Beneficiaries all praise for State government’s welfare schemes
Udupi: The ‘Janamana’ interactive session with the district in-charge minister Pramod Madhwaraj at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Auditorium Rajathadri Manipal on Friday, October 21, was appreciated by the beneficiaries of government schemes.
The programme, organised by the district administration, the Zilla Panchayat and the Department of Information and Publicity, included beneficiaries of government schemes like ‘Anna Bhagya,’ ‘Vidya Siri,’ ‘Ksheera Bhagya,’ ‘Ksheera Dhare’ ‘Ganga Kalyana,’ ‘Manaswini,’ ‘Maitri,’ ‘Yashaswini’ and housing schemes.
Beneficiaries of the Anna Bhagya, Mytri, Mansvini, Vidyashree, Ksheera Bhagya, Ksheera Dhare and Ganga Kalyana Schemes showered praises on the government and the implementing agencies for bringing a change in their lives.
The programme began with Nadageethe, Anuradha Additional DC welcomed the gathering. Rohini district information officer delivered the introductory remarks. Pramod Madhwaraj inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. Later the beneficiaries gave their opinion to the district in-charge minister Pramod Madhwaraj.
The beneficiaries of the Anna Bhagya scheme hailed the state government for giving rice, wheat, sugar and Salt. Children, who are being benefited by the Ksheera Bhagya scheme, requested the government to provide milk on the six days of the week. Madhwaraj said that the plan was to provide milk for five days of the week. The Minister said that he would place their suggestions before the Chief Minister and also the concerned Ministers.
The Dairy farmers said that under the Ksheera Dhare scheme, the subsidy amount has not been released from the last 4-5 months. The minister immediately contacted the animal husbandry minister A Manju from Janamana programme stage. Minister Manju informed that the amount has been sent to the treasury and it will be deposited in the dairy farmers account in 4-5 days. The dairy farmers urged the minister to increase the subsidy from Rs four to Rs five a liter.
Sanjeeva Vandse, a transgender benefited by the monthly pension of Rs.500 under the Mytri scheme, Sanjeeva said that all the transgenders in the district were not getting the benefits of the scheme. Finding fault with the census data which showed that there were 31 transgenders in the district who benefited by the monthly pension, The Manaswini beneficiaries urged that the pension amount should also be increased.
In his presidential speech, Pramod Madhwaraj said that the Government always works for the befit of the people. He thanked the government and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for the various pro-poor schemes. Beneficiaries of the government’s various social welfare schemes felt that the benefits should reach more people and highlighted the need to increase the quantum of benefits, he added.
Deputy commissioner Venkatesh, CMC President Meenakshi Madhava Bannanje, ZP CEO Priyanka Mary Francis, TP President Nalini Pradeep Rao and others were present.