Special Gram Sabha meeting held at Longsa village in Wokha to formulate GPDP 2024-25

Wokha: Various schemes including PM Vishwakarma highlighted in meeting

BY | Friday, 15 December, 2023

The Special Gram Sabha meeting of Longsa under, Wokha district for the formulation of the Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) for the year 2024-25 was convened at the Longsa Village Council Hall on Friday.

A distinguished panel, including Tushimanen Jamir, Wokha Block Nodal Officer for GPDP, Aruna Markose, Young Fellow (YF) from the National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad, Anuranjan Singh, in charge of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, and Shishoi Oshom- Entrepreneurship Task Force (ETF)-Cell Wokha participated in the Special Gram Sabha meeting.

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Various representatives from the Department of NSRLM too actively participated, shedding light on the schemes and offerings from their respective departments. The session also included awareness programs on various schemes, notably the PM Vishwakarma initiative.

Village Organizations (VO) and Shelf Help Groups made presentations on poverty-related issues, proposing poverty reduction plans, and engaging in discussions on the development gaps within the villages. Their presentations outlined critical gaps and requirements for micro-enterprise development and social advancement in the villages.

Following thorough discussions and the identification of gaps, the Sabha prioritized and approved activities to be undertaken under GPDP 2024-25.

Key approved activities in the Special Gram Sabha meeting include:

  1. Under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA): Renovation of Village Road; Plantation of various trees
  2. Under grant-in-aid (GIA): Land Development; Construction of Marketing Shed; Purchase of Sports Goods
  3. Under Fifteenth Finance Commission (XV FC): Construction of Rainwater Harvesting; Sanitation

Critical gaps identified include: Toilets; Pucca Building for Anganwadi Centres; Drainage

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