Trying times call for relief schemes for the vulnerable; they are ones who get affected most severely with the consequences of something like a lockdown. Hence, in favour of those labourers and daily wage workers who are finding it really hard to go through days right now, the CM of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Aditya Nath has announced the Yodi Majdur Yojana.
Purpose of the scheme
There are many daily wage workers and labourers who find it really hard to get through their days without an influx of income. Through this scheme, Yogi Aditya Nath wants to ensure the labourers from Uttar Pradesh that the government has not turned a deaf ear to the pleas of the poor.
Benefits that come under the Yogi Majdur scheme
The Uttar Pradesh Government under this scheme aims to provide financial assistance to the labourers of ₹1000.
35 lakh labourers of the state will be provided with financial help by the government
The state government has also announced that it will provide 20kg of wheat and 15kg of rice to the Below Poverty Line families of the state for free. These food grains will be provided through dedicated PDS centers.
The promised amount will be directly transferred to the accounts of the beneficiaries who have a bank account under the Jan Dhan Yojana. It is therefore mandatory for the applicant to have a bank account linked to his/her Aadhar card.
Such assistance from the government goes a long way in aiding troubled workers. This scheme is a sigh of relief to those who have had really bad days since the lockdown was announced.
Schemes launched by the state government
The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories
India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.
The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:
In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.
The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.
Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.