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All Listicles : Schemes 2018

Name of the scheme Objectives Salient Features Nodal Ministry


Sankalp se Siddhi (Attainment through Resolve) scheme, which aims at good governance, is
a five year plan under which new India movement 2017-2022 would take place.
The New India Movement 2017-2022 envisages India free from poverty, corruption, terrorism,
communalism, casteism and uncleanliness and unite the entire country by adopting good
Sankalp se Siddhi governance and using Technology
Sanitation

The objectives are as follows:


1. Eliminate open defecation,
2. Conversion of insanitary
toilets to pour flush toilets,
3. Eradication of manual
scavenging,
4. 100% collection and scientific
processing/disposal
reuse/recycle of Municipal
Solid Waste,
5. To bring about a behavioral The Mission has following components:-
change in people 1. Construction of Household Toilets,
regarding healthy sanitation 2. Community and Public Toilets, Minister of Urban
Swachh Bharat
practices, 3. Solid Waste Management, Development
6. Generate awareness among 4. Information, Education & Communication (IEC) and Public Awareness,
the citizens about sanitation 5. Capacity Building and Administrative & Office Expenses (A&OE)
and its linkages with public
health.
7. Strengthening of urban local
bodies to design, execute and
operate systems,
8. To create enabling
environment for private sector
participation in Capital
Expenditure and Operation &
Maintenance (O&M) costs.
Gobar-Dhan Yojna In an effort to make the villages open defecation free and improving the lives of villagers
(Galvanizing Organic Solid waste of dung and fields will be changed into compost, biogas and bio-CNG. He said
Bio-Agro Resource that under the vision of inclusive society formation, the government has identified 115
Fund Scheme) districts for development. Finance
been set up to facilitate and channelize individual philanthropic contributions and Corporate
Rashtriya Swachhata
Social Responsibility (CSR) funds to achieve the objective of Clean India (Swachh Bharat) by
Kosh
the year 2019
Ministry of
Drinking Water
and Sanitation in
association with
The Swachh Iconic Places is an initiative under the Swachh Bharat Mission. It is a special the Ministry of
clean-up initiative focused on select iconic heritage, spiritual and cultural places in the Urban
Swachh Iconic Places
country. The initiative is being coordinated by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in Development,
(SIP)
association with the Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism Ministry of
and the concerned State governments Culture, Ministry
of Tourism and
the concerned
State
governments
SAP is inter-ministerial programme for Swachhta
Swachhta Action Plan
All Union Ministries/Departments have to work for its realization in a significant manner with
(SAP) - April 2017
appropriate budget provisions.
Aiming at Behavior Change, an aggressive mass media campaign titled 'Darwaza Band'
Darwaza Bandh Media
featuring Amitabh Bachchan to promote continued toilet use especially by men has been
Campaigns
launched.
Swachhata Hi Seva Directly involve in performing cleanliness activities also termed as Shramdan. PM led the
(SHS), Sep 16-Oct 2, campaign by performing shramdan for twin pit toilet construction in Shahanshahpur village,
2017 Varanasi.
Swachh Sankalp se
Swachh Siddhi MoDWS organised countrywide Film, Essay and Painting Competition between 17 August and
Competition (Aug 17- 8 September 2017 as another major step towards making Swachhta a people’s movement.
Sep 8)
Freedom from Open IEC activities like door to door IPC, Swachhata Raths, Rallies, Marathons, Felicitation of
Defecation (FOD) week Champions, Quiz/painting competitions for Awareness generation and mass mobilization of
(Aug 9 – Aug 15) communities across the rural hinterland was carried out for triggering Behaviour Change.
International Women’s Day, at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar.
Swachh Shakti March Women sarpanches, grassroots workers from across the country attended the event.
8th, 2017 Swachhta Champions were honoured for their outstanding contribution towards making
Swachh Bharat a reality in rural India.
Mandates to State and City - As a part of behavioral change communication, hoardings and posters of ‘Asli Tarakki’ Ministry of Urban
Swachhata Pakwada
Governments to undertake campaign, prioritizing construction of toilets over other needs like owning a scooter or a TV Development
extensive audit of toilets in set, are to be prominently and widely displayed during the fortnight.
urban areas under ‘Swachh - Google Toilet Locator to be launched for the benefit of the people of National Capital
Pakhwada’, to ensure that they Region which helps in locating the nearest toilet for use.
are functional and fully used.
To achieve better health 1. ‘SwasthBaccheSwasth Bharat’ are pictoral books prepared by Central Health Education
outcomes through improved Bureau (CHEB)
Swachh Swasth Ministry of Health
sanitation and increased 2. Health messages shall be brought out that will educate the children and youth about
Sarvatra & Family Welfare
awareness and healthy healthy living habits and activities
lifestyles 3. The Ministry has distributed these books on healthy living across schools in India
Initiative was a collaborative effort of all the Central Government which provided funding
through Centrally sponsored schemes of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan, Rashtriya Madhyamik
The Swachh Vidyalaya Ministry of HRD
Shiksha Abhiyan, Swachh Bharat Kosh, and the States and Union Territories in partnership
with 64 Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and 11 Private Corporate.
‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking
of Higher Educational Ministry of HRD
Institutions
Swachh Bharat Hackathon which invites innovative technology based solutions to some of
Swachhathon the most challenging questions being face by SBM – G.
Cyber Swachhta Kendra
- Botnet Cleaning and
Malware Analysis
Centre by MeitY
Ministry of
As part of its efforts to make Drinking Water
villages located along Ganga and Sanitation, in
open defecation-free, 1.Youth agencies under the Union Ministry of Youth Affaris such as the Bharat Scouts and partnership with
Government has launched a Guides, Nehru Yuva Kendras and National Service Scheme will be deployed for the Ministry of Youth
campaign ‘SwachhYug’, a campaign. 2.These organizations will be called upon to provide a large number of local youth Affairs and
Swachh Yug Campaign
collaborative effort of three volunteers to support a behaviour change campaign in the 52 districts under the Swachh Sports, and
Union Ministries, to bring about Bharat Mission. 3. A nodal officer has been identified for each district to work on making their Ministry of Water
behavioural change among district Open Defecation Free (ODF) in mission mode. 4.The focus will be on‘Swachhta’ Resources, River
people staying in villages along at the village through proper Solid and Liquid Waste Management and maintaining Development and
the holy river general cleanliness with the involvement of local bodies, NGOs, private sector organisations, Ganga
etc. Rejuvenation.

90% of the project cost will be -It is a community owned drinking water programme which will not only ensure round-the-year
availability of
taken care of by the government
SWAJAL yojana clean drinking water but also generate employment. Ministry of
while the rest 10% of the project
- Besides ensuring the availability of clean drinking water to every household round the year, Drinking Water
cost which
the project and Sanitation
will be contributed by the would also generate employment.
community - It is the second project under the Swajal Yojana. Prior to this, it has been launched in
Uttarkashi district of
Uttarakhand.
Digital India
The Digital India programme is centred on three key vision areas:
- Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen
-Governance & Services on Demand
-Digital Empowerment of Citizens
It aims to provide the much needed thrust to the nine pillars of growth
The Ministry of
areas, namely :
To transform India into a Electronics and
-Broadband Highways,
Digital India digitally empowered society and Information
-Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity,
knowledge economy Technology
- Public Internet Access Programme,
(MeitY)
-e-Governance: Reforming Government through Technology,
-e-Kranti - Electronic Delivery of Services,
-Information for All, Electronics Manufacturing,
-IT for Jobs and
-Early Harvest Programmes
1.DigiShala is dedicated 24*7 and 365 days free-to-air TV channel to inform citizens about
digital payment ecosystem, benefits and processes. 2.It is a satellite channel managed by The Ministry of
Doordarshan (DD). It will be broadcasted nationally on DD Free Dish DTH service. 3.It will Electronics and
To promote cashless
DigiShala be available through GSAT15 (DD Direct DTH), 93.5 degree East, Receive frequency: 11590 Information
transactions
Mhz. Through it, citizens will be informed and educated about various digital payment options Technology
through step by step demos of digital payments using e-wallets, UPI, USSD, Aadhaar- (MeitY)
enabled payment systems and cards.
The Ministry of
To provide a secure dedicated 1.It is a part of Digital India programme, Digital Locker has been designed to reduce the
Electronics and
personal electronic space for administrative overhead of government departments and agencies created due to paper
DigiLocker Information
storing the documents of work. 2.It will also make it easy for the residents to receive services by saving time and effort
Technology
resident Indian citizens as their documents will now be available anytime, anywhere and can be shared electronically.
(MeitY)
It is an Aadhaar based Biometric Authentication System for Pensioners. The system provides The Ministry of
authenticity to Digital Life Certificate without the necessity of the pensioner being present in Electronics and
Jeevan Pramaan person before his/ her Pension Dispensing Authority (PDA). Information
Technology
(MeitY)
To make people aware
Vittiya Saksharata Ministry for
about cashless economic Financial literacy
Abhiyan (VISAKA) Human Resource
system.
Development
(MHRD)
1.It is expected to be one of the largest digital literacy programmes in the world. The Ministry of
Pradhan Mantri Gramin 2.Under the scheme, 25 lakh candidates will be trained in the FY 2016-17; 275 lakh in the FY Electronics and
Digital Saksharta 2017-18; and 300 lakh in the FY 2018-19. 3.To ensure equitable geographical reach, each of Information
Abhiyan(PMDISHA) To make 6 crore rural the 250,000 Gram Panchayats would be expected to register an average of 200-300 Technology
households digitally literate candidates. (MeitY)
-MyGov is a citizen engagement platform founded by the Government of India to promote the
active participation of Indian citizens in their country's governance and development.
-It is also aimed at creating a common platform for Indian citizens to "crowdsource
National
governance ideas from citizens".The users shall be allowed to discuss and to contribute on
MY GOV.IN Informatics
various government projects and plans.
Centre (NIC)
-It also allows users to upload documents in various formats.
-It was announced that a mobile phone application on 'MyGov' is also under development.
The website is hosted and managed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC).
Ministry Of
Electronics &
This initiative aims at making the scholarship process easy. From submitting the application,
National Scholarship Information
verification, sanction and disbursal to end beneficiary, everything related to government
Portal Technology,
scholarships can be done on this single portal online.
Government of
India
Skilling India
The Mission will have a three-tiered, high powered decision making structure:
NSDM will provide a strong 1. At its apex, the Mission’s Governing Council, chaired by the Prime Minister, will provide
overall guidance and policy direction.
institutional framework at the Ministry of Skill
National Skill 2. The Steering Committee, chaired by Minister in Charge of Skill Development, will review
Centre and States for Development and
Development Mission the Mission’s activities in line with the direction set by the Governing Council.
implementation of skilling Entrepreneurship
3. The Mission Directorate, with Secretary, Skill Development as Mission Director, will
activities in the country. ensure implementation, coordination and convergence of skilling activities across Central
Ministries/Departments and State Governments.
-Skill training would be done based on the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and Ministry of Skill
industry led standards. Development and
-Under the scheme, a monetary reward is given to trainees on assessment and certification Entrepreneurship
Pradhan Mantri To provide skills training for the
by third party assessment bodies. The average monetary reward would be around Rs.8000 Ministry of Skill
Kaushal Vikas Yojana youth. Focus on Class 10 and
per trainee. Development and
(PMKVY) 12th dropouts
-Special emphasis has been given to recognition of prior learning. Entrepreneurship
-Awareness building and mobilization efforts would be focused for attention. (through the
-Mobilization would be done through skill melas organized at the local level with participation National Skill
of the State Governments, Municipal Bodies, Pachayati Rai Institutions and community based Development
organizations. Corporation).
1. NAPS is implemented by Director General of Training (DGT) under the aegis of Union
The scheme aims to provide Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). 2. Under it, Central Government
National apprenticeship training to over
for the first time will provide financial incentives to the employers to engage actively in Ministry of Skill
Apprenticeship 50 lakh youngsters in order to
apprenticeship training 3. Central Government will also directly share 25% of the total stipend Development and
Promotion Scheme create more jobs. It has
(maximum of 1,500 rupees per month per apprentice) payable to an apprentice with Entrepreneurship
(NAPS) budgetary outlay of Rs 10000
crore. employers. In addition, it will support basic training which is considered an essential
component of apprenticeship training
-PMYY is MSDE’s flagship scheme on entrepreneurship education and training.
-The scheme spans over five years (2016-17 to 2020-21) with a project cost of 499.94 crore
rupees.
-It will provide entrepreneurship education and training to over 7 lakh students in 5 years
Ministry of Skill
To build an ecosystem of through 3,050 institutes.
PM Yuva Yojana Development and
entrepreneurship for youngsters -It will provide easy access to information and mentor network, incubator, credit and
Entrepreneurship
accelerator and advocacy to create a pathway for the youth.
-The institutes under the PMYY include 2,200 institutes of higher learning (colleges,
universities, and premier institutes), 500 ITIs, 300 schools and 50 entrepreneurship
development centres through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
-PKVY will provide training and certify Indians who are seeking overseas employment in National Skill
selected sectors that have high demand in the global labour market in line with international Development
standards. Corporation
-PKVY is launched as a means of showing respect to the contributions made by Indians (NSDC)
Pravasi Kaushal Vikas
overseas by ensuring their welfare and safety Ministry of
Yojana (PKVY)
-PKVY is launched to address the brain drain challenge into brain gain External Affairs
-PKVY will help keep a track record of the Indian youth going abroad after getting trained in Ministry of Skill
the skill development program Development and
-PKVY will aid in making India the World’s Skill capital Entrepreneurshi
The Vision of DDU-GKY is to
"Transform rural poor youth into -Enable Poor and Marginalized to Access Benefits
an economically independent -Demand led skill training at no cost to the rural poor
and globally relevant workforce". -Mandatory coverage of socially disadvantaged groups (SC/ST 50%; Minority 15%; Women
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya It aims to target youth, under the 33%)
Ministry of Rural
Grameen Kaushalya age group of 15–35 years. DDU- -Shifting Emphasis from Training to Career Progression
development
Yojana GKY is a part of the National -Pioneers in providing incentives for job retention, career progression and foreign placements
Rural Livelihood Mission -Greater Support for Placed Candidates
(NRLM), tasked with the dual -Post-placement support, migration support and alumni network
objectives of adding diversity to -Guaranteed Placement for at least 75% trained candidates
the incomes of rural poor
families and cater to the career
aspirations of rural youth
-These are outcome focused projects marking a shift in government’s implementation
strategy in vocational
SANKALP (Skills education and training from inputs to results. Ministry of Skill
-SANKALP, a centrally sponsored scheme (funded directly by Central Ministries and
Acquisition and Development and
implemented by States or
Knowledge Awareness Entrepreneurship
their agencies), addresses this need by setting up national bodies for accreditation and
for Livelihood Supported by
certification.
Promotion) -The bodies shall regulate assessment and certification in both long and short term World bank
vocational education and
training (VET).
-STRIVE, a central sector scheme (funded and implemented by the Central Government
machinery), aims to
modernize 500+ ITIs through outcomes and reform linked funding.
-The architecture shall help to converge the efforts of various central, state and private sector Ministry of Skill
STRIVE (Skill
institutions Development and
Strengthening for
thereby avoiding duplication of activities and bringing about uniformity in vocational training. Entrepreneurship
Industrial Value
-The schemes aim to strengthen institutions such as State Skill Development Missions Supported by
Enhancement)
(SSDMs), National World bank
Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), ITIs and National Skill
Development
Agency (NSDA) etc. and ensure greater decentralization in skill planning.

-Himayat is a placement linked skill development initiative for training and placement of 1
Aims to train youths from both
lakh youths from J&K in next 5 years.
rural and urban areas of J&K in
-Youths enrolled for this scheme will be given training for six-months, nine-months and one
Himayat various job-intensive vocational
year job-oriented courses.
courses over the next three
-They will be trained in and outside the state.
years
-A provision has been also kept for foreign placements as well
-The scheme is part of the Skill Empowerment and Employment scheme of the Prime
Minister’s Office (PMO).
-ROSHNI is a special initiative under, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya
Yojana (Formerly Ajeevika Skills), launched in June 2013 for training and placement of rural
poor youth from 27 LWE affected districts in 09 States (Andhra Pradesh-01, Bihar-02, Ministry of Skill
Roshni scheme
Chhattisgarh-08, Jharkhand-06, Madhya Pradesh-01, Maharashtra-01, Odisha-06, Uttar development
Pradesh-01 and West Bengal-01).
-As per the Ministry 50 per cent of the beneficiaries of the scheme will be women only.
-The Scheme Roshni which is a 100-crore Rupees project that will be mutually funded by the
Union and State Governments, with the Centre providing 75 per cent of the funding.
-The scheme will be implemented on a public-private basis, with private agencies providing
job training and employment.
Women
-Nirbhaya Fund is an Indian rupee 10 billion corpus announced by Government of India in its
2013 Union Budget. Earlier Ministry of
-According to the then Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, this fund is expected to support
Home Ministry,
Nirbhaya Fund initiatives by the government and NGOs working towards protecting the dignity and ensuring
Now Ministry of
safety of women in India.
Women & Child
-Nirbhaya (fearless) was the pseudonym given to the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim to hide her
actual identity.
-To prevent and reduce young
child under-nutrition -It is a centrally sponsored scheme
(% underweight children 0- 3 -The engagement of the anganwadi worker and helper from the same village
years) by 10 percentage -It is a universal and self-selecting scheme i.e. anyone can visit to the Aanganwadi centre
points, and
-Enhance early development enroll these services.
and learning outcomes in -Package of six services i.e. Ministry of
ICDS
all children 0-6 years of age, o SNP – supplementary nutrition programme Women & Child
-improve care and nutrition of o Pre-school education
girls and women and oHealth and nutrition education,
reduce anaemia prevalence in oImmunization,
young children, girls and oHealth check up and
women by one fifth by the end of oReferral services to the beneficiaries
12th five year plan. AEC-cum-crèche, AWC-cum counselor.
It envisages creation of a link between the police authorities and the local communities in
villages through police volunteers who will be women specially trained for this purpose. Under Ministry of
this scheme it is expected to have at least one such volunteer in every village whose primary Women & Child
Mahila Police Volunteer
job will be to keep an eye on situations where women in the village are harassed or their and Home
rights and entitlements are denied or their development is prevented. Joint initiative b/w Min. Ministry
of WCD and Home Min.
Comprehensive scheme for prevention of trafficking and rescue, rehabilitation and Ministry of
UJJAWALA Yojana
reintegration of victims of trafficing and commercial sexual exploitation Women & Child
1.To provide integrated support 1.These centres will provide immediate access to a range of services including medical,
and assistance to women legal, psychological and counselling support to the victims.
One Stop centre Ministry of
affected by violence, both in 2.The OSC will support all women including girls below 18 years of age affected by
scheme Women & Child
private and public spaces under violence ,also for girls below 18 years of age, institutions and authorities established under
one roof. Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 and the Protection of Children
2.To facilitate immediate, from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 will be linked with the OSC.
emergency and non-emergency 3.In addition to this, a single uniform number -181 will provide 24-hour emergency
access to a range of ... support response to all women affected by violence, through referral (linking with appropriate
under one roof to fight against authorities such as Police, OSC or hospital); funding thru' Nirbhaya fund
any forms of violence against
women
Homes for relief and rehabilitation of women in difficult circumstances including survivors of
Ministry of
Swadhar Grehs rape/assault etc.
Women & Child
Provision for food clothing, councelling. training, clinical and legal aid ; long term
Online complaint Management System for women working in both public and private
Ministry of
She-Box organizations to ensure effective implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at
Women & Child
workplace Act
Universalization of Ministry of
Women Helpline Women & Child
: To achieve holistic
empowerment of women
through
Mission for Protection convergence of -It aimed at improving the declining Child Sex Ratio; ensuring survival. & protection
Ministry of
and Empowerment for schemes/programmes of of the girl child; ensuring her education, and empowering her to fulfill her potential.s a social
Women & Child
Women different Ministries/ sector welfare schemes for care, protection and development of
Department of Government of women.
India as well as State -It will provide an interface for rural women to approach the government for availing their
Governments entitlements and for empowering them through training and capacity building.
-Mahila Shakti Kendras will converge all Govt. Schemes for women at National, State, District
and Block level
Skill Development, Employment, Digital Literacy, Health and Nutrition. Ministry of
Mahila Shakti Kendra
-Through this scheme, government plans to reach 115 most backward districts in the country Women & Child
with 920 Mahila Shakti Kendra...

