Who was Nanaji Deshmukh?

Who was Nanaji Deshmukh?

Who was Nanaji Deshmukh?

On this occasion Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to both leaders and called on the nation to take forward their vision of "gramoday" or rural transformation.

The Prime Minister shared his views on rural development at an event to mark the centenary celebrations of Nanaji Deshmukh, one of the founding members of the Jana Sangh and social reformer, and the 115th birth anniversary of the socialist leader Jayprakash Narayan. Jayaprakash Narayan later recalled the incident saying, "if Nanaji Deshmukh had not physically intervened, receiving" the blow "aimed at me, I would have been a dead man".

The PM said that JP Narayan was never interested in politics and was actively involved in the Quit India Movement while fighting corruption in the nation.

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He said that mere thought of doing can not bring change, it comes by following a strict timeline; the budget allocation should be evaluated by how much has been achieved rather than how much have been invested.

"Efforts have to be comprehensive and "outcome-driven" not "output-driven". The exhibition showcases over a hundred good practices and applications.

The Prime Minister said that in states with more poverty, work allocation under the MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) was less but it was more in states with good governance and lesser poverty.

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The prime minister also digitally inaugurated 11 Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETI) and a Plant Phenomics Facility at Indian Agricultural Research Institute.

He also launched the DISHA portal, a smart-governance tool developed for MPs and MLAs for monitoring implementation of various programmes and schemes of different ministries in their respective constituencies through a single portal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lamented that the "venom of casteism" was causing the "destruction" of villages, and urged people to work for the development of rural India. It includes information on rural development at the Panchayat level in regional languages. The app has been designed on the theme - soochna se sashaktikaran - Empowerment through Information.

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Nanaji also established Chitrakoot Gramodya Vishwavidyalaya, India's first rural university and also served as its first Chancellor.

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