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Delhi’s Villages To Receive Special Attention
Decisions regarding the development of Delhi’s villages will be taken by Gram Sabhas, which will be granted special untied Village Development Funds to be utilized according to their priorities. Those engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry will receive incentives and infrastructural support as is done in neighbouring states. We will provide sports facilities in villages to encourage young adults to pursue sports. Connectivity to rural Delhi will be enhanced through increased bus and metro services.
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First fully digital transaction enabled village in Delhi A small sleepy village, Surakhpur, in Najafgarh Sub-Division of South West District of Delhi has been officially declared as first fully digital payment enabled village in NCT of Delhi on 7th Feb 2017. Sub Divisional Magistrate, Najafgarh, Ms Anjali Sehrawat, IAS, formally announced Surakhpur village as the first fully digital payment enabled village in Delhi. In the programme on 7th February 2017 at 11 AM in Surakhpur, apart from SDM Najafgarh, Tehsildar, Najafgarh, Sh. Suchet Singh and Lead Bank Manager Sh. Satbir Singh Sulekh, SHO Baba Haridas Nagar, Sh. Raj Kumar Sharma and other officials of Revenue Department GNCT of Delhi and Bank managers of the nearby banks were present. Steps followed to attain this status for the village is as under: The first step in the direction to switching to digital mode of financial transactions was to float the idea to the people of village to seek their active co-operation and support to district administration in the endeavour. A meeting was called in office of SDM Najafgarh on 26/12/2016 in this regard. People were sensitized towards the benefits and need to move towards less-cash transaction society. Various modes of financial transactions were discussed. It was decided to put Surakhpur Village on mission mode project to seek 100% digital payment enablement in the village. Thereafter, as a part of training in cashless means of transaction covering all villages of Najafgarh Sub-Division, a training was organized in Surakhpur village on 28th December 2016. The villagers were interacted with and taken on board to fully assist in success of the initiative undertaken. In a society of highly patriarchal norms, it was an effort to reach to the women largely confined to the domains of their homes. Further efforts made in the village are listed below point wise:- Door to Door survey was carried out by devoted team of Civil Defence Volunteers (CDVs) to assess the extent of banked population and Aadhar enrollment. An Aadhar camp was organized in the village Chaupal along with the facility of photo copy machine to enable people to get Aadhar Cards issued which allows for KYC compliance in respect of bank accounts, a pre-requisite for online/digital modes of transactions. LED TV screen was installed in the Chaupal showing the videos of NITI Aayog on cashless means of payment. Sufficient awareness was created in the village. People were informed of mobile wallets, USSD, bank-specific applications and upcoming BHIM app as user friendly ways of digital financial transactions. People were informed that Aadhar seeding and mobile linking of their bank accounts will enable them to easily switch to less-cash transactions. Consent forms to seed the Aadhar number and mobile number to the bank accounts to further facilitate digital payment enabling modes were collected. A total of consent forms were forwarded to different bank like Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank etc. for KYC compliance. The attempt of the administration was carried by Dainik Jagran on 30/12/2016 and by Times of India on front page on 02/01/2017. A meeting of bank representatives was called in office of SDM Najafgarh on 06/01/2017 to take them onboard with the attempt being made and solicit their co-operation. A mega camp was organized on 08/1/2017 (Sunday) with the representatives of 20 different banks that villagers had their accounts with. This was attempted to bring all banking services at their doorstep including application for opening of new accounts, KYC compliance, issue of debit/credit cards etc. The co-operation by banks in this regard is well appreciated. People made good use of the opportunity and submitted forms of account opening and issue of debit/credit cards. Household wise information has been compiled. All 113 households in the village have at least one bank account which is mobile linked and Aadhar seeded. It makes this villages 100% digital payment enabled village. Two kirana shops in the village have been facilitated to seek and installed PoS machine for payments by debit/credit card for the local purchases made. District South-West proudly declares Surakhpur village of Najafgarh Sub-Division the first village in the Delhi with 100% households digital payment enabled.

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The Revenue Department has disbursed a fund of around Rs. 89 crore under “Gajendra Singh Kisan Sahayata Yojna” as compensation to the farmers whose crops was damaged due to unseasonal rain in Delhi during the financial year 2015-2016. The compensation rate, at Rs 50,000 per hectare, is one of the highest in the country.

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Delhi Rural Development Board gave clearance to 315 schemes: Shri Gopal Rai Total cost of Rs 480.99 Crore Government is committed to provide facilities to the people living in rural areas: Shri Gopal Rai New Delhi: 20-08-2015 To ensure development in villages in the capital, the Delhi Rural Development Board on today gave clearance to 315 schemes, including for improving roads, drains , water body, Community Centre, park , Cremation Centre, Play Ground etc. to be implemented in the Rural Villages at a cost of Rs 480.99 Crore. The decision was taken in a meeting of the Rural Development Board after which the Chairman of the Board and Minister of Development, Shri Gopal Rai said the Government will take all necessary steps to improve the condition of roads, parks, small drains and multipurpose community halls as well to ensure supply of water and electricity in all rural areas. Apart from providing basic amenities to the people of Delhi living in urban areas, the government is committed to provide facilities to the people living in rural areasalso. He said the Board has successfully achieved its objectives,” Roads which are not being developed will be taken care of on urgent basis. “We cannot ignore the problems of the people living here,” Shri Rai said. On this occasion Minister Social Welfare, Sh. Sandeep Kumar,14 MLAs, Elected representatives from MCD, Senior Officers of Development Department, Irrigation & Flood Control Department , MCD, Delhi Jal Board etc were also present. Sh. Gopal Rai informed that following developmental works/projects will be taken up by the DRDB under its main plan scheme- Integrated Development of Rural Village (RDRV) Construction/Repair of approach roads/Link roads/village roads. Construction of drainage facility mainly to protect from flooding. Development of cremation grounds, parks, playgrounds, vyayamshalsas, etc. Development of ponds/water bodies. Other need based works like drinking water facility, street light etc. These developmental works/Projects of the RD Department are executed through the Government Agencies/Department including Irrigation and Flood Control Department (Main Executing Agency), North DMC, South DMC and Delhi Jal Board ect. Mainly on the Gram sabha lands in rural village. Main Agenda points for the D.R.D.B. meeting: Ø To introduce the new member of the D.R.D.B. about the back ground and mandate/functioning of the Department/Board. Ø To present the progress and status of the R.D. works sanctioned in 2014-15 by the Rural Development Department. Ø To approve the works as recommended by various MPs/MLAs for their respective area Ø Selecting/prioritizing the projects for execution from the pending approved projects based on the last years work plan/certain nes criteria decided by the D.R.D.B. or by way of newly prepared projects. Ø Approval of the Scheme for improvement and removal of garbage/silt from the water body at Village Aya Nagar in Mehrauli. Ø To plan for maintenance of the works already completed, it was decided to hold regular meetings of the Board to ensure comprehensive development of villages.

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For the first time since 2008, the circle rates of agricultural land in Delhi were revised by up to 600%, from Rs 53 lakh per acre to Rs 1 crore - Rs 3 crore per acre, thus fulfilling a long-standing demand from farmers.

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