Robust, transparent citizen institutions fostered community-led local development

In 2022, we focused on enhancing community self-governance by forming Gram Panchayat Coordination Committees. They actively engaged in local development activities, organising Aadhar Card camps, developing Village Poverty Reduction Plans (VPRP), and facilitating access to social security schemes. The VPRPs, developed at the habitation level, acted as comprehensive blueprints for community development and resource mobilisation, integrating into the Gram Panchayat Development Plan. Trained Village Institution Service Providers supported Village Development Committees (VDCs) in managing water supply, sanitation, and hygiene, and providing auditing services for village institutions. Additionally, Gram Vikas supported self-help groups, Bal Sabha for children, and Kishor-Kishori Samuh for adolescents, focusing on education, health, and cultural activities, leading to increased school enrolments and improved self-confidence among youth.