IEP Chandigarh, January 28
Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal interacted directly with the beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana through audio conferencing in Sonepat today. During this, the beneficiaries expressed gratitude towards the Chief Minister for implementing several welfare schemes for the needy and deprived. They stated that no previous government had given them any consideration. Beneficiaries stated that the Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana has enabled them to become self – reliant.
Addressing the beneficiaries, Sh. Manohar Lal said that the state government is running several schemes for employment, health, education and housing etc. to bring Antyodaya families into the mainstream. He said that for the upliftment of such families, the government has started the Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana. About 30,000 households have benefited from it. Through this scheme, the annual income of such families has been taken up to at least Rs. 1.80 lakhs. It is the endeavour of the government to develop the skills of the members of the Antyodaya family so that they are able to start their own business. For this, they have been linked with loan schemes, skill development schemes and employment in private or various departments along with other facilities. Since the inception of this scheme 22,035 people have been provided loans. Along with this, training has been imparted to 1,849 beneficiaries.
He said that 48 schemes of 18 departments have been selected under the Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana. These have been uploaded on https://parivarutthan.haryana.gov.in portal so that any person can fetch information related to various schemes. Apart from the information about schemes, details of eligibility and benefits have also been given on the portal.
861 Antyodaya Melas were organized
The Chief Minister said that periodic Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Melas/fairs are held to provide information about the benefits of this scheme to more and more families so that the identified families are acquainted with various schemes. 861 Antyodaya fairs have been organized in the state in three phases.
He said that the government has also made arrangements that needy families can get government jobs. For this, a provision has been made to give 5 extra marks to candidates from such families. Not only this, priority is also being given to the youth of needy families in the recruitment of contractual employees through Haryana Kaushal Rozgar Nigam.
BPL Ration card are being made online
The Chief Minister said that for the convenience of Antyodaya families, the work of making BPL ration cards on auto mode has now started. New families have been added for coverage under BPL based on the criteria of verified annual income in the Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP). Online BPL ration cards are being given to those families whose annual income is up to Rs. 1.80 lakhs. New BPL cards were issued to more than 29 lakh families of the state.
Chirayu Haryana scheme launched for Antyodaya families
Sh. Manohar Lal said that Chirayu Yojana has been started to provide free medical facilities to BPL families. Those families whose annual income was less than Rs. 1.20 lakhs were included in Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna. The state government has increased this income limit for BPL to Rs. 1.80 lakhs annually. With this, about 20 lakh new families have now come under the umbrella of this scheme across the state. Now 28,89,036 families are being covered. All of them are getting health cover of Rs. 5 lakhs annually. Their additional expenditure is being borne by the state government.
During this, Additional Chief Secretary of the Finance Department, Sh. Anurag Rastogi, Additional Chief Secretary of Development and Panchayats Department, Sh. Anil Malik, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Dr. Amit Agrawal and Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. K. Makarand Pandurang and other officers from Chandigarh joined through video conferencing.
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