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Public information campaign launched across northeast India

Posted by egovindia on August 6, 2006

Public information campaign launched across northeast India

http://www.newkerala.com/news4.php?action=fullnews&id=3066

Agartala: To empower the poor and illiterate staying in remote corners of northeast India, the central government initiated Public Information Campaign (PIC) concluded here Sunday.

“Press Information Bureau (PIB) has been entrusted to carry out the task under eight important flagship programme of the centre including Bharat Nirman, Right to Information Act, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan besides prime minister’s 15-point programme for minorities,” PIB Information Officer Subhashish Chanda said here.

Apart from all media units of information and broadcasting ministry, banks, public sector units and state government departments involved in the implementation and execution of these flagship programmes, non-governmental organisations and youth associations participated in the PICs, Chanda added.

The other programmes of the unique campaign were enlightenment on the national rural employment guarantee act, national rural health mission, universalised mid-day meal programme and Jawaharlal Nehru national urban renewal mission.

“The overall objective of the campaign is empowering poor and illiterate living in rural areas and remote places by giving them access to information on proactive basis on various policies and programmes under the flagship schemes and to make people aware of the rights and responsibilities and ensure their participation in these schemes,” Chanda pointed out.

Similar campaigns would start in Guwahati Tuesday and in Aizwal from Aug 22 followed by other places in the northeast.

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