NEW DELHI: The Commission on Thursday asked the central government not to undertake proposed Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra in poll-bound states till December 5.
The central government had planned a mega drive — “Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra” — across all 2.7 lakh panchayats in the country to reach out to beneficiaries of social welfare schemes and enrol those still left out.
Assembly polls in five states — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Mizoram — have been announced. Voting will take place in the states on different dates in November and the results will be announced on December 3.
The campaign is intended to reach out to the vulnerable people who are eligible for benefits under various government schemes but were yet to receive the same.
The IEC vans will be branded with different government schemes such as kisan credit card, rural housing scheme, Ujjwala scheme, PM Svanidhi yojana among others.
As part of the Yatra, more than 2,500 mobile performing vans and over 200 mobile theatre vans will be pressed into service to cover nearly 2.55 lakh Gram panchayats and clusters in all cities and towns of India.
The outreach programme has been conceptualised on the ‘whole of government approach’ with the Ministry of Agriculture being the nodal ministry for the rural campaign and the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting spearheading the urban campaign.
The ground event will feature screening of developmental videos, skits on natural farming by local talent based on the ‘Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke’ theme, sharing of success stories by beneficiaries like ‘Meri Kahani Meri Zubani’ in the language of the region.
In the rural areas, the yatra will also demonstrate the use of drones in farming, the IEC vans will also be enabled with Wi-Fi hotspot to let people download relevant apps on their mobile phones.
In urban areas, the campaign will be carried out through specially curated mobile theatre vans, that will screen popular films, documentaries, animation programmes which will be interspersed with developmental messaging.
(With agency inputs)

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