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INDEX
Sr. No. Schemes Pg. No.

Ministry Of Agriculture

i. Department of agriculture & Cooperation

1. Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing 3


2. National Agriculture Market 3
3. Mission for integrated development of Horticulture 3
4. National Horticulture Mission 3
5. Horticulture Mission for North East & Himalayan States 4
6. National agro forestry & Bamboo Mission 4
7. National Mission for Sustainable agriculture 4
8. Rashtriya Krishi vikas yojana 5
9. Crop Insurance using Space Technology & Geoinformatics 5
( KISAN)
10. Mission fingerling 5
11. National Food Security Mission (NFSM) 5
12. National Innovations on climate Resilient Agriculture (NICR) 5
13. National mission on Agricultural Extension and Technology 5
14. National mission on Oil seeds & Palm Oil 6
15. Pandit deen dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha scheme 6
16. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas yojana 6

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17. Pashudhan sanjeevani 6


18. Pradhanmantri Fasal Bima Yojana 6
19. Pradhan Mantri Krishi sinchai yojana 7
20. Pradhanmantri Gram sinchai yojana 7
21. Price Stabilization Fund 7
22. Rashtriya Gokul mission 7
23. Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana 7
24. Small farmers agriculture business consortium (SFAC) 7
25. Soil Health Card Scheme 8
26. Grammen Bhandar Yojana 8
27. NOWCAST 8
28. Kisan Credit Card Scheme 8
29. National Dairy Plan 8
30. National Mission on Bovine Productivity 9
31. Operation Greens 9
32. National Livestock Mission 9
33. DoodhGanga 10
34. E- courts Mode Mission Project 10

ii. Department of food Processing Industries

35. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana 10

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36. Mega food Park Scheme 11

iii. Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals

37. Chemicals Promotion development Scheme 11


38. Jan Aushadhi scheme 11
39. Pharma Jan Samadhan scheme 11
Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs
40. Khelo India Programme 12
41. Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram 12
42. Target Olympic Podium Scheme 12
43. Mission XI Million 12
44. National Sports Talent Search Scheme 12
Ministry Of culture
45. Project Mausam 13

46. Hamari Dharohar 13


Ministry of Rural Development
i. Department of Rural development (I)
47. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) 13
48. Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana(SSY) 14
49. Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana (PMGAY) 14
ii. Department of Land resources

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50. Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) 14


51. National Land Record Modernisation Programme (NLRMP) 14
52. Technology Development, Extension & Training Programme (TDET) 14
iii. Department Of Rural Development (II)
53. Annapurna Scheme 14
54. National Social Assistance Program (NSAP) 15
55. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) 15
56. MGNREGA 15
57. Startup Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP) 16
58. Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana 16
59. RURBAN 17
60. Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) 17
61. Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana 17
Ministry of Electronic & Information Technology
62 Support for International Patent Protection in Electronics & Information Technology 18
63. Software Technology Parks Scheme 18
64. Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Scheme 18
65. Electronics Hardware Technology Park (EHTP) Scheme 18
66. Export Oriented Unit (EOU) Scheme 18
67. Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) Scheme 19
68. Duty Exemption and Remission Schemes 19
69. Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan 19

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70. Digital India 19


71. Digi Locker 19
72. Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) 20
73. Stree Swabhiman Initiative 20

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT & FOREST


74. ECOMARK scheme for India 21
75. National Afforestation Programme 21
76. National Mission for Green India 21
77. National Action Plan on climate change (NAPCC) 21
78. GAJYATRA campaign 22
79. SECURE Himalaya Project 22
80. Climate Resilience Building Among Farmers through Crop Residue Management 23
81. National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) 23
Ministry Of Petroleum & Natural Gas

82. Pradhan Mantri UJJWALA Yojana 23


83. PAHAL (DBT) 24
Ministry of External Affairs

84. SAMEEP ( Student & MEA Engagement Programme) 24


85. KNOW India Programme 24

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River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation

86. National Mission for Clean Ganga ( NMCG) 25


87. National Water Mission 25
88. NAMAMI Gange Project 25
89. JALKRANTI Abhiyaan 25
90. JALGRAM Yojana 25
91. Ganga Gram Yojana 25
92. Atal Bhujal Yojana 26
Ministry of Human Resource Development

i. Department of School Education & literacy


93. Project ASMITA 26

ii. Department of Higher Education


94. Project GIAN 26

iii. Department of School Education & Literacy


95. Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya 27
96. Mid day Meal Scheme 27
97. Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan(RMSA) 27
98. Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyaan (RUSA) 28

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99. Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) 28

iv. Department of Higher Education


100. SWAYAM 28
101. Uchhatar Avishkar Abhiyaan 29
102. UDAAN 29
103. Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyaan ( VISAKA) 29
104. Ishan Uday 29
105. Ishan Vikas 29
106. Prime minister research fellows (PMRF) 30
107. Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme(TEQIP) 30
108. DIKSHA Portal 31
109. SWAYAM Prabha 31
110. National Academic Depository 31
111. Natioanal Digital Library 31
112. Programme 17 for 17 32
113. Revitalising Infrastructure & System in Education (RISE) 32
114. Vishwajeet Scheme 32

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy

115. Green Corridor Project 33


116. Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission 33
117. Development of Solar Cities 33
118. Suryamitra Initiative 33
119. National Offshore Wind Energy Policy 33

Ministry of Woman & Child Development

120. Swadhar Greh Scheme 34


121. Digital Gudda-Guddi Board 34
122. Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana 34
123. Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) 35

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124. Kishori Shakti Yojana 35


125. National mission for Empowerment of Woman (NMEW)/Mission Purnashakti 35
126. SABLA Scheme 35
127. Support to training & employment programme for woman 35
128. Dhanalakshmi scheme 36
129. UJJAWALA Scheme 36
130. SAKSHAM 36
131. National Nutrition mission 36
132. Sexual Harassment Electronic Box ( SHE – Box) 37
133. e-Samvad 37
I. Department of Space (ISRO)

134. SAKAAR 37

Ministry of Finance

135. Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana 38


136. Atal Pension Yojana 38
137. Gold Monetization scheme 38
138. MUDRA Bank & Pradhan mantra Mudra Yojana 39
139. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) 39
140. Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana ( PMJJBY) 39
141. Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) 39
142. Sovereign Gold Bonds 40
143. Stand Up India 40
144. National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) 40
145. Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme 40
146. Ayushman Bharat Yojana 41
147. Galvanising Organic Bio- Agro resources Dhan ( GOBAR – Dhan) 41
148. Nirbhaya Fund 41
149. Saving (Taxable) Bonds 42

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Ministry of AAYUSH

150. Mission Madhumeh 42


151. National AAYUSH Mission 42
152. Swasthya Raksha programme 43

Ministry of Panchayati Raj

153. Panchayat Empowerment & Accountability Incentive Scheme (PEAIS) 43

Ministry of Shipping

154. Sagarmala Scheme 44


155. The Logistics Data Bank Project (LDB) 44

Ministry of Railways

156. Avataran 44
157. Clone Train Services 45
158. Alternate Train Accommodation scheme (VIKALP) 45
159. Yatri Mitra Scheme 45

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways


160. Bharat Mala Project 45
161. Char Dham Highway project 46
162. Logistics Efficiency Enhancement Programme (LEEP) 46
163. Setu Bharatam 46
164. Green Highway Policy 46

Ministry of Science & Technology

i. Department of Science & Technology


165. INSPIRE 47

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166. Million Minds Augmenting National Aspiration & Knowledge (MANAK) 47


167. National Initiative for Development & Harnessing Innovation ( NIDHI) 47
168. Visiting Advanced Joint Research faculty Scheme (VAJRA) 47

ii. Department of Biotechnology


169. Biotech- KISAN 48
170. Cattle Genomics Scheme 48
171. National Bio pharma Mission 48

Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public


Enterprise
172. FAME India Scheme 49
Ministry of Power
173. LED Based street Lightening National Programme ( SLNP) 49
174. National LED programme 50
175. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana 50
176. Integrated Power Development Scheme 50
177. UDAY 50
178. Bachat Lamp Yojana 51
179. Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana ( SAUBHAGYA) 51
180. Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Maha abhiyaan (KUSUM) 52

Ministry of Minority Affairs


181. Padho Pardesh 52
182. USTAAD scheme 52
183. Nai Manzil Scheme 53
184. Nai Roshni scheme 53
185. Hunar Haat 53
186. Jiyo Parsi 53

Ministry of Commerce & Industry


Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP)
187. e- Biz 54

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188. Start Up India 54

Department of Commerce
189. Special Economic Zone (SEZ) 54
190. Focus Market scheme 55
191. Focus Product Scheme 55
192. Make In India Programme 55
193. Merchandise Export from India Scheme 56
194. Hortinet 56

Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP)


195. National Investment & Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) 56
196. Niryat Bandhu scheme 57
197. Service Export from India Scheme 57
198. Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme ( TIES) 57
199. Vishesh Krishi & Gram Udyog Yojana 57
200. Revenue Insurance Scheme for Plantation Crops (RISPC) 58

Ministry of Consumer Affairs ,Food & Public


Distribution

201. National food Security Act 2013 58


202. Antyodaya Anna Yojana 59

Ministry of Communication
Department of Electronics & IT
203. Jeevan Praman 59
204. National Optical Fibre Network 59
205. Deen Dayal Sparsh Yojana 60
206. Bharat Net Project 60
207. Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Sachar Kaushal Vikas Pratishthan Scheme 60
208. Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) 60

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NITI AAYOG
209. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) 61
210. Mentor India Campaign 61
211. Self Employment & Talent Utilisation ( SETU) 61
212. Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital (SATH) 61

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare


213. Affordable Medicine & Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) Programme 62
214. Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram 62
215. Janani Suraksha Yojana 62
216. Kayakalp awards 62
217. Mission Indradhanush 63
218. Intensified Mission Indradahnush 63
219. Mission Pariwar Vikas 63
220. Mothers Absolute Affection (MAA) 64
221. National Deworming Mission 64
222. National Health Assurance Mission 64
223. National Health Mission 64
224. National Urban Health Mission ( NUHM) 65
225. Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) 65
226. Project SUNRISE 65
227. Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram 65
228. Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram ( RKSK) 65
229. Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana ( RSBY) 66
230. Test & Treat Policy for HIV 66
231. Mission SAMPARK 66
232. 90: 90 strategy 67
233. Laqshya 67
234. National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, cardio vascular disease & Stroke 67
( NPCDCS)
235. Pradhan Mantri suraskhit Matritva Abhiyaan ( PMSMA) 67

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Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises


236 ASPIRE 68
237 Prime Minister‘s Employment Generation Programme 68
238 SFURTI 68
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
239 Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) 69
240 Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) 69
241 Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan 70
242 Mahila Samridhi Yojana 70
Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
243 Jalmani Programme 70
244 National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) 70
245 National Water Quality Sub-Mission (NWQSM) 71
246 Swachh Bharat Hackathon (Swachhathon 1.0) 71
247 Swachhta Hi Seva Campaign 71
Ministry of Textile
248 Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS) 71
249 Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme 72
250 Power Tex India Scheme 72
251 Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS) 72
Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
252 North East Council 73
253 North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP) 73
Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
254 Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana (DAY) Urban 74
Supreme Court
255 Middle Income Group Scheme 75
Ministry Of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

256 National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme 76


257 National Skill Development Mission 76
258 National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 77

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259 Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 77


