Welfare Schemes Made Rajasthan A Model State In India

Rajasthan emerged as a Model State with implementation of public welfare schemes. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that by 2030, Rajasthan has to be made the number one state of the country.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot government is committed to providing relief to every section of the state. Inflation relief camps are becoming successful due to the enthusiasm of the common people. CM said by 2030, Rajasthan has to be made the number 1 state of the country. The state government is committed to providing relief to every section of the state. Inflation relief camps are becoming successful due to the enthusiasm of the common people. The budgets were designed accordingly to realise this dream. Rajasthan emerged as a Model State with implementation of public welfare schemes, which provide social security to state people.

CM Gahlot urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement major Rajasthan schemes across the country. He said the Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme, Old Pension Scheme, Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme and Udaan Scheme and other schemes.“There is no such scheme in the world. I demand the Prime Minister to implement these schemes in the entire country”.

Let’s look at the successful schemes of the Rajasthan Govt that are getting accolades from common people.

Right to Health

Rajasthan becomes the first state in the country to implement The Right to Health. CM Gehlot said that the state government’s objective to bring in the Right to Health was that no one should suffer due to lack of treatment. As per the agreement, this law will be implemented in private medical colleges and hospitals, hospitals running on PPP mode, those hospitals that have been allotted land free of cost or on subsidised rates and hospitals run by a trust that got land on concession or subsidised rates. It was also agreed to consider the regularisation of hospitals functioning at different places in the state as per the ‘Kota Model’. In this model, it will be considered to give relaxation in building rules for hospitals located on residential premises.

Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana

The amount of this health insurance scheme is increased to Rs 25 per family in budget 2023-24. The scheme aims to reduce out-of-pocket expenses. The Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana was started on May 1, 2021, with health insurance of Rs 10 lakh. In this scheme insured families get free treatment in 869 government and 901 empanelled private hospitals. The government bears the insurance premium of NFSA beneficiaries, families eligible under SECC, contractual employees working with departments, boards, corporations and government companies and marginal and small farmers along with helpless and abandoned families who got Covid-19 ex-gratia. Rest all families can get health insurance by paying a premium of Rs 850 per annum. Till now more than 40 lakh families have been provided with a cashless facility of Rs 4455 crore.

Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Durghatna Bima Yojana

Free insurance cover is given to the people of Rajasthan who have been insured under the Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana. Initially, on the death of any family member compensation of Rs 5 lakh was given, but now this amount has been increased to Rs 10 lakh.

Indira Gandhi Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojana

On the lines of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot launched Indira Gandhi Shahri Rojgar Guarantee Yojana in September 2022. The objective was to employ people aged 18 to 60 years residing in city limits. Each family was given 100 days guaranteed employment for a year on demand, which in 2023-24 was increased to 125 days. A budget provision of Rs 1100 crore has been made for this scheme. In this scheme, 5.37 lakh families have been issued job cards and 8.27 lakh people have been registered. 3.74 lakh families have been employed in various jobs demanding employment. Identifying 16909 works in 240 urban bodies, administrative and financial approval for Rs 941.78 crore have been given and around Rs 255.14 crore has been paid.

Indira Gandhi Gas Cylinder Subsidy Yojana

The Chief Minister, to provide relief from inflation in budget 2023-24 announced to provide domestic gas cylinders for Rs 500 under the Indira Gandhi Gas Cylinder Subsidy Scheme. Around 76 lakh families registered in the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawla Yojana and BPL category will be benefited from this scheme.

Old Pension Scheme

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, concerned about the insecure future of government personnel post-retirement, restored the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for those who were appointed on and after January 1, 2004. He announced the OPS in the 2022-23 budget. So far, more than 7 lakh government employees have been benefited.

Udaan Yojana

The Rajasthan government on completion of its three years on December 19, 2021, launched ‘I M Shakti Udaan Scheme’ under which sanitary napkins are distributed free of cost. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in his budget announcement for 2021-22 announced to provide sanitary napkins to adolescent girls to take care of their ‘Health and Hygiene’. 12 pieces of sanitary napkins are being provided free to 1.51 crore adolescent girls and women in the state.

