Lucknow: Breathing life into the hopes of many destitute, the Mayawati government has decided to revise its survey on 'Mahamaya Garib Arthik Madad Yojna' following the appearance of a special investigative report in Dainik Jagran.

The article published in ‘Aaina’ section on April 23 titled ‘Bhrashtachaar ki dimak chaat gayee sapney’ had highlighted how the beneficiaries of ‘Mahamaya Garib Arthik Madad Yojna’ are unable to get the financial aid of Rs 400 per month.

The same article was also carried by post.jagran.com under the title ‘Mayawati’s native district deprived of her dream project’.

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Following the appearance of this article in ‘Dainik Jagran’ and ‘post.jagran.com’, the state government came face-to-face with the stark reality and immediately decided to conduct a fresh survey aiming to include the real beneficiaries.   

Under the ‘Mahamaya Garib Arthik Madad Yojna’ launched on January 15, 2010 a financial aid of Rs 400 was decided to be given to people from economically weaker section. But a reality check by Jagran unraveled the ground reality.

The government in a fresh survey has decided to concentrate more on areas where the number of beneficiaries are less. The selection process though, is subject to partial changes.

The investigation was conducted by Danik Jagran in Chief Minister Mayawati’s home district Gautam Budh Nagar where the poor condition of the funding by the state government was clearly highlighted.

Similar was the case in different districts of the state. Following the investigation, the government sent a special team to Gautam Budh Nagar to ascertain the irregularities and later recommended for a fresh review.

The new rules stress on improvement in planning guidelines. According to the rules, the names in the waiting list of old-age pensioners and handicapped people should also be included in the list. The bank accounts, of the people included in the list, have to be opened before May 31.

It was also decided that, people suffering from tuberculosis, leprosy and HIV-positive patients should be included in the list. The plan aims to include 30 million people. Below poverty line people will be given Rs 400 per month as monthly pension.

Interestingly, after the surfacing of irregularities in the projects meant for social developments the state government has pulled up its socks and decided to get to the bottom of all the cases.

Hence, a detailed report of all the welfare projects meant for economically backward sections has been sought from all the districts by the state government further mentioning that any kind of negligence by the officials will not be tolerated.

(JPN/ Bureau)