VIKSIT BHARAT SANKALP YATRA
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Context: The "Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra" is a nationwide campaign launched by the Government of India to promote the development and progress of the country.
About Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra
- It is a government initiative aimed at raising awareness about and monitoring the implementation of various flagship central schemes across India. These schemes include Ayushman Bharat, Ujjwala Yojana, PM Suraksha Bima, PM SVANidhi, and others.
- The program is a collaborative effort involving various Union ministries and state governments.
- It was flagged off by the Prime Minister on December 16, with the initial launch in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Mizoram—states where recent Assembly polls were held.
- The Yatra had started earlier in other states but was delayed in these five states due to the Model Code of Conduct being in place before the elections.
- The Yatra began on November 15 from Khunti, Jharkhand. In just one month, it reached over 2.50 crore citizens across 68,000 Gram Panchayats in the country.
The program has four primary objectives:
- Reaching out to the vulnerable: The Yatra aims to identify and connect with individuals who are eligible for various government schemes but have not yet availed of the benefits.
- Dissemination of information and generating awareness: The initiative focuses on spreading information about government schemes and creating awareness among the public.
- Interaction with beneficiaries through personal stories/experience sharing: The Yatra involves engaging with beneficiaries of government schemes, allowing them to share their personal stories and experiences with the implemented programs.
- Enrollment of potential beneficiaries: During the Yatra, efforts are made to enrol potential beneficiaries by collecting details and information from participants.
- The "Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra" is a unique opportunity for the people of India to witness and celebrate the development and progress of their country. It serves as a platform for expressing aspirations and expectations for the future, reflecting the collective resolve and commitment of the people to make India a developed, empowered, and self-reliant nation.
Q. How effective has the implementation of people welfare policies been in India, particularly in addressing the needs of vulnerable populations, and what measures are in place to ensure the equitable distribution of benefits across different regions and demographics?