PM for outcome-based approach for rural development

NEW DELHI
11 Oct 2017

Batting for an outcome-based approach for rural development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the country has sufficient resources to deliver benefits to the last man in the queue and the desired results can be achieved through good governance. He also said for sustainable development of rural India, schemes developed taking into account the need of the people, should be implemented using latest technology. At a gathering here to mark the birth centenary of reformist Nanaji Deshmukh and 115th birth anniversary of socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan, he said any scheme would be successful if it was implemented without diluting the spirit or diverting from the idea.
"It should be outcome based not output based...There should be no dilution or diversion from the spirit it was conceived. And we have to adhere to a timeline for completion," Modi said. He said if rural products such as earthen lamps were used in cities like a "fashion statement", it would help the village poor prosper. The prime minister was of the view that if the villages have 24 hour power and water supply and were connected with optical cable for Internet, then teachers, doctors and bureaucrats would not hesitate staying there. "Their prolonged stay will help the rural areas gain from their presence," Modi said.
He also said rural India today seeks to get the facilities available in cities such as power supply, latest technology and internet connection. "A child in a village should get opportunities like a city student to experiment in a laboratory and use latest IT means," he said. (PTI)