GOALPARA, Nov 3 - The third round of Raijor Padulit Raijor Sarkar (RPRS) covering all the 81 goan panchyats simultaneously will be held with a daylong programme on November 4 in the district. With the focus on food production, subjects and queries related to agriculture, horticulture, fishery, veterinary and animal husbandry and irrigation, will be addressed by the theme departments in the programmes by all the 81 RPRS teams constituted for the purpose at all the goan panchayats across the district.
Talking to this correspondent, the Deputy Commissioner, JVN Subramanyam while expressing optimism said that he is expecting a large public turnout in the third round of the RPRS programmes as the theme will focus primarily on the concerns of the agrarian society as 95% of the rural people in the district are either directly of indirectly dependent on agriculture and its allied activities.
He added that since the local administration is working in close proximity with the people, so as to make governance people friendly, he opined that by creating awareness and giving widespread publicity to various government schemes, the grievances of the people can be redressed by rectifying the lacunae in the service delivery mechanism.
He specifically mentioned that the RPRS programme has helped the district administration to identify the rightful beneficiary particularly by the Dept of Handlooms & Textile for distribution of free yarns under chief minister�s special schemes and also for making an allotment of IAY houses under the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA). He appealed to all the people to actively participate in the programme and become involved in the process of development.
Meanwhile, Project Director, DRDA Khanindra Choudhury said that all the 5,120 and 3,028 grievances received earlier in the 1st and 2nd quarter RPRS rounds respectively, were disposed of within the scheduled time period. He also mentioned that a very important aspect of the RPRS programme is to assess the community as well as individuals needs on the basis of the petitions received during the course of the RPRS camps and then taking necessary remedial or corrective steps for redressing them as per the Government policies and guidelines.
Earlier, all the team officials were imparted necessary training and the camps will simultaneously start tomorrow morning as per the schedule with a cleanliness drive in a public place under the Mukhya Mantri Nirmal Aru Seuj Abhijan (MANASA) , followed by inspection of public institutions and schemes implemented by various Government departments by the respective GP-level RPRS teams. This will then be followed by the goan sabha which will commence with the reading out of CM�s message where an interactive session with the public regarding various Government schemes will be held for promoting awareness at the local level. The daylong RPRS programme will finally conclude with the receipt and disposal of public grievances, Project Director Choudhury added.