PRIYADARSHINI
Ministry of
SCHEME(discontinued Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods Programme in the Mid Gangetic Plains
Women & Child
in 2016)
-Enable the adolescent girls for Nutrition provision
self development and - Iron and folic acid (IFA) supplementation
empowerment - Health check-up and referral services
Ministry of
Sabla -Improve their nutrition and - Nutrition & health education (NHE)
Women & Child
health status. -Counseling/guidance on family welfare, ARSH, child
-Promote awareness about care practices and home management.
health, hygiene, nutrition, -Upgrade home-based skills, life skills and integrate
adolescent with the national skill development program (NSDP)
reproductive and sexual health for vocational skills.
(ARSH) and family and child -Mainstream out of school adolescent girls into
care. formal/non formal education.
-To educate, skill and make -Provide information/guidance about existing public
them ready for life’s challenges services such as PHC, CHC, post office, bank, police
station, etc.
Ministry of
Saksham
Women & Child
-Empower women in agriculture
-a sub component of the Deendayal Antodaya Yojana-NRLM (DAY-NRLM)
by making systematic
- Under the Pariyojana, projects are conceived in such a manner that the skill base of the
Mahila Kisan investments to enhance their
women in agriculture is enhanced to enable them to pursue their livelihoods on a sustainable Ministry of Rural
Sashaktikaran participation and productivity,
basis. Development
Pariyojana -Create and sustain agriculture
-Under MKSP sustainable agriculture, 58 projects from 14 States have been sanctioned which
based livelihoods of rural
will benefit 24.5 lakhs Mahila Kisans during the period.
women.
It is a tri-
1.Prevent Female infanticide ministerial effort
2.Ensure Every Girl Child is Protected of Ministries of
3.Ensure every Girl Child is educated Women and Child
Beti Bachao Beti
Enforcement of PC & PNDT Act, nation-wide awareness and advocacy campaign and multi- Development,
Padhao
sectoral action in select 100 districts (low on Child Sex Ratio) in the first phase. Health & Family
-Under this scheme there is a strong emphasis on mindset change through training, Welfare and
sensitization, awareness raising and community mobilization on ground. Human Resource
Development.
1.(Minor) bank account for girl child below the age of 10.
2.She can withdraw 50% of the money after reaching age of 18 e.g. for higher education.
sukanya samriddhi 18 years deadline will also help preventing child-marriages. Ministry of
yojana For initial account opening, minimum deposit Rs.1000 required. Women & Child
Later, any amount in multiple of 100 can be deposited, but maximum Rs. 1.5 lakh per year.
Interest rate: 9.1% compounded annually.
The Ministry of
1,POCSO e-box is a unique endeavour by NCPCR for receiving online complaint of Child Women & Child
Sexual Abuse directly from the victim. It is an initiative
2.Through a well defined procedure complaints are directly followed up by a team
of National
Pocso-e Box which counsels the victim, providing further guidance for required legal action. Through
Commission for
a short animation film embedded in the e-box it assures the victim not to feel bad, helpless
Protection of
or confused as it’s not her fault. With the e-box, it is easy to register complaint through a step-
by-step guided process. Child Rights
(NCPCR), for
Direct online
Reporting of Child
Sexual Abuse....

Due to scattered information on various women centric schemes/legislations there is a lack of Ministry of
awareness
Electronics &
NARI among people regarding the same. To address this problem government launched NARI
Information
portal as a single
Technology
window access to information and services
It is a platform for NGOs and civil society to interact with the Ministry of Women and Child
Development
(MWCD) by providing their feedback, suggestions, put up grievances, share best practices Ministry of
e-samvaad Portal
etc. Women & Child
• This will help in formulation of effective policies and measures for welfare of women and
children.

-It aims to create a sustainable model for providing adolescent girls and women an access to
affordable sanitary products in rural areas.
-Under this project, sanitary napkin micro manufacturing units (semi-automatic and manual
process Ministry of
production unit) are being set up at CSCs across India, particularly those operated by women
Electronics and
entrepreneurs.
Stree swabhiman Information
-The product will be sold under local brand name and marketed by village level
technology
entrepreneurs.
-Each facility will employ 8-10 women and educate women of their society to overcome this (MeITY)
social taboo.
-It also has a menstrual hygiene related awareness generation component and is also
expected reduce
dropped out rates in girls on reaching puberty.
-The program aimed at capacity building of EWRs is being organized by National Institute of
Public Cooperation and
PROGRAM TO TRAIN Child Development (NIPCCD) of the MoWCD.
ELECTED WOMEN -It is the first ever initiative which will train approximately twenty thousand EWRs covering
Ministry of
REPRESENTATIVES OF nearly 50 EWRs
women and Child
PANCHAYATI RAJ from each district (by March, 2018) who will go out and administer the villages professionally.
INSTITUTIONS - It will help in creating model villages, ensure their effective participation in governance
process and help
preparing women as political leaders of the future.
Support to Training and -To provide competencies and skill that enable women to become self- Ministry of
Employment employed/entrepreneurs. women and Child
Programme for Women -The scheme is intended to benefit women who are in the age group of 16 years and above
(STEP) across the country.
-RMK is a national credit fund for women under the aegis of the Ministry of Women and Child
Development.
-It was established in 1993 for socio-economic empowerment of women.
-It aims to provide financial services with backward and forward linkages for women in the Ministry of
Rashtriya Mahila Kosh
unorganized sector through Intermediary Micro Finance Organizations (IMOs) and Women women and child
Self Help Groups (SHGs) and to augment their capacities through multi-pronged efforts.
-RMK also extends micro-credit to the women in the informal sector through a client friendly,
without collateral and in a hassle-free manner for income generation activities
Health
Pradhan Mantri Matru
Vandana Yojana
previously
PM Matritva Sahyog
Yojana
It is being implemented with the -It is a 100% centrally sponsored scheme it integrates cash assistance with delivery and post-
objective of reducing maternal delivery care. The success of the scheme would be determined by the increase in institutional
and neonatal mortality by delivery among the poor families
Janani Suraksha promoting institutional delivery -The women who deliver in Government hospitals, health centres or even in accredited
Yojana(JSY) among poor pregnant women. private hospitals are eligible for the cash assistance, if she is above 19 years
-Under this scheme, pregnant women are entitled for free drugs and consumables, free
diagnostics, free blood whenever required, and free diet up to 3 days for normal delivery and
7 days for C-section
to provide better health facilities -This initiative also provides for free transport from home to institution, between facilities in
Janani Shishu for pregnant women and sick case of a referral and drop back home Ministry of Health
Suraksha neonates and eliminating “out- -Similar entitlements have been put in place for all sick new borns accessing public health and Family
Karyakram(JSSK) of-pocket” expenses. institutions for treatment till 30 days after birth Welfare
A nationwide programme
launched in an attempt to bring
undiluted focus on promotion of 1. The programme has been named ‘MAA’ to signify the support a lactating mother requires
breastfeeding and provision of from family members and at health facilities to breastfeed successfully.
counselling services for 2. The chief components of the MAA Programme are Community awareness generation, Ministry of Health
MAA-Mother’s supporting breastfeeding Strengthening inter personal communication through ASHA, Skilled support for breastfeeding and Family
Absolute Affection through health systems. at delivery points in public health facilities, and monitoring and award/recognition. Welfare
Under this, support is being provided to States/UTs for Child Health Screening and Early Ministry of Health
Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Intervention Services through early detection and early management of common health and Family
Karyakram(RBSK) conditions classified into 4 Ds i.e Defects at birth, Diseases, Deficiencies, Development Welfare
delays including disability. Treatment including surgeries at tertiary level is free of cost under
this initiative
This initiative goes beyond addressing sexual and reproductive health and introduces focus Ministry of Health
Rashtriya Kishor on nutrition, sexual & reproductive health, injuries and violence (including gender based and Family
Swasthya Karyakram violence), non-communicable diseases, mental health and substance misuse Welfare
National Health Protection Scheme will be launched to cover 10 crore poor and vulnerable
families. Under this, up to Rs 5 lakh will be provided to each family per year in secondary and
tertiary care institutions. This scheme will have 50 crore beneficiaries. So far under the Ministry of Health
Ayushman Bharat National Health Insurance Scheme, insurance cover of Rs 30,000 was available only. This is a and Family
Scheme big increase in this regard. Welfare
financial assistance to patients, living below poverty line and who are suffering from major life Ministry of Health
RASHTRIYA AROGYA threatening diseases, to receive medical treatment at any of the super speciality and Family
NIDHI (RAN) Hospitals/Institutes or other Government hospitals Welfare
Ministry of Health
and Family
AMRIT Pharmacies Welfare
The primary objective of PMSSY
1.The PMSSY project was to be implemented across the country by the centre for which two
is to correct the region
major components of implementation was decided.• The first was to set up bigger medical
imbalances in availability of
institutions like that of AIIMS located in New Delhi. A total of six such AIIMS like medical
Pradhan Mantri affordable/reliable tertiary Ministry of Health
units were brought up in the country spread across various regions. 2.The second component
Swasthya Suraksha level healthcare in the country and Family
of the PMSSY scheme was to improve and upgrade all the medical colleges and institutions.
Yojana (PMSSY) in general, and, to augment Welfare
There were a total of 13 such medical colleges spread across the country which needed up
facilities for quality medical
gradation and introduction to improved medical facilities and technologies. The PMSSY
education in under-served or
scheme will be implemented in three work phases.
backward States, in particular.
1. It was Launched on National Ayurvedic Day . 2.The Mission will be implemented
throughout the country through a specially designed National Treatment Protocol. 3.The
guidelines in the protocol will be sent to various state governments, which will further circulate
them across various medical institutions.
4.The Madhumeha Assessment Tool (MAT) based on Ayurvedic philosophy has also been
Effective management of developed for the self-assessment of the people with regards to possibilities of diabetes. Ministry of
Mission Madhumeha
Diabetes through Ayurveda. 5. The government is set to launch a mobile app which will suggest Ayurvedic medicines AYUSH
for diabetic patients.
6.The app will be meant for use by both practitioners of Ayurveda as well patients.
7.It will help in identifying the type of diabetes a patient is suffering from as well as
recommend which Ayurvedic medicines can be administered to a patient.
8.The app is based on a set of guidelines issued by AYUSH.
It aims to immunize all children The Mission Indradhanush, depicting seven colours of the rainbow, aims to cover all those
Indradanush scheme Ministry of Health
under the age of 2 years, as well children by 2020 who are either unvaccinated, or are partially vaccinated against seven
as all pregnant women, against vaccine preventable diseases which include diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio,
seven vaccine preventable tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B.
diseases.
National Programme
for Prevention and
Control of Cancer,
Diabetes, NPCDCS has a focus on awareness generation for behaviour and life-style changes,
Cardiovascular screening and early diagnosis of persons with high level of risk factors and there treatment Ministry of Health
Diseases and Stroke and referral (if required) to higher facilities for appropriate management for those Non- and Family
(NPCDCS) communicable Diseases (NCDs) including diabetes and hypertension. Welfare
As soon as a person is tested
and found to be positive, he will 1. The ART will be for all men, women, adolescents and children who have been diagnosed as
be provided with Antiretroviral a HIV + case. Ministry of Health
Test and Treat Policy Therapy irrespective of his CD 2. This will improve longevity, improve quality of life of those infected and will save them and Family
for HIV count or clinical stage. from many opportunistic infections, especially TB Welfare
1. Strengthening and improving
quality of basic TB services
addressing TB HIV co-infection,
other co-morbidities and MDR-
TB
2. Engaging with care providers
both in the public and the private
sector
3. Targeted intervention in the
vulnerable population and
strengthening urban TB control
along with active case finding
activities
4. Integrating newer molecular
diagnostics for TB in the health
system (CBNAAT) for early
diagnosis of MDR TB
5. Leveraging of Information 1. Under the RNTCP, Government is committed to end tuberculosis by 2025.
Revised National Communication Technology for 2. The strategies adopted for this purpose include strengthening and improving quality of Ministry of Health
Tuberculosis Control enhancing TB notification and basic TB services, engaging with providers other than public, addressing TB HIV co-infection, and Family
Programme strengthening of monitoring other co-morbidities and programmatic management of drug resistant TB. Welfare
National Leprosy With a view to eliminating leprosy from the country, a three-pronged strategy has been Ministry of Health
Eradication Programme To eliminate leprosy from the adopted for early detection of leprosy cases in the community during 2016-17: and Family
(NLEP) country 1.Leprosy Case Detection Campaign for high endemic districts. Welfare
2. Focused Leprosy Campaign for hot spots.
3. Specific plan for Case Detection in Hard to reach areas.
The aims of the National
Framework for Malaria
Elimination in India 2016-2030
are:

1. To Eliminate malaria (zero


indigenous cases) throughout 1. Eliminate malaria from all 26 States including 15 low (Category 1) and 11 moderate
the entire country by 2030; and (Category 2) transmission States/Union Territories (UTs) by 2022;
2. Reduce the incidence of malaria to less than 1 case per 1000 population per year in all
2. Maintain malaria-free status States and UTs and their districts by 2024;
in areas where malaria 3. Interrupt indigenous transmission of malaria throughout the entire country, including all 10
transmission has been high transmission States and Union Territories (Category 3) by 2027; and Ministry of Health
National Framework for interrupted and prevent re- 4. Prevent the re-establishment of local transmission of malaria in areas where it has been and Family
Malaria Elimination introduction of malaria. eliminated and maintain national malaria-free status by 2030 and beyond. Welfare

Elimination of Ministry of Health


Lymphatic Filariasis National Health Policy (2002) has laid down the goal for elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis and Family
(ELF) Programme by 2015, which has now been revised to 2017, though global goal is 2020 Welfare
¬ The programme aims at implementing ‘fast-track’ interventions for achieving tangible
results within 18 months.
¬ Under the initiative, a multipronged strategy has been adopted, including improving
infrastructure upgradation, ensuring availability of essential equipment, providing adequate
human resources, capacity building of healthcare workers and improving quality processes in
the labour room.
¬ A healthcare facility achieving 70% score on NQAS will be declared ‘LaQshya’ certified.
Facilities scoring over 90, 80 and 70% will get platinum, gold and silver badges respectively.
¬ Facilities achieving NQAS certification and having 80% satisfied beneficiaries will be given
aimed at improving quality of monetary incentive with medical college hospitals getting Rs 6 lakh and Rs 3 lakh for district Ministry of Health
care in labour room and hospitals. and Family
LAQSHYA scheme maternity operation theatre. Welfare

Ministry of
The government has launched biodegradable sanitary napkins, priced at ₹2.50 per pad. The Chemicals and
Suvidha name is Suvidha Fertilisers
The vision of the program is to initiate transformation in the education and health sectors.
-The program addresses the need expressed by many states for technical support from NITI
aayog.
-SATH aims to identify and build three future ‘role model’ states for health systems.
-NITI Aayog will work in close collaboration with their state machinery to design a robust
NITI Aayog has launched SATH, roadmap of intervention, develop a program governance structure, set up monitoring and
a program providing tracking mechanisms, handhold state institutions through the execution stage and provide
‘Sustainable Action for support on a range of institutional measuresto achieve the end objectives.
Transforming Human capital’ -The program will be implemented by NITI along with McKinsey & Company and IPE Global
SATH Programme with the State Governments. consortium, who were selected through a competitive bidding process. Niti aayog
The broad objectives of this
mission are as follows:
-Reduce MMR to 1/1000 live
births
-Reduce IMR to 25/1000 live
births
-Reduce TFR (Total Fertility
Rate ) to 2.1
-Prevention and reduction of
anaemia in women aged 15–49
years
-Prevent and reduce mortality &
morbidity from communicable,
non-communicable; injuries and
emerging diseases
-Reduce household out-of-
pocket expenditure on total
health care expenditure
-Reduce annual incidence and
mortality from Tuberculosis by
half
-Reduce prevalence of Leprosy
to <1/10000 population and
incidence to zero in all districts
-Annual Malaria Incidence to be
<1/1000
-Less than 1 per cent microfilaria
prevalence in all districts
-Kala-azar Elimination by 2015, The National Health Mission (NHM) has two Sub-Missions :
National Health <1 case per 10000 population in National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) covering urban areas
mission all blocks National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) covering rural areas
Education
Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan, Vidhyanjali, PBBB

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme in partnership with


State Governments for universalizing elementary education across the country. Its overall
goals include universal access and retention, bridging of gender and social category gaps in
education and enhancement of learning levels of children. Ministry of
SARVA SHIKSHA
Human resources
ABHIYAAN
SSA provides for a variety of interventions, including inter alia, opening of new schools, Development
construction of schools and additional classrooms, toilets and drinking water, provisioning
for teachers, periodic teacher training and academic resource support, textbooks and support
for learning achievement. These provisions are made in accordance with norms and
universalizing elementary standards and free entitlements as mandated by the Right of Children to Free and
education across the country Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009.
-The programme looks to improve the reading and writing skills of children in classes I and II, Ministry of
Padhe Bharat Badhe along with their mathematics skills. Human resources
Bharat -It is being implemented under the aegis of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. Development
-to raise the minimum level of
education to class X and
universalize access to
secondary education;
-to ensure good-quality Important physical facilities are provided which include, (i) additional class rooms, (ii)
secondary education with focus laboratories, (iii) libraries, (iv) art and crafts room, (v) toilet blocks, (vi) drinking water
on Science, Mathematics and provisions, (vii) electricity / telephone/internet connectivity and (viii) disabled friendly
The Rashtriya English; and provisions. Improvement in quality through, (i) appointment of additional teachers to Ministry of
Madhyamik Shiksha -to reduce the gender, social improve PTR (ii) in-service training of teachers, (iii) ICT enabled education, (iv) curriculum Human resources
Abhiyan (RMSA) and regional gaps in enrolments, reforms and (v) teaching learning reforms. Equity aspects addressed through (i) special Development
dropouts and improving focus in micro planning, (ii) preference to areas with concentration of SC/ST/minority for
retention opening of schools, (iii) special enrolment drive for the weaker section, (iv) more female
-To make sure that the teachers in schools and (v) separate toilet blocks for girls.
secondary schools conform to
prescribed norms, removing
gender, socio-economic and
disability barriers, etc.
RASHTRIYA AVISHKAR inculcate a spirit of inquiry, creativity and love for Science and Mathematics in school
ABHIYAN children
Atal Tinkering
Part of Atal Innovation Mission. NITI Aayog
Laboratories
Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS),
launched in 2013. It aims at providing strategic funding to eligible state higher educational
institutions based on their progress.

