Central government’s schemes
Boosts India’s Rural Development
A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people and India’s culture is best depicted in its villages. The Central government is effortlessly trying to ensure that COVID-19 does not hamper the development of India’s rural areas.
PM Modi’s byte – https://twitter.com/drharshvardhan/status/1394582373514153990?s=20 – (00:52 – 1:22)
Despite the difficulties posed by the pandemic, the Ministry of Rural Development has ensured that the development works across the country should not be affected. Through the Ministry of Rural Development’s continuous efforts, the country has observed some remarkable achievements.
Let’s have a look at them
Under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 1.85 crore persons have been offered work as per the latest statistics. The employment offered during the current year is 52% higher than the previous years and around 2.95 crore persons have been offered work in FY 2021-22. This led to the completion of 5.98 lakh assets and the generation of 34.56 crore person-days.
To fight against COVID-19 in rural areas, the Ministry has also trained nodal persons at state, district and block level. Under Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), training has been provided to tutors/coaches on COVID-19 appropriate behaviours, vaccination and vaccine hesitancy. They are also encouraged to follow good health-seeking behaviours and immunity building measures. Under the initiative, 13,958 states, district and block level nodal persons have been trained as master trainers in 34 State Rural Livelihood Missions.
Let’s get to know about the implementation of these Missions with the help of real-life success stories.
Through Madhya Pradesh’s State Rural Livelihood Mission, 12 girls from the villages of the district were sent for placements in the Trident Company Budni at a monthly salary of Rs 18000. The opportunity has been provided to these girls under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana.
जिला प्रशासन द्वारा लगातार जिले के युवाओं को नौकरी से जोड़ने का काम किया जा रहा है। मप्र राज्य ग्रामीण आजीविका मिशन के माध्यम से डीडीयूजीकेवाई योजना अन्तर्गत जिले के ग्रामों की 12 युवतियों को 18000 रु के मासिक वेतन पर ट्रांईडेन्ट कंपनी बुदनी में प्लेसमेन्ट के लिए रवाना किया गया। pic.twitter.com/Ihn79SHXxF
— Collector Sehore (@CollectorSehore) May 18, 2021
It is interesting to note that 33 female trainees from rural Madhya Pradesh trained under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana have been placed at Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad.
33 female trainees from rural Madhya Pradesh trained under #DDUGKY have been placed at Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, with a monthly CTC of Rs. 13K.
With great enthusiasm, they’ve taken their first ever flight to Hyderabad to start their new professional life. pic.twitter.com/CUS5dtB9rS
— Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India (@MoRD_GoI) May 18, 2021
Till now, around 1,14,500 Community Resource Persons have been trained by master trainers and 2.5 crore women (SHG) Self Help Groups members have been trained by Community Resource Persons. To provide relief and generate employment, Revolving Fund and Community Investment Fund amounting to approximately Rs. 56 Crore have also been released to women Self Help Groups. Apart from this, online training is also promoted for staff and community cadres on-farm and non-farm based livelihoods.
By building awareness & capacity for sustainable agricultural practices, the Ministry of Rural Development’s Krishi Sakhi program has changed the lives of the women of Kerala. Let’s get to know more about them through this video clip.
(https://twitter.com/MoRD_GOI/status/1393100810918129666?s=20) – From (00:05 – 00:35) – Run this clip with the voiceover mentioned below..
(Voice over – By making a small change to their agricultural technique, these women farmers of Thiruvananthapuram are earning a good income. The main goal of these programmes is to identify people and teach them appropriate skills so that they do not lack behind due to social and economic constraints)
This is not it. The Ministry of Rural Development has also registered some other achievements to its name.
Despite difficulties in availability and movement of people, machines and materials, this year observed the completion of the highest length of road as compared to the last 3 years. Under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, the Cumulative Physical Progress is 1795.9 Km with a Cumulative Expenditure of Rs 1693.8.
Moreover, It is important to note that many rural development schemes have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but due to the streamlined workflows of the Ministry, Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin scheme has been able to log an expenditure of Rs. 5854 crores in this financial year.
The central government is continuously ensuring the developmental activities for the welfare of common citizens. Along with appropriate safety interventions, the central government is also emphasising the uninterrupted skill development of its people.