He further stated that the Government has committed for construction 51 lakh new houses, electricity connection to 4 crore poor people, construction of 2 crore toilets, free gas connection to 8 crore poor women. It will benefit the poorest persons of society, which will contribute in the development and create opportunities of employment.
The scheme for medical reimbursement for providing rupees 5 lakh per family to 10 crore families is the largest health scheme of the world, is a welcoming step indeed.
Adequate provisions have been made for infrastructure i.e. roads and electricity, extension of railways, improvement of education and creation of jobs. In the field of IT, 5 lakh wi-fi hotspot for the benefit of 5 crore rural people will prove to be a revolutionary step.
Shri Paswan said that the government has made no changes in the rates of food grains to be distributed under the Food Security scheme. The poor people are getting wheat @ Rs. 2/-, rice @ Rs. 3 and coarse grains @ Rs. 1/-. Transparency has been brought by the use of IT in the Public Distribution System. Seeding of ration cards with Aadhaar has been made to ensure that the food grains should reach the right beneficiary. Shri Paswan said that the scheme for providing food grains to 84 crore people has been successfully implemented throughout the country under the able leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Shri Paswan assured that the prices of essential commodities will not be allowed to increase in any condition.