Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious ‘Rurban Mission’ for developing 300 villages across the country as urban growth centres aimed at improving the country’s basic infrastructure, at Dongargarh in Chhattisgarh.
The Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban (rural-urban) project will focus on improving infrastructural facilities such as power lines, shelters, roads, drinking water connections and drainage, and creating community assets such as schools, colleges and health centers.
Announced by the BJP government at the Centre last year, the Rurban project replaces the UPA government’s Pura (Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas) initiative. The other goals of the scheme include ensuring the development of a given area by creating clusters of villages with a population count of 25,000-60,000 and minimizing rural migration to cities through skill development programmes.
Under the ‘Rurban Mission’, the PM said 300 rural centres, catering to at least four adjoining villages each, will be developed as urban clusters with modern facilities. 100 such centers are targeted to be developed this year itself.
On the occasion, the PM also launched a ‘Jan Aushadi Bandaar’ campaign for providing cheap medication to people. During his visit to the state capital, Modi will also lay the foundation stones for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana the Prime Minister’s housing scheme and an electronic manufacturing cluster at Naya Raipur.
Over 40,000 EWS and LIG houses will be built under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana, which aims to provide housing for all by 2022. The electronic manufacturing cluster will be developed on 70 acres of land at an estimated cost of `90 crore.
The Prime Minister will also launch the Chhattisgarh government’s Startup Policy 2016, which intends to attract investments to the state, at Raipur.
After his Chhattisgarh visit, Modi will leave for Bargarh in Odisha to attend a public rally and then proceed to Kolkata for attending the centenary of Gaudiya Mission and Math.
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the person who has launched the Rurban Mission ?
2. ‘Rurban Mission’ has been launched at which place by PM ?
3. Expand the term PURA.
4. Jan Aushadi Bandaar compaign is related to what ?
Courtesy : DD News