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21,000 villages picked for saturation of government plans

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Thursday said his ministry has chosen 21,000 villages across the country for saturation of seven Central welfare schemes during the 22-day "Gram Swaraj Abhiyan" programme to be started from Saturday.

Tomar's announcement came just a day after asked all elected representatives of the to go to villages to ensure that the benefits of the welfare schemes aimed at the poor and those living in rural areas reached them.

The said the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan will begin on the birth and end on May 5.

A total of 1,000 employees have been selected for the "100 per cent" saturation of these seven schemes and they would be working along with state government officials, he said.

The seven schemes include Ujjwala, Saubhagya or Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, Ujala, Pradhan Mantri and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana, among others.

He said Ujjwala Yojana is related to the distribution of LPG cylinders, Saubhagya to distribution of electricity, while Ujala is linked to the distribution of LED bulbs to people in rural areas.

said the officials would open accounts of people in the villages selected under the Pradhan Mantri and motivate them to take being provided by the under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan

He said under the programme, party leaders would celebrate April 18 as "Swachh Bharat Parv", April 20 as "Ujwala Diwas", April 24 as "Panchayati Raj Diwas", April 28 as "Gram Shakti Abhiyan" and April 30 as "Ayushman Bharat Diwas" celebrating the scheme popularly called "Modicare".

A Kishan Kalyan Karyashala, focussed on empowering farmers by doubling their income, will be organised on May 2 and a Kaushal Vikas Mela will be held for the labour class on May 5.

The would also be visiting Maoist-affected Bijapur in on Saturday April 14 to join the programme.



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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 23:02 IST