What is Special on 72nd Independence Day of India?
Independence Day of India will be celebrated by the people all over India on the 15th of August 2018, on Wednesday. This year in 2018, India is celebrating its 72nd Independence Day to pay tribute and remember all the freedom fighters who had contributed a lot and fought for the Independence of India.
Changes on this Independence Day 2018:
UP State Government has banned the production and use of Polythene bags of 50 microns as well as all the plastic or thermocol products from 15th July 2018. The state government has pledged to ban plastic and its products completely with effect from coming to Independence Day on August 15. This is a commendable effort by the government towards protection of the environment and preserving natural resources. Considering the present environmental condition this is the most prudent decision taken by the government.
There is good news for nearly 32 crore beneficiaries of Jan Dhan Khata holders across India as Prime Minister is supposed to announce new welfare schemes for them from the ramparts of Lal Quila on this Independence Day, which may include an increase in free accident cover of up to Rs. 1 Lakh.
Prime Minister is also likely to announce an increase in Atal Pension Yojna from Rs. 5000/month to Rs. 10000/month.