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PIB Summaries 29 March 2023

CONTENTS

  1. LaQshya Programme
  2. SVAMITVA

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.

SVAMITVA


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.

About SVAMITVA

  • 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.
Benefits:
  • 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.

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