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    “Sapiri Gamak” Community Based Rural Development Programme - 2020 Featured

    March 04, 2020

    As per the policy manifesto of His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ (''Rata Hadana Saubhagyaye Dekma''), one main objective is developing country and creating public centered economy through rural development.

    Accordingly, government’s anticipation is to convert entire country to one development zone, living center fully pledge with all facilities, connecting the village and the city together. In achieving above expectations, Sapiri Gamak, community based development programme is being implemented covering the entire country, under the guidance of Hon. Prime Minister. Through this programme, projects for development of roads, infrastructure facilities required to agriculture sector, development of facilities required to uplift the economy at rural levels, providing facilities required for development and upgrading of rural health, development of education by providing electricity, water and sanitary facilities for schools and other priority physical infrastructure facilities that are directly attributed to development of rural economy will be implemented.

    The main objectives of this programme are, improving employments and livelihoods through development of rural facilities and thereby uplift the socio economic condition of the rural economy. In this specially focus on the development projects that facilitate to improve income pathways of low income people and also to generate self employments among youth and women. Under this programme, Rs. 2 Mn will be spent to implement development programmes at each Grama Niladhari Division, covering 14,021 Grama Niladhari divisions of the country.

    At present, under this programme, 37,862 development projects worth of Rs. 27,920 Mn, are being implemented island wide by the Divisional Secretaries under the supervision of District Secretaries.

    A committee comprised of senior management level officials of the Ministry of Finance, Economy and Policy Development has been appointed for supervision and to give guidance for implementation of this programme more effectively and efficiently.


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