National Panchayati Raj Day: 24 April

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National Panchayati Raj Day: 24 April

Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated every year on 24th April to commemorate the enactment of the 73rd Amendment Act, 1992 of the Constitution in the year 1993.

An Overview of the News

  • The day is celebrated to acknowledge national local self-governance and democratic decentralisation.

  • The theme of National Panchayati Raj Day 2023 is 'Sustainable Panchayat: Building Healthy, Water Sufficient, Clean & Green Villages.'

  • The Ministry of Panchayati Raj is the nodal ministry responsible for empowering, enabling and ensuring accountability of Panchayati Raj Institutions for achieving inclusive growth with social justice and efficient service delivery.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the National Panchayati Raj Day celebrations in Madhya Pradesh and laid the foundation stone and inaugurated projects worth over Rs 17,000 crore.

  • He virtually attended the house warming ceremony of 4.11 lakh beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and launched the integrated e-Gram Swaraj and GeM portal for public procurement at the panchayat level.

  • He launched the campaign "Joint steps towards development" for inclusive development.

  • He laid the foundation stone and inaugurated various railway projects worth about Rs 2,300 crore and 5 projects of Jal Jeevan Mission worth about Rs 7,853 crore.

About Madhya Pradesh

It is the second largest state of India by area after Rajasthan.

Forests occupy 25.14 percent of its area.

Governor - Mangubhai Patel

Chief Minister - Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Capital - Bhopal

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