Samajwadi Pension Scheme to Cover drought-hit Bundelkhand
To tackle the socio-economic crisis in drought-hit
Bundelkhand, chief secretary Alok Ranjan directed district magistrates to cover
the entire impoverished region under Samajwadi Pension Scheme.
Speaking to the TOI, the chief secretary, who toured Jhansi
and Lalitpur districts of Bundelkhand on Saturday, said the region was facing
acute poverty and he apprehended shortage of potable and food in summers. He
directed the administration that before other measures, Samajwadi Pension Scheme
should cover all the poor, MNREGA work days be enhanced and food security
guaranteed to each individual. To provide some cash in the hands of the poor and
drought-hit, Samajwadi Pension of Rs 500 a month will be given immediately and
if there is need special camps be organised for them, he directed.
This is second visit of the chief secretary to Bundelkhand in
two months to supervise welfare schemes and government intervention in the
drought hit region of the state.
Courtesy: The Times of India