ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Bamang Felix on Wednesday said that the State Government is committed to making local self-governance in the State truly established with best of panchayat practices in place.
Flagging off a 30-member team of Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) members and officials to Kerala on an exposure trip here, the Minister emphasized on healthy growth and development of panchayats in the State for uplift of the rural masses.
"Proper grass-roots governance, training and learning all the best panchayat practices are must", the Minister said.
Felix exhorted the panchayat members to try learning all the best panchayat practices so that the same could be adopted and implemented in the State.
The team comprising panchayat members from the West Siang, Leparada, Shi-Yomi, Lower Siang and Siang districts along with officials, would undergo a week-long capacity building and training at the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA).
The exposure-cum-training visit is being organized by the State Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (SIRD&PR), for the panchayat members to learn from the best performing panchayats in the country.
The team is the first batch for the programme and would be followed by another four teams of panchayat members.
The second batch consisting delegates from Lohit, Anjaw, Longding, Tirap and Changlang will leave for Sikkim on May 19, while panchayat members for the third batch from the Tawang, West Kameng, East Kameng, Papum Pare and Pakke Kessang districts and the fourth batch from the Kurung Kumey, Kra Daadi, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri and Kamle districts will leave for Gujarat and Maharashtra respectively on May 23.
The fifth batch of members for the programme from the Upper Siang, East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Dibang Valley and Namsai districts will undertake the exposure-cum-training visit to Karnataka on June 20 next.
Felix lauded the SIRD&PR for the initiative and called on each panchayat members to shoulder the responsibility of making the initiative a success.
He also extended his best wishes to all the teams who will undertake the exposure visits to best performing panchayats in the country.
Among others, the flag-off event was attended by RD&PR Secretary Amarnath Talwade and SIRD&PR Director Habung Lampung.
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