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Kohima, June 2: The State Unit of BJP today launched a month long programme to mark one year of BJP led NDA Government 2.0.
Launching the programme at party head office here, Deputy Chief Minister, Y. Patton read out long lists of achievement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Government, including efforts to combat COVID-19. He said Modi’s Government approached the challenges posed by coronavirus pro-actively and fought the pandemic with the help of public participation by winning public trust and involving public in the fight.
He said Rs 1.7 lakh crore relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan was announced by the Union Government. During the lockdown, 8.7 crore farmers were provided with Rs 2000 through Direct Benefit Transfer in the first week of April under PMKY. As many as 20 crore women Jan Dhan account holders were also given Rs 500 every month for three months during the lockdown period.
“A total of 3 crore poor senior citizens, widows and Divyang were provided with an amount of Rs. 1000. Wages under MNREGA were also increased by the Modi Government,” Patton said.
Also after the announcement of the lockdown Modi Government took the landmark decision to provide 80 crore poor with 5 Kg wheat/rice and 1 kg pulse free for 3 months and provide 8 crore migrant labourers with 5 kg of food grains and 1 kg of pulses per month free for two months.
The Deputy CM said Prime Minister, Modi’s Government provided an insurance cover of Rs. 50 lakhs for Coron warrior health workers and declared any attack on corona warriors a non-bailable offense by bringing in an ordinance. Also more than 52 lakhs migrant workers were sent to their home states in 3,840 special labour trains in 25 days.
Other achievements are to make the farmers self-reliant the Centre has announced a funding facility of Rs. 1 lakh crore for improving the farming infrastructure. Also distributed 2.5 crore new Kisan Credit Cards to provide loans up to Rs. 2 lakh crore to 2.5 crore farmers.
Government also allocated Rs. 20,000 crore for fisherman, Rs. 15,000 crore for animal husbandry infrastructure development and Rs. 13,343 crore for animal disease control in order to make these industries self-reliant. A provision of Rs. 1.45 crore has been made for construction of infrastructure in agriculture and allied sectors, out of which Rs. 1 lakh crore marked for farm fate infrastructure.
Further over 34 crore individuals were brought into the financial mainstream by connecting them to banks through the Jan Dhan Yojana. The Centre also raised the standard of living for crores of poor women whose life and health were threatened due to harmful smoke emanating from chulahs by ensuring more than 9 crore LPG connections through the Ujjawala Yojna.
More than 18 thousands villages electrified in a time bound manner.
“Thorough wide ranging reforms on the economic front, the Modi Government has sparked a new will and confidence among the people of India to achieve greater economic heights. The Modi Government successfully introduced a fundamental reform aimed at ensuring One nation-one tax by implementing the GST regime. In its first term, the Modi Government has ensured an environment favourable for doing business. Its transparent policies and effective measures have established India as the fastest growing economy.”
Unit President, Temjen Imna Along, Advisor Khehovi Yepthomi and other senior party functionaries attended the launching programme. (Page News Service)