Gujarat Chief Minister speaks with 1.23-lakh beneficiaries on 3rd Garib Kalyan Mela
Narendra Modi announces ‘Mukhya Mantri Amritam Yojna’ assistance of up to Rs.2-lakh for treatment of serious diseases of BPL personsAhmedabad, Saturday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today announced ‘Mukhya Mantri Amritam Yojna’ for the treatment of BPL persons suffering from serious diseases free-of-cost up to Rs.2-lakh. A budgetary provision of Rs.200-crore has been made under this scheme.
Speaking on the third day of Garib Kalyan Mela from Gandhinagar with 1.32-lakh beneficiaries for Rs.175-crore assistance in 23 talukas through video conferencing, he said that Gujaratis the state which bears the cost of major surgery of school children and lakhs of poor families, providing them a new lease of life.
As the occasion coincided with Dr. Ambedkar’s 121st birth anniversary, he said the Garib Kalyan Melas are to let the poor, dalit, oppressed and have-nots realize their dream and to infuse energy in them with strength to fight poverty.
Mr. Modi said education is best medicine to fight poverty. Giving details of innovative methods to spread among the deprived, he said that Gujarat has topped all the states in the country in implementation of 20-Point Programme continuously for the last ten years.
He said that 8.50 lakh pucca house have been built for the homeless in the category of 0-16 points of BPL families in the state. These Garib Kalyan Melas are the platform for fighting poverty.
The Chief Minister appealed to the people to resolve on Dr. Ambedkar’s birthday to shun addiction.