The State Cares about the Welfare of Every Citizen
It should be noted that today in our country the foundation is being laid for a new revival - the Third Renaissance. In this sense, a number of practical measures are being taken in Uzbekistan today as a result of the reforms being carried out in all spheres.
Especially mahalla activists are pleased that in recent years, under the leadership of the President, serious attention has been paid to reforming the mahalla system, turning it into a people's structure in which justice and truth are decided.
The creation of the Ministry for the Support of Mahalla and Family on the basis of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated February 18, 2020 "On measures to improve the social and spiritual environment in society, further support of the institution of the mahalla and bring the system of work with family and women to a new level" opened a new historical, literally a new turning point in the activities of makhallas to improve the prospects of the system.
An integrated and effective vertical system for solving problems on the ground has been created through the ministry. These initiatives are based on only one goal - to satisfy the people living in this country with life, the state, and to ensure happiness for our people.
In particular, a number of measures have been taken to ensure social protection of the population, social protection of citizens in difficult situations. As an important step in this direction and a new method of work, on the initiative of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the “Iron Book” system was created in the regions, which makes it possible to track and help families in need of social protection.
According to this list, in 2020, 417 billion soums were allocated to low-income families, as well as about 426 billion soums in September this year to provide the children of such families and children with disabilities with school uniforms, school supplies, winter clothes and hats.
The number of people receiving social benefits has increased almost 1.5 times. By the end of 2020, their number increase from the 774 thousand to 1.2 million, for which 12.5 trillion soums were allocated from the state budget. During the pandemic, from April 2 to May 20, 2020, 413,072 low-income families received food products worth 49 billion 910 million soums through the Sponsorship and Coordination Centers established under the regional branches of the Ministry, and the Coordination and Volunteer Sponsorship Centers that operated from July 13 to On August 14, food products worth 35 billion 24 million soums.
In addition, it is noteworthy that this year the Women's Support Fund, included in the "Women's Book", will allocate 80 billion soums for one-time financial assistance to women who have lost their breadwinner, disabled people and need care, as well as to pay compensation for rent housing for women living in non-residential areas will be sent 11 billion soums.
In particular, from the 2021-2022 academic year, a procedure has been introduced for the education of low-income girls who have lost their parents or one of them, single women without a breadwinner at the expense of the local budget and state higher educational institutions, which will further increase the desire of Uzbek girls to get an education and a profession, will serve expanding the ranks of educated women in our society.
Also, at the initiative of the President, a number of practical measures are being taken to provide social security for the elderly people in our country. The Ministry alone provided 121 people with wheelchairs, 126 with hearing aids, 206 with crutches, 43 with glasses and 201 with other rehabilitation aids. 392 young people were awarded the "Labor Veteran" badge.
In a word, these noble deeds are a practical confirmation of the fact that in our country the comprehensive support of all segments of the population, especially needy families, their targeted social protection has become an important issue, the state cares for the interests of every citizen. After all, in a country where human dignity is respected, prosperity, peace and, most importantly, peace will prevail.
Press service of the Ministry for the Support of Mahalla