The government plans to publicize its social protection schemes, benefits

The central government plans to spread the message about how various social welfare schemes have benefited the masses, including women and people from the SC and ST communities. A decision was taken last week to ask the various central ministries to bring together the various social protection schemes launched by them over the past seven and a half years and the number of people they have benefited from.

After a thorough review, the government will launch a campaign to amplify the programs and their widespread benefits across India, sources with knowledge of the decision said on Sunday.

Various government welfare programs are said to have played a key role in helping the BJP win assembly elections in four of the five states, including Uttar Pradesh.

But the decision to ask ministries to collate the data was made before voting for the assembly ballots, sources said.

According to the government, programs such as Ujjwala, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna and the rural employment program have benefited thousands of families by creating jobs, affordable housing and cooking gas facilities.

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the government distributed free rations to poor people and migrant workers.

The government has also supported women’s self-help groups and small businesses to help them weather the disruptions to the economy from the pandemic.

Petroleum, Rural Development, Women and Child Development, Social Justice and Empowerment and Minority Affairs are some of the key ministries that have allocated substantial funds from their budgets to these development programs. social protection.