Towards Making Villages Self-Reliant: Role of Ministry of Panchayati Raj

  • About 68% of India's population resides in rural areas and about 51% of the workforce is engaged in agriculture-related activities.
  • Under the 15th Finance Commission, a grant of Rs 60,750 crore for the year 2020-21 and Rs 2,36,805 crore for the period FY 2021-26 has been allocated to 28 states for all three-tier panchayats and traditional local bodies and Sixth Schedule areas.
  • The per capita per annum allocation of Central Finance Commission grant has increased from Rs 54 in the 12th Finance Commission (2005-10) to Rs 674 in the 15th Finance Commission (2021-26).
  • By localizing the Sustainable Development Goals, ....
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