Jharkhand 2020: District Administrations Lead Good Governance Initiatives
District administrations led the good governance initiatives in Jharkhand during 2020.Several innovative measures were taken during the district administrations to dealwith the challenges arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic. Jharkhand, which is the 15th largest state by area, and the 14th largest by populationin the country, has maintained its position steady in the ‘Catching Up’…
District administrations led the good governance initiatives in Jharkhand during 2020. Several innovative measures were taken during the district administrations to deal with the challenges arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jharkhand, which is the 15th largest state by area, and the 14th largest by population in the country, has maintained its position steady in the ‘Catching Up’ category. A new government led by Chief Minister Hemant Soren completed one year in office on 29 December. Soren has deployed new technologies and social media to improve governance. Following are some of the noteworthy good governance projects implemented in the state.
There is huge scarcity of water in the hilly terrain in Chotanagpur Plateau of Jharkhand. Khunti district located in the region faces the problem of water scarcity frequently. Khunti district administration has taken measures to address water scarcity problem through community participation through a low cost high value Bori Bandh initiative.
Under this initiative a dam like structure have been created using locally available sources. The initiative has helped in mitigating issue of ground water recharge during dry season and provide readily available water for nearby agricultural land, creation of livelihood source from fisheries and duck farming and as a source of fresh water for forest life. The project has been implemented with community participation which ensures that everyone in the community has a stake in the created asset and reduces the labour cost to nil.
Chatra District Administration has taken a slew of a measures to improve the health and nutrition of women and children. Project Aangan has been introduced to improve the services provided under Aaganwadi. The project has resulted in substantial improvement in the facilities at the Anganwadi centers. Now Aaganwadi centres in the district have all the basic facilities, which are available in modern private play schools in urban areas. The facilities include Integrated Learning materials (ILM), Information and Communications Technology-enabled teaching and learning, toys, vinyl floors, well decorated and painted walls, uniforms for children, nutritious and healthy food, and complete child friendly environment, where the tiny tots gets ample opportunity to enjoy their early phase of education.
With an objective of improving the maternal health, District Administration Ranchi
has introduced an initiative called Swasth Ranchi. It seeks to create an enabling environment where every women get quality health services, combat anemia and have safer experience during the pregnancy.
In order to ensure holistic development of backward rural areas West Singhbhum district administration has implemented a project called ‘Model Village’. It works on the method of convergence which includes 14 line department for the progress of the village. All initiates comes from the bottom of approach that is from village folks to district administration.
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