governments, UN agencies specialised in respective fields, Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRis) etc.
The key developmental challenges faced by the country viz. poverty, public health, nutrition, education, gender, sanitation, drinking water, livelihood generation etc. are in sync with SDGs and fall within the realm of Panchayats. The Panchayats have, therefore, been designated as key players in localisation of SDGs adopting thematic approach through identified 9 themes at grassroot level and achieving them by 2030. Therefore, role of PRis becomes very crucial in this endeavour. Various Ministries/ Departments have been mapped as nodal Ministry/Department for the attainment of different SDGs. Although not mapped as a nodal ministry, yet Ministry of Panchayati Raj has been facilitating the efforts towards attainment of SDGs through Panchayats adopting 9 thematic approaches covering almost all the SDGs. The 9 themes and respective mapped SDGs are:
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