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Initiatives taken by various states on independence day

Initiatives taken by various states on independence day

To commemorate 75 years of independence, Prime Minister Narendra announced several development programmes on independence day. Gatishakti initiative with ₹100 lakh crores to boost infrastructure is one among them. Besides, he announced the extension of rail connectivity to different parts of the country. 75 Vande Bharat trains will connect various areas in 75 weeks. Vande Bharat is an indigenous semi-high speed train.

Modi said that new airports are built to connect far-flung areas under the UDAN scheme.

Chief Ministers of various states also took several initiatives and rolled out different schemes on this special day.

Here are a few of them:

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the provision of smart health cards to 3.5 crore people in the state under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana. The scheme intends to provide financial support for the treatment of diseases to the beneficiaries of food security schemes, and Annapurna and Antyodaya initiatives. While women can avail of treatment up to ₹10 lakhs per annum, other family members can get the benefit of up to ₹5 lakhs each under the scheme. Nearly 96 lakh families will get benefitted from the smart health card scheme.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami announced the distribution of free tablets for students of Class 10 and 12 to help with their online classes.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the launching of the Deshbhakti curriculum in government schools from September 27. He also announced that the government would start yoga classes in parks and community centres from October 2.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced free tap water to all people from September. People will get 16,000 litres of tap water for free per month under the scheme.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced the regularisation of sanitation workers who have completed 10 years of service. He also said that the government is planning to launch a universal health insurance scheme.

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