IEP CHANDIGARH SEPTEMBER 9, 2022
After losing her father at a young age, the 19-year-old Monica, hailing from the remote village Khanak never in her dreams had thought of running a small dairy unit of her own. Thanks to Manohar Lal-led Haryana Government which not only helped Monica in setting up her own business but also instilled hope in many other young people like her to move proudly in their lives, despite facing struggles.
While Monica is not the only blessed one for whom the State Government has paved the way for being self-reliant. Amanpreet, another young man from Ambala, who at one point in his life was struggling to get employment, today not only proudly owns a Common Services Centre but also became a job giver from a job seeker.
Now the common thread that connects us with the inspirational stories of these young people is that they are the beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana (MMAPUY), an umbrella Mission scheme of the Department of Social Justice and Department.
While, apart from these two, MMAPUY also proved a fortune turner for Praveen Kumari, a widow from Yamunanagar who after availing of the scheme benefits started a tailoring shop at her home to proudly raise her children.
“These stories certainly give us an insight into the transformative journey of Antyodaya families in overcoming poverty with the help of MMAPUY,” said Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal while releasing a book titled Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana- A compilation of success stories here today.
Complied by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, this 48-page booklet has inspirational success stories of 37 MMAPUY beneficiaries residing in 22 districts of the State highlighting how this scheme has proved to be a boon for them in achieving their dreams. Besides this, the reader will also get a glimpse of the Utthan Melas.
Notably, since 2014, the Chief Minister time and again had reiterated his commitment to making the unprivileged believe that they have the first right on their Government. To uphold this belief, it was last year only when Sh. Manohar Lal had launched ‘Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana to increase the income of the poorest ‘Antyodaya’ families having annual income of less than Rs. 1 lakh.
In just nine months, MMAPUY while swiftly working on its core objective of alleviating poverty by facilitating economic inclusion of the last mile citizens, the State Government not only identified actual needy families having an annual family income of less than Rs. 1 lakh but also made dedicated efforts to increase their annual family income to Rs.1.80 lakh by linking them to various loan-based, skill development and employment generation schemes.
Under this scheme, Antyodaya Gram Utthan Melas were organized so as to ensure greater transparency and efficiency in the delivery of schemes. As per the official data, so far (as of September 7, 2022), a total of 861 Melas were organized in three phases across all the 22 districts of Haryana.
A total of 136130 identified beneficiaries turned up, and applications of 76454 beneficiaries were approved in principle under various loan-based schemes, skill development training and employment generation schemes. Thereafter, loans of 32743 beneficiaries have been sanctioned out of which over 14000 have been disbursed as well.
Further 436 beneficiaries have joined private employment opportunities and 908 beneficiaries have secured contractual jobs through Haryana Kaushal Rozgar Nigam. Additionally, a total of 1185 beneficiaries have been provided with various skill, and development opportunities.