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6 years of Yogi govt: Welfare & development of person sitting in last rung of society, top priority

Furthermore, in the last six years, pre-matric scholarship amounting to Rs 593 crores was given to 55,26,539 students belonging to scheduled castes, Rs 778 crore to 38,55,570 students of backward class while 4,70,562 students of general category were given Rs. 118 crore as pre matric scholarship.

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Lucknow:  The Uttar Pradesh government, led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, remained committed to the welfare and development of the person sitting in the last rung of the society in the last six years. The government focused on all-around development without any discrimination.

In six years, the Yogi government has made Uttar Pradesh the most successful state in terms of social security by undertaking numerous unique and unprecedented projects.

Realised the dream of ‘Antyodaya’:

Realising the dream  ‘Antyodaya’, the Yogi government implemented the Mukhyamantri Abhyudaya Yojana in all districts. In the last six years, the pension has been given to 98.28 lakh beneficiaries under destitute women, old age and disabled pension schemes. Under Mukhyamantri Samhuhik Vivah Scheme, as many as 2,25,689 couples got married. Moreover, the  grant amount was increased from Rs 35,000 to Rs. 51,000. Old age home facility is now available in the state for transgender senior citizens.

Furthermore, in the last six years, pre-matric scholarship amounting to Rs 593 crores was given to 55,26,539 students belonging to scheduled castes, Rs 778 crore to 38,55,570 students of backward class while 4,70,562 students of general category were given Rs. 118 crore as pre matric scholarship.

Similarly, post-matric scholarship amounting to Rs 6935 crores was given to 58,22,682 students of scheduled castes, Rs 6582 crore to 84,69,835 students of backward class while over 29, 10,057 students were given Rs. 3,284 crore under post matric scholarship in the general category. As many as 108756 students of the minority community benefited from the scholarship scheme. For the backward class students, hostels have been constructed in Ambedkarnagar, Azamgarh, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar, Bahraich and Jalaun districts. In minority-dominated areas, 62 pipe drinking water projects worth Rs 155 crores were completed.

For the empowerment of Divyangjans, a maintenance grant of Rs.1000 per beneficiary per month was given to more than 11 lakh Divyangjans. Divyang maintenance grant amount per month was increased from Rs. 300 to Rs. 1000 per beneficiary. In six years, the Yogi government distributed artificial limbs and assistive devices to 2,76,515 Divyangjans. Smart classes started in 16 special schools. The grant amount under the Leprosy Pension Scheme was increased from Rs. 2500 to Rs.3000 per month whereas the amount under Artificial Limbs / Assistive Device Scheme increased from Rs. 8000 to Rs.10000. Categories of Divyangjan state level awards were increased from 3 to 12, and the prize money was increased from Rs.5000 to Rs. 25000.

Women empowerment remains top priority:

Realising that a prosperous society can only be created by empowering women, the Yogi government, in the last six years, has run several welfare schemes for women in Uttar Pradesh. Over 14.86 lakh girls in the state are being benefitted under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana, 32.62 lakh women under Destitute Women Pension Scheme. More than 2 lakh women benefited from PM SVANidhi Yojana. The government connected more than 72.69 lakh rural women with 693663 self-help groups, 42060 village organizations and 2356 cluster-level unions under the Uttar Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission.  In six years, 52, 55, 129 mothers benefited from Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana. The process of setting up 58000 posts of BC Sakhi is in full swing. 35183 BC Sakhis conducted transactions of Rs.10371 crores, and earned Rs. 27.29 crores. 150 new Anganwadi centers were built in the state, while approval has been given for the construction of 199 Anganwadi centers. Public representatives and officers adopted 6,591 Anganwadi centers. 1100 pink toilets for women were constructed in 189 civic bodies. Assistance to 5.31 lakh women was given under 181-women helpline scheme. Compensation was provided to 6414 women and girls under Rani Lakshmi Bai Bal and Mahila Samman Kosh Yojana.

 Free gas connections to over 1.75 crore families:

More than 1.75 crore families were given free gas connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in the six years of the Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh. Under this scheme, the provision of two free LPG cylinders was made on Holi and Diwali. Under the National Food Security Act, free distribution of 35 kg of food grains was carried out to 15 crore poor people of the state.  Food grains include 1 kg.  Dal / Sabut Chana, 1 Kg. iodized salt, 1 kg refined oil. Free 1 kg sugar per month was given to Antyodaya ration card holders. Free food grains distribution has taken place for one year from January 01, 2023 to Antyodaya and eligible household beneficiaries. Food grains was provided to 42,283 cardholders of other states from Uttar Pradesh and 21,40, 216 card holders of Uttar Pradesh from other states under the One Nation-One Ration Card Scheme. During the six years of the Yogi government, Rs 40,831 crores was paid to farmers on the purchase of 222.47 LMT of wheat and Rs.  63,618 crores on purchase of 345.59 lakh metric tonnes of paddy.

 

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