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People’s Plan Campaign 2021



  • GS 2: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.



  • Recently, Ministry of Panchayati Raj launched People’s Plan Campaign 2021- Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas and Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard to formulate the Gram Panchayat Development Plan.
  • Also, a few months ago government gave Rs 1.42 Lakh Crore Tied Grant To Panchayats.


Key points

  • People’s Plan Campaign is being rolled-out in all the States from 2ndOctober 2021.
  • During the campaign, structured Gram Sabha meetings will be held for preparing Panchayat Development Plans for the next financial year 2022–2023.
  • Special efforts have been made to ensure maximum participation of vulnerable sections of society like SC/ST/Women etc.
  • Gram Sabha Dashboard: It will also help in increasing maximum participation through the meeting of Gram Sabha, Standing Committee meeting of Gram Panchayat, meeting of elected Panchayat public representatives throughout the year.
  • The Panchayat Development Plan aims to strengthen the role of elected representatives of Panchayats and SHG Women under DAY-NRLM in effective Gram Sabha.


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About the campaign

  • Panchayats have been mandated for the preparation of Panchayat Development Plan (PDP) for economic development and social justice utilizing the resources available to them.
  • The PDP planning process has to be comprehensive and based on participatory process which involves the full convergence with Schemes of all related Central Ministries / Line Departments related to 29 subjects enlisted in the Eleventh Schedule of the Constitution.





  • To fulfil the need of meaningful & accountable Gram Sabhas.
  • To undertake proper utilisation of funds.
  • To raise own source revenues by Panchayats.
  • Use innovation & technology, and bridge the digital divide in rural and remote areas.
  • Converge all the resources available through all the Flagship Programmes under the ambit of Panchayati Raj Institutions and
  • Mainstream Panchayat – Women Self Help Groups (SHGs) convergence for women empowerment and involvement of women in income generating activities.
  • Converge all schemes being implemented in rural areas with special focus of tribal areas to ensure holistic development.


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