SATH programme: NITI Aayog has unveiled a programme called SATH along with the state governments to kick start the process of transforming education and health sectors. SATH, which stands for ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital,’ will entail the government think tank to provide technical support to State governments in the two sectors. The programme aims to identify and build three future ‘role model’ states for health system.
‘Pralay Sahayam’ : A multi-agency exercise was conducted on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake as the final event of ‘Pralay Sahayam’ in Hyderabad . The event demonstrated efforts of all central and state agencies, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and the Armed Forces towards jointly tackling an urban flooding scenario in Hyderabad.
Saubhagya scheme : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana or ‘Saubhagya’, to supply electricity to poor households. The scheme will cover all rural families after electrification of all villages by December end, this year. The total outlay for the Saubhagya scheme will be Rs 16,320 crore. The scheme will be funded by a 60 per cent grant from the government, with the states contributing 10 per cent and the remaining amount will be covered by loans. For special category states, the government will grant 85 per cent of the outlay, with the states contributing just 5 per cent.