MoS MEA V. Muraleedharan interacted with parents of stranded students in Pune

Pune, 2 March 2022


Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan today interacted with the parents of students who are stuck in war hit Ukraine, in Pune.  He said, Government is making all efforts to bring back all Indians safe, and these efforts are monitored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  The parents also appreciated the efforts of the government in rescuing Indians. 

He said there were around 20,000 citizens who were stranded in Ukraine. Of them, 4,000 were brought back to India before February 24. Additional 2,000 students were brought back to India till Tuesday and efforts are on to evacuate the remaining Indians stuck there. Since the number of stranded persons is big, Indian Air Force aircrafts are being used to bring them back to India, with the help of Ukraine’s neighbouring countries Romania, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, he added.

Later Shri V. Muraleedharan chaired a District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (Disha) meeting. In the meeting Union Minister reviewed the work status of 54 central sponsored schemes viz Pune Metro, Bharatmala, Pradhan Mantri Anna Suraksha Yojana, Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, Amrit Yojana, River Improvement Project, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Grameen Abhiyan, Bharat Net, Jaljivan Mission, Rashtriya Gram Swarajya Abhiyan, Integrated Energy Development Scheme, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Beti Badhao Beti Padao, Deendayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushalya Vikas Yojana, Mudra Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jandhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Peek Vima Yojana, Krishi Sinchan Yojana, Sarva Shikshan Abhiyan, Rashtriya Harit Bharat Abhiyan.

Member of Parliament Shri Shrirang Barne along with Prakash Javadekar, Girish Bapat and Smt. Supriya Sule who joined virtually attended the meeting. Local Member of Legislatives, Mayor and Zilla Parishad Members and Government officials were present for the meeting.


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