Community meeting at ‘Surte ki Dhani’, Dhanau block, Barmer District.

The Soochna Seva team conducted a community meeting at ‘Surte Ki Dhani’ in Dhanau block of Barmer district on 18th January 2016. Around 70 people participated in the meeting including men and women from nearby villages. The team comprised of Soochna Sevaks Shakti Singh, Ramesh and Hazi Khan; they briefly explained about the schemes to the villagers such as Sukanya Subhalaxmi Yojana, Vidhwa Yojana, Pootri Yojana, BPL cards, etc. They also informed the participants about Palanhar Yojana, Vridha Pension Yojana, Vidhwa Pension Yojana and Viklang Pension Yojana. During discussions the team came across cases in which people did not receive pension under Vidhwa Pension Yojana and also those who have worked under NREGA did not receive money in their account; it was transferred into someone else’s account.

Subsequently, the team found out the lapses and spoke with the bank officials to rectify the mistakes. Also, inauguration of a mobile centre of Soochna Seva was done at Aanganwadi Kendra of ‘Surte ki Dhani’