260 Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana 77
261 Skill India Campaign 78
262 YUVA Project 78
World Bank Supported Scheme
263 Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) 78
264 Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) 79
Ministry of Labour and Employment
265 Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay shramev Jayate Karyakram 79
266 Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana 80
267 Platform for Effective Enforcement for No child Labour (PENCIL) Portal 80
Ministry of Tourism
268 PRASAD 80
269 Swadesh Darshan Scheme 81
Ministry of Urban Development
270 E-Tourist Visa Scheme 81
271 HRIDAY 81
272 AMRUT 82
273 Smart City 83
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
274 Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana 84
275 Ekalavya Model Residential School (EMRS) 84
276 Housing for All by 2022 Mission 84
Ministry of Home Affairs
277 Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana 85
278 Crime and Criminal Trackin Network and System (CCTNS) 85
279 CCTNS Digital Police Portal 85
280 UDAAN 86
281 Anti – Narcotics Scheme 86
Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)
282 PRAGATI 86
283 Himayat Programme 87

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Joint Initiative of Ministry of Health and Ministry of


Drinking Water and Sanitation
284 Swachh Swastha Sarvatra 88

Joint Initiative of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation or Gramin and Ministry of Urban
Development
285 Swachh Bharat Abhiyan 88
286 Swachh Sathi Programme 88

Joint Initiative of Ministry of Rural Development, Agriculture0, social Justice, Labour & Information &
Broadcasting
287 Gram Uday se Bharat Uday Abhiyaan 89
Joint Initiative of Ministry of Urban Development &
Ministry of Water Resources
288 Smart city Ganga Programme 89

Joint Initiative of Ministry of Woman & Child development, Ministry of Health & Family welfare & Ministry
of Human Resource development
289 Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme 90
290 Sukanya samriddhi scheme 90
Ministry of Earth Science
291 Sagarvani 91
292 Grameen Krishi Mausam Seva (GKMS) 91
Ministry of Science & Technology & Human Resource
Development
293 JIGYASA 92

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Funding pattern for these type of schemes would be:


Structures of scheme A. For Core of the Core
There are three types of schemes:  For General Category states: Existing pattern
 For Special Category states: Existing pattern
1. Central schemes / Central Sector Schemes: (Completely
UNION) B. For Core
a. These schemes are funded and implemented by the union  For General Category states: 60: 40 (i.e. 60% by centre, 40%
government. by state)
b. Usually these are schemes related to the subjects over which  For Special Category states: 90: 10 (i.e. 90% by centre, 10% by
union government has jurisdiction as per Schedule VII state)
2. Centrally Sponsored Schemes: (STATE + UNION) C. For Optional
a. These schemes are funded by the Union Government or Union  For General Category states: 50: 50 (i.e. 50% by centre, 50%
as well as State government but implemented by State by state)
governments.  For Special Category states: 80: 20 (i.e. 80% by centre, 20% by
b. Funding pattern may be 50:50, 75:25 etc. state)
c. North Eastern and Hilly states generally have patter of 90:10
3. State schemes: (completely STATES)
Core of the Core Schemes:
These schemes are funded and implemented by the state
governments. 1. MGNREGA
2. National Social Assistance Program (For Senior citizens,
widows etc.)
Restructured schemes 3. Umbrella Scheme for SC (All schemes for SC in one)
4. Umbrella Scheme for ST (All schemes for ST in one)
Schemes are now classified into three types: 5. Umbrella Scheme for OBC (All schemes for OBC in one)
6. Umbrella Scheme for Minorities (All schemes for Minorities in
a. Core of the Core (Total 6 schemes)
one)
b. Core (Total 18 schemes)
c. Optional (Total 3 schemes) Core Schemes:
Special Category states are: 11 total (8 North Eastern states + 3 1. Green Revolution
Himalayan states i.e. Uttarakhand, HP & JK)
 Krishi Unnati Yojana
 Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

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2. White Revolution - RashtriyaPashudhanVikasYojana (Livestock 11. Mid-Day Meals Program


Mission, Veterinary Services and Dairy Development)
12. Integrated Child Development Scheme (Umbrella ICDS)
3. Blue Revolution
 Core ICDS
4. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana  National Nutrition Mission
 Maternity Benefits Program
 Accelerated Irrigation Benefit and Flood Management
 Scheme for Adolescent Girls
Program (HarKhetKoPani)
 Integrated Child Protection Schemes
 Per Drop More Crop
 Integrated Watershed Development Program 13. PradhanMantriAwasYojana
5. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana  PMAY - Rural
6. National Rural Drinking Water Mission  PMAY - Urban

7. Swachh Bhart Abhiyan 14. Forestry and Wild Life

 SBA - Rural  National Mission for Green India


 SBA - Urban  Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats
 Conservation for Natural Resources and Ecosystems
8. National Health Mission
15. Urban Rejuvenation Missions - SMART Cities and AMRUT
 NHM - Rural and Urban Mission
16. Modernisation of Police Forces
 NHM - Human Resource in Health and Medical Education
 NHM - AYUSH 17. Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary
9. RashtriyaShasthyaSurakshaYojana 18. Member of Parliament Local Area Development Schemes
10. National Education Mission

 NEM - Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Optional Schemes: (Because all states don't need them)
 NEM - RashtriyaMadhyamikShikshaAbhiyan
1. Border Area Development Program
 NEM - Teacher's Training and Adult Education
2. National River Conservation Plan
 NEM - RashtriyaUcchatarShikshaAbhiyan
3. Shyama Prasad Mukharjee RURBAN Mission

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Ministry Of Agriculture

DEPT. SCHEME AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

1. To promote creation of agricultural marketing infrastructure by providing backend subsidy support


to State, cooperative and private sector investments.
Integrated 2. To promote creation of scientific storage capacity and to promote pledge financing to increase
Scheme for farmers‘ income.
Agricultural 3. To promote Integrated Value Chains (confined up to the stage of primary processing only) to provide
Marketing(ISAM) vertical integration of farmers with primary processors.
(effective since 4. To support framing of grade standards and quality certification of agricultural commodities to help
01.04.2014) farmers get better and remunerative prices for their graded produce.
5. To undertake and promote training, research, education, extension and consultancy in the agri
marketing sector.
1. A national e-market platform for transparent sale transactions and price discovery.
2. One license for a trader valid across all markets in the State.
3. Harmonisation of quality standards of agricultural produce and provision for assaying (quality
National
testing) infrastructure in every market to enable informed bidding by buyers.
Agriculture
4. Single point levy of market fees, i.e. on the first wholesale purchase from the farmer.
Market (e-NAM)
5. Provision of Soil Testing Laboratories in/ or near the selected mandi to facilitate visiting farmers to
access this facility in the mandi itself.

1. Promote holistic growth of horticulture sector, including bamboo and coconut through area based
regionally differentiated strategies.
Mission For 2. Encourage aggregation of farmers into farmer groups like FIGs/FPOs and FPCs to bring economy of
Integrated scale and scope.
Development of 3. Improve productivity by way of quality germplasm, planting material and water use efficiency
Horticulture through Micro Irrigation.
(MIDH) 4. Support skill development and create employment generation opportunities for rural youth in
horticulture and post-harvest management, especially in the cold chain sector
5.

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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.
National
3. To establish convergence and synergy among multiple on-going and planned programmes for
Horticulture
horticulture development.
Mission( NHM)
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
Horticulture Address issues related to production and productivity, post-harvest handling, marketing and processing
Mission for North of horticultural crops in the North Eastern states. The Mission was extended to three Himalayan states
East & Himalayan namely Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand in 2003-04. The Mission covers entire
States (HMNEH) spectrum of horticulture right from production to consumption through backward and forward linkages.
Earlier National Bamboo Mission
1. To promote the growth of the bamboo sector through as an area based regionally differentiated
strategy.
2. To increase the coverage of area under bamboo in potential areas, with improved varieties to
enhance yields.
3. To promote marketing of bamboo and bamboo based handicrafts.
4. To establish convergence and synergy among stake-holders for the development of bamboo.
5. To promote, develop and disseminate technologies through a seamless blend of traditional wisdom
National Agro- and modern scientific knowledge.
Forestry & 6. To generate employment opportunities for skilled and unskilled persons, especially unemployed
Bamboo Mission youths.
(NABM) Under the Mission, 108 nos. of markets (Bamboo wholesale & retail markets near villages, etc.) have been
established for providing marketing avenues to bamboo farmers for their raw bamboo as well as finished
products.
Besides, efforts are being made to popularize bamboo products through participation in
domestic/national/international trade fairs.
Under the Mission, Steps have already been taken & are being taken to provide assistance to
farmers/bamboo growers for nursery establishment, plantations in non-forest area, imparting training for
preparation of nurseries & bamboo plantations, establishing of bamboo markets for farmer products, etc.

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NMSA derives its mandate from Sustainable Agriculture Mission which is one of the eight Missions
outlined under National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). Aim at promoting sustainable agriculture
National Mission through a series of adaptation measures focusing on ten key dimensions encompassing Indian agriculture
for Sustainable namely; ‗Improved crop seeds, livestock and fish cultures‘, ‗Water Use Efficiency‘, ‗Pest Management‘,
Agriculture(NMSA ‗Improved Farm Practices‘, ‗Nutrient Management‘, ‗Agricultural insurance‘, ‗Credit support‘, ‗Markets‘,
) ‗Access to Information‘ and ‗Livelihood diversification‘.

To incentivize the states that increase their investment in Agriculture and allied sectors. 2. To provide
flexibility and autonomy to the States in planning and executing programmes for agriculture. 3. To ensure
Rashtriya Krishi the preparation of Agriculture Plans for the districts and states. 4. To achieve the goal of reducing the yield
Vikas Yojana gaps in important crops. 5. To maximize returns to the farmers. 6. To address the agriculture and allied
sectors in an integrated manner.

Envisages use of Space Technology and geoinformatics (GIS, GPS and Smartphone) technology along with
C(K)rop
high resolution data from UAV/Drone based imaging for improvement in yield estimation and better
(I)nsurance using
planning of Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs), needed for crop insurance programme.
(S)pace
technology
(A)ndgeoi(N)forma
tics- KISAN (Crop
insurance)
Holistic development of fisheries sector in INDIA, to strengthen the fish fingerling production and fish
Mission
seed infrastructure in the country
Fingerling
NFSM aims to increase the production of rice wheat pulses and coarse cereals through area expantion and
National food productivity enhancement. Restoring soil fertility and productivity, creating employment opportunities and
security enhance farm level economy.
mission(NFSM) Start in 2007

A network project of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), The project aims to enhance
National
resilience of Indian agriculture to climate change and climate vulnerability through strategic research and
Innovations on
technology demonstration. The research on adaptation and mitigation covers crops, livestock, fisheries and
Climate Resilient
natural resource management.
Agriculture
The project consists of four components viz. Strategic Research, Technology Demonstration, Capacity
(NICRA)
Building and Sponsored/Competitive Grants.
(Started in 2011)

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1. The objective of the Scheme is to make the extension system farmer-driven and farmer-accountable by
way of new institutional arrangements for technology dissemination. It aims to restructure and
strengthen agricultural extension to enable delivery of appropriate technology and improved agronomic
National Mission
practices to farmers.
on Agricultural
2. This is envisaged to be achieved by a judicious mix of extensive physical outreach and interactive
Extension &
methods of information dissemination, use of ICT, popularisation of modern and appropriate
Technology
technologies, capacity building and institution strengthening to promote mechanisation, availability of
quality seeds, plant protection etc. and encourage aggregation of Farmers into Interest Groups (FIGs) to
form Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs).
A Technology Mission on Oilseeds to improve productivity.
1. Increasing Seed Replacement Ratio (SRR) in oil crops with focus on Varietal Replacement;
2. Increasing irrigation coverage under oilseeds from 26% to 36%;
3. Diversification of area from low yielding cereals crops to oilseeds crops; inter-cropping of oilseeds with
cereals/ pulses/ sugarcane;
National Mission
4. Use of fallow land after paddy /potato cultivation;
on oil seeds and
5. Expansion of cultivation of Oil Palm and tree borne oilseeds in watersheds and wastelands;
palm oil
6. Increasing availability of quality planting material enhancing procurement of oilseeds and collection; and
7. Processing of tree borne oilseeds.
8. Inter-cropping during gestation period of oil palm and tree borne oilseeds would provide economic return
to the farmers when there is no production.

