Berhampur, Sept 16 (LocalWire): Keeping in mind the 5Ts initiated by Chief Minister Naveen Pantnaik for governance and encourage people for more participation and proper implementation of different flagship programmes of the government, the district rural development agency, Ganjam rolled out the Vikash Rath (chariot of development).
Three vehicles fitted with audio-visual system with a P4 LED screen (day light screen) was flagged off by Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange on Sunday afternoon at Chhatrapur.
Modern communication tools and technologies have been used to make the first-of-its-kind-campaign effective in the state.
The LED-based visual contents would focus on different schemes like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, skill development through DDA-GKY, rural housing, Odisha livelihood mission, use of toilet and others.
The technology-based campaign will be effective with the rural people who will know about the different schemes of the government that are being implemented in the district, said the Collector.
The vehicles would cover the 503 gram pachayats across the district and spend one-and-a-half hours to two hours in each district, said the project director Sidharth Shankar Swain.
‘The information, education and communication campaign aims to encourage more participation of people in MNREGS, speedy completion and convergence with focus on rainwater harvesting in rural housing, usage in SOSO toilets,’ said Swain. It would also highlight the new grievance redressal mechanism of DRDA, he added.
Apart from common people, members of the gram panchayat and other stockholders would be assembled in the village when the Vikash Rath arrives.
They would discuss and give their feedbacks for proper implementation of various rural-based schemes linking to transparency and technology parameters of 5T (teamwork, transparency, technology and time leading to transformation).
Transparency and technology are two major components of Naveen Patnaik’s 5T mantra of governance.