Yogi reiterates its commitment to the well-being of the poor and underprivileged

Launches Garib Kalyan Mela in 826 Development Blocks

Reiterating his government’s commitment to the welfare of the poor and underprivileged, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched Garib Kalyan Mela in the 826 development blocks of the state on the anniversary of the birth of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.

While the chief minister inaugurated the Garib Kalyan Mela of the Bharohia bloc of Gorakhpur, his cabinet colleagues and other representatives of the people launched it on Saturday in other neighborhoods and blocs.

Committing to work for the well-being of the poor and marginalized sections, Yogi said, “All the poor and needy should register with Ayushman Bharat so that they can enjoy the benefits of the program during their illness. There should be no lack of treatment for the needy in the state. Our government supports the families of every victim and every poor person through its state welfare programs. Central and state governments work with full commitment to the upliftment of the bottom rung of society. The Garib Kalyan Melas are organized simultaneously in the 826 development blocks of the state, which is an indicator of this commitment. “

Highlighting government programs, the chief minister said that under the Jan Arogya program proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019, more than six million eligible people in Uttar Pradesh were covered by free medical services until at Rs 5 lakh via Ayushman Golden Card.

“These cardholders can get free treatment in public or set up hospitals. Those who could not benefit from this program are covered by Chief Minister Jan Arogya Yojana, ”he said.

The chief minister further said that more than 29,460 girls had been linked to Kanya Sumangala Yojana in Gorakhpur, adding that in Bharohia bloc itself, 1,061 girls had benefited from the program.

He said 68,341 poor women had been linked to the Poor Women’s Pension Scheme in Gorakhpur and in Bharohia bloc 1,661 women benefited from this scheme.

He said no poor woman should feel helpless in the state and instructions were given to involve them in the program by setting up camps.

Likewise, 26,525 divyangjans (with physical problems) were benefiting from the Gorakhpur pension scheme, of which 606 were from Bharohia and, in addition to a pension, artificial limbs and assistive devices were also provided to people with disabilities, a- he declared.

Mentioning Ujjwala Yojana, the chief minister said that the first phase of the program was initiated by the Prime Minister of Ballia and that 2,44519 women had received free LPG connections in Gorakhpur. Under Ujjwala 2.0, 19,000 new beneficiaries have been linked, he added.

Highlighting the Poshahar program for women and children, Yogi said that around 1,33,926 children between six months and three years old and around 74,626 children between three and six years old received nutritious food at Anganwadi centers in Gorakhpur.

“Up to 54,417 pregnant and breastfeeding women have also benefited from the Pushtahaar program. In Bharohia block, 4,278 children aged 6 months to 3 years, 2,208 children 3 to 6 years old and 1,656 pregnant breastfeeding women have benefited from this program, ”he said.

The Chief Minister also mentioned the achievements of many other social assistance programs and said that 5.19 lakh farmers in Gorakhpur have benefited from Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi. In addition, he said, 1.49 lakh of people benefited from the old age pension scheme, including 4,201 from Bharohia block.

“In addition, the construction of 37,451 houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana has been completed in the district including 751 of Bharohia. In addition, 9,228 new beneficiaries were selected under the leadership of Prime Minister Awas Yojana in the district. People also get houses under CM Awas Yojana, ”he said.

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