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Jharkhand Government Implements Schemes for Social Upliftment

  • 01 Apr 2024
  • 3 min read

Why in News?

Recently, the Jharkhand government launched schemes to benefit the people. It claims that Jharkhand is the first state in the country where the Sarvajan Pension Scheme has been implemented.

Key Points

  • In the last four years, the government has worked to link all the eligible people who come under the purview of social security with the Sarvajan Pension Scheme.
    • According to the state government, people were connected with schemes with the help of district headquarters and block-level officials who are working to reach each village and every house with a bundle of schemes.
  • The government has also worked to promote important schemes like the Abu Awas Yojana off the ground.
    • Under this, pucca houses will be given to 20 lakh eligible families in the state.
  • To provide benefits to farmers, the Sindri urea factory was recently inaugurated in Dhanbad district.
    • The government is working on providing irrigation water through pipelines to the fields all around the year.
  • To promote employment, the Jharkhand government has enacted a law to ensure that 75% of the recruitment in private industrial institutions established within the state is fulfilled by local people.
    • An Employment Generation Scheme has also been operated to provide employment to the unemployed youth in the state.

Sarvajan Pension Scheme

  • It was launched by the Government of Jharkhand on 6th March 2024. Through this scheme, pensions will be provided to poor citizens above 60 years of age.
  • This pension will be of ₹ 1000 which will be distributed in the bank account of the beneficiaries on the 5th of every month.
  • All eligible widows, disabled, and old people within the state have been linked to the pension scheme.
    • The government will now give the benefit of the pension scheme to women of all sections in the state from the age of 50 years.
    • Men from the SC/ST community will also be covered under the pension scheme from the age of 50 years.
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