• The key objectives of RUSA are to improve access, equity and quality in higher education
through planned development of higher education at the state level.

• The central funding (in the ratio of 60:40 for general category States, 90:10 for special
category states and 100% for union territories) would be norm based and outcome
dependent.

• The funding flows from the central ministry through the state governments/union
territories to the State Higher Education Councils before reaching the identified institutions.

=> Reforms:-
RASHTRIYA
• State Higher Education Councils with eminent academician and other experts have been Ministry of
UCHCHATAR SHIKSHA
created. This will help in formulation of medium and long term state perspective plans by human resources
ABHIYAN (RUSA)
putting in their academic and professional point of view.

• States to create Search –Cum- Select Committee for the appointment of vice chancellors
to avoid arbitrariness.

• Problems due to Affiliation system liberated by reduction in the number of colleges


affiliated per university by creating cluster universities and promoting autonomous
colleges.

Ban on recruitment of teachers in some states like Punjab caused the faculty positions to
remain empty which needs to be tackled.

• Since funding is conditional to performance, it is critical to have a robust monitoring and


evaluation system in place. In this regard, Geo tagging, introduction of a public financial
management system, a fund tracker, and reform tracker system and regular video
conferences had been effective.
The objectives of UAY scheme
are to promote innovation in IITs
Ucchatar Avishkar addressing issues of
Minsitry of HRD
Yojana manufacturing industries; to spur
innovative mindset; to co-
ordinate action between
academia & industry and to
strengthen labs & research
facilities.
i.Building institutional capacity in Institutes of higher education in research & training relevant
to the needs of rural India. ii.Provide rural India with professional resource support from
Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan Ministry of HRD
institutes of higher education ,especially those which have acquired academic excellence in
the field of Science, Engineering & Technology and Management
- Aimed at tapping the talent
pool of scientists and
entrepreneurs, internationally
to encourage their - It enables interaction of students and faculty with the best academic and industry experts
engagement with the from all over the world and also share their experiences and expertise to motivate people to
Global Initiative of institutes of Higher Education Ministry of
work on Indian problems.
Academic Networks in India. Human Resource
- It is a system of Guest Lectures by internationally and nationally renowned experts targeted
(GIAN) - To augment the country’s Development
towards a comprehensive Faculty Development Programme not only for new IITs, IIMs,
existing academic resources,
accelerate the pace of quality IISERs but also other institutions in the country.
reform, and elevate India’s
scientific and technological
capacity to global excellence.
The scheme entailed the provision of Rs. 1,250 crore to each of the top seven IITs over a
Vishwajeet Scheme period of five years to upgrade infrastructure, hire foreign faculty, and collaborate with foreign Ministry of HRD
institutions to break into the top league in global rankings
-The HEFA will be jointly promoted by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development
(MHRD) and identified Promoter.
-HEFA will have an authorised capital of 2,000 crore rupees and the government equity would
be 1,000 crore rupees
-It will be formed as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) within a PSU Bank or the Government-
owned-NBFC (Promoter)
-It would leverage the equity to raise up to Rs. 20,000 crore for funding infrastructure and
development projects of world class Labs in IIMs/IITs/NITs and such other institutions. Ministry of HRD
Higher Education
-The HEFA will also mobilise CSR funds from Corporates/PSUs which will in turn be released and identified
Finance Agency
for promoting research and innovation in these institutions on grant basis promoter
-The principal portion of the loan will be repaid through the ‘internal accruals’ of the
institutions earned through the fee receipts, research earnings etc
-All the Centrally Funded Higher Educational Institutions will be eligible to join as members of
the HEFA
-For joining as members, the educational institution must agree to escrow a specific amount
from their internal accruals for a period of 10 years to the HEFA.
-This escrow will secure the future flows that would be securitised by the HEFA for mobilising
the funds from the market.
-Each member institution would be eligible for a credit limit based on the amount agreed to
be escrowed from the internal accruals as decided by HEFA
-Udaan is a platform that empowers the girl students, facilitate their aspiration of joining
the prestigious engineering institutions and take important role in development/
progress of the country in future.
Ministry of
UDAAN (Giving Wings
Human Resource
to Girl Students) Aims at addressing the lower -Under this program, students are provided free offline / online resources through virtual
Development
enrolment of girls in engineering weekend contact classes and study material on pre-loaded tablet while studying in Class XI
colleges/IITs and technological and Class XII for preparation of admission test to various premier engineering colleges in the
institutions. country.
SWAYAM - Study To provide the best quality
- It is the Indian electronic e-education platform which proposes to offer courses from the Ministry of
Webs of Active- education to more than three
high school stage to Post-Graduate stage in an interactive electronic platform. Human Resource
Learning for Young crore students across the
- US government is cooperating in this project. Development
Aspiring Minds country
Swayam Prabha 32 Direct-to-Home channels for transmitting high-quality educational content
The National Digital library of India (NDLI) is a project under Ministry of Human Resource
Ministry of
Development, India. The objective is to integrate several national and international digital
National Digital Library Human resource
libraries in one single web-portal. The NDLI provides free access to many books in English
Development
and the Indian languages.
National Academic
authenticating all certificates issued by institutions
Depository
It has two components i.e. one is a Repository of best practices, photographs, videos,
studies, newspaper articles etc on elementary education, State /UT wise. These would be in
the public domain with the purpose to provide a platform for all stakeholders to learn from Ministry for
success stories of each other. This would also instill a positive competitive spirit among all Human Resource
ShaGun
the States and UTs. Development
(MHRD)
The second part is regarding the online monitoring of the SSA implemented by States and
UTs and will be accessed by Government Officers at all levels using their specific passwords.
-To track the educational journey of school students from Class I to Class XII across the 15
lakhs private and government schools in the country.
Ministry of
Shala Asmita Yojana -ASMITA will be an online database which will carry information of student attendance and
Human Resource
(SAY) enrolment, learning outcomes, mid-day meal service and infrasstructural facilities among
Development
others. Students will be tracked through their Aadhaar numbers and incase those not having
unique number will be provided.
Tool which allows the schools to identify areas of improvement in students, teachers and
Saransh
curriculum to facilitate and implement change.
comprehensive instrument for school evaluation which enables the schools to evaluate their
Shala Siddhi performance in more focused and strategic manner to facilitate them to make professional
judgement for continuous improvement
Shaala Darpan is an ICT programme of Ministry of Human Resource Development,
Government of India that to provide mobile access to parents of students of Government and
Government aided schools.
Shaala Darpan
Using Shaala Darpan parents can view updates on their child’s progress. They can view
records of attendance, assignments and achievements of their child. The ministry aims to
launch the service by 2015 academic session.
Academic Exposure for North Eastern Students ; to bring selected college and school
Ishan Vikas
students from the north eastern states into close contact with IITs, NITs and IISERs
Saksham Scholarship
Saransh is a web portal
launched by Central Board of
Secondary Education (CBSE) of
India, with the primary aim of -It serves as an interface for enhancing communication between schools as well as parents.
promoting information and -It offers a data-driven decision support system to aid parents in evaluating the strengths and
communication technologies in weaknesses of children, which, in turn would assist in taking informed decisions for children's
Saransh schools future CBSE
for Students of North East Region . The UGC has launched a special scholarship scheme for
Ishan Uday
students of north east region, Ishan Uday .
Prime Minister’s
Research Fellows
(PMRF) Scholarship for higher education
MANAK (Million Minds
Augmenting National
Aspirations and
Knowledge) - Changed
from inspire awards.
Revitalization -It is a new initiative to step up investments in centrally funded institutions like IITs, Central
Infrastructure and Universities and Ministry of
Systems in others such institutes Human Resource
Education (RISE) - Funding will be provided through Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA). Development
aims to overhaul the quality of -The project commenced with the World Bank assistance to Government of India to launch a
TECHNICAL
technical education in the Low -TEQIP as a long term programme of 10-12 years and in 2 or 3 phases. The present 3rd Ministry of
EDUCATION QUALITY
Income States and Special Phase of the schemes has Human Resource
IMPROVEMENT
Category States (SCS). central, eastern and north-eastern region and hill states as its focus states Development
PROGRAMME The measures under TEQIP include:
(TEQIP) -Institution based: accreditation of the courses through NBA, governance reforms,
improving the processes, digital
initiatives, securing autonomy for the colleges.
-Student based: improving the quality of teaching, teacher training, equipping the class
rooms, revision
of syllabus, industry interaction, compulsory internships for students, training the students in
industryrelevant
skills, preparing them for the GATE exam etc.
-Student and MEA Engagement Program (SAMEEP) is an outreach program to familiarise
the students in
India about the functioning of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and also take India’s global
engagement
and its foreign policy to the grass root levels.
SAMEEP
-It is voluntary in nature under which MEA officers, under-secretary and above will visit their
home towns and
cities and their Alma Maters to bring foreign policy to the masses and raise their interest in
diplomacy as Ministry of
career option external affairs
Creating an ecosystem, -To involve volunteers from different walks of life to strengthen the co-scholastic
wherein education will be activities in government schools.,
Vidyanjali attached with imbibing -To Performing arts and life skills also to be included.
knowledge and improving -Intended beneficiaries are School going children of Government school,
learning output Government Aided school etc.,
Teacher education portal for Joint
District Institutes of Education collaboration
and Training (DIETs). - A between Ministry
- Gives the opportunity to Central and State Governments to do real time monitoring of the
unique IT initiative, a first of its of Human
institutions.
Prashikshak kind in the country, which will Resource
- Helps benchmark DIETs to enable aspiring teachers to make informed choices about their
contain a comprehensive Development(MH
future.
database of all DIETs in the RD) and Central
country with all relevant Square
performance indicators Foundation.
Kasturba Gandhi Balika opened in Educationally Backward Blocks where the female rural literacy is below the
Vidyalayas national average to provide for residential upper primary schools for girls.
Initiatives have been taken under financial literacy to include certified adult literates under
Saakshar Bharat
Jan Dhan Yojna and mobilize them to open bank accounts.
Agriculture
India is the second largest
producer of vegetables in the
world with about 180 MMT. Links major consumption centres to major production centres with a minimal number of
intermediaries.
Operation Greens wants
to replicate the success story The APMC Act will have to be changed to allow direct buying from FPOs, and giving
of the operation flood in fruit incentives to these organisations, private companies and NGOs to build back end
and vegetables, starting with infrastructure as was done in the case of milk under operation flood.
tomatoes, onions and
potatoes. The announcement of tax concessions to FPOs (farmer producer organisations) for five
Operation Green
years. It will encourage building such critical infrastructure.
The main objective of this
project is to reduce price Second is the investment in logistics, starting with modern warehouses, that can minimize
volatility in these wastage.
commodities, thereby helping
farmers boost incomes on a Third is linking the processing industry with organized retailing.
sustainable basis. Dehydrated onions, tomato puree and potato chips should become cheap, so that an average
It also aims to provide these household can use them
vegetables to consumers at
affordable prices
The primary objectives of 1. Formulated with the vision of extending the coverage of irrigation ‘Har Khet ko pani’ and
PMKSY are to attract 2. Improving water use efficiency ‘More crop per drop' in a focused manner with end to
investments in irrigation system end solution on source creation, distribution, management, field application and extension
activities. Ministry of water
at field level, develop and
resources,
Pradhan Mantri Krishi expand cultivable land in the
PMKSY has been formulated amalgamating ongoing schemes viz. ministry of rural
Sinchayee Yojana country, enhance ranch water
1. Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) of the Ministry of Water Resources, development ,
(PMKSY) use in order to minimize
2. River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR,RD&GR), ministry of
wastage of water, enhance crop 3. Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) of Department of Land Resources agriculture
per drop by implementing water- (DoLR)
saving technologies and 4. The On Farm Water Management (OFWM) of Department of Agriculture and Cooperation
precision irrigation. (DAC)
1. To incentivize the states that
increase their investment in
Agriculture and allied sectors 1. It is a State Plan scheme
2. To provide flexibility and 2. The eligibility of a state for the RKVY is contingent upon the state maintaining or increasing
Rashtriya Krishi Vikas
autonomy to the States in the State Plan expenditure for Agricultural and Allied sectors
Yojana’
planning and executing 3. The scheme encourages convergence with other programmes such as NREGS.
programmes for agriculture 4. It will integrate agriculture and allied sectors comprehensively
3. To ensure the preparation of
Agriculture Plans for the
districts and states
4. To achieve the goal of
reducing the yield gaps in
important crops
5. To maximize returns to the
farmers
6. To address the agriculture
and allied sectors in an
integrated manner
The NFSM has three
components:
(i) National Food Security 1. The Mission aims to increase production through area expansion and productivity;
create employment opportunities; and enhance the farm-level economy (i.e. farm profits) to
Mission - Rice (NFSM-Rice);
National Food Security restore confidence of farmers.
(ii) National Food Security
Mission (NFSM) 2. The approach is to bridge the yield gap in respect of these three crops through
Mission - Wheat (NFSM-Wheat);
dissemination of improved technologies and farm management practices while focusing
and on districts which have high potential but relatively low level of productivity at present.
(iii) National Food Security
Mission - Pulses (NFSM Pulses)
1. To provide holistic growth of
the horticulture sector through
an area based regionally
differentiated strategies
2. To enhance horticulture
production, improve
nutritional security and income
support to farm households
3. To establish convergence
and synergy among multiple
on-going and planned To develop horticulture to the maximum potential available in the state and to augment
National Horticulture
programmes for horticulture production of all horticultural products (fruits, vegetables, flowers, coco,cashew
Mission (NHM)
development nut,plantation crops, spices, medicinal aromatic plants) in the state
4. To promote, develop and
disseminate
technologies, through a
seamless blend of traditional
wisdom and modern scientific
knowledge
5. To create opportunities for
employment generation for
skilled and unskilled persons,
especially unemployed youth
Under the scheme, the
government plans to issue soil
1. All soil samples are to be tested in various soil testing labs across the country.
cards to farmers which will carry
2. Thereafter the experts will analyse the strength and weaknesses (micro-nutrients
Soil Health Card crop-wise recommendations of
deficiency) of the soil and suggest measures to deal with it.
Scheme nutrients and fertilisers required
3. The result and suggestion will be displayed in the cards. The government plans to issue the
for the individual farms to help
cards to 14 crore farmers.
farmers to improve productivity
through judicious use of inputs
One crop one rate
• A uniform premium of only 2% to be paid by farmers for all
Kharif crops and 1.5% for all Rabi crops.
• In case of annual commercial and horticultural crops, the
premium to be paid by farmers will be only 5%.
To provide • There is no upper limit on Government subsidy so farmers
insurance will get claim against full sum insured without any
coverage and reduction.
financial support • The premium rates to be paid by farmers are very low and
to the farmers in balance premium will be paid by the Government
the event of • Yield Losses: due to non-preventable risks, such as Natural
natural Fire and Lightning, Storm, Hailstorm, Cyclone, Typhoon,
Pradhan Mantri Fasal
Tempest, Hurricane, Tornado. Risks due to Flood,
Bima Yojana calamities, pests
Inundation and Landslide, Drought, Dry spells, Pests/
& diseases.
Diseases also will be covered.
• To stabilise the
• Post harvest losses are also covered.
income of
• The use of technology: Smart phones will be used to
farmers to ensure
capture and upload data of crop cutting to reduce the
their continuance delays in claim payment to farmers. Remote sensing will be
in farming. used to reduce the number of crop cutting experiments.
• The Scheme shall be implemented on an ‘Area Approach
basis’
• Defined Area (i.e., unit area of insurance) is Village or above
it can be a Geo-Fenced/Geo-mapped region having
homogenous Risk Profile for the notified crop
1. To make agriculture more productive, sustainable, remunerative and climate resilient by 1. NMSA derives
promoting location specific Integrated/Composite Farming Systems; its mandate from
National Mission on 2. To conserve natural resources through appropriate soil and moisture conservation Sustainable
Sustainable Agriculture measures; Agriculture
(NMSA) 3. To adopt comprehensive soil health management practices based on soil fertility maps, Mission which is
soil test based application of macro & micro nutrients, judicious use of fertilizers etc.; one of the eight
4. To optimize utilization of water resources through efficient water management to Missions outlined
expand coverage for achieving ‘more crop per drop’; under National
5. To develop capacity of farmers & stakeholders, in conjunction with other on-going Missions Action Plan on
e.g. National Mission on Agriculture Extension & Technology, National Food Security Mission, Climate Change
National Initiative for Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) etc., in the domain of climate (NAPCC).
change adaptation and mitigation measures;
6. To pilot models in select blocks for improving productivity of rainfed farming by
mainstreaming rainfed technologies refined through NICRA and by leveraging resources from
other schemes/Missions like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee
Scheme (MGNREGS), Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP), RKVY etc.;
7. To establish an effective inter and intra Departmental/Ministerial co-ordination for
accomplishing key deliverables of National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture under the
aegis of NAPCC.
1. PKVY scheme is the first comprehensive plan based on a 20 hectare cluster whose Ministry of
Paramparagat Krishi
Boost Organic Farming implementation is done by the state governments. Agriculture and
Vikas Yojana
2. In a cluster maximum financial assistance of up to 1 hectare is provided to the farmers. Farmer's Welfare
e-National Agriculture Market (NAM) is a pan-India e-trading platform. It is designed to create
a unified national market for agricultural commodities

Farmers can showcase their produce online from their nearest market and traders can quote
price from anywhere
It will result in increased numbers of traders and greater competition. It will also ensure open
price discovery and better returns to farmers.

