Jitendra, Giriraj review preparations
Jammu: Union Ministers Jitendra Singh and Giriraj Singh on Monday reviewed preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s forthcoming visit to Jammu, scheduled for April 24, to commemorate the nationwide ‘Panchayati Raj Diwas’.
The Ministers convened a joint meeting of the Department of Rural Development and the Department of Panchayati Raj with six science Departments, namely Science and Technology, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Biotechnology, Space/ISRO, Atomic Energy and Earth Sciences at Prithvi Bhawan in New Delhi.
Various aspects and possibilities of integration of Science & Technology with the themes of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj were discussed.
During the meeting, Jitendra proposed that instead of having conventional stalls at the event, “We should showcase the latest technology, which can add value to the farmers’ income and enable science-based value addition to various Panchayati Raj features”.
Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh said the event will be followed by many such science and technology innovations in areas related to Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.
Panchayat, by the name Palli in district Jammu, has been selected for the Panchayati Raj Diwas function this year and an exhibition showcasing latest innovations will be put up enabling farmers, Sarpanch, Panch and village heads to improve their income and produce.
It was decided that after two or more such meetings, a bigger meeting will be held to finalise the details of the event, to be held on April 24, 2022.
Even though the event will be physically held at Jammu, lakhs of Gram Panchayats from across the country will be able to connect and watch the event virtually. (UNI)