Rajasthan government to spend Rs 7 crore on welfare schemes

According to an the order the government will spend Rs 722.53 lakh to bring people from 33 districts to Jaipur in 5,579 buses for the rally at the Amrudon Ka Bagh stadium.

Published: 07th July 2018 05:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2018 05:15 AM   |  A+A-

PM_Narendra_Modi_AFP

PM Narendra Modi (File Photo | AFP)

By Express News Service

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government, which is bracing for a crucial Assembly election later this year, is spending a whopping Rs 7 crore to ferry 2.5 lakh beneficiaries of welfare schemes to a rally which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address in Jaipur on Saturday.

According to an order of the General Administration Department (GAD), the money for this will largely come from funds for the 12 schemes run by the BJP governments at the Centre and in Rajasthan.
According to an the order the government will spend Rs 722.53 lakh to bring people from 33 districts to Jaipur in 5,579 buses for the rally at the Amrudon Ka Bagh stadium.

GAD Joint Secretary Rajeev Jain has given directions to all District Collectors that the government would pay Rs 20 per km for each bus and the cost would be met from funding under welfare schemes.

The maximum number of buses are planned from Alwar, Udaipur and Ajmer districts. In Jaipur district alone, 532 buses are expected to ferry the beneficiaries to the venue.

Additional Director General of Police N R K Reddy said all security arrangements are in place for the prime minister’s visit and security drills have been conducted to eliminate last-minute glitches.

Modi will be meeting about 2.5 lakh beneficiaries of several central government schemes, and launch a Smart City initiative. Transport, food and accommodation are being arranged for these beneficiaries. The Congress alleges the beneficiaries are all BJP workers and supporters. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp