'Gujarat ranks first in implementing social welfare schemes'

 Gujarat has stood first in the implementation of social welfare schemes for the year 2013-14 under the Centre's 20-point programme, an official statement said on Sunday.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 10, 2014, 01:03 AM IST

Ahmedabad: Gujarat has stood first in the implementation of social welfare schemes for the year 2013-14 under the Centre's 20-point programme, an official statement said on Sunday.

"The present Gujarat government has set a record by achieving the first rank in the implementation of pro-poor schemes under the Central government's 20-points-programmes," the statement issued by the Gujarat government said.

"As per the progress report of the 'Statistics and Programme Implementation' department of the Central government, released recently, Gujarat has achieved more than 100 per cent in the implementation of various schemes."

According to the statement, Gujarat has set a record in the implementation of 18 schemes of public welfare under the scales set by the Centre.

In implementing various schemes, the state government has achieved more than 100 per cent than the targets set by the Centre, it added.

Swarnim Jayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna (458 per cent), activities for generating income by Self help Group (SHG) (1037 per cent), Antyodaya Anna Yojna (AAY) (103 per cent), Food Security for the Below Poverty Line (BPL) (102 per cent) and Housing scheme for the urban poor (409 per cent) are amongst those schemes.

National Rural Drinking Water programme (207 per cent), family welfare schemes for the Scheduled Cast (SC) community (627 per cent), post -matriculation scholarship for SC students (102 percent) and Integrated Child Development Schemes (ICDS) (100 per cent) are also part of the list.

The Gujarat government has also achieved 808 per cent more than the target set by Centre in its seven-point programme for allocation of land, house, clean water, medical, education and social securities to the poor families, the statement said.

Apart from this, the state government also registered its achievement in the implementation of anganwadi programmes (102 per cent), forestation (112 per cent), plantation drive (123 per cent), Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (540 per cent) and in providing pump-sets (169 per cent) and electricity supply (100 per cent), it added.