After a nationwide launch of the three major social schemes by Prime Minister Narendra Modi; Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Rajathan have also introduced the schemes at the state level.
The schemes were launched in Arunachal Pradesh by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. The NDA government in its 2015-16 Budget announced the schemes.
Terming the occasion as historic, Rijiju said that the schemes would bring a sea change in the life of the aam aadmi and would cover the deprived sections of the society.
“Despite 69 years of Independence, a major chunk of the people in the country are still deprived of the basic minimum needs and these social security scheme will help them to come into the mainstream and will get security,” Rijiju pointed out.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while expressing his gratitude to the Prime Minister said that the schemes would immensely benefit the poor and working class.
In Nagaland, Chief Minister T R Zeliang and Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Prof (Dr) Ram Shankar Katheria formally launched the schemes in the state capital. “These three schemes are intended to substantially benefit the poorer sections of the people,” Chief Minister TR Zeliang said.
Zeliang expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Modi for his tireless efforts in trying to uplift the poor and needy people of the country, who have always been left at the mercy of circumstances because of their poverty.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Union Minister Kalraj Mishra launching Centre’s three major social security schemes in the state said, “The schemes will address social security issues and provide dignity to the poor.” She said that her government was trying to make Rajasthan one of the most developed states in the country.
Kalraj Mishra said, “The country saw major financial inclusion with Jan Dhan Yojana, under which bank accounts were opened in large numbers in the country. Now the government is launching three major schemes which will benefit people.”
(With inputs from PTI)