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PIB to organise awareness programmes on Central Schemes

Written by: Staff
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Jammu, Aug 25 (UNI) The Press Information Bureau (PIB) will launch a Public Information Campaign (PIC) on the Centrally sponsored schemes for people living in remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir region.

Starting from August 29, the PIC here would be a part of the on-going nation-wide campaign on the various central schemes launched by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry at 263 locations in 200 districts. PIB has been appointed as Nodal Agency for the project.

The first six days' awareness programme to be held in Kishtwar in Doda district on August 29 would be inaugrated by Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, state PIB Media Communication Director Bharati Vaid said in a press conference here yesterday.

Ms Vaid said the campaign would be launched in collaboration with media units such as AIR, Doordarshan, Directorate Field Publicity, Directorate Audio Visual Publicity, Songs and Drama Division besides State government departments like Education, Rural Development, Social Welfare, Health, Forest, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Horticulture, Tourism and other organisations banks, Insurance companies, NABARD, NGOs, Panchayti Raj Institutions, Nehru Yuvak Kendras.

The campaign will cover centrally sponsored schemes like Bharat Nirman, National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme Act, National Rural Health Mission, Sar Shiksha Abhiyan, Mid Day Meal Programme, Jawahar Lal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission, Right to Information Act and Prime Minister's new 15 Point Programme for the welfare of Minorities, she added.

Ms Vaid said that besides Kishtwar, such campaigns would also be launched in Leh(Ladakh) in September followed by Poonch in October. She said during such programmes workshops would be organised in the villages especially in remote areas by the concerned departments with an objective to reach out to the targetted people and to make them aware to how to get benefit from it.

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