To promote Agricultural Education in India, Under the scheme 100 centres are opened with a fund of
PanditDeendayal
Rs.5.35 crore.
UpadhyayUnnat
―Attracting and retaining youth in Agriculture (ARYA)‖ is a project sanctioned by the Indian Council of
Krishi Shiksha
Agriculture (ICAR) and is being implemented at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs). Started in 2016
Scheme
Launched to promote organic farming.
Objective is to improve soil health via organic farming. · Scheme will encourage farmers to adopt eco-
ParamparagatKris friendly concept of cultivation and reduce their dependence on fertilizers and agricultural chemicals to
hiVikasYojna improve yields · It is a cluster based scheme. Fifty or more farmers will form a cluster having 50 acre land
to take up the organic farming under the scheme

Animal wellness programme encompassing provision of Animal Health Cards - ―NakulSwasthyaPatra‖. · It


PashudhanSanjiv also issues UID identification of animals in milk and establish a National Database for controlling the
ani spread of animal disease and keep tracking of trade in livestock and its products.

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Pradhan Mantri To provide comprehensive insurance coverage against crop loss. The scheme covers kharif, rabi crops as
Fasal Bima well as annual commercial and horticultural crops. New scheme will cover post-harvest losses apart from
Yojana yield loss. It will replace the existing two crop insurance schemes National Agricultural Insurance Scheme
(Started in 2016) (NAIS) and Modified NAIS.
PMKSY is launched to provide convergence to existing schemes of water management and thus brining
efficiency to the use of water in irrigation. ·
 PMKSY is launched to become "end-to-end" solution in irrigation. PMKSY is an amalgamation of
Pradhan Mantri  Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development &
Krishi Sinchai Ganga Rejuvenation;
Yojana  Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) of Department of Land Resources
 On Farm Water Management (OFWM) component of National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)
of Department of Agriculture and Cooperation.

The Pradhanmantri Gram Sinchai Yojana is aimed at irrigating the field of every farmer and · improving
Pradhan Mantri
water use efficiency to provide `Per Drop More Crop‘
Gram Sinchai
Yojana
Price
Stabilization Objective of the PSF was to safeguard the interest of the growers and provide them financial relief when
Fund prices fall below a specified level.
(Started in 2003)
Aim is conservation and development of indigenous breeds in a focused and scientific manner. It is a
project under National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development.
The objectives of this mission includes Conservation of indigenous breeds and their development to
RashtriyaGokul improve their genetic makeup, enhancing the milk productivity and distribution of disease free high genetic
Mission merit bulls for natural service.
RashtriyaGokul Mission is being implemented through ―State Implementing Agencies (SIA) viz Livestock
Development Boards

To achieve 4% annual growth in agriculture, Launched to incentivize the states to increase their
Rashtriya Krishi
investment in Agriculture
Vikas Yojana
Scheme incentivize the States to provide additional resources in their State Plans over and above their
(Started in 2007)
baseline expenditure to bridge critical gaps.
Small Farmer's
Agriculture- To support new ventures in agro-based industries. To promote the farmer producer organisations (FPOs)
Business and their integration in agriculture value chain.
Consortium

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(SFAC)

The Soil Health Card is a printed report that will be given to farmers once in three years for each of his/her
Soil Health Card land holding. It will contain crucial information on: macro nutrients in the soil, secondary nutrients and
Scheme micro nutrients, Type of soil, Fertilizer type to be used, Crop suitability for the type of soil and climate.

The main objectives of the scheme include creation of scientific storage capacity with allied facilities in
rural areas to meet the requirements of farmers for storing farm produce, processed farm produceand
GraminBhandara agricultural inputs. Also, promotion of grading, standardization and quality control of agricultural produce
nYojna to improve their marketability. The scheme also aims at prevention of distress sale immediately after
harvest by providing the facility of pledge financing and marketing credit by strengthening agricultural
marketing infrastructure in the country.

(With back end support from Ministry of Earth Sciences i.e. IMD)
 To provide timely alerts on extreme weather conditions to farmers
 IMD already gives weather forecasts but farmers in the affected areas could not get this information on
time hence Nowcast launched
 Under this initiative, the extreme weather data originated from IMD is being moved to mKisan portal
Nowcast using a web service.
 From mKisan Portal warnings regarding extreme weather conditions are automatically and
instantaneously transmitted by SMS to farmers located in affected district/blocks.
 This technological break-through is a collaborative effort between mKisan Portal developed by DAC,
weather technologies adopted by IMD and GIS Portal of NIC

 The Kisan Credit Card scheme is implemented by public sector commercial banks, RRBs and cooperative
banks.
 It was launched to provide short term loans in the form of production credit.
 The Kisan Credit Card scheme was launched to provide adequate, timely and cost effective institutional
credit from the banking system to the farmers for their cultivation needs.
Kisan Credit Card  Farmers can not only purchase inputs but also can withdraw cash from this credit card for their input
scheme needs.
Kisan Credit Card to Fishermen and Cattle owners: announced in Union Budget 2018-19:Kisan Credit
Card was extended to fishermen and cattle owners. It will enable them to avail the easier loans. It will help
people associated with milk production business in rural areas by providing financial assistance and also
to fisheries

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1. To increase productivity of milch animals and thereby increase milk production to meet rapidly
National Dairy
growing demand for milk.
Plan
2. To help provide milk producers with greater access to organised milk processing sector.
(2012-2019)
It is being implemented with following components
1. PashuSanjivni: It includes identification of animals in milk using UID, issuing health cards to all
animals in milk and uploading data on INAPH data base.
National Mission
2. Advance reproductive Technique: Under it, sex sorted semen production facility is being created at 10
on Bovine
A graded semen stations and 50 EET Labs with IVF facilities.
Productivity
3. Creation of E PashuHaat Portal: It is for linking farmers and breeders of indigenous breeds and
(launched in
4. 4. Establishment of National Bovine Genomic Centre for Indigenous Breeds (NBGC-IB): It is
2016)
established for enhancing milk production and productivity through genomic selection among
indigenous breeds.

To address price volatility of perishable commodities like Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) Specialized Agro
Processing Financial Institutions to be established to ensure Timely, Accessible and Affordable Credit to
Food Processing sector
 It aims to promote farmer producers organisations, processing facilities, agri-logistics and professional
Operation Greens management.
 It is essentially price fixation scheme that aims to ensure farmers are given the right price for their
produce.
 The idea behind it is to double the income of farmers by the end of 2022

NLM has 4 submissions as follows:


 The Sub-Mission on Fodder and Feed Development will address the problems of scarcity of animal feed
resources, in order to give a push to the livestock sector making it a competitive enterprise for India, and
also to harness its export potential. The major objective is to reduce the deficit to nil.
 Under Sub-Mission on Livestock Development, there are provisions for productivity enhancement,
Department
entrepreneurship development and employment generation (bankable projects), strengthening of
of Animal National
infrastructure of state farms with respect to modernization, automation and biosecurity, conservation of
Husbandry, Livestock
threatened breeds, minor livestock development, rural slaughter houses, fallen animals and livestock
dairying and Mission (NLM)
insurance.
fisheries
 Sub-Mission on Pig Development in North-Eastern Region: support the State Piggery Farms, and
importation of germplasm so that eventually the masses get the benefit as it is linked to livelihood and
contributes in providing protein-rich food in 8 States of the NER.
 Sub-Mission on Skill Development, Technology Transfer and Extension: will enable a wider outreach
to the farmers.

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 Provides partial interest free loans and capital subsidy provisions to promote organised dairy farming and
create employment opportunities in Himachal Pradesh.
 The primary objective of the scheme was to create alternative livelihoods for local populations. The
secondary objective was to call for a 'white revolution' through the successful implementation of the
Doodh Ganga scheme.
 Implemented through the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
 The scheme helps to transform micro enterprises engaged in dairy farming into organised dairy business
enterprises. Doodh Ganga Yojana plans to economically uplift 50,000 rural households through the
formation of 10,000 Self Help Groups within a span of three years. The scheme makes comprehensive
provisions to sell dairy products on a larger scale.

Ministry Of Law & Justice

 To provide efficient & time-bound citizen centric service delivery.


 To develop, install & implement decision support systems in courts.
e-Courts Mission  To automate the processes to provide transparency of Information access to its stakeholders
Mode Project  To enhance judicial productivity both qualitatively & quantitatively, to make the justice delivery system
affordable, accessible, cost effective & transparent
The project is being implemented by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of IT

Ministry Of Food Processing Industries

The following schemes will be implemented under PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana :


PradhanMantriKisan  Mega Food Parks
SAMPADA Yojana  Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure
Department
(Scheme for Agro-
of Food  Creation / Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities
Marine Processing
Processing  Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters
and Development of
Industries  Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages
Agro-Processing
Clusters)  Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure
 Human Resources and Institutions

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Aims to provide a mechanism to bring together farmers, processors and retailers and link agriculture
production to the market so as to ensure maximization of value addition, minimization of wastages and
improving
farmers‘ income
Mega Food Park  Government provides financial support to establish the mega food parks in the country.
Scheme  It includes creation of infrastructure for primary processing and storage near the farm in the form of
(started in 2008)
Primary
 Processing Centres (PPCs) and Collection Centres (CCs) and common facilities and enabling infrastructure
like
 roads, electricity, water, ETP facilities etc. at Central Processing Centre (CPC)

Ministry Of Chemicals & Fertilizers

Department Promotion and development of chemical and petro chemical sector by extending financial support for
Chemicals
of Chemicals conduction of seminars, conferences, exhibitions, for facilitating growth.
Promotion
and
Development
Petrochemic
Scheme
als
To make available quality generic medicines at affordable prices to all
Department of Pharmaceuticals

 Medicines will be made available through outlets known as Jan Aushadhi Stores (JASs).
 State Governments are required to provide space in Government Hospital premises or any other suitable
locations for the running of JAS
Jan Aushadhi  Less priced, but good quality, unbranded generic medicines will be made available through Jan Aushadhi
Scheme stores
 Launched in 2015
 NGOs, Charitable Organisations and public societies like Red Cross Society, RogiKalyanSamiti typically
constituted for the purpose can be operating agencies for the JAS

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA),


Pharma Jan  A web enabled system for redressal of consumers‘ grievances relating to pricing and availability of
Samadhan medicines It would serve as a robust e-governance tool for protection of consumers‘ interests through
Scheme effective implementation of the Drugs (Price Control) Order 2013
 NPPA will initiate action on any complaint within 48 hrs of its receipt.

