Panchayat Development Index

Context: Recently, the Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj released Report on Panchayat Development Index at National Workshop on Panchayat Development Index. About Panchayat Development Index (PDI):
  • The government had constituted a committee for preparation of the Panchayat Development Index which included members from different ministries and departments of Union and state governments.
  • Launched by: Ministry of Panchayati Raj
  • Statistics: PDI has 144 local targets, 577 local indicators on 9 themes of LSDGs.
  • The PDI ranks panchayats on the basis of scores, and categorise them into four grades
  • Nine themes: 
    • Poverty free and enhanced livelihood in village
    • Healthy village
    • Child friendly village
    • Water sufficient village
    • Clean and green village
    • Village with self-sufficient infrastructure
    • Socially just and socially secured villages
    • Village with good governance
    • Women friendly village
  • Objective: 
    • To enable the process of Localization of Sustainable Development Goals (LSDGs) in PRIs.
    • To play a pivotal role in the process of quantified evaluation and mechanism for computation of the composite score on 9 themes of LSDGs
    • To pave the way for outcome oriented development goals at Panchayats.
  • Significance:
    • PDI will act as a baseline for Panchayat for setting local targets & local action points with measurable indicators in preparation of thematic Gram Panchayat Development Plan.
    • The PDI will help to reflect the current status of the Panchayats to take concerted actions to achieve development goals through building institutional mechanisms.
News Source: pib

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