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Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra started from 68 tribal districts spread across the country

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07 December 2023, New DelhiVikasit Bharat Sankalp Yatra campaigns are being held across the country to raise awareness through outreach activities and achieve saturation of various welfare programs launched by the Centre. The Vikasit Bharat Sankalp Yatra was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 15th on the occasion of Janjatiya Gaurav Divas at Khunti, Jharkhand. The yatra aims to cover all gram panchayats and urban local bodies through IEC vans and camps of various schemes organised at each location.

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar is monitoring of Vikas Bharat Sankalp Yatra daily for its smooth operations. Mr. Tomar is taking information about the progress of Vikas Bharat Sankalp Yatra from the nodal officers and other top officials of the states through meetings/virtual meetings. Mr. Tomar said that the Central Government is trying to cover more than 2.6 lakh Gram Panchayats as well as other areas by 26th January through the Yatra. In last two days, Mr. Tomar held meetings with Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Daman-Diu, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar and said that through the Yatra, the eligible beneficiaries should definitely get the benefits and the schemes should be taken to the common people. The minister said that Prime Minister Mr. Modi has pledged to all to make India a developed nation by the year 2047 and everyone has to work to make this entire program successful in the direction of making Prime minister’s dream a reality with the support of 140 crore countrymen. The minister reiterated PM’s resolve that every section of the society across the country should be connected with the resolve of a developed India and every section should develop, empower them so that our country can be fully developed by 2047 and take Mother India to the pinnacle of ultimate glory.

Currently the Yatra is going on in 26 states/UTs. So far, about 30 thousands Gram Panchayats have been covered, where about 80 lakh people have participated and took a pledge to create a developed India. Digitally enabled Information, Education and Communication (IEC) vans were deployed in the yatra, which are continuously touring and creating awareness for more than 17 rural schemes and 5 tribal schemes. The vans are also spreading awareness about 17 urban schemes in the urban bodies. Various activities and services like general health camps, TB screening, sickle cell screening camps etc. are also being conducted during the programmes, in which lakhs of people are participating enthusiastically. Campaigns like PM Ujjwala enrolment, My Bharat volunteer registration, distribution of Ayushman cards are being run during the programs. To capture the details of the programme, an IT portal (Vikas Bharat Sankalp website) has been developed which displays various data and photos/videos captured during the program through various dashboards and reports.

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