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Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs


To revive sports culture in India at grass-root level. Its objective is to build strong framework for all sports
played in our country and establish India as great sporting nation. It is expected to help scout young talent
from schools in various disciplines and groom them as future sports champions. Talented players will be
identified under it in priority sports disciplines at various levels by High-Powered Committed and each will
Khelo India be provided annual financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakh for 8 years. Introduced in 2018
Programme
Khelo India is a merger of following schemes:
 Rajiv Gandhi KhelAbhiyan(RGKA)
 Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme (USIS)
 National Sports Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS)

It is a flagship programme to enable youth to realise their potential.


RashtriyaYuvaSa
shaktikaranKarya This umbrella scheme consolidates Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan NYKS), National Youth Corps
kram (NYC),National Programme for Youth & Adolescent Development (NPYAD) and National Discipline Scheme
(NDS),National Young Leaders Programme (NYLP)

Its objective is to identify and support potential medal prospects for 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games

 Under the scheme the selected athletes are provided financial assistance for their customized training at
Institutes.
Target Olympic  These sports institutes will have world class facilities and other necessary support to improve performance
Podium Scheme and higher position in medals tally for the country.
 Under it benchmark for selection of athletes is in relation to international standards.

AbhinavBindra Committee was setup with objective of identifying and supporting potential medal
prospectsfor 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games

 It is the biggest school sports outreach programme in the country launched in New Delhi.
Mission XI  It aims to take football to at least 11 million boys and girls around the country.
Million  The programme is to make football as the sport of choice in India, to encourage children gain healthy
habits and learn important life lessons in teamwork and sportsman spirit.

 Formulated for talent identification in the age group of 8-12 years and nurturing of identified talented
National Sports sports persons.
Talent Search  The scheme envisages to cover all schools in different States / UTs throughout the country (both rural and
Scheme urban) for a period of five years from 2015-16 to 2019-20.
 Launched Sports Talent Search Portal to spot the best talent from among the young population of the
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country. All interested citizens can apply online using the portal for various schemes of the Sports
Authority of India (SAI).

Ministry Of Culture
To establish cross-cultural linkages and to revise historic maritime cultural and economic ties with 39
Indian Ocean countries.
At the macro level, it aims to re-connect and re-establish communications between countries of the Indian
Ocean world, which would lead to an enhanced understanding of cultural values and concerns; while at the
micro level, the focus is on understanding national cultures in their regional maritime milieu.

Project Mausam  It is to be implemented by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) as the nodal agency
 ASI will get research support of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and National
(Launched in Museum as associate bodies.
2014)  The Government has identified 39 countries to bring on board for trans-national nomination for World
Heritage
 This project aims to explore the multi-faceted Indian Ocean ‗world‘ – collating archaeological and
historical research in order to document the diversity of cultural, commercial and religious interactions
in the Indian Ocean – extending from East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Indian Subcontinent and
Sri Lanka to the Southeast Asian archipelago.
 It also aims to promote research on themes related to the study of Maritime Routes through international
scientific seminars and meetings and by adopting a multidisciplinary approach.
A scheme to Preserve Rich Heritage of Minority Communities of India and will implemented in collaboration
HamariDarohar
with Ministry of Culture.

Ministry Of Rural Development

To provide good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected villages. Of


Department 178,000 (1.7 lakh) habitations with a population of above 500 in the plains
of Rural Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and above 250 in the hilly areas planned to be connected by all-weather
Development roads, 82% were already connected by December 2017 and work-in-progress
on the remaining 47,000 habitations was on-track for completion by March

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2019 (c. December 2017) Started in 2000

To provide sustainable income to poorest of the poor people living in rural &
urban areas of the country.Aims at providing self-employment to villagers
through the establishment of self-help groups(SHG) aided, supported and
trained by NGOs, CBOs, individuals, banks and self-help promoting
Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana(SSY) institutions. Started in 1999
By merging IRDP(Integrated rural development program in 1980), TRYSEM,
DWCRA (development of women in rural area in 1982) and one million wells
Yojna, this scheme was launched in April 1, 1999.

To provide housing for the rural poor in India, Under the scheme, financial
Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas assistance worth ₹70,000 (US$1,100) in plain areas and ₹75,000
Yojana (PMGAY), previously Indira Awaas (US$1,200) in difficult areas (high land area) is provided for construction of
Yojana (IAY) houses. Started in 2015.

Integrated Wastelands Development Programme, Drought Prone Areas


Programme, Desert Development Programme brought under IWMP, The
main objectives of the IWMP are to restore the ecological balance by
Integrated Watershed Management Programme harnessing, conserving and developing degraded natural resources such as
(IWMP) soil, vegetative cover and water. The outcomes are prevention of soil run-off,
regeneration of natural vegetation, rain water harvesting and recharging of
Department
the ground water table.
of Land
Resources
The main objective of the NLRMP is to develop a modern, comprehensive and
National Land Record Modernisation
transparent land records management system in the country with the aim to
Programme (NLRMP)
implement the conclusive land-titling system with title guarantee
Technology Development, Extension & Generation and demonstration of New Science Tools for integrated watershed
Training Programme (TDET) management based on Information and Communication Technology(ICT)
 The scheme is under the Ministry of Rural development and Department of
Food and Public Distribution allocates food grains as per the requirements
Annapurna Scheme of Ministry of Rural Development.
 Senior citizens of 65 years of age or above who are not getting pension under
the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS) are provided 10 kg of food

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grains per person per month free of cost.

It is a social security and welfare programme to provide support to aged


persons, widows, disabled persons and bereaved families on death of
primary bread winner, belonging to below poverty line households.
 It comprises of five schemes, namely :
Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS),Indira Gandhi
National Social Assistance Program (NSAP) National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS),Indira Gandhi National Disability
Pension Scheme (IGNDPS),National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)
andAnnapurna.
Under NSAP 100% Central Assistance is extended to the States/UTs to
provide the benefits in accordance with the norms, guidelines and
conditions laid down by the Central Government.

DDU-GKY is tasked with the dual objectives of adding diversity to the


incomes of rural poor families and cater to the career aspirations of rural
youth.
 It aims at transforming rural poor youth into an economically independent
and globally relevant workforce.
DeenDayalUpadhyayaGrameenKaushalyaYojana  It focused on rural youth between the ages of 15 and 35 years from poor
Department families.
(DDU-GKY)
of Rural  Special initiatives under DDU-GKY:
Development a. Himayat: A special scheme for the youth (rural & urban) of Jammu &
Kashmir.
b. Roshni: A special initiative for the rural youth of poor families in 27 Left-
wing Extremist (LWE) districts across 9 states.

To enhance the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing


100 days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household whose
adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
It is a social security measure that aims to guarantee the 'right to work'
MGNREGA
 All willing rural citizens are eligible, Focuses on durable assets as per
local needs
 Act provides for social audit of performance at least once in every six
months
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 Wages are linked to Consumer Price Index (Agriculture Labour)


 Employment is to be provided within 5 km of an applicant's residence,
and minimum wages are to be paid.
 If work is not provided within 15 days of applying, applicants are entitled
to an unemployment allowance.
 MGNREGA is to be implemented mainly by gram panchayats.
 Labour-intensive tasks like creating infrastructure for water harvesting,
drought relief and flood control are preferred
 Started in 2006, Has legal backing of MGNREGA Act
 Scheduled Caste workers has consistently been about 20%, Scheduled
Tribe workers has been about 17%
 Statutory minimum limit for women share of work is 33%. This limit has
been crossed all along.
 More than 65% of the works taken up under the programme are linked to
agriculture and allied activities.

SVEP is aimed at creating an ecosystem for rural population to be able start


their own enterprises for sustainable livelihood.
Department
Startup Village Entrepreneurship Programme  To be launched on the lines of the DDU-GKY to generate livelihood through
of Rural
Development (SVEP) self-employment.
 Loans will be made available through Self Help Groups for starting the
enterprise.

To ensure integrated development of the selected village across multiple


areas such as agriculture, health, education, sanitation, environment,
livelihoods etc.
 Launched on birth anniversary of Jayprakash Narayan
 MPs are required to pick one village with a population of 3000-4000 in
plains and 1000-3000 in hills within a month of the launch.
SansadAdarsh Gram Yojana  MPs cannot pick villages which belong to themselves or their spouses.
 Social development and harmony should be encouraged through activities
like identifying and celebrating a village day, a village song and also laying
stress on alternate modes of dispute resolution.
 District Collectors will carry ground-level surveys along with monthly
review meetings to monitor progress.

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To transform rural areas to economically, socially and physically sustainable


spaces
Scheme:
 Also called Shyama Prasad MukharjeeRurban mission
 It is a cluster based approach
 State Governments would identify ‗clusters‘ (geographically contiguous
Gram Panchayats with a population of
RURBAN
 about 25000 to 50000 in plain and coastal areas and a population of 5000
to 15000 in desert, hilly or tribal areas).
These clusters would be developed by provisioning of economic activities,
developing skills & local entrepreneurship and providing infrastructure
amenities. The Rurban Mission will thus develop a cluster of Smart
Villages.

It replaces Aajeevika
To reduce poverty by enabling the poor households to access gainful self-
employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, resulting in
appreciable improvement in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis,
throughbuilding strong grassroots institutions of the poor
 It is also called DeenDayal Antyodaya Yojana - NRLM
 Swarnjayanti Gram SwarojgarYojana (SGSY) was restructured as
Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural National Rural Livelihoods Mission in 2011
Livelihoods Mission (NRLM)  World Bank supported program
(Launched in 2011)  Organise rural BPL people in SHGs and make them capable for self-
employment by providing capacities such as information, knowledge, skills,
tools, finance and collectivization.
 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.

A sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural


AajeevikaGrameen Express Yojana Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).
AGEY aims to provide an alternative source of livelihood to members of Self
Help Groups (SHGs) by facilitating them to operate public transport services
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in backward rural areas.


 AGEY will provide safe, affordable and community monitored rural
transport services like e-rickshaws, 3 and 4 wheeler motorised transport
vehicles to connect remote villages.
 These transport vehicles will connect villages with key services and
amenities including access to markets, education and health for the overall
economic development of the area.
 The scheme will be implemented in 250 blocks in the country on a pilot
basis for a period of 3 years from 2017-18 to 2019-20. Under it,
Community Based Organisation (CBO) is proposed to provide interest free
loan from its own corpus to SHG member for purchase of the vehicle.