National Agriculture Market is going to implemented by the Department of Agriculture &


Ministry of
National Agriculture Cooperation through Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC).
Agriculture and
Market
Farmer's Welfare
NAM is not replacing the mandis. NAM is an online platform with a physical market or mandi
at the backend enabling buyers situated even outside the state to participate in trading at the
local level.

It seeks to leverage the physical infrastructure of mandis through an online trading portal,
enabling buyers situated even outside the state to participate in trading at the local level.

This e-platform aims to provide more options to farmers to sell their produce and is part of
implementation of the roadmap for doubling income of the farmers by 2022
The aim of the portal is to 1. The objectives of the portal is to create a platform to monitor the various activities as
transfer the technologies well as resource utilization by various KVKs; Ministry of
Krishi Vigyan Kendras developed by the agricultural 2. To create a database of the various programmes organized by the KVKs along with their Agriculture and
scientists to the farmers in a detailed information and learning resources; Farmer's Welfare
fast and effective manner using 3. To help the farmers in resolving their queries using web and mobile technologies;
web and mobile technology as 4. To provide information about various facilities and activities performed by the KVKs and to
well as to monitor the activities provide linkage to other important information such as weather and market information.
of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs)
The major objective is to 1. Drone technology based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has ability for smooth scouting
develop indigenous prototype over farm fields, gathering precise information and transmitting the data on real time basis.
SENSAGRI: SENsor Ministry of
for drone based crop and soil 2. This capability could be used for the benefit of farming sector at regional/local scale for
based Smart Agriculture and
health monitoring assessing land and crop health; extent, type and severity of damage besides issuing
AGRIculture Farmer's Welfare
system using hyperspectral forewarning, post-event management and settlement of compensation under crop insurance
remote sensing (HRS) sensors. schemes.
Coordinated It uses Geographical Information System
Horticulture tools along with remote sensing data for
generating action plans for horticultural
Assessment and
development.
Management using
It also aims to carry out research activities on
geo-informatics
horticultural crop condition studies, diseases
(CHAMAN) assessment and precision farming.
Pandit Deendayal
Upadhyay Unnat Krishi It was launched to promote
Shiksha Scheme agricultural education. -Under the scheme 100 centres are opened with a fund of Rs.5.35 crore.

The objective of this initiative is to provide farmers with required information, knowledge and
To enhance the direct interface advisories on regular basis.
Mera Gaon-Mera of scientists with the farmers, Under this scheme, groups of scientists will select villages and will remain in touch with that
Gaurav an innovative initiative has been village and provide information to farmers on technical and other related aspects in a time
launched as “Mera Gaon- Mera frame through personal visits or through telecommunication.
Gaurav”which will hasten the lab In this way, 20,000 scientists of National Agricultural Research and Education System Ministry of
to land approach. (NARES) can work directly in villages. Agriculture
-The new scheme ARYA has recently been launched by the Indian Council of Agricultural
Research (ICRA).
-This program is planned to be implemented through Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK-Farm
science centres) in 25 states of our country.
Attracting and
-Each KVK would train about 200 to 300 youth in taking up agriculture’s allied and
Retaining Youth in
supplementary activities such as poultry farming, dairying, fisheries, goat rearing, mushroom
Agriculture (ARYA)
production and other similar activities which keep the rural youth attached to agriculture,
either directly or indirectly.
to attract youth to enter into -Finally, the trained young entrepreneurs would be assisted in preparing project reports for Ministry of
agricultural activities. seeking bank loans. Agriculture
The Farmer FIRST aims at
Farmer First enriching Farmers –Scientist .It will provide a platform to farmers and scientists for creating linkages, capacity building, Ministry of
interface, technology technology adaptation and application, on-site input management, feedback and institution Agriculture
assemblage, application and building. The scientists from 100 ICAR Institutes/ Universities are proposed to work with one
feedback, partnership and lakh farmers directly.
institutional building and content
mobilization

Scheme is being implemented by Agriculture Education Division related to Indian


Council of Agricultural Research Council (ICAR).

Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Under this course of action the trainers will be selected on village level so as to establish
Pandit Deendayal
Ministry has launched a new training centre, to impart knowledge about natural/organic/sustainable farming/rural
Unnat Krishi Shiksha
scheme named as Pandit Deen economy. Various training programmes will be conducted in different regions in these
Yojana
Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krihsi centers.
shiksha Yojna to fish out the
talent of Indian youths and all Almost 100 training centers will be set up throughout the country for the participation
over development of rural India of teachers in various activities for the Advanced India Campaign conducted by Agriculture
has launched. Research Council/Human Resource Development Ministry under this scheme alongwith.
Rashtriya Krishi
Shiksha Divas & Jai Rashtriya Krishi Shiksha Divas is being celebrated on 3rd December in remembrance of
Kisan-Jai Vigyan Week country¡¯s first Agriculture Minister Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
Jai Kisan-Jai Vigyan Week is being celebrated since the year 2015 across the entire country
Jai Kisan-Jai Vigyan
during 23rd to 29th December, on the occasion of birth anniversaries of Ch. Charan Singh
Week
and Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

SAMPADA (Scheme for PMKSY is an umbrella scheme which incorporates all ongoing schemes of the Union Ministry
of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI). It includes MoFPI’s schemes such as Mega Food
Agro-Marine
Parks, Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure, Integrated Cold Chain and Value
Processing and
To supplement agriculture, Addition Infrastructure, etc. It also includes new schemes like Creation of Backward and
Development of Agro-
modernize processing and Forward Linkages, Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters, Creation/Expansion of Food
Processing Clusters) decrease agri-waste. Processing & Preservation Capacities.
Government launched a portal e-Rashtriya Kisan Agri Mandi (e-RaKAM) which will provide a
platform to sell agricultural produce.
e-RaKAM is a first of its kind initiative that leverages technology to connect farmers of the
smallest villages to the biggest markets of the world through internet.
e-Rashtriya Kisan Agri
Mandi (e-RaKAM)
e-RaKAM is a digital initiative bringing together the farmers, PSUs, civil supplies and buyers
portal
on a single platform to ease the selling and buying process of agricultural products.
To provide a platform for
farmers to sell agricultural Under this initiative, e-RaKAM centres are being developed in a phased manner throughout
produce the country to facilitate farmers for online sale of their produce.
The farmers will be paid through e-Payment directly into their bank accounts.

Pandit Deendayal
Rashtriya Krishi Vigyan
Protsahan Puruskar.
The scheme provides for maintaining a strategic buffer of aforementioned commodities for
subsequent calibrated release to moderate price volatility and discourage hoarding and
unscrupulous speculation.

For building such stock, the scheme promotes direct purchase from farmers/farmers’
association at farm gate/Mandi.
Price Stabilization Fund
The PSF is utilized for granting interest free advance of working capital to Central Agencies,
to help regulate the price State/UT Governments/Agencies to undertake market intervention operations.
volatility of important agri- the Department
horticultural commodities like Apart from domestic procurement from farmers/wholesale mandis, import may also be of Consumer
onion, potatoes and pulses undertaken with support from the Fund. Affairs (DOCA)

Under this scheme, farmers will be given a short term crop loan up to Rs. 3 lakh payable
within one year at an interest rate of 4% per annum.

The scheme will be implemented by NABARD and RBI.

The interest subvention will be provided to Public Sector Banks (PSBs), Private Sector Banks,
Cooperative Banks and Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and to NABARD for refinancing to RRBs
Intrest subvention and Cooperative Banks.
scheme
Interest subvention of 5% per annum will be provided to those farmers who pay the short
term crop loan in time. Farmers will have to effectively pay only 4% as interest. For farmers
The objective of the scheme is who do not pay crop loan in time the interest subvention of only 2% will be applicable as
to make available agricultural against 5% available above.
credit for Short Term crop loans
at an affordable rate. The This institutional credit is expected to demotivate farmers from taking loans from non-
scheme is expected to boost institutional sources of credit at high rates of interest.
agricultural productivity and
production in the country.
The scheme will be implemented in 15 agro-climatic zones of India in phased manner with
the objective:-

- Linking available science and technology to the farm by first understanding the problem of
the local farmer and provide solutions to those problems.
Bio-tech Kisaan The Biotech-Krishi Innovation
Science Application Network
(Biotech-KISAN) aims to - The working together, in close conjunction, of scientists and farmers is the only way to
understand the problems of improve the working conditions of small and marginal farmers.
water, soil, seed and market
faced by the farmers and - This programme aims to work with small and marginal farmers especially the woman Ministry of
provide simple solutions to farmer for better agriculture productivity through scientific intervention and evolving best Science &
them. farming practices in the Indian context. technology
Animal Husbandry

The mission is organised into following g four Sub - Missions:

The Mission is designed to Sub -Mission on Livestock Development - The sub-mission on Livestock Development
cover all the activities required includes activities to address the concerns for overall development of livestock species
to ensure quantitative and including poultry, other than cattle and buffalo, with a holistic approach. Risk Management
qualitative improvement in component of the sub –mission will, however, also cover cattle and buffalo along with other
livestock production systems major and minor livestock.
and capacity building of all Sub - Mission on Pig Development in North-Eastern Region - The sub -mission will strive
stakeholder. The Mission will to forge synergies of research and development organizations through appropriate
interventions, as may be required for holistic development of pigs in the North Eastern
National Livestock cover everything germane to
Region including genetic improvement, health cover and post-harvest operations.
mission improvement of livestock
Sub - Mission on Feed and Fodder Development- The Sub –Mission is designed to
productivity and support
address the problems of scarcity of animal feed and fodder resources, to give a push to the
projects and initiatives required livestock sector making it a competitive enterprise for India, and also to harness its export
for that purpose subject to potential. The sub- mission will especially focus on increasing both production and
condition that such initiatives productivity of fodder and feed through adoption of improved and appropriate technologies
which cannot be funded under best suited to specific agro –climatic region in both arable and non –arable areas.
other Centrally Sponsored Sub -Mission on Skill Development, Technology Transfer and Extension - The sub -
Schemes under the Department. mission will provide a platform to develop, adopt or adapt the technologies including frontline
field demonstrations in collaboration with farmers, researchers and extension workers, etc.
wherever it is not possible to achieve this through existing arrangements.
To enhance the productivity of
1. Development and conservation of indigenous breeds
the indigenous breeds of India
2. Undertake breed improvement programme for indigenous cattle breeds so as to improve
through professional farm
the genetic makeup and increase the stock Ministry of
Rashtriya Gokul management and superior
3. Enhance milk production and productivity Agriculture and
Mission nutrition is immense, for this it is
4. Upgrade nondescript cattle using elite indigenous breeds like Gir, Sahiwal, Rathi, Deoni, Farmer's Welfare
essential to promote
Tharparkar, Red Sindhi
conservation and development
5. Distribute disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service.
of indigenous breeds

An animal Wellness
Programme; encompassing 1. Under the scheme 8.5 crore animals in milk will be identified using UID and their data will
Ministry of
provision of Animal Health cards upload in the INAPH database.
Pashudhan Sanjivani Agriculture and
(‘Nakul Swasthya Patra’) along 2. This will play crucial role in control of spread of animal diseases. This will also lead to
Farmer's Welfare
with UID identification of animals increase in trade of livestock and livestock products.
in milk and a National Data Base
Assisted Reproductive
1. Under the scheme 50 embryo transfer technology labs and In Vitro Fertilization labs care
Technique to Ministry of
Advanced Breeding will be established.
improve availability of disease Agriculture and
Technology 2. This will lead to exponential increase in milk production and productivity of animals in
free female bovines through Farmer's Welfare
an exponential manner.
sex sorted semen technology
National Mission on Bovine Productivity
It was launched in November 2016 with aim of enhancing milk production and productivity
and thereby making dairying more remunerative to farmers. It is being implemented with
following components

(i) Pashu Sanjivni: It includes identification of animals in milk using UID, issuing health cards
to all animals in milk and uploading data on INAPH data base.

(ii) Advance reproductive Technique: Under it, sex sorted semen production facility is being Ministry of
National Mission on
created at 10 A graded semen stations and 50 EET Labs with IVF facilities. Agriculture and
Bovine Productivity
Farmer's Welfare
(iii) Creation of E Pashu Haat Portal: It is for linking farmers and breeders of indigenous
breeds and

(iv) Establishment of National Bovine Genomic Centre for Indigenous Breeds (NBGC-IB): It is
established for enhancing milk production and productivity through genomic selection
among indigenous breeds.

It was launched in December 2014 for development and conservation of indigenous bovine
breeds for enhancing milk production and productivity through induction of high genetic merit
bulls for semen production, field performance recording, strengthening of bulls mother farms,
setting up of Gokul Grams etc.

National Bovine In order to increase milk


1. By using genomic selection indigenous breeds can be made viable within few
production and productivity of Ministry of
Genomic Center for generations.
indigenous cattle, a National Agriculture and
Indigenous Breeds 2. This center will play crucial role in identification of disease free High genetic merit
Bovine Genomic Centre will be Farmer's Welfare
(NBGC- IB) bulls.
established in the country.
1. For the first time in the country under National Mission on Bovine Productivity E
Pashudhan Haat portal has been developed.

Through the portal farmers can obtain information on location of quality indigenous
germplasm in the form live animals, semen doses and embryos
Breed wise information on 2. This portal will play important role in connecting breeders and farmers of indigenous
availability of bovine germplasm breeds. Ministry of
E-Pashudhan Haat
is not available which is 3. Through this portal farmers will be aware about breed wise information on indigenous Agriculture and
Portal
essential for promotion of breeds. Farmer's Welfare
indigenous bovine breeds 4. Farmers/breeders can sale animals of indigenous breeds through this portal.
5. Information on all forms of germplasm has been uploaded on the portal. Immediately
farmers can obtain benefits of the portal.
6. This portal will give new dimensions to development and conservation of indigenous
breeds as at present information on availability of germplasm of indigenous breeds is not
available with the farmers.
1. Provides for a focused
development and management
of the fisheries sector to
increase both fish production
The scheme has the following components:
and fish productivity from
Central Sector Scheme 1. National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) and its activities.
aquaculture and fisheries
on Blue Revolution: 2. Development of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture.
resources of the inland and
Integrated 3. Development of Marine Fisheries, Infrastructure and Post-Harvest Operations.
marine fisheries sector including
Development and 4. Strengthening of Database & Geographical Information System of the Fisheries Sector.
deep sea fishing.
Management of 5. Institutional Arrangement for Fisheries Sector.
2. To contribute towards food
Fisheries (CSS) 6. Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) and other need-based Interventions.
and nutritional security through
7. National Scheme on Welfare of Fishermen.
optimum utilization of water
resources for fisheries Ministry of
development in a sustainable Agriculture and
manner, keeping in view the bio- Farmer's Welfare
security and environmental
concerns.

This program with a total expenditure of around INR 52000 lakh will facilitate the
establishment of hatcheries and Fingerling rearing pond to ensure the fish production of 426
crores Mission Fingerling.
Around 25.50 crores Post Larvae of shrimp and crab in the country will also be covered.
This is a programme aimed at
achieving the Blue Revolution by
enabling holistic development
It lays greater emphasis on infrastructure with an equally strong focus on management and
and management of fisheries.
conservation of the resources through technology transfer.
Mission Fingerling The main motive behind this
Productivity enhancement will also be targeted through integration of various production
programme is to enhance the
oriented activities.
fisheries production from 10.79
This includes production of quality fish seeds, cost effective feed and adoption of technology
mmt (2014-15) to 15 mmt by
etc.
2020-21.
Fish Fingerling production is the single most important critical mission visualised to achieve
fish production targets under the Blue Revolution.
Use of high yielding verities of brooders is another significant aspect to be addressed on
priority.
The Union Agricultural Ministry identified 20 States based on their potential and other
relevant factors to strengthen the Fish Seed infrastructure in the country.

Livestock contributes significantly to the livelihood of rural poor in our country and has
enormous potential to reduce poverty. There is a predicted increase in demand for animal
food products in India by 2020.

Genetic improvement of livestock through traditional selection for increasing livestock


productivity has major limitations.
To overcome these, genomic selection has played a crucial role in livestock industry globally. Ministry of
Cattle genomics science &
The Government of India has, therefore, decided to work on genome sequencing of technology
indigenous cattle breeds and development of high density SNP chips representing SNPs from
all registered cattle breeds of India by involving various stake holders.

This will reduce the cost and time interval of breeding programme in future and productivity
of indigenous cattle will be enhanced. Initial work on cattle genomics will be carried out in
selective research institutions.
Through a credit based system, funding be provided to the eligible implementing agencies
through Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF) to the
aims at carrying out projects in National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
the participating states to
National dairy plan With the International Development Association (IDA) being the nodal funding agency, the
provide technical and
phase I (NDP I): scheme is planned to increase productivity of milch animals, increasing milk production to
implementation support to the
meet the growing demand for milk.
states.
Helping rural milk producers’ access organized milk processing sector is another
objective with which the scheme has been planned
Power/Electricity &
New and Renewable
Energy
-scheme deals the cost of last-mile connectivity to willing households to help achieve the goal
of lighting every household by 31 December 2018.

The beneficiaries for free electricity connections would be identified using Socio Economic
and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 data.

