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PM’s interaction through PRAGATI

Reviews progress of flagship schemes of Ayushman Bharat and Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan

SRINAGAR, JULY 31: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today chaired his 30th interaction through PRAGATI with Union Secretaries of various Ministries and Chief Secretaries of States. Chief Secretary, J&K, B V R Subrahmanyam also participated in the video conference.

This was also the first PRAGATI meeting in the new term of the Union Government. Prime Minister reviewed the progress in resolution of grievances related to the PM AwasYojana (Urban). He underlined the resolve of the Union Government to ensure that no family will be left without a home by 2022, and exhorted the officers to work diligently towards this objective, and remove all hurdles coming in the way.

The Prime Minister reviewed in detail, the working of Ayushman Bharat. He was informed that around 35 lakh beneficiaries have availed of hospital admissions and over 16000 hospitals have joined the scheme so far. Prime Minister called for dialogue with States which could help in evolving best practices, and further improvements in the scheme. He said that especially in the Aspirational Districts, a study should be done on the benefits and positive impact of the scheme. He sought to know what steps are being taken to curb occasional cases of fraud and misuse in this scheme.

Reviewing the progress in Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, Prime Minister called for use of technology to evolve a mechanism to collect feedback from Divyang-jan, on accessibility issues being faced by them in public premises. He called for greater public involvement and sensitivity in finding solutions for promoting accessibility for the Divyang-jan.

Emphasizing the importance of Jal-Shakti, Prime Minister called upon States to put in maximum efforts towards water conservation, especially during the current monsoon season.

Prime Minister also reviewed the progress of eight important infrastructure projects in the railway and road sectors spread over several states.

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