With prominent announcements made by Prime Minister Modi on the 75th Independence Day such as the PM Gati Shakti Plan, chief ministers of different states also rolled out different initiatives for the citizens to mark the occasion.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced that his government will provide smart health cards to 3.5 crore people in the state under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana. Beneficiaries of national and state food security schemes, and Annapurna and Antyodaya initiatives will get the cards under which women can avail treatment up to Rs 10 lakh per year and other family members will get the benefit up to Rs 5 lakh each.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has announced that the state will provide free tap water to all the residents of the state from September this year. While delivering a speech on the 75th Independence Day on Sunday, Pramod Sawant said residents will be provided 16,000 litres of water free of cost per month. The free water scheme will be implemented from September this year, he said.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has vowed to protect the state against the "nefarious designs" of Pakistan and said, "we want peace but will not tolerate any aggression or attack on our territory". Any threat to Punjab will mean danger to entire India, he underscored.
Delhi has emerged as a model of governance, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said announcing the launch of ‘Deshbhakti’ curriculum in government schools from September 27 and yoga classes in residential areas from October 2. In his Independence Day address at the Delhi Secretariat, Kejriwal paid homage to freedom fighters as well as to doctors, nurses and paramedics who lost their lives while serving people during the coronavirus pandemic.