Pulse Polio Program 2019

Pulse Polio Program 2019
~programme aims to protect children from the polio disease by conducting two nationwide mass polio vaccination campaigns and two to three sub-national campaigns each year
•Polio (also called poliomyelitis) is a contagious, historically devastating disease that was virtually eliminated from the Western hemisphere in the second half of the 20th century [It is a highly infectious viral disease, which mainly affects young children]
•India was declared polio-free country in the year 2014.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana(PMUY)
~aims to provide LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) connections to poor households [identified through the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) ]
•A report from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare places Household Air Pollution (HAP) as the second leading risk factor contributing to India’s disease burden.
Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Project (DRIP);-
~Would be a six-year project with assistance from World Bank
~Project will improve the safety & operational performance of selected existing dams
•About 80% of our large dams are over twenty-five years old. About 209 dams are over 100 years old

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