Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a cabinet meeting which includes all of his 73 member council of ministers today at 04:00pm. In the meeting the PM will discuss and review the progress his government flagship programmes and initiatives are making.
According to PTI the meeting comes in the backdrop of the recent setback in by-poll elections conducted in many states. In the meeting the many plans and schemes launched by PM Modi will be discussed, like the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana which aims to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses, Ayushman Bharat which aims to create a network of health and wellness infrastructure and provide insurance to 40% of India’s population, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana a scheme for the welfare of farmers, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana which aims to provide LPG connections to women from Below Poverty Line (BPL) households, Start-up funding scheme a scheme to fund and support growing entrepreneurs and Mudra Yojana which provides loans to the non-corporate, non-farm small enterprises. Other schemes and programmes will also be subject to review in the union cabinet meeting scheduled today.
The last such cabinet meeting took place seven months ago where 26 cabinet ministers, 11 ministers of state having independent charges and 36 ministers of state were present. The convening of minister to discuss about the ongoing schemes, their implementations and workings was started by the PM years earlier when he came into the position of the Prime Minister of India.