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Overwhelming response to RPRS in Darrang district

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MANGALDAI, January 5: Raijor Padulit Raijor Sarkar (RPRS), a special programme to take the governce and the grievance redressal mechanism to the doorsteps of the rural people, has been launched in Darrang district along with other parts of the State.

The programme which is going to cover all the 75 gaon panchayats (GPs) of the district in four different phases, earned satisfactory response from 20 GPs on the launching day itself as a total of 2,296 applications were recorded under six development blocks. Project Director of Darrang DRDA, Bivas Modi who is one of the senior officers looking after the programme under the guidance of Darrang Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar, told The Sentinel that 115 applications on an average from a GP is considered encouraging so far as district administration  is concerned. Of these applications, majority are centred around toilets under Nirmal Bharat Abhijan (NBA), followed by individual inputs from IAY houses and old age pension under P&RD, other beneficiary schemes under Agriculture, Handloom & Textile and tiol Food Security Act (NFSA) under Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs. However, applications relating to Health as well as Social Welfare schemes were recorded the lowest, he added.

On the other hand, interactive sessions witnessed an uproar over the matter of beneficiary selection under NFSA, IAY and NBA in GPs like Burha, Sherpur, Aulachowka. Earlier in the morning, the programme was kicked off with cleanliness drive in all government establishments and institutions followed by the inspection of local Anganwadi centres, schools, health institutions and Fare Price Shops (FPS). For this programme, 20 different teams with nine officials in addition to one female member and a local social worker in each GP have been formed. It will cover the remaining 55 GPs in the next three phases.

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