As temperatures peak, respite arrives for more than half the country with the first monsoon showers. Schools reopen albeit with the delay of a week in some Northen States to spare the young ones the sapping heat.
July sees the conducting of the auspicious Ratha Yatra, also referred to as Rathajatra or Chariot festival. A public procession of the deities Jagannath (Lord Vishnu's avatar), Balabhadra (Lord Jagannath's brother), Subhadra (Lord Jagannath's sister) and Sudarshana Chakra (Lord Jagannath's weapon) is conducted in a chariot (ratha). Rath Yatra at Puri attracts hundreds of pilgrims who join the procession each year. The event is a major community heritage, being an occasion for social sharing and cultural propagation.
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The scheme is meant for old age protection and social security of Unorganised Workers (UW) who are mostly engaged as rickshaw pullersstreet vendors, mid-day meal workers, head loaders, brick kiln workers, cobblers, rag pickers, domestic workers, washer men, home-based workers, own account workers, agricultural workers, construction workers, beedi workers, handloom workers, leather workers, audio - visual workers or in similar other occupations.
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mSBM APP: User can upload the photographs of beneficiaries receiving toilet facilities in their homes under this Mission, using a smartphone. While capturing the photograph, latitude and longitude of the location as well as date - time stamp is recorded automatically and gets uploaded on the central server of the Mission which is housed in the National Data Centre.
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