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Union Finance Minister Jaitley adopts 4 Gujarat villages as part of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has adopted 4 villages in Vadodara district in Gujarat as part of the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.

He has adopted following 4 villages of Vadodara district:

  • Karnali village
  • Pipaliya village
  • Valida village
  • Baglipura village

About Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY)

SAGY encourages Members of Parliament (MP’s) from both Houses to identify and develop one village from their constituency as a model village

Under this scheme, MPs will be responsible for developing the socio-economic and physical infrastructure of three villages each by 2019, and a total of eight villages each by 2024.

Key objectives of the Yojana include:

  • The development of model villages, called Adarsh Grams, through the implementation of existing schemes, and certain new initiatives to be designed for the local context, which may vary from village to village.
  • Creating models of local development which can be replicated in other villages.

Under this SAGY, the first Adarsh Gram must be developed by 2016, and two more by 2019.

From 2019 to 2024, five more Adarsh Grams must be developed by each MP, one each year.  This implies that a total of 6,433 Adarsh Grams, of the 2,65,000 gram panchayats, will be created by 2024.

Thus, SAGY aims to transform lives of many for whom economic development never happened and also bring about a sense of pride, volunteerism, and self-reliance in villages.

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Government launches subsidised 5 kg LPG Cylinder scheme for BPL families

Central government has launched the sale of subsidised 5-kg LPG cylinders scheme for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and others.

It was launched by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Bhubaneswar, Odhisa.

This scheme was launched as part of the oil companies’ Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to cover BPL population in urban areas.

Under this pilot scheme, a BPL family would be provided with LPG connection. In this case customers not need to pay security deposit and cost of pressure regulator.

Government by launching this scheme is aiming to promote LPG as it a cleaner fuel which will help in creating better and smoke less cooking environment and help in improvement of women’s health.

Petroleum Minister also launched the sale of 5-kg cylinders under Free Trade LPG scheme in Bhubaneswar, Odhisa.

Free Trade LPG scheme: It will cater the LPG requirement of all sections of the society including the economically weaker section, student, migrant labourers who do not have proof of address due to their short stay in a particular place.

This scheme is aims at increasing the usage of LPG by providing customers with more affordable facilities.

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