Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel on Saturday discussed various issues related to the Pradhan Mantri Saubhagya Yojana, Ujjwala Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana, Mudra Yojana and Housing Scheme with the beneficiaries of the schemes in Indore in detail.
She told the people to avail maximum benefits of the schemes of the Kendra and the state government.The Governor said that in the last four years in the country there has been a revolutionary change through the various public welfare schemes.
While on the one hand the Ujjwala Yojana has freed the housewives from the smoke of chulhas, family members can now enjoy hot food and that too in less time.
Women are also protected from eye and lung (T.B) diseases.Discussing about Jan-Dhan Yojana with the beneficiaries, the Governor said that any poor person can keep his small capital in the bank and obtain interest apart from directly receiving the pension, scholarship and gas subsidy amount in his account.
The Governor said that the beneficiaries are getting benefit of electricity connections,tap connections, toilets, gas connections, link roads etc. along with the Prime Minister’s housing scheme. She told beneficiaries to educate their children.
She told them to get their sons married after 21 and daughter after they attain 18 years of age. She informed that the state government is also giving facilities to registered unorganized workers. Now these workers have to pay their electricity bill of only Rs 200 every month from July, the remaining amount will be paid by the state government.
She said that the state government and centre are running several schemes for pregnant women and children’s welfare.
All this is happening for the first time in the state and the country.Governor Smt. Patel told the beneficiaries that they should make self-help groups of women in their villages and deposit money in the denominations of Rs 10, 20, 50 so that no woman has to depend on others for money.She said that now women have stepped out of their homes and are working as businesswomen, teachers etc. through women empowerment schemes.
Talking to the beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Saubhagya Yojana, Smt. Patel said that electricity lines have been laid in all villages in the last four years and all houses have been given power connections. With all villages being electrified, it has generated employment. Now work like motor cycle and tractor repairing and welding can be also done in villages.
Women are stitching twice as much clothes through electric sewing machines. With the availability of electricity and toilets in every household, there is a revolutionary change in the lives of the villagers. She said that there are 10 universities in Indore district and about 550 T.B. patients. Professors of these universities should adopt these T.B. patients in this month itself and cure their illness within 6 months.
This will be an exemplary initiative.Governor Smt. Patel held discussion with Rajesh Prahlad, Ranchhedilal, Virendra Meherban of Jaitpura, Babulal Sumangi of Devguradia, Kalu Lakshmi of Sanavadia, Pavan Rameshwar of Dudhia, Sangeeta Dongre of Hawa Bungla, Maya and Radha Khandelwal of Mahavar Nagar and Jyoti Lahori of Biyabani. These beneficiaries had a soulful discussion with the Governor.