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In a significant milestone achieved within a month of its inauguration, the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra witnessed the participation of over 1 crore citizens till December 7.
The Yatra, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 15 from Khunti in Jharkhand, emerged as a transformative expedition fostering connections with citizens nationwide.
As per the data captured on the customized portal developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), the Yatra reached over 36,000 Gram Panchayats.
India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh leads in terms of participation with over 37 lakh people taking part in the Yatra, followed by Maharashtra 12.07 lakh and Gujarat 11.58 lakh.
Significantly, the Yatra received an encouraging reception in Jammu & Kashmir as well and over 9 lakh people have taken part in it to date.
The people’s participation gathered momentum with each passing day. While the first week of the Sankalp Yatra saw participation of 500,000 citizens, over 77 lakh people across the country participated in it in the last 10 days, MeitY said in a statement.
Within a short span, the urban segment of the Yatra reached over 700 locations and a total of 79 lakh individuals took the pledge to strive to make India a developed nation by 2047, it added.
The focal point of the Yatra has been raising awareness about women-centric schemes, leading to over 46,000 beneficiaries enrolling for the PM Ujjwala scheme. Health Camps have also proved to be a big draw as to date, 22 lakh individuals have been screened.
The government emphasises that the Yatra strives to cover over 2.50 lakh Gram Panchayats and 3600+ urban local bodies using Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) vans that call upon people to utilise government schemes for their benefit.
The Drone demonstration for farmers as part of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra has remained a centre of attraction.
With the launch of the ‘Drone Didi Scheme’, under which 15,000 Women’s Self-Help Groups (SHGs) will be provided with Drones along with the necessary training for two members of the women SHGs, a large number of women are also coming forward to witness the drone flights.
The SHGs shall rent out the drone services for a fee, which will serve as another stream of revenue for the Self-Help Group members.