NIRDPR to initiate creation of clusters of successful GPs across India

The institute aims to create a ‘school of practices’ and follow the “hub and spoke” model in reaching 50,000 Mission Antyodaya GPs over a period of five years, according to a press release.

Hyderabad: National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) will lead a major national initiative to create clusters of successfully developed gram panchayats across the country.

As a think tank of the Ministry of Rural Development under Government of India, the Institute will be in the forefront in the implementation of the Action Research Project of Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP), which was launched at Gwalior on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

Under the Action Research Project on GPDP (100 plus Panchayat Cluster Development Programme for Sustainable Development), NIRDPR has identified 426 gram panchayat in 100 clusters from 115 aspirational-cum-mission Antyodaya districts in 19 States. By partnering with government, non-government, CSR, philanthropists, trusts and academic institutes/ organisations, NIRDPR intends to bring quality in planning through professionalism and scientific approaches.

The institute aims to create a ‘schoolofpractices’ and follow the ‘hub and spoke’ model in reaching 50,000 Mission Antyodaya GPs over a period of five years.

NIRDPR has also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The VyaktiVikas Kendra India Trust for the Action Research Project. The MoU’s objectives include the participation, preparation and delivery of transformative leadership and capacity building modules, introduction of educational initiatives for qualitative learning, undertaking research and training initiatives, encouraging, promoting and scaling up innovations and social entrepreneurship apart from promoting collaborative initiatives for sustainable development and volunterism through leveraging information communication technologies.

Cmde HG Harsha, CEO, The Art of Living Social Projects Department and Trustee, VyaktiVikas Kendra India Trust of the Art of Living, described the initiative of 100 plus cluster development programme as a good example of public private and civil society partnership.

Dr WR Reddy, Director General, NIRDPR, said in the journey towards sustainable rural development through effective GPDP, several philanthropic, CSR, non-government organisations from across the nation had agreed to partner with in various capacities in implementing the 100 plus Panchayat Cluster Development Action Research Project.

Source: Telangana Today

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