Ministry Of Electronic & Information Technology

Support for
International To provide financial support to MSMEs and Technology Start-up units for international patent filing to encourage
Patent Protection innovation and recognize the value and capabilities of global IP along with capturing growth opportunities in
in Electronics & ICTE sector. In addition, to sensitize and create IP awareness and to disseminate the scheme among
Information stakeholders, a scheme to support IPR awareness is also proposed as the second component of the scheme.
Technology
Software
The STP scheme allows software companies to set up operations in convenient and inexpensive locations and
Technology Parks
plan their investment and growth driven by business needs. Over 2500 units are registered under STP Scheme.
Scheme
Providing an internationally competitive and hassle free environment for exports. A SEZ is defined as a
Special Economic
"specifically demarked duty-free enclave and shall deemed to be foreign territory (out of Customs jurisdiction) for
Zones (SEZ)
the purpose of trade operations and duties and tariffs". The SEZ Act, 2005, supported by SEZ Rules, came into
Scheme
effect on 10th February, 2006.
Electronics
Hardware 100% Export Oriented Scheme for undertaking manufacturing of electronic hardware equipment/components
Technology Park and other items in India.
(EHTP) Scheme
Export Oriented
The main objectives of the EOU scheme is to increase exports, earn foreign exchange to the country, transfer of
Unit (EOU)
latest technologies stimulate direct foreign investment and to generate additional employment.
Scheme
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Export Promotion Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) scheme allows import of capital goods including spares for pre-
Capital Goods production, production and post-production at zero duty subject to an export obligation of 6 times of duty saved
(EPCG) Scheme on capital goods imported under EPCG scheme, to be fulfilled in 6 years reckoned from Authorization issue date
Duty Exemption
A Duty Remission Scheme enables post export replenishment/ remission of duty on inputs used in the export
and Remission
product.
Schemes
Pradhan
To make 6 crore rural households digitally literate by March 2019
MantriGramin
 Under the scheme, 25 lakh candidates will be trained in the FY 2016-17;
Digital
 275 lakh in 2017-18; and300 lakh in 2018-19.
SakshartaAbhiyan
To ensure equitable geographical reach, each of the 250,000 Gram Panchayats across the country will be
expected to register an average of 200-300 candidates.
To ensure the government services are made available to citizens electronically.
 Transform so far agrarian Indian economy to a knowledge-centric economy
 Plug the widening digital divide in Indian society
 Give India equal footing with the developed world in terms of development with the aid of latest technology.
Digital India has three core components. These includea.
a. The creation of digital infrastructure,
b. Delivering services digitally,
c. Digital literacy
9 Key points of Digital India Programme are as follow
 Universal Access to Phones, Broadband Highways
 Public Internet Access Programme
Digital India
 e-Governance – Reforming government through Technology
 e-Kranti – Electronic delivery of services
 Information for All
 Electronics Manufacturing – Target NET ZERO Imports
 IT for Jobs
 Early Harvest Programmes
Umbrella programme which includes the hitherto National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) to connect 2,
50,000gram Panchayats by providing internet connectivity to all citizens.
Completion target is 2019
Envisages as Net-Zero Electronics Import Target by 2020

To provide citizens a shareable private space on a public cloud and making all documents / certificatesavailable
DigiLocker on this cloud.
 Targeted at the idea of paperless governance, DigiLocker is a platform for issuance and verification of
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documents & certificates in a digital way, thus eliminating the use of physical documents
 A secure dedicated personal electronic space for storing the documents of resident Indian citizens.
 The storage space (maximum 1GB) is linked to the Aadhar number of the user.
 The space can be utilized for storing personal documents like University certificates, PAN cards, voter id cards,
etc., and the URI's of the e-documents issued by various issuer departments.
 There is also an associated facility for e-signing documents

Aims to provide a special incentive package to promote large scale manufacturing in the ESDM sector to
boostdomestic electronic product manufacturing in the country
 The scheme provides subsidy for capital expenditure up to 20% for investments in Special Economic Zones
(SEZs) and 25% in non-SEZs.
 It also provides reimbursement of countervailing duty/excise for capital equipment for non-SEZ units and also
reimbursement of duties and central taxes for some of the projects with high capital investments.
Recent amendments will incentivize investments in electronic sector and move towards Union Government‘s
Modified Special goalof ‗Net Zero imports‘ in electronics by 2020.
Incentive
 The applications will be received under M-SIPS scheme till December 2018 or till such time that an incentive
Package Scheme
commitment of Rs 10,000 crore is reached, whichever is earlier.
(M-SIPS)
 In case the incentive commitment of Rs 10,000 crore is reached, a review will be held to decide further financial
(Started in 2012)
commitments.
 For new approvals, the incentive under the scheme will be available from the date of approval of a project and
not from the date of receipt of application.
 The incentives will be available for investments made within 5 years from the date of approval of the project.
 Unit receiving incentive will provide undertaking to remain in commercial production for at least 3 years.
Expedite investments into the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector in India.
Create employment opportunities and reduce dependence on imports
Its aim is to create sustainable model for providing adolescent girls and women an access to affordable sanitary
products by leveraging Common Service Centres (CSCs).
 Under this initiative, Common Service Centres (CSC) will provide access to affordable, reliable and modern (eco-
friendly) sanitary napkins (menstrual pads) to adolescent girls and women in rural areas.
 Its purpose is to improve awareness on menstrual health and hygiene of women, thus help to protect dignity
and rights of women.
StreeSwabhiman
 Under this initiative, semi-automatic and manual sanitary napkin manufacturing units will be set up at CSC
Initiative
for producing affordable and eco-friendly sanitary napkins.
 These micro manufacturing units will be operated by women entrepreneurs and generate employment for 8-10
women.

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MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT & FOREST


The specific objectives of the scheme are as follows:-
(i) To provide an incentive for manufacturers and importers to reduce adverse environmental impact of
products.
(ii) To reward genuine initiatives by companies to reduce adverse environmental impact of their products.
Ecomark Scheme
of India (iii) To assist consumers to become environmentally responsible in their daily lives by providing information
(ECOMARK) to take account of environmental factors in their purchase decisions.
(iv) To encourage citizens to purchase products which have less harmful environmental impacts.
(v) Ultimately to improve the quality of the environment and to encourage the sustainable management of
resources.

· Regeneration and eco-development of degraded forests and adjoining areas on a watershed basis.
· Augmentation of the availability of fuelwood, fodder and grasses from the regenerated areas.
Forest and Climate Change

· Securing people's participation in planning and regeneration efforts to ensure sustainability and equitable
Ministry of Environment,

distribution of forest products from the regenerated lands, and to promote the partnership concept in the
management and administration of forests and common property resources.
· Promote agroforestry and development of Common Property Resources.
National · Promotion of fuel saving devices to encourage efficient use of fuelwood and to reduce the drudgery of rural
Afforestation women involved in collection of wood, as also to improve the environment.
Programme (NAP) · Conservation and improvement of non-timber forest produce such as bamboo, cane and medicinal plants -
Encourage production of non-timber products such as wax, honey, fruits and nuts from the regenerated
areas.

It aims at protecting, restoring and enhancing India's diminishing forest cover and responding to climate
change by a combination of adaptation and mitigation measures
-It is one of the eight Missions outlined under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)
-Mission Goals:
 To increase forest/tree cover to the extent of 5 million hectares (mha) and improve quality of forest/tree
National Mission over on another 5 mha of forest/non-forest lands
of Green India  To improve/enhance eco-system services like carbon sequestration and storage (in forests and other
ecosystems), hydrological services and biodiversity; along with provisioning services like fuel, fodder, and
timber and non-timber forest produces (NTFPs)
 o To increase forest based livelihood income of about 3 million households
National Action
Plan on Climate National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) is a comprehensive action plan which outlines measures
Change (NAPCC) on climate change related adaptation and mitigation while simultaneously advancing development.

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 It effectively pulls together a number of the government‘s existing national plans on water, renewable
energy, energy efficiency agriculture and others and bundled with additional ones into a set of eight
missions.
 The Prime Minister‘s Council on Climate Change is in charge of the overall implementation of the plan.
Eight core Missions of NAPCC
 National Solar Mission – It has a goal of increasing production of photo-voltaic to 1000 MW/year; and a
goal of deploying at least 1000 MW of solar thermal power generation.
 National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency
 National Mission on Sustainable Habitat
 National Water Mission - the plan sets a goal of a 20% improvement in water use efficiency through pricing
and other measures.
 National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem
 National Mission for a ―Green India‖: Goals include the afforestation of 6 million hectares of degraded
forest lands and expanding forest cover from 23% to 33% of India‘s territory.
 National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture
 National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change

Launched to protect elephants. It was launched on the occasion of World Elephant Day observed on August
12.
 The campaign is planned to cover 12 elephant range states across the country.
GajYatra  It is 15 months campaign the will be led by the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI).
Campaign  The „Gaju‟ mascot, which was released by the Ministry in 2012, will be helm of the campaign.
 During the period of the campaign, artists and craftsmen will create life-size works on the theme of
elephants in places along the route of the roadshow using local art and craft. Specially fabricated vehicles
will be also deployed to display these on pre-determined routes with campaigners.

 A six-year project to ensure conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity, land and forest
resources in high Himalayan ecosystem spread over four states viz. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and
Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.
 The SECURE project aims at securing livelihoods, conservation, sustainable use and restoration of high
SECURE range Himalayan ecosystems.
Himalaya Project  The key focus areas of the project is protection of snow leopard and other endangered species and their
habitats and also securing livelihoods of people in region and enhancing enforcement to reduce wildlife
crime.
 Under it, enhanced enforcement efforts and monitoring will be undertaken to curb illegal trade in some
medicinal and aromatic plants which are among most threatened species in these landscapes.

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 Aims to tackle menace of Stubble Burning.


 The project aims to mitigate climate change impacts and enhance adaptive capacity and counter
adverseenvironmental impacts arising from stubble burning.
Climate
 It will be implemented following a phased approach.
Resilience
 Based upon performance in first phase, its scope will be enhanced and more activities will be
Building among
supportedsubsequently.
Farmers through
Crop Residue  The first phase of the project was approved for Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan at cost of
Management approximately Rs. 100 crore.
 It will leverage approximately three times the approved amount with contribution from States as well
asfarmers.

 Under NAFCC 100% central grant is provided to the State Governments for implementing climate
changeadaptation projects.
National  The Scheme has been designed to fulfill the objectives of National Action Plan on Climate Change
Adaptation Fund (NAPCC) and operationalize the State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCCs).
for Climate  The objective of the fund is to assist states/UTs that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse
Change (NAFCC) effects of climatechange in meeting the cost of adaptation.
(Launched in  The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is the National Implementing
2015) Entity(NIE) responsible for implementation of adaptation projects under the NAFCC.
 Under this scheme, Union Government encourages States to come up with innovative and scalable
projects todevelop resilience against climate change and mainstream it in the planning processes.

Ministry Of Petroleum & Natural Gas

To reduce health hazards of indoor pollution by providing free LPG connections to Women from
BPLHouseholds

 The scheme provides free LPG connection with financial assistance of Rs. 1600/- per connection to an
Pradhan Mantri adult woman member of BPL family identified through Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data.
UJJWALA Yojana  Eligible households will be identified in consultation with state governments and Union territories.
 The scheme will be implemented over the next three years i.e. by 2019
 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.
 It seeks to empower women and protect their health by shifting them from traditional cooking based on
unclean cooking fuels or fossil fuels to clean cooking gas.
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PAHAL (DBT)
 Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG
(Launched in  ‗PratyakshaHastantaritLabh‘
2015)  Direct transfer of LPG subsidy into beneficiaries account for which account must be seeded with AADHAR.