Mukhyamantri Kamdhenu Pashu Bima Yojana

In the budget announcement of 2023-24, it was announced to provide security on the untimely death of two milch cattle (cows and buffaloes) by insuring up to Rs 40,000 for each cattle. Spending Rs 750 crore, more than 2 lakh cattle-rearers will be benefitted.

Mahatma Gandhi English Medium Schools

The Chief Minister in 2019 started Mahatma Gandhi English Medium Schools in Rajasthan to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. The school has classes I to XII. It was decided to open 2000 schools across the State. Currently, 1701 Mahatma Gandhi English medium schools are being run in the state in which more than 3.50 lakh students are enrolled. In the 2023-24 budget, it was announced to open another 1000 schools in the state.

Gig Workers

Rajasthan is the first state to give priority to Gig Workers’ welfare. The government has formed a welfare fund of Rs 200 crore by making a law for the protection of home delivery persons (Gig workers) working with many companies including Ola, Uber, Zomata etc. There are 3-4 lakh gig workers in the state. The companies do not make any arrangements for the social security of these gig workers. To protect them from exploitation and to extend support, the state government in its budget made announcements for their welfare.

Department of Peace and Non-Violence

Rajasthan is the only state in the country to set up a Peace and Non-Violence Department. It was set up in 2022. This department developed the spirit of peace and non-violence in villages and districts, and in each resident of the state. He said that training camps based on Mahatma Gandhi’s life are organised through the department at the state, division and district levels. Thousands of youth in remote villages through these training camps are imbibing the life ideals of Mahatma Gandhi along with the importance of peace and non-violence. Rajasthan is the only state in the country where the Peace and Non-Violence Department has been set up. Along with this, the department has also trained people in this regard at the block level. The Gandhi Museum being built in Jaipur will be a special museum of its kind, in which people will get an opportunity to know about the life of Mahatma Gandhi and his works.

Beneficiaries

Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana

Ram Singh, who lives in Longwala village in Tehsil Pilibanga, suffered from a heart ailment. He underwent free heart surgery at Dr S S Tantia Hospital in Sri Ganganagar. The total cost of the surgery was Rs 1,19,000/. The family of Ram Singh has thanked the Rajasthan government for launching the CM Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme. This scheme gives people and families access to health services and financial security.

Mukhyamantri Kamdhenu Pashu Bima Yojana

Expressing gratitude to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Jodhpur resident and stockbreeder Poni Devi said that she got the benefit of the scheme in a very short time. She did this without any formality in the camp. She said that she and many of her relatives had seen the untimely death of their cows during Lumpy disease, for which they were deeply hurt. Now that their milch animals are insured, the fear of any type of disease in animals is over. In such a situation, they will now be able to do better animal husbandry with the increase in their livestock.

Mahatma Gandhi English Medium Schools

Namaskar, my name is Palak Parasar. I study at Mahatma Gandhi English medium school, Laxmangarh. My school is an ideal school because it has a dedicated and highly qualified team of teachers who inspire us. Our school works with a disciplined curriculum and enriching extracurricular activities conducted from time to time like educational tours, visits to fairs, No Bag Day and much more. I would like to thank the Government of Rajasthan for giving us the opportunity to learn at a holistic school.

Udaan Yojana

I am Rajkanwar from Jodhpur. I am a beneficiary of the Udaan Yojana under which sanitary napkins are distributed free. Thanks to Udaan, adolescent girls and women between 15 and 45 years old gained freedom from clothes. In addition, they got the facility of taking sanitary napkins, who could not buy these napkins. Even the middle-class women can avail of the facility to take them. I want to express my gratitude and thank Rajasthan Govt from the bottom of my heart. This scheme has been a great help to those who did not have access to basic sanitary products before. It has improved the quality of life for these women and allowed them to pursue their goals without embarrassment. It is a step forward in achieving gender equality and I am proud to be a part of it.

Indira Gandhi Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojana

My name is Kaushalya Devi, and I live in Ward 1, Murlipura, Jaipur. I have got 100 days of work in Indira Gandhi urban employment and our Chief Minister has extended it for 25 more days for this I congratulate the Chief Minister and I am very happy with it.

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