Terming Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) a key initiative taken by the Centre Government to empower the women folk of Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, the Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta, on Sunday said that GoI-sponsored schemes are changing the lifestyle of women in JK.
According to an official, after providing free of cost LPG connections, Gupta said that smoke-free kitchen in households will help in maintaining healthy environ, besides protect the health of women and reduce health hazards.
He said this while distributing LPG connections to beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Gandhi Nagar constituency, here today.
As many as 42 number of LPG connections with other related accessories were handed over to the beneficiaries from ST and SC families on the occasion.
Gupta said that the State Government is fully implementing centre’s Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme in letter and spirit with an aim to make every household smokeless. “It is a major step to reduce indoor air pollution, drudgery faced by women and one that promises to extend LPG access,” he further said.
He said that respect for women is the basis of Ujjwala Yojana and it would bring a major change in the lifestyle of women from BPL families.
Gupta said that Centre government has been providing liberal funding to the state so that various development projects underway are completed in a time bound manner.
He also made people aware about the benefits of other Centrally sponsored schemes including Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya AntyodayaYojana, Digital India, Make In India, Skill India, MUDRA Bank Yojana, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme for Kerosene, Swachh Bharat Mission, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana,Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana and AMRUT Yojana.
Gupta urged the people to come forward and avail benefit from these welfare schemes for improving their socio-economic condition.
Earlier, a deputation of Chhamb Displaced Persons Association led by its president S. R. Nagial met with Deputy Chief Minister and apprised him about their demands with regard to disbursement of rehabilitation package for Chhamb Displaced persons of 1947, 1965 and 1971, the official said.
The deputation informed that in some cases the DPs of 1971 have not been allotted agricultural land and not able to produce the revenue extract of Jamabandi or Khasra Girdawri which is required as per notifications and check list approved by the Revenue department.
They demanded for fresh notification in this regard for exemption of present record of the allotted agricultural land document.
Gupta assured the deputation for consideration of the matter, the official added.
JKBOSE to adopt uniform curriculum for all schools: Zulfkar
JAMMU: Minister for School Education, Haj & Auqaf and Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, oin Sunday said that a committee headed by Chairman JKBOSE has been constituted to adopt uniform curriculum in all schools including private educational institutions.
According to an official, Zulfkar was talking to a deputation of Jammu and Kashmir Private Schools Coordination Committee (JKPSCC) called on and who apprised him of various issues concerning the private schools.
He expressed that uniformity will put students from different backgrounds at par with each other with no disparity on account of curriculum.
Appreciating the role of private schools in the society, Zulfkar said that private schools are doing yeoman job by providing quality education to the students and also improve the overall scenario of the education sector.
He further said that government will extend the Super50 coaching programme to private schools depending upon the facilities provided by the private schools, as per the infrastructure it have, and as per the quality of staff working in it.
The deputation led by its working president Dr Hari Dutt Shishu highlighted several issues which includes common order of recognition and affiliation of private schools, smoothen the process of re-inspection of schools for extension of affiliation , remedial classes for 10th,11th and 12th during summer vacations and others, the official added.
He said that the Minister gave patient hearing to the delegation and assured that all the highlighted issues would be looked into and redressed appropriately.