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Got an idea, contact your local MP

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The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation announces an innovative scheme to address social issues.


The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has announced a new scheme “One MP – One Idea” under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS). Mr Srikant Kumar Jena, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, said that in order to foster a grass-root bottoms-up approach to innovation and development and to arrive at solutions for local problems which are sustainable and scalable, there is a need for seeking out and campaigning for ideas that have the potential to solve challenges.

Under the scheme applications will be invited for providing innovative solutions pertaining to social issues, especially in the area of education and skills, health, water and sanitation, housing and infrastructure, agriculture, energy, environment, community and social service, etc. These innovative solutions will be evaluated in a transparent manner by a selection committee headed by the DC/DM of the Nodal District and consisting of six members from engineering, finance, health and sanitation, academia, industry and banking & financial institutions.

Member Parliament shall award certificate of honour along with cash award of Rs. 250,000, Rs. 150,000 and Rs. 100,000 to the first, second and third best innovative solutions respectively through their MPLAD funds in a Public function. In addition, a certificate of appreciation will be given to the next five best innovations.


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