‘Azadi se Antyodaya Tak’ Inter-ministerial Campaign

Giriraj Singh, India’s Rural Development Minister has launched the ‘Azadi se Antyodaya Tak,’ 90-day inter-ministerial campaign on 28th April 2022. This campaign has been launched keeping in line with the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Overview:

  • Celebrating the year-long Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the identified districts under this campaign are aligned with them being the birthplace of one hundred Freedom Fighters, who made the ultimate sacrifice for the country during its struggle for independence from the British.
  • This campaign is being implemented involving all rural stakeholders such as Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), families of selected freedom fighters, youth groups, women networks, and students.
  • This campaign will also be supported by public servants like local MLAs, MPs, Sarpanch, etc.
  • This campaign is a joint effort of the Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Social Justice & Empowerment-Divyangjan, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Women & Child Development, Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Department of Health & Family Welfare, and Ministry of Labour & Employment.

Aim of the campaign

This campaign has been launched with the aim of saturating 75 Districts across 28 States and Union Territories of the nation with beneficiary schemes of nine central government ministries. The campaign aims to take up 17 select schemes and provide direct assistance to the beneficiaries in saturation mode, thus, reaching out even to those individuals who are at the bottom of the pyramid in rural areas by each of the participating departments.

Selection of the districts

The 75 selected districts are lagging behind in the development parameters and they have been shortlisted through the Monthly per Capita Indicators (MPCE) and Socio-Economic Caste Census data.

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