- Various welfare schemes have been implemented by the Government for poor and needy
- Benefit of schemes is being given directly to the beneficiaries by using information technology.
Panchkula, November 25:
Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Sh. Gian Chand Gupta said that India has not only become self-sufficient in food grains but is also meeting the demand of other countries. Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister, Sh Narendra Modi, several schemes have been implemented for the welfare of the poor and needy and the benefit of these schemes is being given directly to the beneficiaries by using information technology.
Gupta was addressing the gathering at a programme organized by the Regional Office of Food Corporation of India (FCI) , Sector 4 as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ here today.
Gupta said that to commemorate the completion of 75 years of India’s independence, ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is being celebrated across the country under which various programmes are being organized. While thanking the Prime Minister, Sh Narendra Modi , he said that besides rights and duties of the citizens, the Prime Minister has laid special emphasis on making the people ‘Atamnirbhar’ .
The Vidhan Sabha Speaker said that there was a time when India had to import food grains to meet the demand, but today India has not only become self-sufficient in food grains but is also fulfilling the demand of other countries. The Food Corporation of India was established in the year 1965 and since then the Corporation has been providing food grains to the poor and needy at reasonable prices, which is a commendable work.
Sh Gupta said that various schemes have been implemented by the Government for the poor and needy people, including Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, Antyodaya Anna Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, distribution of essential commodities to BPL families at subsidized rates. The benefits of these schemes are being given directly to the beneficiaries, he added.
While referring to Covid-19, Sh Gupta congratulated Prime Minister, Sh Narendra Modi for his efforts to control the spread of Covid in the country. He said that in a country with a population of about 130 crore, it was difficult to control this disease in such a short time. He said that though the cases of Corona have been reduced significantly yet it is not completely over. Therefore, the people should remain cautious and follow the guidelines issued by the government from time to time.
Sh Gupta said that November 26 is celebrated as Constitution Day. The Day also apprises the people about their fundamental and constitutional rights. Sh Gupta said that on Constitution Day, people should take a pledge to also discharge their duties sincerely besides the fundamental rights and contribute towards the progress of the country.
Earlier, the Deputy General Manager, Food Corporation of India, Panchkula, Pradeep Singh said that since its inception in 1965, the FIC has been working for the welfare of the farmers and for the benefit of the consumers.
Among those present on this occasion included Deputy General Manager (Accounts) Food Corporation of India , Panchkula Ashish Kumar, BJP leader Yogendra Sharma, Councilor Harendra Malik and employees and officers of FCI.