NEW DELHI: Ahead of his government’s fourth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today highlighted the achievements of a programme to deliver services at the doorsteps of the rural populace, saying fruits of development have reached the poorest of the poor.
In a series of tweets, he shared details of the ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’, terming it as a unique movement initiated by the government to take the “fruits of development to the poorest of the poor in 16,850 villages from April 14 to May 5 as a tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar”.
He said, as a part of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, various teams ventured into villages and ensured complete coverage of 7 leading central government schemes.
“This movement is a great example of effective service delivery at the doorstep and furthering ease of living. During 21 days of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, 7.53 lakh Ujjwala connections distributed; 5,02,434 households electrified under Saubhagya Yojana; 25.03 lakh LED bulbs distributed across 16,682 villages; Immunisation of 1,64,398 children and 42,762 women under Mission Indradhanush,” he said.
The Prime Minister said from April 14 to May 5, 20,53,599 Jan Dhan beneficiaries were added; 16,14,388 Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana beneficiaries were added and another 26,10,506 beneficiaries were included under the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana.