In celebrating the spirit of the year-long Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM), the Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj have recently launched the ‘Azadi Se Antyodaya Tak’ campaign in New Delhi.
The campaign is an effort of several Union Ministries which will be anchored by the Union Rural Development Ministry. The ministries include the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Labour and Empowerment Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
It is a 90-day campaign launched with a mission to saturate 75 Districts across the country with beneficiary schemes of nine central ministries.
The identified 75 districts are aligned with the birthplace of 99 Freedom Fighters, who made the supreme sacrifice for the nation during its struggle for independence. The 75 districts, marginally lagging in the development parameters, have been shortlisted through Monthly per Capita Indicators and Socio-Economic Caste Census data. The list of districts includes Dakshina Kannada, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kangra, Panipat, Rohtak, Bhiwani, etc.,
The campaign selected 17 themes with direct assistance to beneficiaries in saturation mode, reaching out to the person at the bottom of the pyramid in rural areas by each of the participating ministries and departments.