Union Minister Giriraj Singh inaugurates Mission Antyodaya Survey 2022-23

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Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Giriraj Singh inaugurated the Mission Antyodaya Survey (MAS) 2022-23 in New Delhi on 9 February. 

An overview of the news

  • The Rural Development Department is conducting the Mission Antyodaya survey in all the Gram Panchayats of the country from 2017-18.

  • Survey will be done in all the 2,69,253 Gram Panchayats whose profiles have been created on e-Gram Swaraj.

Objectives of Mission Antyodaya Survey 2022-23

  • Through the convergence of various schemes, the outcomes for the lives and livelihood of the people are to be realised.

  • Support a participatory planning process for Gram Panchayat Development Planning that will improve service delivery, increase citizenship and improve governance at the local level.

  • To conduct an annual survey at the Gram Panchayat level to monitor the progress of the development process in rural areas.

  • Preparation of Panchayat wise ranking and gap report on the basis of data collected through survey at Gram Panchayat level.

About  ‘Mission Antyodaya’ 

  • It was initiated in the Union Budget 2017-18.

  • It has been brought with the objective of optimum utilisation and management of the resources allocated by 27 Ministries/Departments of the Government of India under various programs for the development of rural areas.

  • Gram Panchayats have been kept at its focal point.

  • The Ministry of Panchayati Raj and the Ministry of Rural Development are its nodal agencies.

  • It aims to eradicate poverty in various dimensions of rural households.

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