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CM gives eligibility certificates to welfare scheme beneficiaries 

Ludhiana, November 21

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today distributed eligibility certificates among beneficiaries of the Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana (MGSVY) at a district-level camp held at Government College for Women in Ludhiana. More than 1,500 beneficiaries attended the camp and got themselves enrolled under the scheme.

The Chief Minister said nearly 9 lakh people had been assisted to avail of the benefits of welfare schemes. From now on, district-level camps under the MGSVY will be organised on the 20th of every month to assist beneficiaries. The Rural Development Department and his office would monitor the progress of the programme, he said.

Capt said the scheme aims at reaching out to the disadvantaged sections of society and providing them benefits of various welfare schemes. He said the scheme was launched in December 2017 with door-to-door surveys in districts, followed by camps for village clusters till August 2018. Subsequently, camps were also held at the district and subdivisional levels on October 2 to identify eligible beneficiaries.

Earlier, local MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, in his address, thanked the CM for fulfilling another promise of his government. He said this scheme would go a long way to help the needy.

Those present on the occasion included Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Congress MLAs Surinder Dawar, Sanjay Talwar, Kuldeep Singh Vaid, Ludhiana Municipal Corporation Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu and Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal.

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