Ministry Of External Affairs

 It is an outreach mission that aims to take Indian foreign policy and its global engagements to students
across country and also to look at diplomacy as a career option.
 The objective of outreach program is to familiarise school and college students in India about functioning
SAMEEP of the MEA
(Students and  It also seeks to introduce them to key elements of India‘s foreign policy and its success stories.
MEA Engagement  It is a voluntary programme for MEA officials, undersecretary and above with option of going back to any
Program) school or college in their hometown or to their alma mater.
 The officers will convey how MEA works, India‘s foreign policy, how they do diplomacy so that student
consider about this as a career option.

For NRI and PIO youth


 KIP aims to provide them with an exposure to the country of their origin so that they can understand India
Know India
better and more closely
Programme (KIP)
 It is for NRI and PIO youth of age group of 18 to 30 years.
(Launched in
 It is a 3 week orientation program
2004)
 The KIP offers a platform for the young PIOs to visit India share their views, expectations and experience
and forge closer bonds with the India of present times.

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River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation

1. To ensure effective abatement of pollution and rejuvenation of the river Ganga by adopting a river basin
approach to promote inter-sectoral co-ordination for comprehensive planning and management
National mission 2. To maintain minimum ecological flows in the river Ganga with the aim of ensuring water quality and
for clean GANGA environmentally sustainable development.
(NMCG)  Implement the work programme of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA).
 Implement the World Bank supported National Ganga River Basin Project.

Conservation of water, minimizing wastage and ensuring its more equitable distribution both across and
NATIONAL
within States through integrated water resources development and management
WATER MISSION

Aims to clean and protect the Ganga river in a comprehensive manner.


 It will cover 8 states & 12 rivers
 Ministries of Environment, Urban Development , Shipping, Tourism, Drinking Water and Sanitation &
Rural
Namami Gange
 Development are coordinating with Water Resource ministry in it
Project
 Application of bio-remediation method /in-situ treatment to treat waste water in drains
 Setting up Ganga Eco-Task Force

Creating awareness on aspects of water security and water conservation


Jal Kranti Strengthening grass root involvement of all stakeholders including Panchayati Raj Institutions and local
Abhiyan bodies in the water security and development schemes e.g. Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM)

Under Jal Kranti Abhiyan two villages, preferably facing acute water scarcity are being selected as Jal
Grams
An integrated water security plan, water conservation, water management and allied activities are being
Jal Gram Yojana
planned for these villages by Panchayat level committee to ensure optimum and sustainable utilization of
water.

To develop the villages located along the main stem of river Ganga which have historic, cultural, and
religious and/or tourist importance
Ganga Gram
 Under the ―Namami Gange‖ Programme
Yojana
 Encompass comprehensive rural sanitation, development of water bodies and river ghats, construction/
 modernization of crematoria etc
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 Make the village open defecation free


 Abate direct discharge of untreated liquid wastewater from such villages into river Ganga
 Facilitate adequate infrastructure for crematoria
 Develop proper solid waste disposal facilities in order to avoid any pollution to river Ganga
 Promote better sanitation practices in the villages through IEC activities.
 Started in 2016

To tackle ever-deepening crisis of depleting groundwater level.


 The objective of scheme is to recharge ground water and create sufficient water storage for agricultural
purposes.
 It also focuses on revival of surface water bodies so that ground water level can be increased, especially in
the rural areas.
Atal Bhujal  It will give emphasis to recharging ground water sources and ensure efficient use of water by involving
Yojana (ABY) people at local level.
 The scheme after Cabinet‘s clearance will soon be launched in water-stressed states: Gujarat, Haryana,
Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
 It will cover 78 districts, 193 blocks and more than 8,300 gram panchayats across these states.
 Centre will support half of the total project cost and rest of the budgetary cost will be shared by the World
Bank.

Ministry Of Human & Resource Development

 SAY aims 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.
ASMITA is acronym for All School
Department  ASMITA will be an online database which will carry information of student
Monitoring Individual Tracing Analysis
of School attendance and enrolment, learning outcomes, mid-day meal service and
and shall be launched under Shala Asmita
Education & infrastructural facilities among others.
Yojana (SAY).
Literacy  Students will be tracked through their Aadhaar numbers and in case those not
having unique number will be provided with it.

Department GIAN stands for Global Initiative of Programme in Higher Education


of Higher Academic Networks  Aimed at tapping the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs, internationally
Education (Started in 2014) to encourage their engagement with the institutes of Higher Education in India
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so as to augment the country‘s existing academic resources, accelerate the pace


of quality reform, and elevate India‘s scientific and technological capacity to
global excellence.
 It is a system of Guest Lectures by internationally and nationally renowned
experts targeted towards a comprehensive Faculty Development Programme not
only for new IITs, IIMs, IISERs but also other institutions in the country.

To provide educational facilities for girls belonging to SC, ST, OBC, minority
communities and families
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyalaya
below the poverty line in Educationally Backward Blocks
(Started in 2004)
Now merged in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

To enhance, retention and attendance and simultaneously improving nutritional


Department levels among children.
of School  Scheme covers all children studying in class I to VIII
Education &  The programme supplies free lunches on working days for children in primary
Literacy and upper primary classes in government, government aided, local body,
Education Guarantee Scheme, and alternate innovative education centres,
Mid-Day Meal Scheme Madarsa and Maqtabs supported under SSA and National Child Labour Project
schools run by the ministry of labour
 MDM is covered by National Food Security Act, 2013
 Started in 1995 as National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary
Education.

To enhance access to secondary education and to improve its quality


 The scheme envisages to enhance the enrolment at secondary stage by
providing a secondary school within a reasonable distance of any habitation,
with an aim to ensure GER of 100% by 2017, i.e., by the end of 12th Five Year
RashtriyaMadhyamaikShikshaAbhiyan Plan and
(RMSA)  Achieving universal retention by 2020.
Department (Launched in 2009)  The scheme provides financial support for additional class rooms, labs, art
of School rooms, toilet blocks, drinking water facilities, residential hostels, appointment
Education & of additional teachers, teacher's training etc.
Literacy  The scheme is being implemented by the State government societies established
for implementation of the scheme.

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 The central share is released to the implementing agency directly.


 The applicable State share is also released to the implementing agency by the
respective State Governments.

Aiming to provide strategic funding to higher educational institutions and improve


the overall quality of existing state institutions by ensuring that all institutions
RashtriyaUchchatarShikshaAbhiyan(RUSA) conform to prescribed norms and standard.
Its target achievement is to raise the gross enrolment ratio to 32% by the end of
2017.

Achievement of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) in a time bound


manner, as mandated by 86th amendment to the Constitution of India making
free and compulsory Education to the Children of 6-14 years age group, a
Fundamental Right
 It covers all districts in the country, It is the main vehicle to implement RTE.
 It is being run with the support of World Bank.
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA)
 Opens new schools in places which don't have school, Strengthen existing
(Started in 2000-01)
schools
 SSA has a special focus on girl's education and children with special needs
 Free textbooks are being provided to all children in government and government
aided schools.

To provide the best quality education to more than three crore students across the
country
Scheme:
 SWAYAM is an online platform of the Ministry of HRD through which online
programmes/courses will be offered to students in India
Department  US government is cooperating in this project
of Higher SWAYAM: Study Webs of Active-Learning  It is the Indian electronic e-education platform which proposes to offer courses
Education for Young Aspiring Minds. from the high school stage to Post-Graduate stage in an interactive electronic
platform.
 SWAYAM-MOOCs project is intended to address the needs of school level 9-12
to Under Graduate and Post Graduate students, covering all disciplines
 It is an indigenously designed massive open online course (MOOC).
 It will host all the courses, taught in classrooms from 9th class till post-
graduation and can be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time. It aims to
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bridge the digital divide for students in e-education.


 Online interactive learning platform that provides, not only video lectures,
reading material but also assignments/quizzes that could end up in securing
credits after completing the assessment system.
 The platform has been constructed by Microsoft with totally indigenous efforts
It aims to promote industry-specific need-based research in the educational
institutions to keep up the competitiveness of the Indian industry in the global
market.
UchchtarAavishkarAbhiyan
All the IITs have been encouraged to work with the industry to identify areas
where innovation is required.

This project aims at addressing the lower enrolment of girls in engineering


colleges/IITs and technological institutions
 It is a mentoring and scholarship scheme to enable meritorious girl students to
transit from schools to technicaleducation without much difficulty and also
Udaan - Giving Wings to Girl Students aims to enrich and enhance teaching and learning of mathematicsand science
at senior secondary school level by providing free online resources for all.
 It involves training 1000 selected girl students to compete for admission at
premier Engineering colleges inIndia by providing course in an online and offline
format.
 VISAKA aims to create awareness among people about digital economy and
cashless modes of transactions
 It was launched on line with Prime Minister‘s appeal to youth in ‗Mann Ki Baat‘
VittiyaSaksharataAbhiyan (VISAKA) for creating awareness for making India digital and cashless economy.
 Under it, young students and faculty members will be roped to encourage and
motivate people to use a digitally enabled cashless economic system for transfer
Department
of fund.
of Higher
Scholarships for undergraduates from northeast;
Education
 Instituted after Bezbaruah committee recommendations
 Under the scheme ten thousand fresh scholarships are to be provided for
general degree course, technical and professional courses including medical and
IshanUday para-medical courses
 Rs.3500/- p.m. for General Degree courses and Rs. 5000/-
p.m. for Technical & Professional courses (including Medical & Para medical
courses) will be given through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the beneficiary
student
IshanVikas Select students from northeast to be taken to IITs, NITs etc.

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For internships/ exposure


 This fellowship scheme is key to realizing his vision of development through
innovation.
 The scheme has been announced in the Budget Speech 2018-19.
 Under this scheme, the best students who have completed or are in the final
year of B. Tech or Integrated M.Tech or M.Sc. in Science and Technology
streams from IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERs/IIITs will be offered direct admission in
PhD programme in the IITs/IISc.
 A maximum of 3000 Fellows would be selected in a three year period, beginning
Prime Minister Research Fellows (PMRF) 2018-19.
 The scheme will go a long way in tapping the talent pool of the country for
carrying out research indigenously in cutting edge science and technology
domains.
 Such students, who fulfil the eligibility criteria, and shortlisted through a
selection process, as laid down in the PMRF Guidelines, will be offered a
fellowship of Rs.70,000/- per month for the first two years, Rs.75,000/- per
month for the 3rd year, and Rs.80,000/- per month in the 4th and 5th years.

Aims to upscale and support ongoing efforts in improving quality of technical


education and enhancing existing capacities of the institutions to become
Department dynamic, demand-driven, quality conscious, efficient and forward looking,
of Higher responsive to rapid economic and technological developments occurring both at
Education national and international levels.
The TEQIP was launched in 2003 with World Bank assistance as a long term
programme to be implementedin three phases.
 TEQIP-I commenced in 2003 and ended on March 31st, 2009. It covered 127
institutes across 13 Statesincluding 18 Centrally Funded Technical Institutions
(CFTIs).
 TEQIP-II commenced in August 2010. It had covered 23 States/Union
Territories (UTs) and 191 Institutes(including 26 CFTIs). TEQIP-II will conclude
Technical Education Quality Improvement
in October, 2016.
Programme (TEQIP)
 Both phases of the programme had a positive impact on the infrastructure and
educational standards in thetechnical institutions where they were taken
up.Currently 3rd Phase of TEQIP is under implementation
The Focus States in 3rd Phase of TEOIP are
 3 Hill States: Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand.

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 6 Low Income States: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh,


Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
 8 North-Eastern States: It includes seven sisters plus Sikkim.
 Besides, Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is also focused UT
under the 3rd Phase of the Programme.

