PM Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, which is completing one year in office this month, has asked state governments including those ruled by opposition parties to highlight and “furnish success stories” of all Centrally sponsored flagship programmes, particularly those concerning rural economy, pertaining to this period.
On the directive of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, various ministries have asked state governments to “furnish success stories” of various flagship programmes of the Centre, which were undertaken by them in their states, sources said.
In such a directive, the rural road division of the Union Ministry of Rural Development has asked all states including Congress-ruled Kerala, Karnataka and AIADMK-ruled Tamil Nadu to “furnish success stories” of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in respect of their state, pertaining to 2014-15, in maximum of 600 words.
“The success stories should be crisp and should focus on the innovation in the process/implementation/delivery as well as its impact on the local community/beneficiary habitations (with specific details of beneficiaries and habitations),” says the Ministry directive issued to state governments on April 30.
The directive has been issued to all states except Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.
In its circular, the Rural Development Ministry said that PMGSY is a major flagship programme of the Union Government in the field of rural connectivity.
“Various states have during the last one year taken up successful interventions in planning, implementation, supervision and maintenance of rural road assets, which must be highlighted for their replication by other states,” it said.
The Narendra-Modi led government completes a year in office on May 26.