PIB Analysis 31-01-23
Manthan: Charting New Paths, an Industry consultation on e-Gram SWARAJ 2.0
- To support the ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’ vision at the third tier of Government i.e., Panchayats, by the means of technology, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj organized Manthan: Charting New Paths, an Industry consultation on e-Gram SWARAJ 2.0.
- The new age emerging technologies can be leveraged by Government Institutions for better implementation and monitoring.
- The Industry Consultation, organised by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, included participation of Industry leaders from Deloitte, Amazon Web Services, Cloudthat, Minfy, Knowlarity, CoRover, Paytm, and PhonePe, marking a new beginning towards fostering digital transformation of rural areas.
- This conference has ensured broadening of the vision and visibility of the State Panchayati Raj Departments on the various technology driven innovations underway in the Government landscape, further fuelling the growing appetite for technological solutions above and beyond the existing e-Gram SWARAJ solution in rural areas.
- This would, in turn, trigger the rural transformation to achieve the vision of Gram Swaraj laid down by Mahatma Gandhi.
National Anti-Leprosy Day
- India is making progress and new leprosy cases are declining year after year and is getting closer to achieving the target of Leprosy Mukt Bharat by 2027, three years ahead of the SDG.
- The theme of this year was “Let us fight Leprosy and make Leprosy a history”.
- We are successful in achieving prevalence rate 1 case per 10,000 population at national level in 2005.
- The prevalence rate of leprosy has come down from 0.69 per 10,000 population in 2014-15 to 0.45 in 2021-22.
- Further, annual new case detection rate per 100,000 population has come down from 9.73 in 2014-15 to 5.52 in 2021-22.
- Surveillance was also strengthened by introducing ASHA-based Surveillance for Leprosy Suspects (ABSULS) where grassroot level workers constantly engaged in examining and reporting suspects.
- Special emphasis under the Focused Leprosy Campaign (FLC) was given to areas that were difficult to access or had child cases and cases with disabilities.
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