About Meri Panchayat

Meri Panchayat is an initiative of the Kalam Foundation in association with the Social Empowerment Society (SES). The objective is to build a platform that can provide an all-around developmental consultancy service to the Panchayats in India. It has been observed and well-identified that despite having the intentions to work for the development of the village and its people, many panchayat bodies are not able to achieve their goals due to the lack of a strong understanding of project management and skills related to change management.

With the goal to reach out to every Panchayat in the country and provide quality customised developmental consultancy, Meri Panchayat is going to launch its pilot phase this year in the five village panchayats namely, Ramudiha, Basdila Rausad, Kaithwalya, Barsaini & Hemdhapur of the Pipraich Block of Gorakhpur district.

The Pilot Phase:

For the pilot phase we have partnered with the UPES University, Dehradun, Sabal Rehab Foundation & Ramudiha Panchyat. There will be 4 major portions in the pilot phase that will be implemented in the above-mentioned villages. Our broader focus will be to develop a sustainable and efficient development plan for the villages after conducting a need analysis survey of the villages.

Our focus will be confined to the Key Performance Indicators identified by the NITI Aayog that contribute toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG-1 to 4, 6 & 8). We have identified as many as 22 KPIs to work on in the pilot phase.  Download PPT

SDGs & Key Performance Indicators (As suggested by NITI Aayog)

  • Percentage of population living below the national poverty line
  • Headcount ratio as per the Multidimensional Poverty Index (%)
  • Persons employed a percentage of persons who demanded employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)
  • Percentage of children under five years who are underweight
  • Percentage of children under five years who are stunted
  • Percentage of pregnant women aged 15-49 years who are anemic
  • Percentage of adolescents aged 10–19 years who are anemic
  • Maternal Mortality Ratio (per 1,00,000 live births)
  • Under 5 mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)
  • Percentage of children in the age group 9-11 months fully immunized
  • Total case notification rate of Tuberculosis per 1,00,000 population
  • Percentage of institutional deliveries out of the total deliveries reported
  • Adjusted Net Enrolment Ratio (ANER) in elementary education (class 1-8)
  • Average annual dropout rate at secondary level (class 9-10)
  • Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher secondary (class 11-12)
  • Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education (18-23 years)
  • Percentage of persons (15 years and above) who are literate
  • Percentage of rural population getting safe and adequate drinking water within premises through Pipe Water Supply (PWS)
  • Percentage of individual household toilets constructed against target (SBM(G))
  • Percentage of schools with separate toilet facility for girls



  • Unemployment rate (%) (15-59 years)







SDGs PPT for Interventions