Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to arrive in Jaipur for his much-awaited rally whereby he would launch several projects and address a public meeting. The entire Pink City is eagerly waiting to welcome PM Modi with great fervor and all arrangements for security have been tightened in the capital city today.
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The focus of the rally will be upon more than 2 Lakh beneficiaries of 4 central government schemes and 8 Rajasthan government’s flagship scheme relating to housing, finance, child care, health insurance, and others.
Here are the details of the four central government schemes that will be a part of the programme:
1. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY):
With an aim to help all the citizens have their own house, PM Modi launched this scheme in 2015. Initially, it was meant for the economically weaker section and the low-income group but later in 2017, the government decided to provide ‘Housing for All’.
On June 25, more than 3 Lakh houses from 6 states/Union Territories were approved. As the scheme has entered its third phase, a milestone figure of more than 51 Lakh houses has already been achieved, out of which 11,35,000 houses have been built for the rural populace.
The ultimate aim is to provide households to 18 Million households in urban India and around 30 Million households in rural India.
2. Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojna:
In order to give women a dignified and secure lifestyle, this scheme was introduced to provide LPG connections to all BPL households. Sadly many households don’t have access to cooking gas and they have to use conventional methods like fossil fuels that pose a threat to their health.
But since January 2016, things are gradually changing for the good. The scheme aims to provide 50 million free LPG connections in the first three years that will be completed by the end of 2019. Reportedly, the scheme had covered more than 30 Million households to date.
3. Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojna:
It’s a flagship scheme of the central government to fund the unfunded thereby bringing the enterprises to the formal financial system and extending affordable credit to the beneficiaries.
Any individual who has a business plan for non-farm sector income related to fields like manufacturing, processing, trading, etc can apply for loans for less than INR 10 Lakhs. Reportedly, loans amounting to INR 29454 Crores have been distributed to 44,48,000 beneficiaries till date.
4. Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram:
This scheme of the central government aims to ensure good health of children up to 18 years of age. All children below the age of 6 would be detected for deficiencies, delays, and disability at Anganwadi centers twice a year, while the children between 6 and 18 years of age would be examined for diseases at the government schools once a year.
Till date, a total of 6.73 Lakh children have been treated in camps while surgeries have been performed on 6266 kids, out of which 1406 kids were given heart surgery.