A national digital infrastructure for teachers. DIKSHA will enable, accelerate and
amplify solutions in the realm of teacher education.
 It will aid teachers to learn and train themselves for which assessment
resources will be available. It will help teachers to create training content,
profile, in-class resources, assessment aids, news and announcement and
connect with teacher community.
 The portal will record complete work and accomplishment of teachers in
DIKSHA portal
educational institutes from start to end point till their retirement. It will cover
entire life cycle of teacher– from time they were enrolled as student teachers in
Teacher Education Institutes (TEIs) to after they retire as teachers.
 The portal will help teachers boost their teaching skills and create their own
separate profile with their skills and knowledge. It will help in improving quality
of education wit use of latest technologies in education sector. Government,
private institutes and NGO‘s also can participate in the Diksha initiative.

 It will provide high quality educational contents, developed by experts, through


32 DTH (direct to home) Television Channels with an aim to bring uniformity in
standards of education.
SWAYAM Prabha  It will cover diverse disciplines of all levels of education in various languages.
 It will be available to all and will be having new content of 4 hours to be
telecasted 6 times a day.

 It is a digital depository of academic awards for authenticating all certificates


issued by institutions.
 NAD will directly integrate with Boards/Universities which issue Certificates
National Academic Depository
which will be verified, authenticated, accessed and retrieved in a digital
depository for purpose of employment, higher education, and loans.

 It is a large online library containing 6.5 million books. It provides free access to
National Digital Library many books in English and the Indian languages.

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 A 17 point action plan for 2017 – for building digital campuses and high quality
education.
Programme 17 for 17  The action plan covers measures like universal adoption of digital education,
digital financial transactions in the campuses from the current academic year.

 To step up investments in research and related infrastructure in premier


educational institutions, including health institutions by 2022
 It aims to lend low-cost funds to government higher educational institutions.
 Under it, all centrally-funded institutes (CFIs), including central universities,
IITs, IIMs, NITs and IISERs can borrow from a Rs 1,00,000 crore corpus over
next 4 years to expand and build new infrastructure.
 It will be financed via restructured Higher Education Financing Agency
(HEFA), a non-banking financial company.
 With introduction of RISE, all financing for infrastructure development at CFIs
in higher education will be done through HEFA, which was set up by
government as a Section 8 company (a company with charitable objectives) in
Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in 2017 to mobilise funds from the market and offer 10-year loans to centrally-run
Education (RISE) scheme institutes.
Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA)

 The HEFA would be formed as a SPV within a PSU Bank/ Government-owned-


NBFC (Promoter).
 It would leverage the equity to raise up to Rs. 20,000 crore for funding projects
for infrastructure and development of world class Labs in IITs/IIMs/NITs and
such other institutions.
 The HEFA would also mobilise CSR funds from PSUs/Corporates, which would
in turn be released for promoting research and innovation in these institutions
on grant basis.
 The HEFA would finance the civil and lab infrastructure projects through a 10-
year loan.

The scheme entailed the provision of Rs. 1,250 crore to each of the top seven IITs
Vishwajeet Scheme over a period of five years to upgrade infrastructure, hire foreign faculty, and
collaborate with foreign institutions to break into the top league in global rankings

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Ministry Of New & Renewable Energy

Evacuation of renewable energy from generation points to the load centres by creating intra-state and
inter-state transmission infrastructure
Green Corridor
 The intra-state transmission component of the project is being implemented by the respective states
Project
 Power Grid Corporation of India is implementing inter-state transmission component

The mission is also known as National Solar Mission and is also one of the eight National Missions under
National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).
Jawaharlal Nehru
 The Mission has set the ambitious target of deploying 20,000MW of grid connected solar power by 2022,
National Solar
which was later revised to 1,00,000 MW by 2022.
Mission
 The target will principally comprise of 40GW Rooftop and 60GW through large and medium scale grid
connected solar power projects.
The Scheme aims at reducing minimum 10% in projected demand of conventional energy at end of five
years, through combination of enhancing supply from renewable energy sources in city and energy efficiency
measures.
 Enable and empower Urban Local Governments (ULBs) to address energy challenges at City-level.
Development of
 Provide framework and support to prepare Master Plan including assessment of current energy situation,
Solar Cities
future demand and action plans.
 Oversee the implementation of sustainable energy options through public-private partnerships (PPPs).
 Build capacity in ULBs and create awareness among all sections of civil society.

To provide skill training to rural youth in handling solar installations


 It is Union Government‘s skill development program
 Aims to create skilled manpower in commissioning, installation, O&M of solar power plants and
equipment.
Suryamitra
 It primary objective is to provide entrepreneurship and employability opportunities to rural and urban
initiative
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

Development of wind energy farms in offshore areas


National Offshore Policy:
Wind Energy Use of offshore areas within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the country for development of wind
Policy energy i.e. up to the seaward distance of 200 Nautical Miles (EEZ of the country) from the base line
 National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) is the Nodal Agency
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 No land acquisition hurdles


 Cost will be almost double
 Plant Load Factor for offshore plants will be greater
 Announced in 2015
 India's coastline = ~7600km

Ministry Of Women & Child Development


The scheme provides shelter, food, clothing and care to the marginalized women/girls who are in
need. Launched in 2002
 The beneficiaries include widows deserted by their families and relatives, women prisoners released
from jail and without family support, women survivors of natural disasters, women victims of
Swadhar Greh Scheme terrorist/extremist violence etc.
 The implementing agencies are mainly NGOs. An Evaluation Study conducted through Centre for
Market Research and Social Development to assess the performance of the scheme observed that
the scheme is successful for which it was formulated/implemented.

The digital board displays audio video material as well as still frames for disseminating information.
DigitialGuddaGuddi  This Board is being displayed at important state offices including that of the Chief Minister, district
Board level offices, ZilaPanchayat offices, primary health centers and other public places frequently
(Adopted in 2015) visited by the common man.

Conditional Maternity Benefit (CMB) for pregnant and lactating women to improve their health
and nutrition status to better enabling environment by providing cash incentives to pregnant and
nursing mothers.
 It is being implemented using the platform of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)
Scheme
 The beneficiaries are paid Rs.6000/ in two instalments through bank accounts or post office
Indira Gandhi accounts.
MatritvaSahayogYojana a. The first instalment is given in third trimester i.e. seven to nine months of pregnancy and
(Started in 2010) b. The Second installment is given six months after delivery on fulfilling specific conditions.
 The beneficiaries would be pregnant women of 19 years of age and above for first two live
births (benefit for still births will be as per the norms of scheme).
 All Government/PSUs (Central & State) employees are excluded from the scheme as they are
entitled for paid maternity leave.
 The scheme addresses short term income support objective with long term objective of behavioural
and attitudinal changes.
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Provides food, preschool education, and primary healthcare to children under 6 years of age and
their mothers.
1. To improve the nutritional and health status of children in the age-group 0-6 years.
2. To lay the foundation for proper psychological, physical and social development of the child.
3. To reduce the incidence of mortality, morbidity, malnutrition and school dropout.
4. To achieve effective co-ordination of policy and implementation amongst the various departments
to promote child development
Integrated Child 5. To enhance the capability of the mother to look after the normal health and nutritional needs of
Development Services the child through proper nutrition and health education.
(ICDS). In order to achieve these objectives, a package of six services namely
i. Supplementary nutrition (SNP)
ii. Immunization
iii. Health check-up
iv. Referral services
v. Pre-school non-formal education
vi. Nutrition & health education are provided.

This scheme is a redesign of the already existing Adolescent Girls (AG) Scheme being implemented
as a component under the centrally sponsored Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)
Kishori Shakti Yojana Scheme.
 Under this scheme skill development training in women friendly trades is provided

National Mission For It aims to achieve holistic empowerment of women through convergence of schemes/ programmes
Empowerment of Women of different
(NMEW) / Mission Poorna Ministries/Department of Government of India as well as State Governments.
Shakti
Aims at all-round development of adolescent girls of 11-18 years (with a focus on all out-of-school
AGs) by making them ‗self-reliant‘. Launched in 2010
SABLA - Rajiv Gandhi
It uses ICDS infrastructure to deliver services
Scheme for
2 major focus areas:
Empowerment of
a. Nutrition : Take Home Ration or Hot Cooked Meal
Adolescent Girls
b. Skill development : Health check-up, Supplements, Vocational training etc.

It is a ‗Central Sector Scheme‘ that aims to provide skills that give employability to women and to
Support to Training and provide competencies and skill that enable women to become self-employed/ entrepreneurs.
Employment Programme  The Scheme is intended to benefit women who are in the age group of 16 years and above across
for Women the country.
 The grant under the Scheme is given to an institution/ organization including NGOs directly and
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not the States/UTs.


 The assistance will be available in any sector for imparting skills related to employability and
entrepreneurship.
 The objective of the scheme is to provide a set of financial incentives for families to encourage them
to retain a girl child, educate her and prevent child marriage.
Dhanalakshmi Scheme  The scheme provides for cash transfers to the family of the girl child on fulfilling certain specific
conditions like immunization, enrolment and retention in school, insurance cover etc.

Aims at prevention of trafficking and at providing support for rescue, rehabilitation, reintegration
and repatriation of victims of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation.
Ujjawala Scheme
Started in 2007
 It aims holistic development of Adolescent Boys, on the pattern of SABLA.
 It would aim at the all-round development of Adolescent Boys to make them self-reliant, gender-
sensitive and aware citizens, when they grow up.
 The scheme will focus on all Adolescent Boys between 11 to 18 years and will primarily focus on
out-of-school boys.
SAKSHAM - Rajiv Gandhi The main objectives
Scheme for 1. To make the Adolescent Boys gender sensitive, self-development and empowerment
Empowerment of 2. To address the health needs i.e. the physical, mental and emotional health of Adolescent Boys
Adolescent Boys 3. To create sensitized Ahimsa Messengers to address Violence against Women
4. To provide relevant information and vocational skills through National Skill Development Program
(NSDP) for future work-participation
5. To promote awareness about health, hygiene, nutrition and Adolescent Reproductive & Sexual
Health (ARSH) and family and child care.
The scheme will utilize the structures made under ICDS (Integrated Child Development
Services Scheme).
 The NNM, as an apex body, will monitor, supervise, fix targets and guide the nutrition related
interventions across the Ministries.
 Mapping of various Schemes contributing towards addressing malnutrition
 Introducing a very robust convergence mechanism
 Incentivizing States/UTs for meeting the targets
National Nutrition
 Introducing measurement of height of children at the Anganwadi Centres (AWCs)
Mission (NNM)
 Social Audits
 Setting-up Nutrition Resource Centres, involving masses through Jan Andolan for their
participation on nutrition through various activities, among others.
 Introducing a very robust convergence mechanism including ICT based Real Time Monitoring
system. It will incentivize states/UTs for meeting the targets. It will also incentivize Anganwadi
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Workers (AWWs) for using IT based tools. It will eliminate registers used by AWWs.
 It will be rolled out in three phases from 2017-18 to 2019-20. It will set targets to reduce stunting,
under-nutrition, anemia among young children, women and adolescent girls and reduce low birth
weight by 2%, 2%, 3% and 2% per annum respectively.
 Its implementation strategy will be based on intense monitoring and Convergence Action Plan right
up to grass root level. Though NMM has set target to reduce stunting is atleast 2% per annum, but
it will strive to achieve reduction in stunting to 25% by 2022 (Mission 25 by 2022) from 38.4%
(NFHS-4).

