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Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show-2024: Ministry of Panchayati Raj to Showcase 'Smart Panchayat' Initiative

As the Ministry of Panchayati Raj steps onto the stage of Vibrant Gujarat, anticipation mounts for the transformative impact that 'Smart Panchayat' initiatives can bring to grassroots governance and rural development.

Shivam Dwivedi
Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show-2024: Ministry of Panchayati Raj to Showcase 'Smart Panchayat' Initiative (Photo Source: Vibrant Gujarat/twitter)
Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show-2024: Ministry of Panchayati Raj to Showcase 'Smart Panchayat' Initiative (Photo Source: Vibrant Gujarat/twitter)

In a groundbreaking move, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj is set to make its debut at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show–2024, organized by the Industrial Exhibition Bureau (iNDEXb), Government of Gujarat. The ministry is gearing up to showcase its 'Smart Panchayat' initiatives, taking center stage from January 9 to 12, 2024. At the forefront of the ministry's display will be its flagship scheme, SVAMITVA, aimed at transforming Panchayats into smart and efficient entities.

SVAMITVA focuses on the promotion of eco-friendly energy solutions, particularly solar energy, within the Panchayat Bhawans.

Eco-Friendly Initiatives: Solar Energy Promotion

The stall will highlight the incorporation of solar energy systems in Panchayat Bhawans, contributing to sustainable practices and fostering environmental consciousness.

Strengthening Connectivity: Common Service Centres (CSCs) Integration

An integral part of the exhibition will be the promotion of Common Service Centres (CSCs) and their co-location within the Gram Panchayat Bhawans. This strategic move aims to enhance accessibility, promote ease of living, and bring essential services closer to residents.

Digital Transformation: Facilitating Digital Payments

The ministry's stall will also emphasize the encouragement of digital payments by Panchayat residents for taxes, fees, and various services. This initiative aligns with the broader goal of fostering a digitally empowered society.

Information Hub: 'Meri Panchayat Application' and 'Gram Manchitra Application'

The 'Smart Panchayat' showcase will feature the 'Meri Panchayat Application,' offering a one-stop information platform about Panchayats across the country. Additionally, the 'Gram Manchitra Application' will be highlighted, facilitating spatial planning at the Gram Panchayat level.

Investment Opportunities: Bridging Stakeholders

With a focus on collaboration, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj aims to present ample investment and business opportunities to various stakeholders. The stall becomes a meeting ground for government representatives, business leaders, and investors to explore the potential within the 'Smart Panchayat' framework.

Empowering Local Governance: Exposure for Panchayati Raj Institutions

Recognizing the pivotal role of Panchayati Raj Institutions, the stall will provide an invaluable opportunity for representatives to gain exposure to the 'Smart Panchayat' concept. The Ministry, in collaboration with state governments and other stakeholders, continues its efforts to realize the vision of efficient and technology-driven local governance.

Allotted Space: Hall No. 12, Stall No. P – 27

The Industrial Exhibition Bureau (iNDEXb) has allocated an expansive area of 66 square meters in Hall No. 12 for the Ministry's installation. Stall No. P – 27 will serve as the epicenter for discussions and demonstrations, revolving around the theme of 'Smart Panchayat.'

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