IEP Chandigarh, February 20
Haryana Governor said that the State Government while reiterating its commitment to ensure welfare of all the sections of the society in the spirit of Antyodaya took several concerted steps. “My Government is fully committed to complete coverage of all schemes, and to Antyodaya. It is our endeavour that all the rightful beneficiaries get benefits of Government schemes and no one is deprived of the same,” said Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya.To take this commitment a step further, Mukhya Mantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana (MMAPUY) has been initiated by the State Government with the objective of increasing the annual family income of the poorest families of the State to at least Rs 1,80,000 and beyond, said the Governor while delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of the 14th Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.“Till date, 3.35 lakh families have been identified whose annual family income is less than Rs 1,00,000 in order to link with existing loan schemes, skill-development schemes and private or wage employment of different departments and to facilitate increase in their income,” shared Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya.Rs 27.32 crore released as subsidy under MMAPUYThe Governor said that committed to Antyodaya, the present State Government will ensure that every section of society gets equal opportunity for growth and every individual leads a life of fulfillment.He further informed that an amount of Rs 27.32 crore have been released as subsidy under MMAPUY. Furthermore, so far 17,466 beneficiaries so far have benefited from this scheme.He further shared that the Animal Husbandry and Dairying department has received overwhelming response to the MMAPUY started by the Government for increasing income of the poorest of the poor families. “A total of 68,257 applications have been received under this scheme, out of which, 60,347 applications have been sponsored to banks and 904 applications are under process,” shared Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya.‘Sanjhi Dairy’ scheme launchedThe Governor said that Haryana Dairy Development Cooperative Federation Ltd. has launched a scheme to set up animal sheds ‘Sanjhi Dairy’ where facilities of animal feed, silage and veterinary services will be provided. The interested farmers shall set up a cooperative society which would be part of existing dairy cooperative society of milk unions, informed Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya.Since its launch, Harhith project has done business of about Rs 150 croreThe Governor further informed that to provide ample employment opportunities to the Youth in rural areas, the State Government has opened 750 ‘Harhith Retail’ outlets.“Since its launch about a year ago, Harhith project has done business of about Rs 150 crore, aparft from providing quality products to consumers at their doorsteps. The Harhith franchises having family income less than Rs 1.8 lakh will be provided with infrastructure and financial assistance upto Rs 1 lakh,” shared Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya.About 1.6 lakh persons have been screened under ‘NIROGI Haryana’The Governor informed that under ‘NIROGI Haryana’, which provides comprehensive health checkup of the families having annual income less than Rs 1.80 lakh, till January 2023, about 1.6 lakh persons have been screened and about 15 lakh samples have been examined.Furthermore, more than 46.7 lakh Ayushman Cards have also been generated under the Comprehensive Health Insurance of Antyodaya Units (CHIRAYU) Haryana Scheme launched on November 21, 2022, shared Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya.He said that CHIRAYU aims to expand the benefits of Ayushman Bharat to 29 lakh Antyodaya Families i.e. Families having annual income less than or equal to Rs 1.80 lakh. More than 46.7 lakh Ayushman Cards have also been generated under CHIRAYU scheme.Coverage of AAY, BPL, and OPH increased from 26.9 lakh to 31.6 lakh till January, 2023The Governor said that in order to widen the coverage of NFSA among the population of the State, income criteria as per database of PPP has been utilized for the selection of beneficiaries. “The coverage of eligible families under Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY)/Below Poverty Line (BPL)/Other Priority Household (OPH) has increased from 26.9 lakh to 31.6 lakh till January, 2023,” shared Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya.Automated Ration CardsThe Governor said that the present State Government has totally revamped and simplified the process for preparation of BPL/AAY ration card. Now BPL/AAY ration cards are being generated automatically on the basis of income criteria as per PPP database. Any beneficiary can now download his/her ration card online, by submitting the necessary details like family ID, etc.“The primary objective as well as benefit of PPP is to provide benefits to the beneficiary at the doorstep proactively without undergoing a separate inspection or verification process by each government agency or having to submit documents as proof or visit any government office. During the last year, many schemes and services have been linked to PPP for pro-active delivery,” said Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya.
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