Panchayat being a State subject, their modernization, upgradation by providing infrastructure facilities to Gram Panchayat (GPs) is primarily the responsibility of the concerned State Government. However, under the scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA), the Ministry of Panchayati Raj has been supplementing and complementing the efforts of State governments by providing financial support to States for certain infrastructural facilities such as Gram Panchayat Bhawans, computers and peripherals for GPs on a limited scale on demand from the states along with funding the capacity building of Panchayati Raj Institutions.
Under RGSA scheme, funds to the tune of Rs. 1,538.32 crore has been released to States/ UTs during the last three years which includes construction of 7,972 Panchayat Bhawans and procurement of 16,407 number of computers and peripherals. During the same period, Rs.285.54 cr. has been released to the State of Uttar Pradesh that includes the construction of 3,204 number of Gram Panchayat Bhawans and procurement of 3,550 number of computers and peripherals.
In addition to provisions of computerization of Gram Panchayats, as stepstowards digitization of Panchayats, the Ministry is implementing e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project (MMP) to provide digital solutions such as e-GramSwaraj application that addresses planning, budgeting, accounting, monitoring, payments by the Panchayats with a view to bring in transparency, accountability and efficiency in local governance. Besides, the application of Audit Online for auditing the Panchayat accounts on utilization of Finance Commission Funds has been put in place.
This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj Shri Kapil Moreshwar Patil in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
Under Rashtriya Gokul Mission funds have been released for setting up of 16 Gokul Grams as Integrated Indigenous Cattle Development Centres with the aim of conservation and development of indigenous bovine breeds in a scientific and holistic manner. The objectives of Gokul Gram are as under:-
To promote indigenous cattle rearing and conservation in a scientific manner.
To enhance productivity of indigenous breeds and increase economic returns from animal products in a sustainable manner.
To propagate high genetic merit bulls of indigenous breeds.
To encourage appropriate technology for use of Draught Animal Power.
To provide balanced nutrition and integrated animal health care.
To optimize modern Farm Management practices and promote Common Resource Management.
To promote Green Power and Eco technology.
The details of the Gokul Grams set up in various States, State-wise including in the State of Maharashtra is given at Annexure I. No proposal has been received from the State Government of Odisha for establishment of Gokul Grams.
Funds released under Rashtriya Gokul Mission during the last three years and current year, State wise is given at Annexure-II
The following facilities have been provided in the Integrated Indigenous Cattle Centres- Gokul Grams: i) cow and calf sheds; ii) Bio Gas Plant; ii) Agricultural equipments;
iii) Urine distillation plant; iv) Compost and Vermicompost pits; v) semen and liquid nitrogen and other essential infrastructure .
The Integrated Indigenous Cattle Centres-Gokul Grams has been made viable and sustainable through sale of milk, value added milk products, sale of high genetic merit stock of indigenous breeds produced at Gokul Grams in the form of bulls, heifers and calves to farmers, breeders and Institutions etc.
This information was given by the Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, SHRI PARSHOTTAM RUPALA in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
Name of the State
Location of Gokul Gram
Cattle Breeding farm, Chadalawada, Prakasam district
PVNR Telangana Veterinary University
Amrithmahal, Subcenter, Lingadahalli,
Dharampur, Dist: Porbandar
Cattle Breeding Farm, Ratona, Sagar
Bull Mother Farm , Tathwade Dist.Pune
Bull Mother Farm , Pohara Dist.Amravati
Bir Dosanjh Nabha
Thanakhas District Una
Simra Viran, Shahjahanpur
Institutional Gokul Gram Jhalam, District-Bemetra
Fund released under Rashtriya Gokul Mission State wise during last 3 years and
(Rs in lakh)
Name of the
Jammu & Kashmir
A & N Lands
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Research Institutes, central Semen production Station and NDDB
INDIA TO EMERGE AS WORLD LEADER BY 2047: TAMIL NADU GOVERNOR SHRI R.N.RAVI
UNION MINISTERS SHRI G.KISHAN REDDY AND SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL PARTICIPATE IN
RASHTRIYA SANSKRITI MAHOTSAV ON SECOND DAY
02 APR 2022 9:05PM by PIB Hyderabad
India is forging ahead in all fields rigorously and will emerge as the world leader by 2047, said Tamil Nadu Governor Shri R.N.Ravi. Participating in the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav being held here in the capacity of the Chairperson of the South Zone Cultural Centre along with Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and DONER Shri G. Kishan Reddy and Union Minister of State for Culture and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Shri Ravi said India is celebrating its 75 years of independence now in the form of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and in the next 25 years, which he described as Amri Kaal, India will emerge as world leader not only as economically but also militarily, spiritually and intellectually. He said the whole world is watching with respect how India is rising.
Describing Prime Minister Modi as a great visionary, the Governor said due to ‘inclusive growth’ policies of the Government, the benefits of the Govt. schemes are reaching to the last man in society. Referring to PM Jan Dhan Yojan, he said more than 450 Million zero balance bank accounts were opened paving the way for providing direct benefit of Govt. schemes to the common man. Even after six and half decades of its Independence ten years back, India was home to larger number of poor, sick and illiterate people in the world. But in 2014 onwards, due to renewed development models of the Govt. and its resolve to ensure ‘healthy citizenship’ in which every citizen gets proper food, shelter, safe drinking water, electricity, health and education, the country has been marching ahead. The number of StartUps in the country has increased from 400 in 2014 to more than 10,000 now, he said.
