PM to send out message of cleanliness from Kurukshetra on February 12
CHANDIGARH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will send out a message of cleanliness from the land of karma, Kurukshetra on February 12, during the Swachh Shakti-2019 programme. This programme is dedicated to women.
While giving this information on Sunday, an official spokesman said that about 7,500 women representatives from across the country and 15,000 women Panches and Sarpanches from across the state, are participating in this programme.
He said that in order to empower women, Modi had first launched the Swachh Shakti-2017 programme from Gujarat, Swachh Shakti-2018 from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh and the third Swachh Shakti-2019 programme is being inaugurated from Kurukshetra in Haryana.
He said that under this mission, the Central Government and the state government has, so far, released Rs 122.69 crore and Rs 169.75 crore, respectively to Urban Local Bodies. In order to promote cleanliness, the state government has implemented Swachhta Shehri Puraskaar yojana, under which the best Ward in Municipal Corporation areas would be awarded cash prize of Rs 2
lakh for its sanitation efforts, best Ward in Municipal Committees with cash prize of Rs 1
lakh and best Ward in Municipalities with cash prize of Rs 50,000. He said that in the current financial year 2018-19, Rs 75 crore was approved in the revised budget.
He said that women coming to this programme would be informed regarding efforts to further empower the women of the state. Under which, they would visit women hockey nursery, Kalpana Chawla museum and women police stations. He said that the message of sanitation and cleanliness has reached the population of the state.