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May 24, 2018
2:21PM

PM says poorest of the poor benefited in over 16000 villages in 20 days through Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed happiness that through the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, the fruits of development was taken to the poorest of the poor in 16,850 villages from the 14th of last month to the 5th of this month as a tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar.

In a series of tweets, Mr Modi said, as part of the Abhiyan, various teams ventured across the villages and ensured complete coverage of seven leading central government schemes.

The Prime Minister said, during the period, over 20 lakh 53,000 Jan Dhan beneficiaries and more than 16 lakh 14,000 Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana beneficiaries were added. He said, over 26 lakh 10,500 beneficiaries were also added under the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana.

More than 7 lakh 50,000 Ujjwala connections were distributed and over five lakh 2,000 households were electrified under the Saubhagya Yojana. Over 25 lakh LED bulbs were also distributed across 16,700 villages. Mr Modi also said, immunisation of over 1 lakh 64,000 children and 42,000 women were done under Mission Indradhanush.

The Prime Minister said, Gram Swaraj Abhiyan was a success due to the active participation of Ministers, MPs, MLAs, representatives of various local bodies, officials of the state governments, topmost officers of the Central government, civil society members and Self Help Groups. He said, the movement is a great example of effective service delivery at the doorstep and furthering ease of living. 

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