The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation Shri Srikant Kumar Jena has said that Twenty Point Programme 2006 is a package of programme inter-alia aiming at poverty alleviation, employment generation, education and health. Twenty Point Programme consists of 65 items which are primarily the programmes/schemes of the Government of India, administered by the various Central Nodal Ministries and are normally implemented through State/UT Administration. A statement indicating the 20 points and 65 items is annexed (Annexure I). The programmes for poverty alleviation, employment generation are primarily covered under the point ‘Garibi Hatao’ which consists of five items. The programmes for education are primarily covered under the point ‘Sabkeliye Shiksha (education for all)’. Similarly the health is covered under the point ‘Jan Jan Ka Swasthya (health for all)’.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Jena said, the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation is mandated to monitor the physical progress only of the 65 items/schemes covered under the Twenty Point Programme on the basis of the inputs received from the Central Nodal Ministries. The details of physical progress achieved during 2010-11 under selected schemes of Twenty Point Programme-2006 relating to employment generation, poverty alleviation (Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act,Swaranjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana, Swaranjayanti Shahari Rojgar Yojana), education (Mid Day Meal Scheme) and health (Total Sanitation Campaign, ICDS, Functional Anganwadi & Institutional Delivery) is enclosed (Annexure II to VI).
Youth of North-East India: Demographics and Readership (Highlights) Union Human Resource Development Minister Dr M M Pallam Raju , will release a report Youth of North-East India: Demographics and Readership in New Delhi tomorrow, 20 th November, 2012. Ministers of State for HRD, Sh Jitin Prasada and Dr Shashi Tharoor would also be present on the occasion. This focused Report attempts to give an analytical and detailed account of the reading habits of the literate youth in the north-eastern states and their exposure to different forms of media, and how diverse socio-economic and motivational factors impact their reading habit. The reading of ‘leisure or non-text books’ among the literate youth is the special focus of the study. The Report is a follow-up study of the National Youth Readership Survey (2009-10) assigned to National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) by the NBT under the National Action Plan for the Readership Development amon