Rajiv Gandhi’s goals for rural India but to be fulfilled: Patil

Minister for Regulation, Parliamentary Affairs, Laws, and Tourism H.Okay. Patil mentioned that by means of the 73rd Constitutional Modification Act, the agricultural areas of the nation have been empowered, however former Prime Minister late Rajiv Gandhi’s goals in the direction of rural India haven’t been fulfilled even after 75 years of Independence.

He mentioned that it’s regrettable that the slogan of Rajiv Gandhi ‘energy to the folks’ has not been fully reworked resulting from lack of devolution of three Fs – Features, Functionaries and Funds, to the Panchayati Raj Establishments by majority of State governments.

For attaining sustainable improvement and progress in villages throughout the nation, the State governments ought to implement all of the provisions stipulated as per the 73rd Constitutional Modification Act, no matter celebration politics, mentioned Mr. Patil.

He was talking on the inauguration of a seminar on ‘Panchayati Raj in India: Activate them?’, on the eve of the 18th Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture and Rajiv Gandhi Nationwide Awards conferment programmes at Gandhi Bhavan Auditorium, Bengaluru, organised by Academy of Grassroots Research and Analysis of India (AGRASRI).

Earlier, D. Sundar Ram, director of AGRASRI, welcomed the dignitaries and delegates and defined the aims of the seminar.

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