Now, cash incentives to pregnant women to be given in 2 instalments:Union minister
Union minister of state for women and child development Dr Mahendra Munjapara on Tuesday said cash incentives given to pregnant women under the Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana will now be given in two instalments instead of three, and women will also be given a cash incentive of ₹6,000 on the birth of a second girl child.
Munjapara was presiding over a sub-zonal meeting at Panipat to review the achievements of the department over the past eight years. He said, “Welfare schemes launched to ensure the health, education, empowerment and nutrition have successfully achieved their target. Schemes such as Sukanya Samridhi Yojana, Poshan Abhiyan, Saksham Anganwadi, Mission Shakti Scheme, Mission Vatsalya and Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao have given a new distinction to women empowerment.
Haryana minister of state for women and child development Kamlesh Dhanda held forth on the schemes introduced by the state government for the welfare of children and women.
Ministry of health and child development secretary Indivar Pandey said the schemes have achieved their target as around 2.78 crore women had benefited from the Matritav Vandana scheme, 70 lakh calls had been attended at the women helpline and 96,736 cases of crime against women have been disposed of at fast-track courts.
He also urged the officials from Haryana, Punjab, Himachal, and Chandigarh to ensure the 100% implementation of the schemes.
To motivate the denizens to become a part of the 'Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan', a Tiranga Yatra was taken out in Sangam city on Tuesday. The Tringa Yatra was jointly flagged-off by Prof Ashok Kumar Pandey of Ewing Christian College, Kamlesh Dwivedi assistant regional organization commissioner, Kuber Singh centre head of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) and Jagriti Pandey district youth officer.
Terming the latest developments in Bihar a “good start”, Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday claimed that other political parties and people in different states will also stand against the saffron camp. Earlier in the day, Nitish Kumar severed ties with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance and geared up to renew alliance with Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal.
Mumbai While picking leaders for their first cabinet expansion, the Bharatiya Janata Party as well as Eknath Shinde have given the preference to experience and also ensured that regional and caste balance is maintained. Among the 18 legislators sworn in on Tuesday, 17 were ministers in the past. Only Mangal Prabhat Lodha of the BJP is the new face. Significantly, all 18 are cabinet ministers.
Delhi's daily Covid tally jumped again on Tuesday as 2,495 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, while seven patients died and 1,466 others recovered from the viral disease, according to the health department's bulletin. The daily positivity rate on Tuesday was at 15.41 per cent, compared to 17.85 per cent on Monday, the highest since January 21. On Monday, Delhi recorded 1,372 cases, six deaths and 1,927 recoveries.
Divisional assistant director, basic education, Lucknow, Mukesh Kumar Singh has been suspended for his alleged involvement in the Centennial secondary school episode wherein a private body took possession of the school and the students of the Centennial School here had to attend their class outside the school gate last month. Singh is third officer to have been suspended in connection with the Centennial school incident.