Rural Development Ministry cleared Proposal to construct Playground in Villages under IAP Districts
India Current Affairs 2011. Union Ministry of Rural Development cleared the proposal to construct playground in villages under the 60 Integrated Action Plan districts
Union Ministry of Rural Development cleared the proposal to construct one playground in each village, falling under the 60 Integrated Action Plan (IAP) districts under the Mahatma Gandhi NREGS works. The playground would be used for games like football, volleyball, hockey and kabbadi.
The Ministry of Rural Development decided to revive sports for the tribal boys and girls in the 60 left-wing extremist-affected districts where the Integrated Action Plan (IAP) has been implemented.
The idea was not just to spread the scope of sports and games to cover all the tribals but also to wean them away from being tapped by the Naxalite outfits in these districts.
It will be the responsibility of the gram panchayat to provide the land and execute the construction of the playground.
For all villages under the IAP districts, the ministry allowed cement concrete roads within the residential habitations in the villages. The objective was to clean up surroundings and improve hygiene and sanitation in these villages particularly during the rainy season.