The Model Villages Program has been designed to ensure high quality institutional arrangements for professional governance and to overcome development challenges by adopting a well-coordinated bottom up approach. This program will demonstrate the methodology for use of application resources to achieve the highest possible outcome. The Millennium Development Goals may serve as the useful framework to capture the status and direction of the development. Inter alia, these goals can be applied to the village setting to measure the pace of the progress.
Inorder to ensure high quality institutional arrangements for professional governance and overcoming the development challanges by adopting a well cordinated bottom up approach, the program for model village has been designed. The program will serve to demonstrate the methodology for application of program resources for achieving the height of possible development outcomes. The Millenium Development Goals will serve as useful framework to capture the status and direction of development. These goals can be inter alia, applied to the village setting to measure the pace of progress.
The Objectives of the Model Village Programme may be outlined as under:-
- To achieve faster and inclusive growth through infrastructure development, livelihood promotion, health and education, banking and insurance services, and delivery of public services using a bottom up approach.
- To take governances to the door step of the people by enhancing outreach of programmes through a cadre of trained volunteers and champions in administration.
- To improve the quality of delivery mechanism by convergence of programmes land coordination among frontline workers, PRI representative and community resource persons/volunteers.
- To generate awareness about the government programmes among the people in rural areas.
- To enhance transparency and accountability by promoting legal literacy and understanding of right and entitlements under various laws like Odisha Right to Public Services Act, 2012, Right to Education Act, 2009, Forest Rights Act 2006 ( Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers( Recognition of Forest Rights ) Act, National Food Securities Act, 2013, etc.
- To achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) : eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education, to promote gender equality and empower women, to reduce child mortality, to improve maternal health, to combat diseases, to ensure environmental sustainability, to develop global partnership for development
- To bridge the digital divide and remove asymmetry of information between government and the people.
- To provide opportunity to socially conscious citizens and organization to participate in nation building activities.
- To develop leadership among the people to promote social harmony, unity, development and grassroots democracy
Instruments to develop Model Villages
There exist large numbers of government formulated development and welfare programs to improve quality of life and for better governance. More than 4 lakhs government employees are involved in the state in implementation of the programs. These flagship programs of the Government will serve as the instrument to achieve the objectives.
For details visit: www.modelvillage.org.in