Un-electrified households not covered under the SECC data would also be provided
electricity connections under the scheme on payment of Rs. 500 which shall be
to provide electricity recovered by DISCOMs in 10 instalments through electricity bill.
State-run Rural
connections to over 4 crore
Saubhagya Electrification
families in rural and urban areas Free connections will be provided to below poverty line (BPL) households.
Corporation
by December 2018.
For households outside the reach of national electricity grid, solar power packs along
with battery banks shall be provided.
The solar power packs of 200 to 300 Wp (Watt peak capacity) with battery bank, comprises of
Five LED lights, One DC fan, One DC power plug.

The scheme also includes the Repair and Maintenance (R&M) for 5 years.
States have also been provided with an incentive of 50% of their loan being converted to
grants, if the electrification targets are met by 31 December 2018.
It has ambitious target of It has all the 3 elements — 1.Clear up the legacy issues of past losses and debt. 2.Provide a
making all discoms profitable by financial road map to bring tariffs in line with costs by FY19. 3.Provide enough deterrents for
2018-19. the state govt to not allow the state discoms to become loss ridden post FY18, as losses
UDAY start to impact their FRBM limits. Ministry of power
-Improving operational
efficiencies of discoms, 1.The State govt. will takeover the discom liabilities over 2-5 year period. 2.This will allow
-Reduction of cost of power, discoms to convert their debt into State bond. These bonds will have a maturity period of 10-
-Reduction in interest cost of 15 years. 3.It will allow transfer of 75% outstanding debts incurred by stressed discoms to
discoms and States’ debt, 50% in 2015-16 and 25% in 2016-17
-Enforcing financial discipline on 4.The central government will not include the loans of the discoms in calculation of the
discoms through alignment with state’s deficit till 2016-17.
state finances. 5. DISCOM debt not taken over by the State shall be converted by the Banks / FIs into loans or
bonds.

Till November 2017, only states that have not joined it are Odisha and West Bengal
To provide 24×7 uninterrupted 1. It focuses on feeder separation for rural households and agricultural purpose. 2. Seeks to
Deendayal Upadhyaya
electricity supply to each rural strengthen the distribution and sub-transmission infrastructure, including metering at all
Gram Jyoti Yojana Ministry of Power
household across the country by levels in rural areas. 3. It also seeks to strengthen Micro grid and off grid
(DUGJY)
2022. distribution network of rural electrification.
To provide 24x7 power available
to all households, industry,
commercial businesses,
‘Power for All scheme’ is a joint initiative of the central and state governments, with the
public needs, any other
24x7 - Power for All objective of providing 24X7 electricity to all households, industry, commercial businesses and Ministry of Power
electricity consuming entity
other electricity-consuming entities within the time span of four years.
and adequate power to
agriculture farm holdings by FY
19.
1. Strengthening of sub-
transmission and distribution
network in the urban areas;
Integrated Power 2. Metering of distribution The scheme will help in reduction in AT&C losses, establishment of IT enabled energy
Development Scheme" transformers /feeders / accounting / auditing system, improvement in billed energy based on metered Ministry of Power
(IPDS) consumers in the urban areas. consumption and improvement in collection efficiency.
3. IT enablement of distribution
sector and strengthening of
distribution network
The mission entails
implementation of a smart
electrical grid based on state-of- -The major activities envisaged under NSGM are development of smart grid, development
the art technology in the fields of micro grids, consumer engagements and training & capacity building etc.
National Smart Grid of automation,
Ministry of Power
Mission (NSGM) communication and IT -NSGM entails implementation of a smart electrical grid based on state-of-the art technology
systems that can monitor and in the fields of automation, communication and IT systems that can monitor and control power
control power flows from points flows from points of generation to points of consumption,
of generation to points of
consumption.
The scheme is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint
venture of PSUs under the Union Ministry of Power.
-It is LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP).
To save energy consumption by
-Under it, LED Bulbs are distributed.
UJALA distributing LED bulbs which are Ministry of Power
-It wants every home in India to use LED bulbs so that the net power or energy consumption
energy efficient
rate comes down and the carbon emission rates can also be checked
-The scheme will not only help reduce consumers their electricity bills but also contribute to
the energy security of India.
The initiatives were launched
TARANG, UJALA,
keeping in line with the Digital
VIDYUT PRAVAH,
India initiative. The primarily All apps released by Power Sector Ministry of Power
GARV, URJA and
seek to enhance transparency in
MERIT
power sector.
The important features and highlights of this scheme are as follows:-

1.This Solar Power Plant Subsidy Scheme will provide incentives for the sustainable
implementation of Rooftop.

2.Subsequently, this scheme will form the advanced version of the previous MNRE scheme in
Sustainable Rooftop Phase II.
It will provide incentives for the Ministry of New
Implementation for
installation of rooftop solar and Renewable
Solar Transfiguration 3.Accordingly, govt. will integrate Discoms to implement this solar subsidy scheme.
power plant projects in India. Energy (MNRE)
of India (SRISTI)
4.Central govt. will provide financial assistance to implement rooftop solar power plants
for the residential users.

5.Henceforth, users of the residential sectors can install the particular in-line capacity as per
their necessity and their SERC (State Electricity Regulation Commission) Regulation.
Central govt. will provide subsidy up to 5 KWP capacity of power plant.

-The green energy corridor is grid connected network for the transmission of renewable
energy produced from various renewable energy projects.
Ministry of New
Green Energy Corridors -The project was envisaged by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) in its
and Renewable
Project innovative report titled ‘Green Energy Corridors’.
Energy (MNRE)
-It was proposed as a dedicated transmission network for renewable energy across different
renewable energy potential states.
The programme aims to install LED bulbs street-lighting across different cities in the country.
Ministry of
India’s Street Lighting The LED lights will replace inefficient lamps.
Power, Energy
National programme The initiative is part of the Government’s efforts to spread the message of energy efficiency
Efficiency
(SLNP) in the country.
Services Limited
It will result in energy savings and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
It is Union Government’s skill development program
Aims to create skilled manpower in commissioning, installation, O&M of solar power plants
and equipment.
It primary objective is to provide entrepreneurship and employability opportunities to
rural and urban youth & women.
The scheme is aimed at creating 50,000 trained solar photovoltaic technicians by March
2020.
Special emphasis is given to skill youth from SC/ST/OBC categories.
To provide skill training to rural
The qualification required to participate in the program is ITI (Electrical & Wireman) / Diploma National institute
youth in handling solar
in Engineering (Electrical, Electronics & Mechanical). of solar energy
installations
Higher qualified participants such as B.Tech etc are not eligible for this programme.
The programme is 100% funded by GOI and implemented by National Institute for Solar
Energy (NISE) across the country.
In addition, short term training programmes for small hydro, entrepreneurship development,
operation & maintenance of solar energy devices and boiler operations in co-generation
plants have been organized.
National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) is an autonomous institution of Ministry of New &
SuryaMitra programme Renewable Energy (MNRE)).
PAT (perform, achieve & trade) scheme: Improving efficiency in energy intensive sector.
Energy Efficiency Financing Platform (EEFP): provides a platform to interact with financial
institutions and project developers for implementation of energy efficiency projects
Framework for Energy Efficient Economic Development (FEEED):focuses on developing
National Mission for appropriate fiscal instruments to promote energy efficiency financing
Enhanced Energy Market transformation for Energy Efficiency (MTEE): Accelerating shift toward energy
Efficiency (NMEEE) efficient appliances
Roads and Highways

The Ministry constituted a Group


of Ministers from across states
to deliberate upon and propose The Ministry of
Motor Vehicle
strategies for reducing road Road Transport &
(Amendment) Bill 2016
fatalities and to suggest Highways
actionable measures for
implementation.
To free all national highways 1.Setu Bharatam is an ambitious programme with an investment of Rs. 50,000 crore to build
The Ministry of
from railway level crossings and bridges for safe and seamless travel on National Highways.
Setu Bharatam Road Transport &
renovate the old bridges on 2.208 new “road over bridges / road under bridges” are envisaged for construction, while
Highways
national highways by 2019. 1500 bridges will be widened, rehabilitated or replaced.
1. It is an umbrella program that
will subsume unfinished parts of
NHDP
2. It will also focus on the new
initiatives like development of
Border and International
connectivity roads, Coastal &
port connectivity roads, National
Corridors Efficiency The Ministry of
Bharatmala improvements, Economic Road Transport &
corridors development and Highways
others.
3. Around 80 per cent of
Bharatmala will be based on a
government funded, engineering
procurement and construction
(EPC) model while the rest will
be a hybrid-annuity public
private partnership.
This is a project to ensure safe,
National Highways fast and all weather The Ministry of
Interconnectivity movement of traffic on Road Transport &
Improvement Project National Highways mostly Highways
located in backward regions
Under this programme
road ministry has shortlisted 15 locations with the highest freight movement for the
Aimed at enhancing the freight development of multimodal logistics parks worth Rs.32,853 crore.
transportation in India through The parks would be spread over a total area of around 4,800 acres and will be built under the
improving cost, time, tracking
Logistic Efficiency first phase of the ministry’s Logistics Efficiency Enhancement Programme (LEEP). The Ministry of
and transferability of
Enhancement Road Transport &
consignments through
Programme (LEEP) Through the programme, the government is trying to improve efficiency and reduce logistics Highways
infrastructure, procedural and
Information Technology (IT) costs by as much as 10%.
interventions. The parks are expected to serve four key functions:
1. Freight aggregation and distribution,
2. Multimodal freight movement,
3. Storage and warehousing,
4. Value-added services such as custom clearances
To enable the replacement of
Vehicle Fleet old, heavy and medium The Ministry of
Modernization commercial vehicles as they Road Transport &
Programme contribute the maximum of Highways
vehicular pollution
HAS was launched as a pilot project on Delhi-Jaipur highway.
1. It is a free-to-air information distribution system that uses radio to make the travelling
experience on National Highways safer, faster and hassle-free. The Ministry of
Highway Advisory 2. HAS control centre collects data, processes and analyzes it, generates alerts and sends it Road Transport &
System (HAS) to be broadcast by All India Radio." Highways
-IBMS is being developed to create an inventory of all bridges in the country and rate their
structural condition so that timely repair and rehabilitation work can be carried out based on
the criticality of the structure.

How Will it Work?

-A unique identification number or National Identity Number (NIN) will be given to each
bridge, and the number will be based on the state, RTO zone or based on location (National
Highway, State Highway etc.).

-Along with NIN, Bridge Location Number (BLN) will also be allotted to every bridge based
on specific GPS given latitude-longitude. Another number- Bridge Classification Number
(BCN) will be assigned to the bridge structure based on its engineering characteristics.

-A Structural Rating Number (SRN) will be assigned to bridge structures on a scale of 0 to


9

Indian Bridge -Another number - Socio-Economic Bridge Rating Number will specify the contribution of The Ministry of
Management System It is aimed at ensuring safety of bridge in daily socio-economic activity of that area. IBMS will analyse this data and recognize Road Transport &
(IBMS) bridges in India bridges which need renovation. Highways
National Road Safety
Policy
1. Under the Green Highways Project the government has made it mandatory to set aside
1% of the total project cost of any NH contract to a Green Fund corpus that will be used The Ministry of
National Green
for plantation purposes. Road Transport &
Highways Project
2. The afforestation is expected to help in sequestering approximately 12 lakh mt carbon Highways
annually
3.The funds to be transferred to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) would be
used exclusively for plantation and maintenance on all NH stretches being developed
on the Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) and Build Operate Transfer (BOT)
mode.
4.The NHAI will act as Fund Manager for maintaining the account and for release of the
payments made by the Regional Officer or Project Director based on the recommendation of
the monitoring agency-Indian Highways Management Company Ltd (IHMCL).
5.There will be a strong monitoring mechanism in place by using ISRO’s Bhuvan and
GAGAN satellite systems. Every planted tree will be counted and auditing will be done. The
agencies performing well will receive annual awards
The Ministry of
Kisan Harit Rajmarg A pilot scheme to extend green belt beyond the existing ‘Right of Way’ of highways by
Road Transport &
Yojana engaging farmers and providing alternative livelihood option to the nearby communities.
Highways
To improve connectivity to the Char Dham pilgrimage centres in the Himalayas.
1.The project’s main objective is to develop around 900 km of national highways. These
highways will be built at an approximate cost of Rs 12,000 crore. 2.It will allow uninterrupted
access for pilgrims to the four Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri
To improve connectivity to the Ministry of Road
Chaar Dham Highway and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand. The all-weather roads will have tunnels, bridges and fly-
Char Dham pilgrimage centres Transport &
Development Project overs to enhance road safety and uninterrupted access. It will have proper slope stabilisation
in the Himalayas. Highways
to ensure protection against landslides. 3.It will benefit people visiting holy shrines in
Uttarakhand. It will generate additional employment for the local population and will change
the economy of the State as it will give strong boost to connectivity and tourism.

Shipping and
Waterways
1.Under the scheme employers would be provided an incentive for enhancing employment
by reimbursement of the 8.33% EPS contribution made by the employer in respect of new
Ministry of
promoting employment employment. 2.The PMRPY scheme is targeted for workers earning wages upto Rs.
SagarMala Scheme Labour and
generation 15,000/- per month. Publicity and awareness campaign is an integral component of the
Employment
PMRPY scheme for encouraging employers including Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
(MSMEs) to avail benefits.
Urban Development
Smart cities to be selected through City Challenge Competition
These cities to be developed as satellite towns of larger cities and by modernizing the
To develop 100 cities all over existing mid-sized cities.
the country making them citizen Eight critical pillars of India’s Smart City Program are:
friendly and sustainable Smart Governance
Smart Energy
Smart Cities Mission Smart Environment
Smart Transportation
Smart IT & Communications
Smart Buildings
Smart Health Hospitals
Smart Education
The 100 potential smart cities were nominated by all the states

4 approaches are adopted for development of Smart Cities:


Retrofitting i.e.: city improvement: Introduce planning in an existing built-up area to achieve
smart city objectives, along with other objectives, to make the existing area more efficient and
liveable. In retrofitting, an area consisting of more than 500 acres will be identified by the city
in consultation with citizens.
Redevelopment i.e.: city renewal: Replacement of the existing built-up environment and
enable co-creation of a new layout with enhanced infrastructure using mixed land use and
increased density. Redevelopment envisages an area of more than 50 acres, identified by
Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in consultation with citizens.
Greenfield development : Introduce most of the Smart Solutions in a previously vacant area
(more than 250 acres) using innovative planning, plan financing and plan implementation
tools (e.g. land pooling/ land reconstitution) with provision for affordable housing, especially
for the poor. Ex. GIFT City
Pan-city development envisages application of selected Smart Solutions to the existing city-
wide infrastructure.
1.The mission adopts a project based approach to ensure basic infrastructure
services relating to water supply, sewerage, transport and development of green spaces
among others.
To develop civic infrastructure in 2.Under this Mission, States get the flexibility of designing schemesbased on the needs
500 cities and towns having of identified cities and in their execution and monitoring.Further in a significant departure from Ministry of Urban
AMRUT
population of one lakh and Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), now the states will only Ministry
above. submit State Annual Action Plans (SAAPs) to the Union for broad concurrence based on
which funds will be released.
3.Central assistance will be extended under AMRUT to the projects sanctioned under
JNNURM but not completed
Kifayati Aawas Yojna
The Mission will be implemented during 2015-2022 and will provide central assistance to
Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and other implementing agencies through States/UTs for:
Pradhan Mantri Awas To provide housing for all by the 1. In-situ Rehabilitation of existing slum dwellers using land as a resource through private Ministry of Urban
Yojana(Urban) year 2022 participation Ministry
2. Credit Linked Subsidy 3. Affordable Housing in Partnership 4. Subsidy for Beneficiary-led
individual house construction/enhancement.
-NUHF will be placed under aegis of Building Materials and Technology Promotion
Council (BMTPC).
-It will be raised from non-budgetary sources and will tap into existing government entities
to finance Pradhan Mantri Awas such as Housing and Urban Development Corp. (Hudco).
National Urban Housing Yojana (Urban) which aims to NUHF will facilitate raising requisite funds in next four years and plug any budgetary
Fund build 1.2 crore affordable shortfalls.
houses in urban areas by 2022. -It will smoothly sustain construction of houses to address gap in Urban Sector progresses by
maintaining flow of Central Assistance under different verticals i.e. Affordable Housing in
Parternership (AHP), Beneficiary Linked Construction (BLC), In-Situ Slum Redevelopment
(ISSR) and Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS).
The scheme is a
1.The tourists or visitors will get an opportunity to visit the specific tourist circuit in a single joint venture by
tour. The tourists can take the pleasure of thematic tourism under this scheme.
Swadesh Darshan To develop the theme based the central
2. There are 13 tourist circuits that are proposed and started under the scheme. Under
scheme tourism in the country. government and
these 13 circuits there are many cities and sites are added for the visitors to get down there
ministry of
and enjoy their holiday.
tourism.
Twelve cities namely Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), Gaya (Bihar), Dwarka (Gujarat), Amritsar
PRASAD scheme aims to
(Punjab), Ajmer (Rajasthan), Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu), Vellankani (Tamil Nadu), Puri
create spiritual centres for Ministry of
PRASAD (Odisha), Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Kedarnath (Uttarakhand) and
tourism development within the Tourism
Kamakhya (Assam) have been identified for development under Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and
nation
Spirituality Augmentation Drive (PRASAD). -
1. It aims to bring urban planning, economic growth and heritage conservation together
for heritage cities.
2. It also seeks beautification in an inclusive and integrated manner with focus on
Heritage City scheme aimed at preserving and cleanliness, livelihoods, skills, safety, security, accessibility and faster service delivery of
Development and revitalizing the soul and unique heritage cities. Ministry of Urban
Augmentation Yojana character of the heritage cities 3. Heritage management plan (HMP) will be prepared for the identified cities which will Development
(HRIDAY) in India outline heritage resources and develop policies to guide their conservation, restoration, future
use and development.
4. It will seek to improve last-mile connectivity heritage sites by documentation, conservation
of areas, providing more facilities for women, senior citizens and differently abled citizens
Central Government is working on new policy initiatives to encourage private investments in
Green Urban Transport Ministry of Urban
climate friendly and sustainable public transport systems like Metro rail, Non-motorised
Scheme Development
Transport and other low carbon emitting systems in urban areas
Rural Development
To reduce poverty by enabling -It is also called Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana – NRLM
Deendayal Antyodaya the poor households to access -Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) was restructured as National Rural Ministry of Rural
Yojana - DAY NRLM gainful self-employment and Livelihoods Mission in 2011 Development
skilled wage employment -NRLM has now been renamed as Aajeevika.
opportunities, resulting in -It is a World Bank supported program
appreciable improvement in -Organise rural BPL people in SHGs and make them capable for self-employment by
their livelihoods on a providing capacities such as information, knowledge, skills, tools, finance and collectivization.
sustainable basis, through -It has a special focus on women empowerment including a dedicated component for
building strong grassroots promoting farm and non-farm based livelihoods for women farmers in rural areas
institutions of the poor -It is implemented across the country in all States and Union Territories (except Delhi and
Chandigarh).
Works on three pillars:
-Enhancing and expanding existing livelihoods options of the poor
-Building skills for the job market outside; and
-Nurturing self-employed and entrepreneurs.
-It is a sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods
Mission (DAY-NRLM)
-It will provide safe, affordable and community monitored rural transport services like e-
AGEY aims to provide an rickshaws, 3 and 4 wheeler motorised transport vehicles to connect remote villages.
-Aajeevika Grameen alternative source of livelihood -These transport vehicles will connect villages with key services and amenities including Ministry of Rural
Express Yojana (AGEY) to members of Self Help Groups access to markets, education and health for the overall economic development of the area. Development
(SHGs) by facilitating them to -The scheme will be implemented in 250 blocks in the country on a pilot basis for a
operate public transport period of 3 years from 2017-18 to 2019-20.
services in backward rural -Under it, Community Based Organisation (CBO) is proposed to provide interest free loan
areas. from its own corpus to SHG member for purchase of the vehicle.
The SVEP proposes to address
following three major problems To be launched on the lines of the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushal Yojana
of rural start-ups -Generate livelihood through self-employment
Start-up Village
-A missing knowledge -Will be a sub scheme under the national rural livelihood mission Ministry of Rural
Entrepreneurship
ecosystem -Loans will be made available through Self Help Groups for starting the enterprise. Development
Program (SVEP)
-A missing incubation -It will not focus on placement based skilling but generate livelihood through self-
ecosystem employment.
-A missing financial ecosystem
-Mahila Kisan Under the Pariyojana, projects are conceived in such a manner that the skill base of the
Ministry of Rural
Sashaktikaran women in agriculture is enhanced to enable them to pursue their livelihoods on a sustainable
Development
Pariyojana basis. Under NRHM.
The Vision of DDU-GKY is to
-Enable Poor and Marginalized to Access Benefits
"Transform rural poor youth into
-Demand led skill training at no cost to the rural poor
an economically independent
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya -Mandatory coverage of socially disadvantaged groups (SC/ST 50%; Minority 15%; Women
and globally relevant workforce". Ministry of Rural
Grameen Kaushalya 33%)
It aims to target youth, under the development
Yojana -Shifting Emphasis from Training to Career Progression
age group of 15–35 years. DDU-
-Pioneers in providing incentives for job retention, career progression and foreign placements
GKY is a part of the National
-Greater Support for Placed Candidates
Rural Livelihood Mission
(NRLM), tasked with the dual -Post-placement support, migration support and alumni network
objectives of adding diversity to -Guaranteed Placement for at least 75% trained candidates
the incomes of rural poor
families and cater to the career
aspirations of rural youth
-Twin objectives: It seeks to achieve of strengthening rural areas and de burdening the
urban areas. Thus it seeks for balanced regional development and growth of the country by
simultaneously benefiting the rural as well as urban areas of the country.

