Mega Camps Organized in All Districts to Mark 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi


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The Punjab Government organized mega camps at district and subdivision level in State to mark 149th birth anniversary of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi. The camps were aimed at ensuring equitable access to benefits of all socio-economic development schemes to most deserving people.

Giving details, an official spokesperson said that to cover every deprived person under Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojna (MGSVY), the state government organized these camps. The district authorities had been directed to ensure that the people coming at the camps are properly assisted and covered as per the eligibility criteria of all existing welfare schemes. He said that a total of 76,406 beneficiaries have been provided benefits of various services on the spot under MGSVY.

The Spokesperson further said that beneficiaries covered under this scheme are those whose annual income is less than Rs. 60,000 or who have less than 2.5 acres of land. The Government Schemes mainly covered under MGSVY are Pension, Shagun Scheme, Atta Dal Scheme, SC/BC Loans Scheme, Ghar-Ghar Rozgar Yojna, Disability Certificates, Mudra Loans, Post Matric Scholarship and 18 distressed categories like Acid Attack victims, family of martyrs, out of school children, deserted parents etc.

Divulging details about the number of beneficiaries provided benefits on the spot at district level under MGSVY, the spokesperson said that  2023 beneficiaries have been given benefits in Amritsar district, 7786 in Bathinda district, 763 beneficiaries in Barnala district, 10918 beneficiaries in Ferozepur, 1432 beneficiaries in Fatehgarh Sahib, 696  beneficiaries in Faridkot district,  2791 beneficiaries in Fazilka district, 4048  beneficiaries in Gurdaspur district, 568 beneficiaries in Hoshiarpur district, 7654 beneficiaries in Jalandhar district, 314 beneficiaries in Kapurthala district, 738 beneficiaries in Ludhiana district,  2587 beneficiaries in Mansa district, 1202 beneficiaries in Moga district, 10,443 beneficiaries in Sri Muktsar Sahib district, 668 beneficiaries in S.B.S. Nagar district, 1319  beneficiaries in Patiala,  489  beneficiaries in Patahankot district, 3200 beneficiaries in Sangrur district, 3910 beneficiaries in Taran Tarn district, 12,152 beneficiaries in Ropar district and 705 beneficiaries have been given benefits on spot in SAS Nagar district.

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