Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday urged sarpanchs and different elected representatives of native our bodies to make sure that no eligible particular person of their areas is disadvantaged of advantages below numerous welfare schemes of the Central and state governments.
Shah, who represents the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat, is presently on a three-day go to to his dwelling state Gujarat which started on August 28.
Speaking at an occasion for distribution of nutritious laddoos to pregnant girls at Nidhrad village close to Sanand city within the Ahmedabad district which falls below the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, Shah mentioned although infrastructure improvement is essential, it will likely be of no use if folks stay weak and poor.
“There are numerous welfare schemes floated by the state and Central governments. The local administration is trying to reach out to people. But, it is the responsibility of elected representatives, such as sarpanchs and members of district and taluka panchayats, to make sure that no eligible person is left out from getting the benefits under these schemes,” mentioned Shah.
He mentioned employees from the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat are visiting numerous villages to succeed in out to folks by organising camps.
“But, how much area can they cover by themselves? If sarpanchs of this region take up this responsibility that no eligible person remains without an Ayushman card or no widow is left out without pension, Gandhinagar would become the most developed Lok Sabha constituency in the country,” mentioned Shah.
“Infrastructure development is important and that process will also continue. But, empowerment of the poor, downtrodden and women is equally important. There is no meaning to infrastructure development if the people remain poor and weak” he added.
With the assistance of NGOs, Shah launched a scheme for the Gandhinagar constituency whereby round 7,000 poor pregnant girls will likely be given 15 vitamin-rich laddoos each month until they ship.
Shah mentioned these laddoos will assist combat malnutrition amongst youngsters and their moms.
“This scheme has been launched without taking any financial help from the government. I thank all the NGOs who have joined hands for launching this scheme. These protein and vitamin-rich laddoos will be given to pregnant women free of cost,” mentioned Shah.
He mentioned the “Poshan Abhiyan” launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March 2018 from Rajasthan has develop into a mass motion now.
Shah greeted folks on the event of Janmashtami and in addition congratulated Indian athletes who’ve gained medals, together with one gold medal, on the Tokyo Paralympics.