New Delhi, Nov 2 – The exhibition, organized by the Information, Public Relations, Language, and Culture Department, took center stage at the Antyodaya Mahasammelan, organised by the Haryana Government in Karnal district on November 2. The event saw Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah, along with Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal and other distinguished guests, visiting the grand exhibition that covered approximately 8000 square feet. The exhibition showcased information about the state government’s welfare schemes designed for Antyodaya families.
A unique aspect of this exhibition was the use of large LED screens to display information about these welfare schemes, accompanied by the creation of 9 selfie points, each representing one of the 9 most effective schemes for Antyodaya families. Groups of 100-150 members from Antyodaya families enjoyed the exhibition while taking selfies at these designated points.
Key highlights of the 9 main schemes:
Antyodaya- gave the deprived their rights
Under the Chief Minister Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana, families with an annual income below Rs 1 lakh were identified, resulting in 44,546 loans approved out of 1,04,169 in 882 Antyodaya Mela days across 4 phases. The scheme provided salary employment to 5,001 families, skill training to 3,209, and honorarium to 1,630. The government aims to increase the annual income of every family in the state to at least Rs 1.80 lakh.
Health services accessible to all, Ayushman Bharat / Chirayu Yojana
Families with annual incomes up to Rs 1.80 lakh receive free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh under Ayushman Bharat/Chirayu Yojana. The Haryana government has expanded this facility to families with annual incomes up to Rs 3 lakh with an annual contribution of Rs 1,500. So far, 87 lakh Ayushman Bharat/Chirayu cards have been issued, and claims worth Rs 1088 crore have been processed for the treatment of 8.56 lakh patients.
Apna Ghar Sapno Ka Home, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
The state aims to construct 67,649 houses in urban areas under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. With financial assistance of Rs 529 crore, 15,045 houses have been built, and 15,258 are under construction. In rural areas, 28,440 houses are approved, with Rs 382 crore as many as 26,362 houses already constructed and 3,077 under construction. The government has also registered 2,89,855 people on the Mukhyamantri Shahri Awas Yojana portal to provide homes for 1 lakh extremely poor urban residents.
BPL ration card being made automatically
Haryana Government for the first time has increased the annual incomes of BPL families from Rs 1.20 lakh to Rs 1.80 lakh. BPL ration cards of 39 lakh eligible families have been made automatically. Now in the state, people do not have to wait for any survey to make BPL card, nor do they have to visit offices.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Housing Renovation Scheme
This scheme includes BPL households from Scheduled Caste, Vimukt Caste, and Tapriwas Caste and families from all sections with annual incomes up to Rs 1.80 lakh are covered. The state government has increased the house repair assistance from Rs 25,000 to Rs 80,000, benefiting more than 66,000 recipients with assistance worth Rs 370 crore.
Senior citizens get a life of self-reliance and respect
Haryana has linked the old age Samman allowance with the family identity card, increasing the annual income limit for pension eligibility from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 3 lakh. The state provides the highest old age samman allowance of Rs 2,750 per month in the country, benefiting 1.82 lakh elderly individuals on a proactive basis.
Shagun on the marriage of a daughter of a poor family
Under the Chief Minister Shagun Scheme, the government has increased the Shagun amount to Rs 71,000 and extended it to all daughters in a family. Over the past 9 years, Rs 821 crore has been given for the marriages of 2,58,000 girls belonging to BPL families. In addition, Rs 76 crore is now directly deposited into the accounts of 12,543 daughters upon marriage registration.
Respect of labour, welfare of workers
The state has registered 52 lakh unorganized workers on the e-Shram portal and established minimum monthly wages of Rs 10,661.28 for unskilled workers and Rs 13,606.75 for skilled workers. Government provides Rs 5 lakh to the family of a worker in case of work-related accidents or silicosis. There’s also assistance of Rs 1.01 lakh for a daughter’s marriage, annual financial aid of Rs 20,000 for children from the first class to post-graduation, along with a monthly disability pension of Rs 3,000.
Freedom from office, documents and applications
Through the implementation of the Family Id, the Haryana Government has liberated individuals from the constraints of offices, paperwork, and applications. Now, all the benefits of these schemes can be easily accessed from the comfort of one’s home. The data of 2.83 crore members belonging to 71 lakh families has been successfully updated on PPP, with the inclusion of 397 services and schemes. An impressive 45 lakh families have already taken advantage of these programs. Furthermore, the Nirogi Haryana Yojana has provided free health check-ups to 32 lakh underprivileged individuals, and the Chief Minister Vivah Shagun Yojana benefits have been extended to their homes, enhancing the convenience of these initiatives.