PM Modi to address Gram Panchayats on April 24 via video conferencing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing various Gram Panchayats across the country on April 24 to mark the National Panchayati Raj Day.

As the country is observing social distancing through Lockdown, the Prime Minister will interact with participants through video-conferencing, according to official release.

PM Modi will launch a unified e-GramSwaraj portal and a mobile app.

The Unified Portal is a new initiative of Ministry of Panchayati Raj which will provide the Gram Panchayats with a single interface to prepare and implement their Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP), the release said.

PM Modi will also launch the Swamitva Scheme on the occasion. The scheme provides for an integrated property validation solution for rural India.

Demarcation of inhabited land in rural areas would be done by the use of latest surveying methods — drone technology with the collaborated efforts of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, State Panchayati Raj Department, State Revenue Department and the Survey of India.

“On Friday 24th April, which is marked as National Panchayati Raj Day, will be interacting with Sarpanchs from across the nation via video conferencing. I look forward to this interaction,” PM Modi tweeted.

“During the video conference on the 24th, the e-GramSwaraj Portal and Mobile App would be launched. The Swamitva Scheme would also be launched, which would add momentum to the efforts to alleviate poverty in rural areas,” Modi added.