-The State Governments would identify the clusters which have latent potential for growth in
To deliver integrated project accordance with the Framework for Implementation.
Shyama Prasad based infrastructure in the rural -This framework will be prepared by the Union Ministry of Rural Development.
Ministry of Rural
Mukherji Rurban areas, which will also include -The clusters will be geographically contiguous Gram Panchayats with different population
Development
Mission development of economic and follow administrative convergence units of Gram Panchayats.
activities and skill development. -Plain and coastal areas must have population of about 25000 to 50000, desert areas,
hilly or tribal areas must have 5000 to 15000.
There would be a separate approach for selection of clusters in Tribal and Non-Tribal
Districts.
States government will prepare Integrated Cluster Action Plans for Rurban Clusters. It will be
comprehensive plan documents detailing out the strategy for the cluster development.
The Centrally Sponsored -The principal objective of the Scheme is integrated development of SC Majority Villages:
Scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Adarsh -Primarily through convergent implementation of the relevant Central and State Schemes;
Gram Yojana’ (PMAGY) is being -By providing these villages Central Assistance in form of gap-filling funds to the extent of
Ministry of Social
Pradhan Mantri Adarsh implemented for integrated Rs.20.00 lakh per village, to be increased by another 5 lakh if State make a matching
Justice &
Gram Yojana (PMAGY) development of Scheduled contribution.
Empowerement
Castes (SC) majority villages -By providing gap-filling component to take up activities which do not get covered under the
having SC Population existing Central and State Government Schemes are to be taken up under the component of
concentration > 50% ‘gap filling’.
1.The development of model .Members of parliament (MPs) are the pivots this scheme will run on. Gram Panchayat would
villages, called Adarsh Grams, be the basic unit for development. It will have a population of 3000-5000 in plain areas and
through the implementation of 1000-3000 in hilly, tribal and difficult areas.
existing schemes, and certain
new initiatives to be designed -Model of development strategy from supply-driven to demand-driven SAANJHI aims at
Sansad Adarsh Gram for the local context, which may instilling certain values, such as Ministry of Rural
Yojana(SAANJHI) vary from village to village. People’s participation, Development
2.Creating models of local o Antyodaya,
development which can be o gender equality, dignity of women,
replicated in other villages. o Social justice, spirit of community service,
3.The goal is to develop three o Cleanliness, eco-friendliness, maintaining ecological balance,
Adarsh Grams by March 2019, o Peace and harmony, mutual cooperation,
of which one would be achieved o Self-reliance, local self-government,
by 2016. Thereafter, five such o Transparency and accountability in public life, etc. In the villages and their people so that
Adarsh Grams (one per year) will they get transformed into models for others.
be selected and developed by -The scheme will be implemented through a village development plan that would be prepared
2024. for every identified gram Panchayat Funds will be utilized from existing schemes such as
MPLAD, NGNREGA etc.
1.It will be implemented in rural areas across the country except Delhi and Chandigarh
2.Government to construct 1 crore pucca (permanent) houses for the rural poor in the next
It aims to provide affordable, three years.
environmentally safe and secure 3.The project will be implemented in a span of three years from 2016-17 to 2018-19
Pradhan Mantri Awas Ministry of Rural
pucca house to every rural 4.Beneficiaries of the rural houses would be chosen according to data taken from the SECC
Yojana(Gramin) Development
household living below the of 2011
poverty line by 2022. 5.Under it, financial assistance will be provided for construction of dwelling units and
upgradations of existing unserviceable kutcha houses The beneficiary would be facilitated to
avail loan of up to 70000 rupees for construction of the house which is optional
To create 1 crore households in rural areas.
Affordable Housing Ministry of Rural
Created under National Housing Bank
Fund Development
It will be funded from Priority Sector Lending shortfall
-Intended benefeciaries are All habitations with a population of 500
persons and above in the plain areas and 250 persons and above in hill
states, the tribal and the desert areas.

Other salient features


- Provide all weather road
-A fully funded centrally sponsored scheme
connectivity in rural habitations
-75 paise per liter has been earmarked for this scheme out of cess levied on high Ministry of Rural
PM Gram Sadak Yojana of the country
speed diesel Development
-annual target of constructing -Up gradation work is not central to the scheme
49,000 km of roads (2017) -The unit for this program is habitation and not revenue village.
-PMGSY is aggressively encouraging use of “Green Technologies” and non-
conventional materials like
waste plastic, cold mix, geo-textiles, fly-ash, iron and copper slag etc ◊ to reduce the
‘carbon footprint’.
MSME Sector including
textiles, EDSM, etc.
1. This Bank would be
Micro Units
responsible for regulating and
Development and Ministry of
refinancing all Micro-finance 1. The government proposes to set up MUDRA Bank through a statutory enactment.
Refinance Agency Finance
Institutions (MFI) which are in
(MUDRA) Bank
the business of lending to
micro/small business entities
engaged in manufacturing,
trading and services activities.
2. The Bank would partner with
state level/regional level co-
ordinators to provide finance to
Last Mile Financer of
small/micro business
enterprises.
CGTMSE was set up to strengthen credit delivery system and facilitate flow of credit to the
MSE sector. The Credit Guarantee under CGTMSE seeks to reassure the lender that, in the
Credit Guarantee
event of a MSE unit, which availed collateral free credit facilities, fails to discharge its
Scheme
liabilities to the lender; the CGMSE would make good the loss incurred by the lender up to 85
per cent of the credit facility. Ministry of MSME
-Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has launched the ‘Udyami Mitra’ Portal
(www.udyamimitra.in) to improve the accessibility of credit and handholding services to Micro,
Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
-Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs) have been advised to ensure a target of 7.5% of
Adjusted Net Bank Credit (ANBC) for Micro Enterprises
-Collateral security is not required for loans up to Rs. 10 lakh to MSE sector, which has
Udyami Mitra Portal simplified working capital requirement for MSEs.
-Under the portal entrepreneurs can apply for loan without physically visiting bank branches.
It also has facility for uploading all necessary documents.
-Through the portal the MSMEs can seek handholding support for getting finance. They can
also select and apply for preferred banks.
-Through the portal, the MSMEs can select from over 1 lakh bank branches, track their
application status and avail multiple loan benefits. Ministry of MSME
The Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises has launched a new scheme namely,
ASPIRE (A Scheme for Promoting Innovation, Rural Industry and Entrepreneurship) on
18.3.2015 to accelerate entrepreneurship and to promote start-ups for innovation and
ASPIRE Fund
entrepreneurship in agro-industry. Under ASPIRE, 80 Livelihood Business Incubation
(LBI) centres are to be set up in which a total of 104000 incubates will be trained and 30 (10
new & 20 existing) Technology Business Incubation (TBI) centres Ministry of MSME
-General category beneficiaries can avail of margin money subsidy of 25 % of the project Khadi and Village
aimed at generating self- cost in rural areas and 15% in urban areas. Industries
employment opportunities Commission
PMEGP through establishment of micro- - For beneficiaries belonging to special categories such as Scheduled Caste/Scheduled (KVIC) is the
enterprises in the non-farm Tribe/OBC /Minorities/Women, Ex-serviceman, Physically Handicapped, NER, Hill and nodal agency at
sector by helping traditional Border areas etc. the margin money subsidy is 35% in rural areas and 25% in urban areas. the national level.
artisans and unemployed youth. At the
-Any individual above 18 years of age is eligible. For setting up of projects costing above State/District
Rs.10 lakh in the manufacturing sector and above Rs. 5 lakh in the business /service sector, level, State
the beneficiaries should possess at least VIII standard pass educational qualification. offices of KVIC,
KVIBs and
-The maximum cost of projects is Rs. 25 lakh in the manufacturing sector and Rs. 10 lakh in District Industry
the service sector. Benefit can be availed under PMEGP for setting up of new units only. Centres(DIC) are
the implementing
-Subsidy under PMEGP Scheme is provided by the Union Government. agencies in the
States in the ratio
of 30:30:40.

Ministry of MSME
The scheme intended to provide
placement oriented skilling -It will cover entire value chain of textile excluding Spinning & Weaving in organized Sector.
Scheme for Capacity
programme, for organised sector -The Scheme will have a span of three year i.e. 2017-2020 with an outlay of ₹ 1300 Cr.
Building in Textile
and enhance livelihood -It will be implemented through textile industry and recognised public and private training
Sector
opportunity by skill-upgradation institutes of textile sector. Ministry of
for traditional sector -The scheme will have National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) training courses. Textiles
The broad objective of the North
East Textile Promotion Scheme
is to develop and modernise the
textile sector in the North East
Region by providing the required
Government support in terms of -The scheme was launched by the Union Textile Ministry. Under this intervention, each state
raw material, seed banks, now has one centre with three units having approximately 100 machines each.
machinery, common facility -The project is fully funded by the Ministry with an estimated cost of Rs. 18.18 crores for
North East Region centres, skill development, one Apparel Center in each state.
Textile Promotion design and marketing support -The central assistance is towards construction of physical infrastructure, machinery for
Scheme (NERTPS) etc. the units and towards capacity building of workers for a period of 3 years. Ministry of textiles

IMPLEMENTATION THROUGH

-Institutions / Textile Research Associations under Ministry of Textiles – 5 Lakh trainees


Integrated Skill
-State Government Agencies – 5 Lakh trainees
Development Scheme
To provide specific skills as per -Private bodies in Public Private Partnership (PPP) – 5 Lakh trainees SCALE OF
(ISDS) in textiles
the requirement of Apparel and ASSISTANCE
other Segments of Textile -75% of the cost subject to the ceiling of Rs. 10,000/- per person. Balance 25% to be
Industry. mobilized by the Implementing Agency.
Placement of trained person in
the related occupations.
-CLCSS aims at facilitating technology upgradation of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) by
providing 15% capital subsidy (limited to maximum Rs.15 lakhs) for purchase of Plant &
Credit Linked Capital Machinery.
Subsidy Scheme
(CLCSS) -Maximum limit of eligible loan for calculation of subsidy under the scheme is Rs.100 lakhs.
Presently, more than 1500 well established/improved technologies under 51 sub-sectors
have been approved under the Scheme.
-The India Inclusive Innovation Fund Ministry of MSME has proposed to set up a dedicated
fund in the name of India Inclusive Innovation Fund for promoting grass-root innovations with
social returns as well as modest economic returns.

-The fund would operate as a for-profit entity with a social investment focus. The India
India inclusive Inclusive Innovation Fund would back enterprises developing innovative solutions
innovation fund preliminarily for citizens who lie in the lower half of India s economic pyramid, with a limited
physical and institutional access to basic services.

-The total corpus of this fund is proposed to be an initial size of`.500 crore and maximum size
of`.5,000 crore with initial GOI contribution of.Rs. .100.00 crore. The cabinet has approved
the setting up of the India Inclusive Innovation Fund Ministry of msme
-Under the scheme, apparel, garment and technical textiles will get 15 per cent subsidy
on capital investment, subject to a ceiling of Rs.30 crore over a period of five years.

-The remaining sub-sectors will be eligible for 10 per cent subsidy, subject to a ceiling of
Rs.20 crore, on similar lines, according to a government statement.

-The amended scheme would give a boost to Make in India in the textiles sector. It is
expected to attract investments to the tune of Rs.1 lakh crore and create over 30 lakh jobs.

Amended Technology -The scheme lays emphasis on the promotion of Technical Textiles, a sunrise sector, for
Upgradation Fund exports. It will also encourage better quality in processing industry and check the need for
Scheme(ATUFS) import of fabrics by the garment sector.

-Conversion of existing looms to better technology looms will also receive a major
push.for improvement in quality and productivity.

-The new scheme does not cover the spinning sector as there is excess capacity now.
-The new amended scheme aims to plug the loopholes in the earlier scheme and improve
Ease of Doing Business.
-The amended scheme will replace the existing Revised Restructured Technology Ministry of
Upgradation Fund Scheme (RR-TUFS) with effect from the date of notification of the Textiles
scheme.
The Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme for the textile industry was introduced in 1999
and Rs.21,347 crore has been provided as assistance between 1999 and 2015. Official
sources said the ATUFS is expected to attract Rs. 1 lakh crore investment in the next seven
years (till 2021-2022).
The SAATHI
initiative of the
Government will
be jointly
SAATHI (Sustainable implemented by
EESL and the
and Accelerated
-Under this initiative, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public sector entity office of the
Adoption of efficient
under the administrative control of Ministry of Power, would procure energy efficient Textile
Textile technologies to
Powerlooms, motors and Rapier kits in bulk and provide them to the small and medium Commissioner on
Help small Industries) Powerloom units at no upfront cost. a pan-India basis.
-The use of these efficient equipment would result in energy savings and cost savings to the
unit owner and he would repay in installments to EESL over a 4 to 5 year period. This is the Ministries of
aggregation, bulk procurement and financing model that EESL has successfully deployed in Power and
several sectors like LED bulbs, Smart Meters and Electric Vehicles. Textiles
Micro & Small
Enterprises - Cluster
Development
Programme (MSE-CDP)
The Scheme guidelines of SFURTI have been revamped in 2015 and the Scheme has taken
giant strides in 2015.
The objectives SFURTI is to Funds to the tune of Rs.62 Crore have been sanctioned under the Scheme in 2015 as
organize the traditional against Nil in 2014.
industries and artisans into
clusters to make them -68 clusters have already been approved in 2015 itself against the target of 71 clusters during
Scheme of Fund for competitive and provide support 12th Plan period with more than a year of the plan period to spare.
Regeneration of for their long term sustainability
Traditional Industries by way of -Initially, in the first phase, 71 clusters will be developed across the country involving an
(SFURTI), -Enhancing the marketability of outlay of Rs.149.44 crores. Khadi and Village
products, Industries
-Improving the skills of artisans, -Under the 12th Five Year Plan it is proposed to take up 800 clusters with funding from the Commission
-Making provision for common Government of India and Asian Development Bank. (KVIC) and the
facilities and Coir Board are
-Strengthening the cluster Under the revamped SFURTI, there shall be three types of clusters involving artisans from implementing a
governance systems. 500 to 2500. - scheme
Mega handloom Ministry of
clusters scheme Textiles
Electronics
Manufacturing Clusters
(EMC) Scheme
-The National SC/ST Hub provides support to entrepreneurs from the community.
-It will have an initial outlay of Rs 490 crore.
-The hub will work towards strengthening market access/linkage, monitoring, capacity
National SC ST Hub
building, leveraging financial support schemes and sharing industry-best practices.
-It will also enable central public sector enterprises to fulfill the procurement target set by the
government. Ministry of MSME
Enhance marketing capabilities
as well as competitiveness of
MSMEs

• Showcasing competencies of
MSMEs

• Updating MSMEs about


current market scenario and
impact on activities

Market Development • Facilitating the formation of


Assistance Scheme consortia of MSMEs for
marketing products and services

• Providing platform for MSMEs


to interact with major institutional
buyers As per this scheme, marketing support is provided to MSMEs through National Small
Industries Corporation/NSIC and enhance competitiveness and viability of products
• Disseminate programmes of
the government • International technology exhibitions are also organised by NSIC in foreign countries

• Improve the marketing skills of • Exhibitions may be organised in conjunction with concerned stakeholders and industry
MSMEs associations
-It will have sector-specific parameters for each industry.
ZED Scheme aims to rate and -MSME sector is crucial for the economic progress of India and this scheme will help to
Zero defects zero
handhold all MSMEs to deliver match global quality control standards.
effect scheme
top quality products using clean -The slogan of Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) was first mentioned by PM Narendra Modi in
technology. his Independence Day speech in 2014. Ministry of MSME
-It was given for producing high quality manufacturing products with a minimal negative
impact on environment.
-ZED Scheme is meant to raise quality levels in unregulated MSME sector which is
engine of growth for Indian economy.
-MSME sector drives almost 38% of nation’s GDP and around employs 110 million
employees.
-The scheme will be cornerstone of the Central Government’s flagship Make in India
programme, which is aimed at turning -India into a global manufacturing hub, generating jobs,
boosting growth and increase incomes
Indian Handloom Brand
The objective of the portal is to The Procurement Policy launched in 2012 mandates the Central Government Departments /
monitor the implementation of CPSUs to procure necessarily from MSEs i.e. every Central Ministry / Department / PSU shall
the Public Procurement from set an annual goal for procurement from the MSE sector at the beginning of the year, with the
Sambandh Portal
MSEs by Central Public Sector objective of achieving an overall procurement goal of minimum of 20 per cent of the total
Enterprises. annual purchases of the products or services produced or rendered by MSEs. By creating an
online portal, the Ministries and the CPSEs can assess their performance.
The Samadhaan portal will give information about pending payment of MSEs with individual
CPSEs/Central Ministries, State Governments, etc.

