SRINAGAR, MAY 19: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura has said the Government is committed to the welfare of disadvantaged persons like handicapped, destitute, physically challenged and other weaker sections of the society.
Speaking at a meeting convened here today to discuss and review the activities of the social welfare sector in district Budgam, the Minister said various centrally sponsored and state sector schemes have been launched to minimize the problems of underprivileged. He said the need of the hour is to implement these policies and programs on ground so that the deserving people are benefitted.
The meeting discussed progress of various schemes including Rehabilitation of Militancy Victims (RMV), National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) and District Plan Schemes.
The Minister directed the officers of Social Welfare Department to organize awareness camps at block levels so that people are made aware about the schemes launched by the Government. He also asked them to involve Panchs, Sarpanchs and Numberdars in this drive.
Hanjura directed the concerned to implement the prescribed guidelines and rules presently in vogue while conducting selection process for Anganwari Workers and Anganwari Helpers.
The Minister instructed the officers of the Social Welfare Department of district Budgam to conduct field verifications and check the cases of deserving persons benefitted under NFBS. He also asked them for identifying the uncovered persons and directed them to process their cases for sanctioning family pension benefit on first come first serve basis.
Detailed discussions were also held on procurement of nutrition and availability of stocks in Anganwari Centres of the district. It was given out that the tendering process is under process.
The Minister directed the concerned to ensure purchase of standard quality product and ensure proper monitoring and checking of supply.
It was given out that an amount of Rs 4.40 lakh has been incurred under NFBS, Rs. 33.08 lakh under RMV, Rs 18.19 lakh on Bal Ashram Khan Sahib and Nari Nikaten Chadoora during 2014-15. It was also given out that 683 persons benefitted under RMV scheme including 196 women in distress, 106 old age pension, 42 physically challenged, 10 marriage assistance, 145 without discrimination scholarship and 84 National Foundation for Communal Harmony assistance cases.
Deputy Commissioner Budgam and other officers of Revenue and Social Welfare departments were present in the meeting.