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).
FEATURE H&FW B. Narzary * Reducing the maternal and infant mortality rate is the key goal feature of the Reproductive and Child Health Programme under the National Rural Health Mission. Several initiatives have been launched by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare under the Mission including Janani Suraksha Yojana , a key intervention that has resulted in phenomenal growth in institutional deliveries with more than one crore women beneficiaries annually. JSY was launched to promote institutional deliveries so that skilled attendance at birth is made available and mothers and new born babies can be saved from pregnancy related complications and deaths.