Central government first launched Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana (PMGY) in 2408 blocks.
The Prime Minister said that under the scheme, the focus will be on development works in the villages. He said that the central budget this year is dedicate to the farmers and the villages. He said that development initiatives should focus on rural development.
Referring to some important development initiatives taken by the Central Government. The Prime Minister said that 18000 villages are electrify under the 1000-day deadline, which will deprive of power facilities. He said that through the ‘proud’ app, people can also observe progress in achieving this goal. He said that digital connectivity is also essential in villages.
There are three section in Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana (PMGY): Mid-Day Meal Program, Integrated Child Development Plan as well as Kishori Shakti Yojana. These schemes will help to develop the village. All scheme are very beneficial for the society.
Features Of Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana (PMGY)
There are following features of Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana (PMGY)-
Mid-Day Meal Program
- Under this scheme government will provide mid-day meal in government schools.
- It’ll help to improve the attendance of students as well as improve nutrients level in poor children.
- Mid-Day Meal Program follow the time table–
- Mon- Rice, Daal, Tomato Curry, Salad, Papad and also chutney
- Tue- Kheer/Halwa, pulao with potato, tomato and peas, Salad, Papad also chutney
- Wed- Daal, Rice, Mix veg, Salad, Papad also chutney
- Thu- Cauliflower curry, Pakode, Salad, Papad also chutney
- Fri- Rice and Mung Daal, Salad, Papad, chutney
- Sat- salted rice, mix daal, greren vegetable, Salad, Papad, chutney
Integrated Child Development Plan
- Under this policy, nurtures and health of the children aged 0-6 years are looked after.
- At present, 40 million children have been enrolled in this scheme.
- At present, the Central Government carries 90% of the cost of the scheme and the rest of the state and Union Territories do it themselves.
- In the budget of 2015-16, there was a provision of 14000 cr for this scheme.
- ICDS is a comprehensive form of Integrated Child Development Plan.
- Integrated Child Development Plan is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme which is being executed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD).
- In this scheme the Central Government is responsible for the planning and operational cost of programs, while the State Governments are responsible for the implementation of the program and providing nutrition to the resources of their own.
- The Integrated Child Development Plan, primary health care and informal education are responsible for providing nutritional supplements.
- It is one of the largest programs in the world in terms of children, under which children need basic amenities (6 years of age) and vitamins for the health care of mothers engaged in the upbringing of pregnant mothers and children. Information about pills, and other diseases is present.
Kishori Shakti Yojana
- To overcome the problem of malnutrition in girls, the Department of Women and Child Development has issued instructions for implementing a uniform Kishori Shakti Yojana across the state. Government has also selected ten districts in this plan. These 10 districts will also get benefit from this scheme.
- Under this new scheme, nutritional supplements will be provided to the malnourished teenager at Anganwadi centers on rotation basis for six days a week.
- The state government had started Sabla scheme in 2011 in selected ten districts of the state of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Barmer, Bhilwara, Banswara, Dungarpur and Sriganganagar. It was providing nutritional supplements to teenage girls.
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