Dehra: The three day Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign(PIC) has begun here in Kangra district today. Organised by the Press Information Bureau, Shimla of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the campaign was inaugurated by the Rajya Sabha member Viplav Thakur. During the three day campaign the common people will be made aware of the centrally sponsored schemes. In her speech Viplav Thakur lauded the efforts of PIB and other media units of I & B ministry to create awareness among the common people in rural areas about the schemes and progammes of the central government so that the people from the very grassroot level could take benefits from them.
The MLA from Pragpur Yog Raj highlighted central sponsored programmes being implemented in the nook and corner of the state and complemented PIB for organizing this event. Earlier, the official of the District Rural Development Authority, District Rural Development Agency Sanjay Parmar addressing the gathering on complete sanitation programmes informed that 722 gram panchayats have been declared free from open defecation, while53 Gram Panchayats have been awarded with Nirmal Purskar. In addition, BDO Dehra Sansar Chand stressed on the need for maintaining transparency in effective implementation of MNAREGA programme.