Panchvati Yojana launched

The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur recently launched the Panchvati Yojana for senior citizens in the rural areas of the state. Around 100 parks are to be developed in the state under the scheme. The scheme aims to help the senior citizens spend their leisure time in these gardens and parks.

Key Features

The following are to be achieved by the State Government of Himachal Pradesh under the scheme

  • The Gardens and parks are to be developed along with Swachh Bharat Mission, MGNREGA. At least 1 bigha of land is to be used to achieve this. Bigha is a traditional unit used to measure land.
  • The state government is to grow medicinal and ayurvedic plants in the land allocated. Also, recreational equipment and walking tracks are to be provided.
  • The park is to have 500 to 1000 metres of concrete trek. The Women SHGs are to be allowed to sell their products in the park.

Measures under the scheme

The scheme is to be implemented with the help of local labourers that will receive wages under MGNREGA. The GoI has been boosting MGNREGA scheme by allocating huge funds. This is done to help migrant workers with employment.

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