Viksit Bharat Yatra brings a guarantee of a better life to 11 crores: PM

Syllabus: GS

Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrates the success of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, reaching 11 crore people, transforming it into a people’s journey.

Issue: Government Schemes Awareness.

Synopsis:

Key achievements highlighted include:

  1. VBSY made contact with 11 crore people, bridging the gap between the government and society.
  2. VBSY evolved into a journey of dreams and trust for the people, promoting Modi Ki Guarantee for positive change.
  3. The Yatra positively impacted the lives of those waiting for government scheme benefits, reaching doorsteps and proactively providing assistance.
  4. Modi Ki Guarantee gains global recognition, reflecting a shift in the lives of a large section of the population.
  5. The government prioritizes empowering the poor, farmers, women, and youth, considering them the four biggest castes of the country.
  6. VBSY receives 12 lakh new applications for Ujjwala gas connections and numerous applications for other schemes like Suraksha Bima Yojana, Jeevan Jyoti Yojana, and PM SVANidhi.
  7. Over two crore health check-ups conducted, including TB and sickle cell check-ups. Ayushman Yojana brings healthcare to the doorsteps of the poor.
  8. Mudra Yojana empowers women, with ten crore joining self-help groups, becoming Lakhpati Didis.
  9. PM emphasizes efforts to address farmers’ daily challenges, with initiatives like PM Kisan Samman Nidhi and support for agricultural cooperation, storage, and processing.
  10. Toor or Arhar dal farmers can now sell produce directly to the government online, ensuring MSP and better market prices.
  11. Campaign to increase Lakhpati Didis by two crores under NaMo Drone Didi Scheme, demonstrating one lakh drones during VBSY.

Background

What is the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra?

ü   To promote and publicize government welfare schemes.

ü   To enroll potential beneficiaries of these schemes by collecting details during the yatra.

Features

ü   The schemes that will be publicized through the yatra include Ayushman Bharat ; PMJAY  PM Garlb Kalyan Anna Yojana;  Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana among others.

ü   IEC Vans to publicize schemes Five specially designed IEC (Information, Education and Communication) Vans will carry the message of the Government’s flagship welfare programmes.

ü   Target The target is to cover over 2.55 lakh Gram Panchayats and over 3,600 urban local bodies by 25th January 2024.

Conclusion: The VBSY has emerged as a transformative initiative, positively impacting millions and addressing diverse aspects of socio-economic development in India.

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