- LaQshya Programme
Focus: Welfare Schemes
Why in News?
Recently, the Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare informed Lok Sabha about the LaQshya Programme.
About LaQshya Programme:
- LaQshya is a program that focuses on ensuring the quality of care during intrapartum and immediate post-partum periods in Labour Room and Maternity Operation Theatre.
- It covers various healthcare facilities, including government medical college hospitals, district hospitals, and high case load CHCs, with the aim of reducing preventable maternal and newborn mortality, morbidity, and stillbirths.
- The program targets a 5% or less Surgical Site Infection Rate in Maternity OT, with a minimum reduction of 30% from the baseline.
- Compliance with the program’s requirements is verified by independent NQAS assessors at the time of LaQshya certification.
- The program is under the purview of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Focus: Government Policies and Interventions
Why in News?
The Central Sector Scheme “SVAMITVA” aims to provide the ‘Record of Rights’ to village household owners possessing houses in inhabited areas in villages.
- SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) scheme is a collaborative effort of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, State Panchayati Raj Departments, State Revenue Departments and Survey of India.
- Aim: To provide an integrated property validation solution for rural India.
- It is a scheme for mapping the land parcels in rural inhabited areas using drone technology and Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS).
- The mapping will be done across the country in a phase-wise manner over a period of four years – from 2020 to 2024.
- The scheme will help in streamlining planning and revenue collection in rural areas and ensuring clarity on property rights.
- The scheme will enable creation of better-quality Gram Panchayat Development Plans (GPDPs), using the maps created under this programme.
- The Gram Panchayats are constitutionally mandated for preparation of Gram Panchayat Development Plans (GPDP) for economic development and social justice.
- The GPDP is based on a participatory process in convergence with schemes of all related Central Ministries/Line Departments related to 29 subjects listed in the Eleventh Schedule of the Constitution.
- Present Coverage Area: The program is currently being implemented in six states – Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.