The portal aims at empowering The CEO of PSEs and Secretary of Ministries concerned will also be able to monitor cases of
micro and small entrepreneurs delayed payment under their jurisdiction and issue necessary instructions to resolve the
Samadhan Portal across country to directly issues.
register their cases relating to
delayed payments by Central The portal will facilitate monitoring of delayed payment in more effective manner. The
Ministries, Departments, information on portal will be available in public domain, thus exerting moral pressure on
CPSEs, State Governments. defaulting organisations. The MSEs will also be empowered to access portal and monitor
their cases.
1. The portal is a network for nurturing entrepreneurship and creating business models for
low cost products and services in order to empower women and make them self-reliant and Ministry of Micro,
self-sufficient. Small and
2. The portal provides assistance through its platform for entrepreneurship learning tools, Medium
Udyam Sakhi Portal incubation facility,training programs for fund raising, providing mentors, one-on-one investor Enterprises(MSM
Launched meet, provide market survey facility and technical assistance. E)
Senior Citizens

Pradhan Mantri Vaya


Vandana Yojana Pension Scheme announced by the Government of India exclusively for the senior citizens
(PMVVY) aged 60 years and above which is available from 4th May, 2017 to 3rd May, 2018.
‘Scheme for providing Physical The Scheme aims at providing Senior Citizens, belonging to BPL category and suffering
Ministry of Social
Rashtriya Vayoshree Aids and Assisted-living Devices from any of the age related disability/infirmity viz. Low vision, Hearing impairment,
Justice &
Yojana for Senior citizens belonging to Loss of teeth and Locomotor disability, with such assisted-living devices which can
Empowerement
BPL category’ restore near normalcy in their bodily functions, overcoming the disability/infirmity manifested.
1. The scheme will provide an assured pension based on a guaranteed rate of return of 8%
It is a part of Government’s per annum for ten years, with an option to opt for pension on a monthly / quarterly /
Varishtha Pension Ministry of
commitment for financial halfyearly and annual basis. 2. The differential return, i.e., the difference between the return
Bima Yojana Finance
inclusion and social security. generated by LIC and the assured return of 8% per annum would be borne by
Government of India as subsidy on an annual basis
Finance
1.Under PMJJBY, annual life insurance of Rs. 2 lakh would be available on the payment
of premium of Rs. 330 per annum by the subscribers.
2.The PMJJBY is available to people in the age group of 18 to 50 years having a bank
account.
Pradhan Mantri Jeevan
3.People who join the scheme before completing 50 years can,however, continue to have Ministry of
Jyoti Bima Yojana Financial Inclusion
the risk of life cover up to the age of 55 subject to payment of premium. Finance
(PMJJBY)
4.Premium Rs 330 per annum.
5.The payment of premium will be directly auto debited by the bank from a subscriber’s
account.
A person has to opt for the scheme every year.
1.Premium Rs 12 per annum. The premium will be directly auto debited by the bank from a
subscriber’s account. This is the only mode available.
Pradhan Mantri 2.For risk coverage a person has to opt for the scheme every year.
Ministry of
Suraksha Bima Yojana Financial Inclusion 3.Under this schemethe risk coverage will be Rs. 2 lakh for accidental death and full
Finance
(PMSBY) disability and Rs. 1 lakh for partial disability.
4.The Scheme is available to people in the age group 18 to 70 years with a bank
account, from where the premium would be collected through the facility of auto-debit.
1,Premium is Rs 330 every year. 2.Under PMJJBY, annual life insurance of Rs. 2
Pradhan Mantri Jeevan
lakh would be available 3.The Scheme is available to people in the age group 18 to 50 years Ministry of
Jyoti Bima Yojana Financial Inclusion
with a bank account, from where the premium would be collected through the facility of Finance
(PMJJBY)
auto-debit.
1.Under the APY, subscribers would receive a fixed minimum pension of Rs. 1000 per
month, Rs. 2000 per month, Rs. 3000 per month, Rs. 4000 per month, Rs. 5000 per
month, at the age of 60 years, depending on their contributions, which itself would vary on
the age of joining the APY. 2.The pension would also be available to the spouse on the death
Ministry of
Atal Pension Yojana Social Security of the subscriber and thereafter, the pension corpus would be returned to the nominee. 3.The
Finance
benefit of fixed minimum pension would be guaranteed by the Government. 4.The Central
Government would also co-contribute 50 percent of the total contribution or Rs. 1000 per
annum, whichever is lower, to each eligible subscriber account, for a period of 5 years, that
is, from 2015-16 to 2019-20, to those who join the NPS before 31st December, 2015 and who
are not members of any statutory social security scheme and who are not Income Tax
payers.
Any Indian Citizen, resident or non-resident, between the age of 60- 65 years, can also join
NPS and continue up to the age of 70 years in NPS. With this increase of joining age, the
subscribers who are willing to join NPS at the later stage of life will be able to avail the
benefits of NPS.
National Pension Ministry of
Scheme NPS provides a very robust platform to the subscriber to save for his/her old age income Finance
security. Due to the better healthcare facilities and increased fitness, along with the
opportunities and avenues available in the private sector as well as in the capacity of self-
employment, more and more people in their late 50s or 60s are now living an active life
allowing them to be employed productively.
1.It is an amnesty scheme launched by the Narendra Modi led Government of India in
December 2016 on the lines of the Income declaration scheme, 2016 (IDS) launched earlier
in the year 2.The scheme provides an opportunity to declare unaccounted wealth and black
Pradhan Mantri Garib money in a confidential manner and avoid prosecution after paying a fine of 50% on the
Ministry of
Kalyan Yojana, 2016 undisclosed income. An additional 25% of the undisclosed income is invested in the scheme
Finance
(PMGKY) which can be refunded after four years, without any interest. 3.The scheme can only be
availed to declare income in the form of cash or bank deposits in Indian bank
accounts and not in the form of jewellery, stock, immovable property, or deposits in overseas
accounts
1.Lasting from 1 June to 30 September 2016, the scheme provided an opportunity to income
tax and wealth tax defaulters to avoid litigation and become compliant by declaring their
Income Decleration To unearth black money and assets, paying the tax on them and a penalty of 45% thereafter 2.The scheme guaranteed Minister of
Scheme bring it back into the system. immunity from prosecution under the Income Tax Act, Wealth Tax Act, 1957, and the Benami Finance
Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 and also ensured that declarations under it would not be
subjected to any scrutinies or inquiries
1.Make in India is an initiative of the Government of India to encourage multinational, as
To make India a manufacturing well as domestic, companies to manufacture their products in India. 2. The major Ministry of
Make in India
hub. objective behind the initiative is to focus on job creation and skill enhancement in twenty-five Finance
sectors of the economy
1.All households across the country - both rural and urban are to be covered under the
scheme. Bank accounts will be opened for 15 crore poor persons.
2.All bank accounts opened under the scheme are to have an overdraft facility of Rs
Pradhan Mantri Jan 5,000 for Aadhar-linked accounts after satisfactory operation in the account for 6 months.3 Ministry of
Financial Inclusion
Dhan Yojana 3.Issuance of RuPay Debit Card with inbuilt Rs 1 lakh personal accident insurance cover Finance
provided by HDFC Ergo and a life cover of Rs 30,000 provided by LIC
4.A minimum monthly remuneration of Rs 5,000 to business correspondents who will
provide the last link between the account holders and the bank
1. In this scheme prices of gold bond is linked to actual gold prices prevailing in market that
1.To reduce the demand of gold time and interest of 2 to 3% will be given by government. 2. When one best buys a gold
bond by depositing money he is issued a certificate by RBI on the behalf of Government of
as India is biggest importer of Ministry of
Gold Bond scheme India which is equivalent to 10gm of physical gold .Prices of this gold bond is linked to prices
gold . 2.To encourage people to Finance
of gold in market that time. 3.Gold bond will be issue in denomination of 2gm,5gm,10gm or
invest in demat gold bonds.
other denominations. There is cap on maximum value of bonds allotted to per person
should be 500gm.
1.To mobilize the ideal gold in 1.In this scheme a person can deposit his or her ideal gold in any foam like jewellery to
country and put it to productive authorized dealer or bank which is melted and stored as bullion. 2.Banks will pay interest
Gold Monetization Ministry of
use . 2.To give customers a on deposited gold. Both principal and interest will be value in gold .On maturity customer
scheme Finance
opportunity to earn interest on can take in foam of gold or in cash . 3.Minimum deposit period will be 1 yr and thereafter
ideal gold multiples of one year.
Tribal/marginalised
section Affairs
1.It aims to provide educational intervention by giving the bridge courses to the trainees and
to address educational and getting them Certificates for Class XII and X from distance medium educational system.
livelihood needs of minority 2.It seeks to provide trade basis skill training in four courses at the same time of formal
Nai Manzil Scheme communities lagging behind in education, in field of (i) Manufacturing (ii) Engineering (iii) Services (iv) Soft skills. It The Union
terms of educational intends to cover people in between 17 to 35 age group from all minority communities as well Ministry of
attainments. as Madrasa students. Minority Affairs
Empower and install confidence
in women of minority
communities by equipping them
Nai Roshni with knowledge, tools and
techniques to interact with The Union
government systems, banks and Ministry of
intermediaries Minority Affairs
1.The scheme aims at
preserving and promoting the
rich heritage of the traditional
arts & crafts of the Minority
communities. 2.In the light of
USTAAD Scheme globalisation & competitive
market, these crafts have
gradually lost their employability.
3.It also envisages at boosting The Union
theskill of craftsmen, weavers Ministry of
and artisans who are already Minority Affairs
engaged in the traditional
ancestral work.

aimed at promoting and 1.The Hunar Haat exhibition has been organised by the National Minorities Development &
supporting artisans from Finance Corporation (NMDFC) under “USTTAD” scheme In it about 184 master artisans
Minority communities and from across the country are showcasing their traditional art and skills at about 100 stalls at
Hunar Haat
providing them domestic as well the international platform. 2.It seeks to provide an excellent platform to artisans belonging to The Union
as international market for Minority communities from across nation to display their art and skills before domestic and Ministry of
display and sell their products. international visitors. Minority Affairs
1.Stanpan Suraksha is first-of-its-kind app deveopled for promoting breastfeeding and baby
food promotion reporting mechanism.
To promote breastfeeding and 2.Using it any person can click a photograph of inappropriate baby food promotion around
Stanapan Suraksha Ministry of Tribal
keep a tab on “inappropriate” them and related equipment and send it to BPNI.
Scheme Affairs
promotion of baby food items. 3.The app also has a city-wise database of trained breastfeeding counsellor to educate and
provide assistance to mothers during antenatal and postnatal period. It has sign up option for
mothers who wish to become a breastfeeding counsellor, pledging for petition and donation.
-Eklavya Model Residential School Scheme was started in 1998
-First school was started in the year 2000 in Maharashtra.
-EMRSs have been functioning as institutions of excellence for tribal students.
Eklavya Model -In order to further educational opportunities for more ST children, Government has sought to Ministry of Tribal
Residential Schools extend the facility of EMRSs in all the 672 Blocks where ST population is more than 50% of Affairs
the total population in a span of next five years.
-Funds for establishing the school are arranged by both Centre and State government
together.
To decrease the dropout rate in Ministry of Social
Pre-Matric Scholarship
the transition from elementary to Given for Class 9th and 10th Justice &
Scheme
secondary stage. Empowerement
Central assistance is provided to the implementing agencies viz. State Governments/UT
Ministry of Social
Babu Jagjivan Ram Educational empowerement of Administrations/ Central and State Universities/ Non-Governmental Organisations/Deemed
Justice &
Chhatrawas Yojana Schedule castes Universities in private sector, for construction of fresh hostels/expansion of existing
Empowerement
hostel facilities for Scheduled Castes students
Financial support to SC and ST
Ministry of Social
National Overseas students pursuing Master’s level
Justice &
Scholarship Scheme courses and PhD/Post-Doctoral
Empowerement
courses abroad.
Scheme for Ministry of Social
upgrade the merit of SC
upgradation of merit of Income Ceiling: Rs. 3.00 Lakh per annum Justice &
students by providing
SC students Empowerement
themremedial and special
coaching in classes IX to XII

Self Employment
To rehabilitate all the remaining
Scheme for Ministry of Social
manual scavengers and their The main features of the Scheme include one-time cash assistance, training with stipend
Rehabilitation of Justice &
dependents in alternative and concessional loans with subsidy for taking up alternative occupations.
Manual Scavengers Empowerement
occupations.
(SRMS)

• A remarkable feature of the scheme is that a website will also be made where the people
can put their views on the accessibility of any building.

• The international airports in the country and railway stations which come under A1, A and B
categories will be made fully disabled-friendly.

• Special set-top boxes will be made available to make watching TV more convenient for the
visually impaired. In the next 5 years, almost 200 persons will be trained to speak in sign
Sugmay Bharat
languages on government TV channels. Government websites will also be made friendlier by
abhiyaan
using text to speech option.
The target of this scheme is to
make at least fifty government • Under the scheme, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will give free motorized
buildings disabled friendly under tricycles to persons with 70-90% disability.
the campaign in each of the
state till end of 2016 and make • A Sugamya Bharat mobile app which can provide information on disabled-friendly public
25 per cent of the public facilities in a city, will be launched under the scheme.
transport vehicles under Ministry of Social
government as disabled friendly • For awareness, a team of experts will conduct workshops for sensitizing the main parties Justice &
till mid 2017. including builders and activists. Empowerement
Disha

Ministry of Social
Early Intervention and School This is an early intervention and school readiness scheme for children upto 10 years with the Justice &
Readiness Scheme disabilities covered under the National Trust Act. Empowerement

VIKAAS

Ministry of Social
A day care scheme for persons with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple Justice &
Day Care disabilities, above 10 years for enhancing interpersonal and vocational skills. Empowerement

SAMARTH

A scheme to provide respite home for orphans, families in crisis, Persons with Disabilities Ministry of Social
(PwD) from BPL, LIG families with at least one of the four disabilities covered under the Justice &
Respite Care National Trust Act. Empowerement

GHARAUNDA

Ministry of Social
This scheme provides housing and care services throughout the life of the person with Justice &
Group Home for Adults Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities. Empowerement
NIRMAYA

Ministry of Social
This scheme is to provide affordable Health Insurance to persons with Autism, Cerebral Justice &
Health Insurance Scheme Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities. Empowerement

SAHYOGI

Ministry of Social
A scheme to set up Caregiver Cells (CGCs) for training and creating skilled workforce of Justice &
Caregiver training scheme caregivers to care for Person with Disabilities (PwD) and their families. Empowerement

GYAN PRABHA

Ministry of Social
A scheme to encourage people with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Justice &
Educational support Disabilities for pursuing educational/ vocational courses. Empowerement

PRERNA

A marketing scheme to create viable & wide spread channels for sale of products and Ministry of Social
services produced by persons with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple Justice &
Marketing Assistance disabilities. Empowerement
Sports
Khelo India-National under which 1,000 selected athletes will receive an annual scholarship of Rs500,000 each for
Ministry of Youth
Programme for eight years. The new scheme will focus on nurturing talent and connecting rural India to
Affairs & Sports
Development of Sports global games
1,Under the scheme the selected athletes are provided financial assistance for their
customized training at Institutes. 2.These sports institutes will have world class
To identify and support potential
Target Olympic Podium facilities and other necessary support to improve performance and higher position in medals Ministry of Youth
medal prospects for 2016 and
Scheme tally for the country. 3,Under it benchmark for selection of athletes is in relation to Affairs & Sports
2020 Olympic Games
international standards.

To Identify sporting talent


National Sports Talent among students and nurturing
Ministry of Youth
Search Scheme them by providing scientific
Affairs & Sports
(NSTSS) training. in the age group of 8–
12 years.
A first of its kind, the programme will encourage children to play the beautiful game of
football, gain healthy habits and learn important life lessons in teamwork and sportsman Ministry of Youth
making football the sport spirit. The approach is to work with school principals and sports teachers and encourage and Affairs & Sports
Mission XI Million of choice in India incentivize them to make children play football games on regular basis.

Self Employment
To rehabilitate all the remaining
Scheme for Ministry of Social
manual scavengers and their The main features of the Scheme include one-time cash assistance, training with stipend
Rehabilitation of Justice &
dependents in alternative and concessional loans with subsidy for taking up alternative occupations.
Manual Scavengers Empowerement
occupations.
(SRMS)

a comprehensive plan for imparting training to all employees of Indian Railways is being
prepared with a view to upgrade skill & knowledge. This comprehensive training programme
Project Saksham named as “Project Saksham” will help boost productivity and efficiency.

