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Bhupendra Patel completes two years as Gujarat CM: Welfare schemes undertaken | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel on Wednesday successfully completed two years in office. Bhupendra Patel took oath as chief minister on September 13, 2021 after BJP recorded a comprehensive victory against the Congress in the assembly elections in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah, both of whom are from Gujarat, led the party to a historic victory.
During these two years, the Gujarat government has constantly worked for the welfare of the people of the state and under his leadership several important decisions for public welfare have been taken.
Some of the key initiatives taken by the Gujarat government include:

  • Implementation of the recommendations of the Justice Jhaveri Commission: 27% reservations for OBCs in various offices (Mayor, Sarpanch, etc.)
  • ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ Campaign’: Establishment of 15,136 toilets, 15,58,166 citizens have uploaded selfies, 21,28,105 citizens have taken a pledge for cleanliness, construction of 16,336 Amrut Vatika, 12,28,025 tree plantations, and 29,925 brave individuals and families were honored in addition to the participation of 21,01,085 in the Flag Hoisting ceremony.
  • The ‘Zero-Casualty approach’ during the Biparjoy cyclone was successful in minimizing damage to life and property.
  • The state government has provided immediate assistance of Rs 11.60 crore and announced a relief package of Rs240 crore for 10 districts affected by to Biparjoy cyclone

Under education

  • Organisation of the 20th edition of the Shala Praveshotsav: More than 46,600 dignitaries visited 27,368 primary schools in 27 districts. Admission of 9 lakh 77 thousand children in Aanganwadis and 2.30 lakh children in Standard- 1.
  • Online pass facility for students traveling in State Transport buses.
  • Centres of Excellence for new-age technologies like 3D printing, coding, AI-ML, electric vehicles, semiconductor design and advance verification, cyber-physical systems, and cloud services will be set up under Robotics and advanced manufacturing at Government Degree Engineering and Polytechnic Colleges.
  • Rs 64 crore has been sanctioned for 400 Gyan Setu Day schools to ensure that meritorious students from Class 6 to 12 get quality education free of cost.

Under agriculture

  • Increase of 10 lakh hectares in Kharif Crop sowing compared to the previous year.
  • Decision to provide an additional 2.27-million-acre feet of water for irrigation to farmers.
  • More than 20 lakh farmers have been trained in natural farming and more than 7 lakh farmers in the state have adopted natural farming.
  • 9,600,000 cattle in the state were protected by administering FMD/Brucellosis vaccination.
  • Package of Rs330 crores for farmers cultivating red onions and potatoes.
  • The farmers will get assistance of Rs40 crore for export to other states and outside the country. Assistance of ₹90 crore for the sale of red onions and potatoes in APMC. An assistance of Rs200 crore was sanctioned by the Government to store only edible potatoes (table purpose) in cold storage.

For poor

  • 6,800 students of the Scheduled Castes will receive stipends for vocational courses to empower them.
  • Over 6,500 Ambedkar Awas have been constructed to ensure that homes are available to citizens of the Scheduled Castes.
  • To ensure that various social security schemes reach the families in need, it has been decided to issue a family identity card.
  • Mukhyamantri Adimjati Sarvangi Utkarsh Yojana was announced for the comprehensive development of tribal communities.
  • Distribution of bamboo to over 39,55,000 tribals for employment.
  • Bridges were constructed at around 15 causeways to facilitate transportation in tribal areas.
  • To ensure that Panchayat services are accessible to communities in tribal areas, Panchayat Ghars have been constructed in 37 villages.
  • Identification of over 10,000 tribal women suffering from severe anemia for timely maternal care, thereby reducing the maternal mortality rate.

For women

  • Under the public distribution system, fortified rice (enriched with folic acid, iron, and vitamin B12) is being distributed for enhanced nutrition in 14 districts. This initiative, costing ₹60 crore, will now expand to cover all districts in the state.
  • The first-ever gender budget surpasses ₹1 lakh crore, with over 200 schemes exclusively focused on women. The budget allocates Rs1,04,986.70 crore for women-centric schemes.
  • A new chapter on women’s empowerment, with a budget exceeding Rs1 lakh crore, with over 200 schemes exclusively for women.
  • Support has been extended to 1,285 eligible girls under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Kelavani Nidhi Yojana for pursuing medical education (MBBS program).
  • Under Mukhyamantri Matrushakti Yojana, assistance is being provided to improve the nutrition levels of over 7 lakh pregnant and lactating mothers every month through the distribution of 1 kg tuvar dal, 2 kg chana, and 1 litre of refined oil.

Under health

  • Under PMJAY, starting from July 11th, the state’s citizens will receive increased health coverage from ₹5 lakhs to up to Rs 10 lakhs.
  • Under the ‘One Nation – One Dialysis’ program, in the last 6 months, over 1.5 lakh dialysis sessions have been conducted across 272 dialysis centers.
  • 3,32,35,291 ABHA cards have been issued in the state.
  • A health check-up campaign for 1 crore children in the state has been initiated from the school admission ceremonies, with a budget allocation of Rs15,182 crore.

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