Three years of Modi government: Empowering gaon and garib

Sandarbha Desk
Sandarbha Desk

Transforming Lives through Financial Empowerment

  • Access to banking services for the first time since independence to crores of
    Indians. More than 28.52 crore bank accounts opened (as on 18th May 2017) under Jan Dhan Yojana.
  • More than 16 crore people avail social security cover at nominal rates under
    the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Atal Pension Yojana.
  • In a huge boost to entrepreneurship, more than 7.75 crore small entrepreneurs received collateral free loans worth nearly 3.3 lakh crore (as on 18th May 2017) under Mudra Yojana.
  • Bank loans between Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 1 crore to at least one SC/ST borrower & at least one woman borrower per bank branch to promote entrepreneurship.

Read in Hindi: तीन साल मोदी सरकार: गाँव और गरीबो का सशक्तिकरण

Ensuring Quality of Life, for even the poorest of poor

  • More than 2.22 crore women from BPL families get LPG connection under Ujjwala Yojana for smoke-free lives.
  • Housing For All’ initiative to ensure roof on the heads of all Indians by 2022. Now, housing loans of up to Rs. 9 lakh & Rs. 12 lakh will get interest subvention of 4 % & 3 % respectively.
  • More than 2.6 crore children have been immunized (Annual growth for full immunization coverage has increased from 1% to 5-7%) under Mission Indradhanush.
  • About 48,000 km road constructed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak
    Yojana. Almost 1,20,000 km of rural roads constructed in last 3 years.
  • More than 2/3rd (13,450 out of 18,456) of remaining dark villages electrified.

Also Read: Three years of Modi government: Bold decisions

Food Security for Poor

  • National Food Security Act, NFSA extended all over the country. 81.34 crore persons now get wheat at 2/ kg and rice at 3/ kg. The National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), which was being implemented in only 11 states in May 2014 is now being implemented in 33 States/UTs.

Eliminating the Evil of Exploitation

  • In a massive blow to middle-men and exploitation, direct benefit transfer has been rolled out for 92 schemes of 19 Ministries/Departments resulting in
    overall savings of Rs. 49,560 crore.
  • Reduction in Stent Prices by up to 85% to help all cardiac patients in the country. The price of Drug Eluting Stents (DES), which used to cost as much as Rs.1.5 lakh earlier, has been brought down to less than Rs.30,000. Bare Metal Stents (BMS), which used to cost Rs.40,000 earlier, now costs just less than Rs.7,500.
  • Ceiling prices for 835 National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) notified to ensure affordable and accessible medicines for the poor.
  • Jan Aushadhi stores to provide quality medicines at affordable rates.
  • Minimum wages have been increased by 42% for both agricultural and nonagricultural sectors to directly benefit lakhs of workers.
  • The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015, enhances the eligibility limit
    for payment of bonus from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 21,000 per month.
  • As on 31.08.2016, EPFO has allotted around 8.11 crore UAN to its members
    and around 2.82 crores of these members have activated using their Mobile number. Rs. 5826.89 crore paid to the beneficiaries from inoperative accounts during 2015-16.
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