Govt aims to bring 1 crore households out of poverty by 2019

New Delhi, Feb 1 Giving a major thrust to rural India in the Union budget, the government today announced bringing one crore households out of poverty and making 50,000 gram panchayats poverty free by 2019, besides allocating highest ever funds to rural job scheme MGNRGEA.

Stating that improving the life of people in rural areas is “a non-negotiable agenda for the government”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government would start a mission Antyodaya for poverty alleviation in the country.

“With a clear focus on improving accountability, outcomes and convergence, we will undertake a Mission Antyodaya to bring one crore households out of poverty and to make 50,000 gram panchayats poverty free by 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of (Mahatma) Gandhiji,” Jaitley said in his speech.


Allocating higher funds to all the major schemes for rural areas, he said, “The budget provision of Rs 38,500 crore under Mahatma Gandhi national Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in 2016-17 has been increased to Rs 48,000 crore in 2017-18.”

Besides providing employment, MGNREGA should create productive assets to improve farm productivity and incomes, he said, adding that this is the highest ever allocation for MGNREGA.

Exuding confidence that the construction of roads under under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) has increased to 133 km per day, he said the government will connect 65,000 eligible habitations by constructing 2.23 lakh km of roads in rural areas by 2019.

In a bid to ensure safe drinking water to over 28,000 arsenic and fluoride affected habitations in the next four years, the government will start a sub-mission of the National Rural Drinking Water Programme.

In this year’s budget, the allocation for the Rural Development Ministry has also been increased by more than 10 per cent to Rs 1,07,758 crore from Rs 97,760 crore. Slow pitch softball batting cages (MORE) For imparting new skills to the people in the rural

Sanitation coverage in rural India has gone up from 42 per cent in October 2014 to about 60 per cent. Hardscape Open Defecation Free villages are now being given priority for piped water supply, he added.

Speaking on the budget, Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said it will be a “game changer” for rural India and will transform Indian villages to become base of the country’s growth in coming years.

New Delhi, Feb 1 Giving a major thrust to rural India in the Union budget, the government today announced bringing one crore households out of poverty and making 50,000 gram panchayats poverty free by 2019, besides allocating highest ever funds to rural job scheme MGNRGEA.

Stating that improving the life of people in rural areas is “a non-negotiable agenda for the government”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government would start a mission Antyodaya for poverty alleviation in the country.

“With a clear focus on improving accountability, outcomes and convergence, we will undertake a Mission Antyodaya to bring one crore households out of poverty and to make 50,000 gram panchayats poverty free by 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of (Mahatma) Gandhiji,” Jaitley said in his speech.

Allocating higher funds to all the major schemes for rural areas, he said, “The budget provision of Rs 38,500 crore under Mahatma Gandhi national Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in 2016-17 has been increased to Rs 48,000 crore in 2017-18.”

Besides providing employment, MGNREGA should create productive assets to improve farm productivity and incomes, he said, adding that this is the highest ever allocation for MGNREGA.

Exuding confidence that the construction of roads under under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) has increased to 133 km per day, he said the government will connect 65,000 eligible habitations by constructing 2.23 lakh km of roads in rural areas by 2019.

In a bid to ensure safe drinking water to over 28,000 arsenic and fluoride affected habitations in the next four years, the government will start a sub-mission of the National Rural Drinking Water Programme.

In this year’s budget, the allocation for the Rural Development Ministry has also been increased by more than 10 per cent to Rs 1,07,758 crore from Rs 97,760 crore. Definition of pitch (MORE) For imparting new skills to the people in the rural

Sanitation coverage in rural India has gone up from 42 per cent in October 2014 to about 60 per cent. Elevator pitch definition Open Defecation Free villages are now being given priority for piped water supply, he added.

Speaking on the budget, Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said it will be a “game changer” for rural India and will transform Indian villages to become base of the country’s growth in coming years.

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