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RPRS gets encouraging response in Darrang

By Correspondent

MANGALDAI, Jan 6 � Raijor Padulit Raijor Sarkar (RPRS), a special programme to take governance and the grievance redressal mechanism to the doorsteps has been launched in Darrang district along with other parts of the State.

The programme which is going to cover all the 75 GPs of the district in four different phases, got a satisfactory response from 20 GPs on the launch day on Saturday itself, as a total of 2296 applications were received under six Development Blocks. Project Director, DRDA, Darrang, Bivas Modi, who is one of the senior officers looking after the programme under the guidance of Deputy Commissioner, Darrang, Manoj Kumar while informing this to this correspondent said that 115 applications in an average from a GP is considered encouraging as far as the district administration is concerned. Out of these, the majority of the applications centred around toilets under Nirmal Bharat Abhijan (NBA), followed by individual inputs from IAY houses and old age pension under P&RD, other beneficiary schemes under Agriculture, Handloom & Textile, National Food Security Act (NFSA) under Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs etc. However, the least number of applications were received for the Health and Social Welfare schemes, he added.

However, uproarious scenes were witnessed when the matter of beneficiary selections under NFSA , IAY and NBA schemes came up for discussion in GPs like Burha, Sherpur , Aulachowka etc.

Earlier in the morning, the programme was kicked of with the cleanliness drives in all government establishments and institutions followed by inspection of local Anganwadi centres, schools, health institutions, Fare Price Shops (FPS). People were found to be sceptical about the fate of the petitions received by the departments. Twenty different teams with nine officials in addition to one woman member and a local social worker in each GP has been formed for the programme which will conclude tomorrow.

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