New Delhi: A big decision was taken in the meeting of the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. The Central Government has given the green signal to the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan to outlay Rs 5,911 crore by 2025-26. In this, the share of the Center will be Rs 3,700 crore and the share of the state governments will be Rs 2,211 crore. Union Minister Anurag Thakur has given information about the decisions taken in the meeting.
Anurag Thakur has said that the budget of the campaign has been increased by 60 percent. Capacity building will be enhanced using technology. Panchayati Raj institutions are being further strengthened. In the last 4 years, 1.35 crore people have been trained. 1.65 lakh more people will be given training. He said that this move of the government will help more than 2.78 lakh rural local bodies, including traditional bodies across the country, to focus on optimum utilization of available resources and develop governance capacity to work towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Not only this, the cabinet has approved the policy for the use of land acquired under the Coal Based Areas (Acquisition and Development) Act, 1957. This decision will allow non-minable land to be used for the establishment and development of coal and energy related infrastructure. Apart from this, the Cabinet has approved the bilateral agreement between the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and the Manitoba Securities Commission of Canada. The Cabinet has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Japan in the field of decentralized domestic wastewater management.