Saying that India’s culture is very ancient and rich but, Shri Ravi said, the British rulers systematically destroyed it. India now stands on four pillars of –strong economy, knowledge, great spirituality and rich culture, the Governor said. Shri Ravi, accompanied by the two Central Ministers, also visited all stalls set up at the venue of the cultural festival and hoisted national flag. Earlier, Shri Sagi Kamalakara Sharma, a renowned Telugu pandit, performed ‘panchanga sravanam’ on the occasion of Telugu New year Sri Subhkrit nama samvatsaram.
Famous Telugu Actor and former Union Minister Shri K. Chiranjeevi appreciated the efforts of Ministryof culture and thanked union minister shri G. Kishan Reddy for successfully conducting the Rashtriya Sakskritika Mahotsav in telugu states.
Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Mega festival, Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2022 was inaugurated in Arts college Ground, RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM, Andhra Pradesh by Governor, Andhra Pradesh Shri Biswabhusan Harichandan in the presence of Union Minister for Culture , Tourism and DoNER Shri G. K Reddy. Several other dignitaries including Sri M.Srinivasa Rao Minister of Tourism and Culture, AP, Minister of State Shri Venugopal Krishna were present on the occasion.
In his inaugural address, the Governor of Andhra PradeshShri Biswabhusan Harichandan said Festivals like Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav will further strengthen our culture and traditions.He said thst the Union Ministry of Culture was organizing various festivals across the country, which would help in inculcating nationalism among the people of the country. He hailed Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose as one of the nationalist leaders who fostered a sense of nationalism among the people of the country among other brave freedom fighters.
Live: Attending the Inaugural Function & Cultural Programme of the #RashtriyaSanskritiMahotsav, 2022 at #Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh.@MinOfCultureGoI https://t.co/Kct07fXfG4
— G Kishan Reddy (@kishanreddybjp) March 26, 2022
Witnessed exemplary folk performances by our talented artists from across various states along with Hon’ble Governor of AP, @BisvabhusanHC Ji today on the inaugural day of #RashtriyaSanskritiMahotsav in Rajahmundry, AP. #AmritMahotsav #RSM2022 pic.twitter.com/i3Nspd40Yw
— G Kishan Reddy (@kishanreddybjp) March 26, 2022
On the occasion ,Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Shri G. Kishan Reddy said that the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav is the flagship festival of the Ministry of Culture which aims to preserve, promote, and popularise the rich cultural heritage of India.
Speaking at the inaugural of the 12th edition of RSM-2022, the Union Minister said that RSM-2022 is a celebration of India’s diverse cultural heritage, which is taking place from 26th March to 3rd April in the Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana.
He also thanked Prime Minister for providing a unique festival celebrating our Nation’s rich culture and diversity to Telugu states as Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav reconnects the people, especially the youth with our indigenous culture, its multifaceted nature, magnificence, and historical importance in the context of ‘India as a Nation’.
The Union Minister said that Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav has been instrumental in showcasing folk and tribal art, dance, music, cuisines and culture of one state in other states reinforcing PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s cherished goal of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat”, presenting the rich culture of southern states as well as introduce the local population to the varied culture of other parts of India.
He said the Government of India has set up Seven Zonal Cultural Centres to protect, promote & preserve various forms of art and culture throughout the country. This year the cultural fest is being organised in Rajahmundry, Warangal, and Hyderabad cities and will showcase the confluence of cultures and acting as a catalyst for fellow Indians to experience the rich cultural heritage India has to offer.
The two-day Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav at the Government Art College grounds in Rajahmundry will be held from 26th-27th March 2022.The first Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsavwas organised in 2015 and evoked a good response from media & public which prompted to organise a series of festivals.
Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav presents a unique opportunity to witness each and every folk, traditional, tribal, classical and popular art forms of India under a single roof where approximately more than 1000 artistes showcase their talent. Colourful Aangans are set up representing regional cultures and showcasing traditional Arts & Crafts where artisans set up their stalls to sell their wares as well as demonstrate their exquisite craftsmanship.
Folk artists perform impromptu throughout the day either on the stage or among the public. The main cultural performance is staged between 5.30pm to 10.30pm.
Apart from Folk troupes eminent Padma & Sangeet NatakAkademi awarded classical artists covering all genres have been performing every year at the Mahotsav. Special care is taken to choose artists reflecting regional flavour of the State where the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav is organised.
Under Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav Events will be organised at Warangal on 29 and 30thMarch, 2022 and in Hyderabad for 3 days from 01.04.22 to 03.04.22 .
India’s largest producer of iron ore,the National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd., (NMDC) under Ministry of Steel organised ‘Run for Unity’ at its Head Office and all Projects to celebrate Rashtriya Ekta Diwas 2021 and Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Commemorating the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, NMDC conducted the run at Sports Coaching Foundation in Hyderabad.
Shri Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC administered the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge’ to the NMDC employees and flagged off the ‘Run for Unity’. NMDCians along with students from various schools participated in the run and paid their tribute to the Iron Man of India. NMDC is conducting various sports, academic and cultural events to celebrate India@75.
On this occasion, Shri Sumit Deb encouraged the employees to follow Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s commitment towards integrity and iron resolve to build a united India. He said, “As India celebrates Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, it is our responsibility to build the India envisioned by our national leaders. In this journey towards Atmanirbhar Bharat, NMDC is playing a pivotal role in meeting the infrastructure needs of the country.”