Trade/Ministry of
commerce
Trade Related 1.The scheme envisages economic empowerment of women through trade related Ministry of Micro,
training, information and counseling activities related to trades, products, services, etc.
Entrepreneurship Small and
2.Under the scheme, there is a provision for Government of India grant up to 30% of the
Assistance and Medium
loan/ credit maximum up to Rs. 30.00 lakh as appraised by lending institutions/ banks.
Development Enterprises
To promote women 3,The lending institutions/ banks would finance loan assistance for a group of women
(TREAD)Scheme entrepreneurs. through NGOs for undertaking non- farm activities. (MSME)

objective to reach out to the new and potential exporters and mentor them through Ministry of
Niryat Bandhu Scheme orientation programmes, counseling sessions, individual facilitation etc., on various aspects Commerce &
of foreign trade for being able to get into international trade and boost exports from India Industry
MEIS
1. The SEIS applies to ‘service providers located in India’ instead of ‘Indian service
providers’. Thus, it provides for incentives to all service providers of notified services who are
providing services from India, regardless of the constitution or profile of the service provider.
Service Export from 2. The rates of incentivization under the SEIS are based on net foreign exchange Ministry of
Promote service exports
India Scheme earned. 3. The incentive issued as duty credit scrip, will no longer carry an actual user Commerce
condition and will no longer be restricted to usage for specified types of goods but be freely
transferable and usable for all types of goods and service tax debits on procurement of
services/goods.
1.It was launched for protecting growers of plantation crops from twin risks of yield loss
due to pest attacks, adverse weather parameters etc. and income loss caused by fall in
protecting the growers from the domestic and international prices.
Revenue Insurance
risks such as pest attacks, yield 2.It shall be covering tea, coffee, rubber, cardamom and tobacco plantations and shall Ministry of
Scheme for Plantation
loss and income decline caused be implemented by the commodity boards. 3.It will be implemented on a pilot basis for two Commerce
Crops (RISPC)
by fall in prices. years i.e. till 2018 in eight districts in West Bengal, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Assam,
Karnataka, Sikkim and Tamil Nadu. On the basis of performance of the scheme in pilot
project, it will be considered for extension to other districts.
1.Under this scheme import of capital goods at zero customs duty is allowed for
Export Promotion of technology upgradation and better services to enhance India’s export competitiveness.
Ministry of
Capital Goods (EPCG) 2.Import under EPCG is subject toexport obligation equivalent to six times of duty saved
Commerce
Scheme in six years.3.Scheme also allows indigenous sourcing of capital goods with 25 per cent
less export obligation.
Science and Tech/
Environment
Rs 50 crore Mission aimed at conservation and cultivation of endangered and threatened
endemic medicinal plants, and discovery of new botanical drugs for unmet medical needs
Phyto-Pharma Plant
using the rich traditional ethno-botanical knowledge and biodiversity of these states and at Ministry of
Mission
the same time also improve availability of authentic and quality botanical raw material on Science &
sustainable basis for a boom in the phyto-pharmaceutical industry Technology
Brahmaputra B4 will establish a large barge on the river with a well-equipped laboratory for analysis of all Ministry of
Biodiversity and components of the entire ecosystem of the river and surroundings. The B4 will link to all the Science &
Biology Boat local research institutions along the river, as well as national and international laboratories Technology
Secure Himalaya' To
Conserve Snow
Leopard, Uplift
Mountain Community
Launched
aims at Ganga Rejuvenation by
combining the existing ongoing
It is an ambitious Union Government Project which integrates the efforts to clean and protect Ministry of Water
Namami Gange efforts and planning under it to
the Ganga river in a comprehensive manner resources
create a concrete action plan for
future.
-To attract talent to Science.
-To communicate to the youth of
the country the It does not believe in conducting competitive exams for identification of talent at any level. It
excitements of creative pursuit believes in and relies on the efficacy of the existing educational structure for identification
of science, attract of talent.
talent to the study of science at
an early age and -INSPIRE has three components:
thus build the required critical i. Scheme for Early Attraction of Talent (SEATS)
INSPIRE human resource ii. Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)
(INNOVATION IN pool for strengthening and iii. Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC)
SCIENCE PURSUIT expanding the Science & The Inspire Awards have been renamed as MANAK
FOR INSPIRED Technology system and R&D
RESEARCH) base.
CSIR + Kendriya
JIGYASA - Student-
connecting school students and scientists so as to extend student’s classroom learning with Kendriya
Scientist Connect
that of a very well planned research laboratory based learning. Vidyalaya
Programme
Sangathan (KVS)
The Government of India recently launched VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research)
Faculty scheme
by the Department of Science and Technology which enables NRIs and overseas scientific
community to
VAJRA participate and contribute to research and development in India. The Science and Engineering
Research
Board (SERB), a Statutory body of the Department will implement the Scheme. Ministry of
o International Faculty / scientists/technologists including Non-resident Indians (NRI) and Science &
Persons of Indian Technology
Origin (PIO) / Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) are offered adjunct / visiting faculty positions in
Indian
Institutions / Universities for a period of 1-3 months under this scheme. The faculty can also
undertake the
role of teaching /mentoring apart from R&D. Public funded institutions and national
laboratories are
allowed to host the VAJRA faculty.
a programme to address the
complete chain of innovation
ecosystem right from scouting to
mentoring to scaling up
National Initiative innovations. launched by DST.
Establishment of a research
for Developing & park at IIT Gandhinagar has
Harnessing been supported at a cost of
Innovation (NIDHI) Rs.90 cr.
In order to capture day light and -Potential users of this device are10 million households.
concentrate the same inside a -According to preliminary estimates, if this technology is adopted in 10 million households
dark room, particularly in urban
only, it has the potential of saving 1750 million units of energy.
slum or rural areas which lack
-It would also lead to an emission reduction of about 12.5 million ton of CO2 equivalent,
electricity supply, a low cost and
hence giving a fillip to the mission of ‘Clean India, Green India’.
energy efficient Micro Solar Department of
Dome (Surya Jyoti) has been -The manufacturing process, being labour-intensive, would also generate huge job Science &
Surya Jyoti tested and developed. opportunities in the economy. Technology.
Entrepreneurship
1.Single Window Clearance even with the help of a mobile application 2.10,000 crore fund of
funds 10,000 crore fund of funds 80% reduction in patent registration fee. 3.Modified and
promoting bank financing for
more friendly Bankruptcy Code to ensure 90-day exit window 4.Freedom from mystifying Ministry of
start-up ventures to boost
Start up India scheme inspections for 3 years 5,Freedom from Capital Gain Tax for 3 years 6.Freedom from tax in Commerce and
entrepreneurship and encourage
profits for 3 years 7.Self-certification compliance Starting with 5 lakh schools to target 10 Industry
start ups with jobs creation
lakh children for innovation programme new schemes to provide IPR protection to start-ups
and new firms
The scheme offers bank loans of between ₹10 lakh (US$16,000) and ₹1 crore
(US$160,000) for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and women setting up new
To support entrepreneurship
enterprises outside of the farm sector. Eligibility 1.SC/ST and/or Women entrepreneurs, Ministry of
Stand up India Scheme among women and SC & ST
above 18 years of age. 2.Loans under the scheme is available for only green field project. Finance
communities
Green field signifies , in this context, the first time venture of the beneficiary in the
manufacturing or services or trading sector. 3. In-case of non-individual enterprises, 51% of
the shareholding and controlling stake should be held by either SC/ST and/or Women
Entrepreneur. 4. Borrower should not be in default to any bank/financial institution.
Entrepreneurship To realize these two core objectives, AIM has different sub-components. Atal Incubation
promotion through Self- Centers, Atal Tinkering Laboratories, Atal Grand Challenge Awards and Scale up Support to
Employment and Talent Established Incubation Centers.
Utilization, wherein innovators
would be supported and Atal Incubation Centers are aimed at the creation and promotion of incubation centers across
Atal innovation mission Niti Ayog
mentored to become successful the country. AICs will promote startups in various sectors like manufacturing, transport,
entrepreneurs. energy, health, education, agriculture, water, sanitation, etc., and would provide them with
Innovation promotion: to necessary infrastructural facilities and other value-added services. AIM gives a grant-in-aid of
provide a platform where Rs 10 crore to each AIC for a maximum of five years to cover capital and operational
innovative ideas are generated expenditure cost.
SETU or Self Employment and Talent Utilization Scheme is a techno-financial, incubation and
facilitation programme to give support and encouragement to young start-ups and other self-
SETU employment technology-intensive ideas. Niti Ayog
It will involve setting up of incubation centres and enhance skill development.
It aims to create around 100,000 jobs through start-ups
Government Utility
Tools
1.Designed in-house by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) team with the help of National
1.The platform is aimed at Informatics Center (NIC). 2.Uniquely bundles three latest technologies including Digital data
addressing common man's management, geo-spatial technology and video-conferencing. 3.Three-tier system that brings
grievances 2.Simultaneous PMO, Union Government Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries of the States at one stage. Thus,
PRAGATI (Pro-Active
monitoring and reviewing offers a unique combination in the direction of cooperative federalism. 4.Prime Minister can
Governance And Timely PMO
important programmes and directly discuss the issues with the concerned Central and State officials with full information
Implementation)
projects of the government of and latest visuals of the ground level situation. 5.The system will work on strengthen and re-
India as well as projects flagged engineer the databases of Centralized Public Grievance Redress And Monitoring System
by state governments. (CPGRAMS) along with Project Monitoring Group (PMG) and the Ministry of Statistics and
Programme Implementation
-With this, the Government aims
to have minimum Government
and maximum Governance with The CPGRAMS is an online web enabled application to facilitate speedy redress of public
citizen centric approach. grievances as it allows for online lodging and status tracking of grievances by the citizens.
CPGRAMS -Award Scheme is expected to The system is flexible enough to be extended to multiple levels as per the requirement of
bring a sense of concerned Ministry/Department/ Govt. Organization for speedy forwarding and redress of
competitiveness in Ministries/ grievance.
Departments to address public
grievances
E-Samiksha
Public Finance
Management System
(PFMS)
Ministry of
Government e-
National Public Procurement Portal Commerce &
Marketplace (GeM)
Industry
Public Finance
Management System To monitor all schemes
(PFMS)
DARPAN Project
Security

CIBMS
Crime and Criminal
Tracking Network and
Systems (CCTNS)

Labour/employment
1.Under the scheme employers would be provided an incentive for enhancing employment
by reimbursement of the 8.33% EPS contribution made by the employer in respect of new
Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Ministry of
promoting employment employment. 2.The PMRPY scheme is targeted for workers earning wages upto Rs.
Protsahan Labour and
generation 15,000/- per month. Publicity and awareness campaign is an integral component of the
Yojana”(PMRPY) Employment
PMRPY scheme for encouraging employers including Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
(MSMEs) to avail benefits.
1.The revised scheme is a Central Sector Scheme (earlier it was central sponsored
scheme). So the State Government is not required to pay any matching contribution for the
purpose of cash rehabilitation assistance. 2.Survey: Rs 4.50 lakh will be provided per district
for survey of bonded labourers. 3.Financial assistance:One lakh per adult male beneficiary.
2 lakh for special category beneficiaries such as orphan children, women, etc. 3 lakh Ministry of
Revamped Bonded
in cases of bonded or forced labour involving extreme cases of deprivation or Labour &
Labour scheme
marginalization such as trans-genders or women or children rescued from brothels etc Employment
4.Release of rehabilitation assistance is linked to conviction of accused .Bonded
Labour Rehabilitation Fund: it will be created at District level by each State with a permanent
corpus of at least Rs. 10 lakh at the disposal of the District Magistrate for extending
immediate help to the released bonded labourers.
This scheme has been launched by NDA Government recently under which five schemes
Pandit Deendayal
have been launched under this programme. The five schemes are aimed both at creating a
Upadhyay Shramev Ministry of
conducive environment for industrial development and doing business with ease and also
Jayate Karyakram Labour &
expanding government support to impart skill training for workers. They are Shram Suvidha
Employment
Portal, Universal Account Number, Random Inspection Scheme, Apprentice Protsahan Yojana
and Revamped Rastriya Swasthaya Bima Yojana.
Current Union Government has launched National Career Counselling Portal in a bid to
modernize all government-run employment exchanges. It was launched under the aegis of
National Career Service (NCS) project of Union Ministry of Skill Development and
Entrepreneurship.

National Career Service To modernize all Government The web portal will be a one-stop platform for both job providers and job seekers where
Ministry of labour
Portal run employment exchange registration can be done online. It will provide basic platform for searching and applying for
jobs on the portal. It will also provide candidates career-related counseling either by its
helpline numbers or visiting these centres along with other facilities like job posting, aptitude
assessment, job matching, training providers, skill courses and guidance on self-employment
and entrepreneurship. It should be noted that NCS project aims at transforming all the
government-run employment exchanges
-It is central sector scheme launched in 1988 for rehabilitation of child labour.
-Under it, special schools/rehabilitation centres for rehabilitation of child labourers are
National Child Labour
opened so that they can be mainstreamed into formal schooling system. Ministry of labour
Project (NCLP)
-These centres provide non formal education, vocational training, supplementary nutrition and
stipend to children withdrawn from employment.
Miscellenious
1.It is a special social security scheme which includes Pension and Life Insurance,
introduced by Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairsfor the overseas Indian workers in
Mahatma Gandhi
Provide social security to possession of Emigration Check Required (ECR) passports. 2.It is a voluntary scheme Minister of
Pravasi Suraksha
overseas workers designed to help workers to meet their three financial needs: saving for retirement, saving External Affairs
Yojana
for their return and resettlement, and providing free life insurance offering coverage for
death from natural causes.
Pradhan Mantri Khanij To Safeguard Health, Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) is meant to provide for the welfare
Kshetra Kalyan Yojana Environment and Economic of areas and people affected by mining related operations, using the funds generated Ministry of Mines
(PMKKKY) Conditions of the Tribals. by District Mineral Foundations (DMFs).
1.This scheme was originally introduced by the Government of India in 1988 and was again
reintroduced in 2014 with some changes. 2.Even though this scheme was popular, a
facilitate people to invest in a Ministry of
Kisan VikasPatra Government Committee formed in 2011 suggested that KVP could be misused for purposes
long term savings plan. Communication
like money laundering. 3. In 2014, Kisan Vikas Patra was relaunched with a number of
changes including mandatory PAN Card proof for investments over Rs.50,000 and
income source proof for investments exceeding Rs.10 lakh.The principal amount invested
in KVP will be doubled in a time of 8 years and 4 months or 100 months. 4.The main target
audience for this scheme is people in semi-urban and rural areas where people easily fall
prey to Ponzi schemes
1. NFSA was enacted in
2013 and was being
implemented in only 11
States/UTs in May, 2014. Ministry of
2. During 2016, special attention 1. The prices of foodgrains specified under NFSA – Rs.3 per kg for rice, Rs.2 per kg for wheat
Consumer
National Food Security was given for its implementation and Re.1 per kg for coarsegrains.
Affairs, Food &
Act (NFSA), 2013 in remaining States/UTs. 2. The Central Government is thus providing highly subsidized foodgrains to about 80 crore
Public
3. To meet the expenditure beneficiaries in the country.
incurred on intra-State Distribution
movement of foodgrains and
fair price shop dealers’
margins.
1.Each beneficiary will get financial support of Rs.1,600 for securing an LPG connection.
2.Eligible households will be identified in consultation with state governments and Union
territories.
Providing 50,000,000 LPG Ministry of
The Pradhan Mantri 3.The new users who receive LPG connections under the scheme will not have to pay the
connections to women from Natural Gas &
Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) security deposit, while the Rs. 1,600 administrative costs, cost of pressure regulator booklet
families below the poverty line Petroleum
and safety hose will be borne by the government.
4.The households will be selected using the socio-economic and caste census data.
Consumers will have the option to purchase gas stove and refills on EMI.
1.The UDAN scheme will be applicable on flights which cover between200 km and 800 km
with no lower limit set for hilly, remote, islands and regions which are security
create affordable yet sensitive. '2.The scheme UDAN envisages providing connectivity to un-served and
economically viable and underserved airports of the country through revival of existing air-strips and airports. 3.The
profitable flights on regional operators could seek a Viability Gap Funding (VGF) apart from getting various concessions. Ministry Of civil
Udan
routes so that flying becomes 4. The scheme aims to boost air travel in Tier II and Tier III cities by capping fares at Rs Aviation
affordable to the common man 2,500 per one hour flight. . 5.The Union Government will subsidise the losses incurred by
even in small towns airlines flying out of dormant airports. About 80% of the subsidy will be collected by
charging a levy of up to Rs. 8,500 on each departing flight of domestic airlines and the
rest 20% will come from the respective state governments.
To send the subsidy money of
PAHAL-Direct Benefits LPG cylinders directly into the
Under the scheme, the LPG consumer can now receive subsidy in his bank account by two Ministry of
Transfer for LPG bank accounts of the
methods. Such a consumer will be called CTC (Cash Transfer Compliant) once he joins the Natural Gas &
(DBTL) Consumers consumers and increase
scheme and is ready to receive subsidy in the bank account. Petroleum
Scheme efficiency & transparency in the
whole system.
The scheme seeks to: 1. Enhance capacities and effectiveness of Panchayats and the
Gram Sabhas; Enable democratic decision-making and accountability in Panchayats and
promote people’s participation; Strengthen the institutional structure for knowledge creation
To help Panchayat Raj and capacity building of Panchayats; 2. Promote devolution of powers and
Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Ministry of
Institutions deliver Sustainable responsibilities to Panchayats according to the spirit of the Constitution and PESA Act;
Abhiyan Panchayti Raj
Development Goals. Strengthen Gram Sabhas to function effectively as the basic forum of peoples participation,
transparency and accountability within the Panchayat system; 3. Create and strengthen
democratic local self-government in areas where Panchayats do not exist; Strengthen the
constitutionally mandated framework on which Panchayats are founded.

Ek Bharat Shrestha To link States and Districts 1,According to the scheme, two states will undertake a unique partnership for one year which Ministry of
would be marked by cultural and student exchanges.
Bharat in an annual programme Culture
2. Students of a particular state would travel to another state to learn each other’s culture.
To strengthen Panchayati Raj in The campaign aims to generate nation-wide efforts to strengthen Panchayati Raj, increase
Gram Uday to Bharat The ministry of
villages and ensure social social harmony across villages, promote rural development and foster farmers’ welfare and
Uday Abhiyaan Panchayti Raj
harmony in villages. livelihoods of the poor.
Ministry for
VIDYA VEERTA to encourage varsities to display The idea of having a wall of martyrs in universities was first proposed by a group of ex- Human Resource
ABHIYAN portraits of Param Veer Chakra- servicemen who said portraits of martyrs and tanks used in wars should be put on display in Development
decorated soldiers. the campus to instill sense of “nationalism” and “patriotism” among the students. (MHRD)
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