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Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyaan

Mukesh Jindal
Written by Mukesh Jindal

Starting with Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar’s 125th Birth Anniversary on 14th April 2016 and culminating in Panchayati Raj Day on 24th April 2016, in the period between 14th April to 24th April 2016, the Central Government, in collaboration with States and Panchayats, organized a ‘Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan’ (Village Self-Governance Campaign).


What is the Aim ?

Generate nation-wide efforts to increase social harmony across villages, strengthen Panchayati Raj, promote rural development, and foster farmers’ progress.

• Hon’ble Prime Minister inaugurated the Gram Uday se Bharat Uday Campaign of 14th April 2016 at MHOW in Madhya Pradesh. On 24th April 2016 i.e. National Panchayati Raj Day, Hon’ble Prime Minister addressed all the Gram Sabhas of the country from Jamshedpur, which was beamed to all the villages in the country, where villagers gathered together to listen to the Prime Minister’s address.

• From 14th April to 16th April 2016 a ‘Social Harmony Programme’ was conducted in all Gram Panchayats, supported collaboratively by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj and the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. In this programme, villagers honoured Dr Ambedkar and resolved to strengthen social harmony.

• Information regarding the various schemes of the government to foster social justice was provided.

17th April – 20th April 2016
‘Village Farmer Assemblies’ were organised in Gram Panchayats.

Promote agriculture!

In these assemblies, information regarding schemes regarding agriculture such as the Fasal Bima Yojna, Social Health Card etc.were provided to farmers and their suggestions for bringing about improvements in agriculture will be solicited. Preceding the main event of Gram Sabha meetings for Panchayati Raj Day, a National meeting of tribal women Gram Panchayat Presidents from Fifth Schedule Areas of 10 States was held at Vijayawada on 19th April 2016 focusing on Panchayat and tribal development.

Mentioning some of the development initiatives being undertaken by the Union Government, the Prime Minister said 18,000 unelectrified villages are being electrified with a 1000 day deadline, and progress towards this goal could be seen by the people through the GARV App. He said digital connectivity is essential in villages.

•Gram Sabha meetings were held from 21-24th April, 016 across the country. On this day, there was a Prabhat Pheri (or morning walk) in the village, a programme on sanitation, a cultural programme as well as a sports programme.

Sending a strong message to its detractors, the Modi-led NDA government decided to launch the Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan to
• Generating efforts to increase social harmony across villages
• Promoting rural development
• Fostering farmers’ welfare
• Betterment of the livelihood of the poor


• Villagers took an oath of tolerance and social harmony across the country on the first day of the campaign
• The campaign was carried on by the ministries of Agriculture, Labour, Rural Development, Social Justice, and Information and Broadcasting in coordination with the states.
• The prime focus of the campaign was on issues pertaining to rural development, farmers’ earnings, social harmony and welfare of SC & ST population.
• Village farmer assemblies were organised to promote agriculture by empowering them with information about various development schemes of the government such as Fasal Bima Yojana and Soil Health Card scheme.
• A nation-wide meeting on Panchayat and tribal development was held Vijayawada on 19 April.

Campaign Dates

The campaign began on 14 April and concluded on Panchayati Raj Day – 24 April. Modi addressed all gram sabha’s in the country from Jamshedpur. Except for the poll-bound states of Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry, his address was aired across the country on radio and television.


To create national efforts to strengthen Panchayath Raj, promote rural development, social harmony, the welfare of farmers and livelihood of the poor.
This campaign focuses on strengthening the collaboration with state and the panchayat raj.

The meeting was held at MHOW in Madhya Pradesh which further dealt with creating a national wide effort on overall development of the prime issues that are prevailing in India.

About the author

Mukesh Jindal

Mukesh Jindal

My name is Mukesh Jindal, and I am from New Delhi, India. I am an engineer by profession. I am employed by an IT company in which I work. My topics of interest include technology, mobile, and apps.

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