64th General Council meeting of NIRDPR Hyderabad held

Hyderabad, Sept, 30 (Maxim News): The 64th General Council meeting of NIRDPR was held today i.e. 30.09.2021 under the Presidentship of Giriraj Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj through video conferencing. Hon’ble Minister of State for Rural Development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Vice President of General Council and Nagendra Nath Sinha, IAS, Secretary, Rural Development also graced the occasion amongst other dignitaries.

National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), Hyderabad, an autonomous organisation under Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, is a premier National Centre of Excellence. The Institute is located in the historic city of Hyderabad in Telangana State.

On this occasion, Hon’ble Minister launched the Hindi Website of NIRDPR and Kaushal Aapti 2.0 app for empowering of rural youth and connect them with the
prospects of employment as per their aptitude.Hon’ble Minister highlighted the work done by NIRDPR in various areas having profound impact on rural populace.

In his detailed address to members of General Council, he inter-alia emphasised the role of NIRDPR to be played in strengthening the SHGs linking it to the natural resource management activities while concentrating in increase the present strength of 8 crores to minimum of 10 crores in coming times which can create an impact in increase in GDP from 1.5% to 2%. He further emphasised the need of developing the annual agri-budget for every gram panchayat, ensuring 17 SDGs of UN charter should be brought into the GPDP, promote the climate change concept and afforestation, water conservation resulting ‘Per drop more crop’, focussed attention on transformation of rural economy with transfer of new innovative and alternative technologies for adoption by rural community. He stressed the urgency for developing the qualitative Social Audit in gender and with an emphasis on gender budgeting and responsivenessin particular to bring in the required impact on the rural development.He stressed the human resource dividend as the focal point for the rural transformation.

Dr.G.Narendra Kumar, IAS, Director General, NIRDPR thanked Hon’ble Minister and other members for their guidance while assuring to carry out the various suggestions offered during the deliberations and NIRDPR to play key role for transforming rural India true to the policies and objectives of the Government of India.

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