Awareness key factor for success of development, welfare schemes: Manish Tewari

Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari has said that the success of welfare schemes meant for people depends on awareness about them in the general masses.

ANI| Updated: Nov 10, 2013, 16:24 PM IST

Ludhiana: Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari has said that the success of welfare schemes meant for people depends on awareness about them in the general masses.
Addressing a gathering after inaugurating three-day Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign at Dakha in Ludhiana yesterday, Tewari said the Centre has initiated several projects for the general welfare of people and these are implemented by the state government.

"The Central government releases thousands of crores worth of grants under these programmes and projects but a large chunk of the same does reach the beneficiaries," he added.

Manish Tewari further said that the centre has provided the Right to Information (RTI) a powerful instrument to the public through which they can seek information related to government activities.

Lauding the effort under the Public Information Campaign for bringing awareness among the masses, he said that the aim of such efforts, these campaigns is to take the right information to the people doorstep and also to clarify any doubts in peoples mind over government schemes.

"The campaign has been organized by the Press Information Bureau with the support of other media units of Information and Broadcasting Ministry and district administration of Ludhiana," he added.

In Saturday`s deliberations, the speakers gave detailed information on Land Acquisition Act, Food security Act, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and central government schemes for rural development.

Thirty Exhibition stalls have been set up in coordination the with district administration which showcase the activities of various development programs undertaken by different departments of the centre and state government.

An `Awareness Rally` was also taken out by school students and worker of Integrated Child Development Scheme.