Rash­tra­p­ati Bhavan ex­tends SmartGram ini­tia­tive

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The Rash­tra­p­ati Bhavan sec­re­tariat has ex­tended its SmartGram ini­tia­tive to 100 vil­lages in the vicin­ity of the ini­tially se­lected five vil­lage of Haryana. In or­der to sen­si­tise the se­lected stake­hold­ers on ex­pan­sion of the ini­tia­tive, a high level meet­ing chaired by Sec­re­tary to the Pres­i­dent, Omita Paul was or­gan­ised at Rash­tra­p­ati Bhavan. The meet­ing was at­tended by the peo­ple’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives from those 100 vil­lages.

The aim of the meet­ing was to dis­cuss plans for im­ple­men­ta­tion of var­i­ous pro­grammes in th­ese vil­lages. The ini­tia­tive was in­au­gu­rated for five vil­lages of Haryana - Ta­j­na­gar, Dhaula, Alipur, Harchand­pur and Ro­jka Meo - by the Pres­i­dent of In­dia, Pranab Mukher­jee on July 2, 2016.

A large num­ber of projects have been un­der­taken in the ini­tially se­lected five vil­lages of Haryana un­der the SmartGram ini­tia­tive in the fields of agri­cul­ture, skill development, energy, ed­u­ca­tion, health­care, em­ploy­ment gen­er­a­tion, de­vel­op­ing en­trepreneur­ship among var­i­ous other ac­tiv­i­ties. Th­ese ini­tia­tives have gen­er­ated good en­thu­si­asm in the nearby ar­eas. There­fore, the SmartGram ini­tia­tive was ex­tended to 95 more vil­lages in the vicin­ity of the ear­lier se­lected five vil­lages.

Some of the other ini­tia­tives which are un­der­taken un­der SmartGram are SmartGram Train­ing Cen­tre, Gram Sachivalaya, Well­ness Cen­tre, Wa­ter ATM, Women’s Train­ing by NIFTEM among oth­ers.

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