Government focuses on rural empowerment with its seven schemes under Gram Swaraj Abhiyan
New Delhi, Aug 20: With the Lok Sabha elections 2019 in mind, the government is trying every bit to reach out to people with different schemes. Due to more participation of poor and rural people in the elections exercise, the government's focus is maximum on rural areas with its claim of 100 per cent success of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan. The campaign was started on April 14 on the occasion of Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar's birth anniversary for which NITI Ayog selected 48,929 villages of 114 districts.
There are seven schemes under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan that included Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Yojna (PMSBY), Unnat Jyoti Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Vima Yojna (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna (PMSBY) and Mission Indradhanush.
As per the Union rural development ministry the second leg of the campaign has been a big success which was started from July 1 to August 15, 2018 while the first campaign was started from April 14 to May 05, 2018 in which seven schemes of the government were taken to people and except the one it has been able to achieve 100 per cent success.
Professor H K Solanki of Rashtriya Gramya Sansthan said that if a comparison of both the campaign is made, it has been observed that enough time has been given to implement them that has helped to awaken people about it and get it implemented. As per the latest data provided by the ministry under Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana 39 lakh and five thousand households were targeted to be given gas cylinder but 38.94 people have been given which is 99 per cent of the target, Prime Minister Sahaj Bijli Yojna touched the 75 per cent target under which 36.67 households were to be given electricity but 21.19 lakh households have been provided with the electricity.
But the target of immunisation under the Mission Indradhanush Yojana has crossed the 100 per cent mark. Under this scheme 4.5 lakh children were to be immunised but it exceeded to 4.60. Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna achieved 110 per cent of the target as under the scheme 53 lakh people were to be provides with its benefit but 58.26 lakh people have been benefited under this scheme.
The term insurance policy of the government has the success rate of 107 per cent under which 31.42 lakh people of 49 thousand villages were targeted to be benefited but beneficiaries are 33.69 lakh people. Under this scheme family member of the insured people will get Rs 2 lakh on death of the insured person. The scheme was launched by the government on May 9, 2015.
The most successful story has been the Jan Dhan Yojna with the target of opening of 46.20 lakh accounts in 49 thousand villages which has succeeded in opening 52.70 lakh accounts up to August 19, 2018. There were 31.89 crore Jan Dhan accounts up to June 2018. Under Unnat Jyoti Yojna 39.14 lakh LED bulbs to be distributed in 49,929 villages but as per the latest data it has crossed over to 42.69 lakh in 47720 villages.