Fundamental Objectives

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Objectives of the 20 Point Programme-2006                      

Under this programme top priority has been assigned to the people living below poverty line (BPL). The Government has renewed its commitment to improve the standard of living especially of the poors by assuring employment, ameliorating poverty, increasing food grain production and reducing income disparities.

  1. Removal of Poverty:-For eradication of poverty assured employment at the local level under the NREGA will be provided by strengthening and involving the different levels of PRIs and cooperative institution. It is aimed to provide shelter to shelterless households, necessary agricultural infrastructure support and Kisan Credit Cards to farmers and cover all BPL and PTGs under Jan Shree Bima Scheme.

  2. Quality Improvement in Living Standard:-Emphasis is laid on important programmes like potable drinking water in rural areas, health services, immunization, two children planned family, extension of mother-child welfare centres, development of slums by providing facilities envisaged in Seven Point Charter. plantation, solid and liquid waste management etc.

  3. Social Programmes:-Proper justice to the people belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Jan Shree Bima Coverage to each PTG family, ensure non transfer of land belonging to STs, participation of women in Panchayati Raj/Local Self Bodies, youth welfare, rural sports, NSS camping, development of cultural based programmes etc. have been included in this category. Nutrition to children upto 6 years of age, pregnant women and lacting mothers is being provided through Aanganwadis, primary education under Education for All is also being ensured.

  4. Welfare Programmes:-Simplification of Govt. procedural rules and make the administration more responsive and accountable, keep vigilance on the implementation of schemes at different levels and quick redressal of public grievances is the aim of this program. To make available information pertaining schemes under E-Governance and ensure coverage of other Backwards and Minority Communities is also aimed at.

  5. Sanitation Programme:-Under this, individual and community latrines in rural areas, urban based infrastructural facilities under JNNURM in urban areas, solid and liquid based management and siver and lake development programmes, are being implemented.

  6. Scope of the Programme:-The Programme envisages extension of facilities like education, health, sanitation, cultural development. In short, this is a further improvement over 20PP, 1986 thus making it more balanced for inclusive development justifying the goal of “Development with Social Justice”.