"Government has initiated several steps to make Panchayati Raj Institutions people driven entities so that they become solely responsible for the development of rural areas," the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj said after inaugurating a Panchayat building at Basantpur in
Kathua district.
He said that the government has empowered Panchayats to facilitate implementation of various schemes and reiterated his government's commitment to improve the living conditions of people in rural areas.
The Minister asked officials to inform rural people about schemes such as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and Indira Awaas Yojana by organizing awareness camps in every Panchayat.


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