The upliftment of the poor has been the agenda of several governments all around the world. Tackling poverty has been a key fundamental of several political parties, and all have, to some extent, tried their hand at it. Considering the massiveness of the task at hand, executing said plans can be a bit difficult, however, some governments in India are not willing to give up on the cause.
The Haryana government recently launched the Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana – an upliftment scheme to benefit 1 lakh families in the state with low family incomes.
The lower-income families will be identified through the Parivar Pehchaan Patra (PPP).
About the Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana 2021
On February 27th, the Haryana government announced implementing Phase 1 of the Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana and announced that the scheme will be implemented from the 1st of April, 2021.
The main aim of the scheme is the upliftment of the poor in the state of Haryana. There have been families in Haryana who have struggled even before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and ever since the virus struck, situations have been worse for them.
With this scheme in place, the people now have a ray of hope and can dream with certainty to get out of their poverty and achieve whatever they set out for themselves.
How will the Antyodaya Parivar Utthan scheme work?
All efforts will be made to increase the familial income of families in Haryana by increasing their familial income to at least ₹8,000 to ₹9,000 a month. For this purpose, the government will emphasize the following goals:
- Developing the skills of family members of such low-income families.
- Providing employment opportunities to the unemployed members of the family.
- Providing financial assistance to families with lower incomes, across the state.
The scheme also aims to improve employment generation in the state by offering avenues for starting industries in alignment with the Make in India initiative – as this would not only generate more jobs but will also work towards helping the national economy.
For those from the Scheduled Caste, the financial assistance offered in Haryana has been increased to ₹21,000 from ₹11,000.
Summing it up
The financial assistance offered to low-income families is just one aspect offered by the scheme. As they say, “Give a man a fish, and he isn’t hungry for a day; teach him how to fish and he won’t be hungry for life”.
The Haryana government seems to be staying true to this old adage and offering its residents more than just money; they are offering the residents a shot at a dignified life, one which they would have earned all by themselves.
For the poor in Haryana, things may not have been ideal over the last few months. However, things look upwards and onwards for them with the implementation of this scheme. With renewed hope, the people of Haryana place their trust in the Antyodaya scheme.