The Central Government is looking to launch seven schemes for 17,000 poor villages, under which free LPG connections, electricity supply, Jan Dhan accounts, two PM Insurance schemes and the immunization of children will be available in 21 days. This plan will be implemented in 484 districts in 33 States and Union Territories. The maximum number of these villages are in Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, and Meghalaya. The objective of the scheme is to ensure total coverage, which is an ambitious goal for the government.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Saubhagya, Ujala scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana and Mission Indradhanush. The objective of the ‘Abhiyan’ is to promote social harmony, reach out to poor rural households, obtain feedback on ongoing programmes, enroll in new initiatives, focus on doubling farmers’ income, enhance livelihood opportunities and re-emphasize national priorities such as cleanliness and strengthen Panchayati Raj institutions.
PM Modi has asked ministers to engage in a significant outreach programme while the Centre has appointed dozens of directors and deputy secretaries to push its flagship programmes to “100% saturation” in the rural areas. This high-intensity drive is intended to deliver welfare to select villages which are seen to be in need of particular attention.
- To promote social harmony.
- To reach out to poor rural households.
- To obtain feedback on ongoing programmes.
- To enroll in new initiatives.
- To focus on doubling farmers’ income.
- To enhance livelihood opportunities and re-emphasize national priorities such as cleanliness and strengthen Panchayati Raj institutions.