Bharat Nirman PIC begins in Laaldhang
By OUR STAFF REPORTER |
Wed, 12 -Feb, 2014
Haridwar, 11 Feb: A three-day Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign started in Laaldhang in Bahadarabad block of Haridwar district with cultural programmes today. Organised with a view to informing people about the flagship programmes of the Central Government, the rural fair was inaugurated by MLA Pranav Singh ‘Champion’. He called upon the people to make optimal use of the right to information. He said the Central Government framed the Right to Information Act to ensure effective participation of the common man in the implementation of development schemes. Champion appealed to the people to use non-conventional sources of energy like solar power to conserve environment and energy. He also reviewed about two dozen stalls put up in the exhibition wing at the fair. District Development Officer SS Sharma dwelt in detail about the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee programme on the occasion. He said that under the scheme poor rural families were provided with one hundred days employment in a year and payment of wages to beneficiaries was made through bank accounts to ensure payment of full dues. An eligible beneficiary could stake claim for wages if employment was applied for and not obtained within the time limit. Swajal Yojana Manager Narendra Kumar Panwar elaborated on the total sanitation programme. He said that the government was providing monetary assistance of Rs 5100 to poor families for construction of toilets. Besides, drinking water schemes were also being constructed under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan. Speaking about the Indira Awas Yojana, Block Development Officer, Bahadarabad, Anita Panwar disclosed that BPL cardholders and SC and ST families were being provided economic assistance by the government for construction of and repairs to dwelling units. In the plains, the assistance for construction of houses had been increased from forty-five thousand rupees to seventy thousand rupees. Similarly, for hills and tribal dominated areas, it had been enhanced from forty-eight thousand five hundred rupees to seventy-five thousand rupees. AK Sharma of the Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Authority informed about renewable sources of energy. With the objective of disseminating information about their programmes and schemes, various departments have put up exhibition stalls at the main programme venue of the campaign. These included agriculture, swajal project, education, national open university education institute, akshay urja, AIDS, medical, health and family welfare, co-operatives, BSNL Haridwar, social welfare, women and child development project, rural development department, Bahadarabad, food and civil supplies, Directorate of Field Publicity, Press Information Bureau (PIB), Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, and other departments.