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Mission Antyodaya Survey 2022–2023 is introduced by MoRD Minister Giriraj Singh

Published on February 12, 2023
Current context: The Union Minister Giriraj Singh of the Ministry of Rural Development inaugurated the Mission Antyodaya Survey (MAS) 2022-23, including the launch of its portal and mobile application, in New Delhi.
Mission Antyodaya Survey 2022–2023 is introduced by MoRD Minister Giriraj Singh

  • MAS is an annual survey conducted by the Department of Rural Development at the Gram Panchayat level to monitor the progress of development in rural areas.
  • It is an important aspect of the Mission Antyodaya Framework, which aims to effectively utilize resources for the sustainable livelihood of marginalized households.
  • The survey ranks panchayats based on data collected and produces a gap report, which is an important input for the Gram Panchayat Development Plan.
  • The survey will be conducted in all 2,69,253 Gram Panchayats across India, excluding Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland due to elections.
  • The survey questionnaire has 183 indicators and 216 data points covering 21 areas and will be conducted by Community Resource Persons over the course of one month.
  • 26 Central Government Ministries/Departments have been consulted in the development of the questionnaire.
  • The Ministry of Rural Development has also developed an android mobile application with a geo-tag feature and set up an in-house help desk to address queries related to the questionnaire and mobile application.
  • The Prajjwala Challenge - Unlock the Rural Economic Opportunity has been established by MoRD's flagship programme to combat poverty, Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), with the goal of fostering ideas, solutions, and activities that can transform the rural economy.

Question:

Q.1 What is the Mission Antyodaya Survey (MAS)?
a. An annual survey conducted by the Department of Rural Development to monitor the progress in the development process in rural areas
b. A comprehensive exercise to prepare the Gram Panchayat Development Plan
c. A campaign to improve service delivery in rural areas
d. A ranking system for Gram Panchayats based on their progress

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