Centre is ready for the ‘Vikshit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’ from Nov 15
The government is set to roll out a nationwide outreach and awareness campaign Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra from the 15th of next month. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Yatra on the occasion of Birsa Munda Jayanti-Jan Jaati Gaurav Diwas by flagging of Information, Education, and Communication Vans.
According to the Information and Broadcasting Secretary Apurva Chandra, the Yatra will start from the Khunti district of Jharkhand for the tribal districts initially, and the remaining districts across the country will be covered from 22nd November 2023 to 25th January 2024. Mr. Chandra informed that this is the first time that all the gram panchayats will be covered during the outreach and awareness campaign.
Over three thousand 700 Urban Local Bodies having around 14 thousand locations in urban areas will be covered. In view of the upcoming assembly elections in the States of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Telangana, and Mizoram, the campaign will be rolled out in these states after the elections.
Akashvani correspondent reports that as India is aiming to be a developed country by 2047, the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra is being planned to create awareness and ensure Jan Bhagidari in the developmental and welfare schemes.
During the Yatra, key features of 20 schemes including Jal Jeevan Mission, Ayushman Bharat Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana, PM Awas Yojana, PM PRANAM Yojana and Urea Subsidy Scheme will be showcased. Vans will travel to rural and urban areas, disseminating information through audio-visuals, brochures, pamphlets and other mediums in regional languages.
One of the major components of this yatra is that it will not only disseminate information but also collect feedback about the schemes. During the Yatra, people will be able to share their experiences ‘Kahaani Meri Zubaani’ and participate in on spot Quiz Competition. Prime Minister’s Mann ki Baat will be live telecast through these vans.
In addition, virtual question and answer session will be held with the Prime Minister. On-the-spot services such as health camps, aadhaar enrolment, MY BHARAT volunteer enrolment would also be facilitated during the Yatra. Krishi activities like drone demonstrations and interaction with progressive farmers on soil health cards and natural farming will also be the key objectives of the Yatra. Over two thousand five hundred vans will cover the rural areas and 200 vans will disseminate the information in urban areas.