 This portal is an initiative to provide a platform to women working or visiting any office of Central
Government (Central Ministries, Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies
and Institutions etc.) to file complaints related to sexual harassment at workplace under the SH
Act.
 It aims to provide speedier remedy to women facing sexual harassment at workplace. Once
Sexual Harassment
complaint is submitted to portal, it will be directly sent to Complaint Committee (ICC) or Local
electronic–Box (SHe-Box)
Complaint Committee (LCC) of concerned employer constituted under SH Act.
 Through this portal, WCD as well as complainant can monitor progress of inquiry conducted by
ICC/LCC. Those who have already filed a written complaint with the concerned ICC/LCC are also
eligible to file their complaint through this portal.

 NGO eSamvad is a portal started by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to provide a
e-Samvad
platform to interact with NGOs, civil society and concerned citizens.

To highlight the achievements of Department of Space

Department Application:
of Space Sakaar
 It is an Augmented Reality (AR) application designed for Android devices.
(ISRO)
 This application superimposes live camera view (physical world) and virtual objects/video clips
such that physical world and virtual objects looks tightly coupled.
 The virtual objects can consist of 3D models, videos and anaglyph images.

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Ministry Of Finance

AamAadmiBimaYojana is a Social Security Scheme


 For 48 identified vocational/ occupational groups / rural landless household.
 Provides Death and Disability cover to persons between the age group of 18 yrs to 59
yrs
 The AABY provides insurance cover for a sum of
 Rs 30,000/- on natural death,
AamAadmiBimaYojana  Rs. 75,000/- on death due to accident,
(Started in 2007)  Rs. 37,500/- for partial permanent disability (loss of one eye or one limb) due to
accident and
 Rs. 75,000/- for total permanent disability (loss of two eyes or two limbs or loss of one
eye and one limb) due to accident.
Administered through LIC
Now, replaced by PMJJBY and PMSBY

To address the longevity risks among the workers in unorganised sector and to
encourage the workers in
unorganised sector to voluntarily save for their retirement
Atal Pension Yojana (APY) is open to all bank account holders who are not members of
any statutory social security scheme
The APY will be focussed on all citizens in the unorganised sector, who join the National
Pension System (NPS) administered by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development
Atal Pension Yojana Authority (PFRDA) and who are not members of any statutory social security scheme.
(Launched in 2015) The minimum age of joining APY is 18 years and maximum age is 40 years.
 Minimum period of contribution by the subscriber under APY would be 20 years or
more.
 The existing subscribers of Swavalamban Scheme would be automatically migrated to
APY, unless they opt out
 Administered by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority

To reduce the country's reliance on the import of gold to meet domestic demand
 Gold in any form can be deposited with banks for a period of one to 15 years.
Gold Monetization Scheme
 No tax on interest earned
(Started in 2015)
 The risk of gold price changes will be borne by the Gold Reserve Fund that is being
created

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The core objective of the bank is to fund the unfunded. It will finance to "Last Mile
Financiers" of small/micro businesses. The lending priority will be given to SC/ST
Mudra Bank and Pradhan Mantri enterprises
Mudra Yojana MUDRA Bank will be set up as a statutory body
(Launched in 2015) MUDRA Bank has rightly classified the borrowers into three segments:
 The starters,
 The mid-stage finance seekers and
 The next level growth seekers.
To address the three segments, MUDRA Bank has launched three loan instruments:
 Shishu: covers loans upto Rs 50,000/-
 Kishor: covers loans above Rs 50,000/- and uptoRs. 5 lakh
 Tarun: covers loans above Rs 5 lakh and uptoRs 10 lakh
Its objective is to eradicate financial exclusion by covering all households in the country
with banking facilities and having a bank account for each household.
3 Pillars:
1.Universal access to banking facilities, 2.Financial Literacy Programme, 3.Bank
account with additional benefits
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana  Provides Basic Banking Accounts with overdraft facility of Rs.5000 after six
(Launched in 2014) months and RuPay Debit card
 Account holders is entitled to Rs. 1 lakh accidental death cover and Rs. 30,000 life
insurance cover
 All Indian citizens can now avail of a bank account despite the lack of KYC
documentation.

Available to people in the age group of 18 to 50 and having a bank account. People who
join the scheme before completing 50 years can, however, continue to have the risk of life
PradhanMantriJeevanJyotiBimaYoja cover up to the age of 55 years subject to payment of premium.
na (PMJJBY) The scheme will be offered by Life Insurance Corporation and all other life insurers
who are willing to join the scheme and tie-up with banks for this purpose.

Available to people in age group 18 to 70 years with bank account.


Provides accidental Death Insurance
For accidental death and full disability - Rs.2 Lakh and for partial disability – Rs.1 Lakh.
PradhanMantriSurakshaBimaYojana Eligibility: Any person having a bank account and Aadhaar number linked to the bank
account can give a simple form to the bank every year before 1st of June in order to join
the scheme. Name of nominee to be given in the form.
The scheme will be offered by all Public Sector General Insurance Companies and all

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other insurers who are willing to join the scheme and tie-up with banks for this purpose.

In association with RBI


To reduce the demand for physical gold by shifting a part of the demand for physical gold
into investment in Gold Bonds.
Sovereign Gold Bonds
Bonds will be issued by RBI on behalf of govt. To be sold thru bank, post offices and
Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited.

To promote entrepreneurship among Scheduled Caste/Schedule Tribe and Women.


The schemes provides for composite loans by banks between Rs. 10 lakh and uptoRs.
100 lakh for setting up a new enterprise in the non-farm sector.
Launched in 2016
 The process would be led by SIDBI with involvement of Dalit Indian Chamber of
Stand-up India
Commerce and Industry (DICCI) and various sector – specific institutions all over the
country.
 The offices of SIDBI and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
(NABARD) shall be designated Stand Up Connect Centres (SUCC).

To provide insurance in case of serious illness of family members


 Under the scheme, health insurance cover of up to Rs.1 lakh per family will be given
in case of serious illness of family members.
National Health Protection Scheme  An additional insurance cover of Rs. 30,000 will be provided for each senior citizen (60
year +) in the family.
 Announced in this year's budget (2016-17)

The scheme was announced in the 2016-17 Budget and came into force on June 1,
2016.
 It provides for waiving interest and penalties if the principal amount involved in
retrospective tax cases is paid.
 It aims at releasing about Rs. 5.16 lakh crore, which is locked in about 2.6 lakh
Direct Tax Dispute Resolution pending direct tax cases.
Scheme  Under it, a disputed tax amount of up to Rs 10 lakh and the penalty will be forgone.
 However, in cases where the disputed tax amount is above Rs 10 lakh, a penalty of
25% will be levied.
 It waives off the interest and penalty for retrospective tax cases only if the company in
question withdraws all appeals against the government at all judicial forums.
 Through the scheme, the government hopes to settle major retrospective tax cases

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facing Cairn Energy of UK and Vodafone Group.

The programme is aimed at making interventions to address health holistically, in


primary, secondary and tertiary care systems.
The initiatives under the programme are:
i. Health and Wellness Centre
Under this 1.5 lakh centres will bring health care system closer to the homes of people.
These centres will provide comprehensive health care, including for non-communicable
diseases and maternal and child health services. These centres will also provide free
Ayushman Bharat Programme
essential drugs and diagnostic services.
ii. National Health Protection Scheme
Will cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore
beneficiaries) providing coverage upto 5 lakh rupees per family per year for secondary
and tertiary care hospitalization. This will be the world‘s largest government funded
health care programme.

To manage and convert cattle dung and solid waste in farms to compost, bio-gas and bio-
CNG.
 The objectives of this initiative is to make villages clean and to generate wealth and
energy from cattle and other waste.
 The Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin will pilot this initiative.
Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro
 The GOBAR-Dhan initiative is expected to create opportunities to convert cattle dung
Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN)
and other organic waste to compost, biogas and even larger scale bio-CNG units.
 This programme, expected to be launched in April, aims at the collection and
aggregation of cattle dung and solid waste across clusters of villages for sale to
entrepreneurs to produce organic manure, biogas/bio-CNG.

 Nirbhaya Fund was announced by the Finance Minister in his 2013 budget speech,
with Government contribution of Rs. 1000 Crores for empowerment, safety and
security of women and girl children
 This fund is expected to support initiatives by the government and NGOs working
towards protecting the dignity and ensuring safety of women in India.
Nirbhaya Fund  Nirbhaya (fearless) was the pseudonym given to the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim to hide
her actual identity.
 The Ministry of Women and Child Development, along with several other concerned
ministries, will work out details of the structure, scope and the application of this fund.
 The Fund is administered by Department of Economic Affairs of the finance ministry

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 Aims to help citizens invest in a taxable instrument, without any monetary ceiling.
 The Bonds are open to investment by individuals (including Joint Holdings) and HUFs.
Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) are not eligible for making investments in these bonds.
 The Bonds will be issued at par i.e. at Rs.100.00 They will be issued for minimum face
value amount of Rs.1,000 and in multiples thereof. There will be no maximum limit for
investment in the Bonds.
 The Bonds will have maturity of 7 years carrying interest at 7.75% per annum payable
Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2018
half- yearly. The Bonds will be issued in demat form (Bond Ledger Account) only.
 The Bonds are not transferable and also are not tradable in secondary market.
 They are also not eligible as collateral for loans from banking institutions, non-banking
financial companies or financial institutions.
 Interest on the Bonds will be taxable under the Income-tax (IT) Act, 1961 as applicable
according to the relevant tax status of the bond holder. However these Bonds will be
exempt from Wealth-tax under Wealth Tax Act, 1957

Ministry Of AYUSH

Mission The Mission Madhumeha will be implemented throughout the country through a specially designed National
Madhumeh Treatment Protocol for effective management of Diabetes through Ayurveda.

National Ayush To provide cost effective and equitable AYUSH health care throughout the country by improving access to
Mission the services

(Launched in Mission has 4 components:


2014)  AYUSH Services : Give universal access
 AYUSH Educational Institutions : Strengthen them
(Ayurveda, Yoga  Quality Control of AYUSH Drugs : Set norms and regulate them
and Naturopathy,  Medicinal Plants : Ensure their supply
Unani, Siddha and The resource allocation by centre to the States/UTs is proposed on the basis of population, backwardness
Homoeopathy) and performance of the State/UT.

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Aims to promote health and health education in villages.

 Organize SwasthyaParikshan Camps, SwasthyaRakshan OPDs and Health and Hygiene awareness
programme
SwasthyaRaksha  Create awareness about cleanliness of domestic surroundings and environment.
Programme  Provide medical aid and incidental support in the adopted villages and colonies.
 Document demographic information, hygiene conditions, food habits, seasons, lifestyle etc., incidence and
prevalence of disease and their relation to the incidence of disease.
 Assess health status and propagation of Ayurvedic concept of pathya-apathya and extension of health
care services.

Ministry Of Panchayati raj

It is a central sector scheme aimed at incentivization of States for devolving funds, functions and
Panchayat
functionaries (3Fs) to Panchayats and incentivization of Panchayats to put in place accountability systems
Empowerment
to make their functioning transparent and efficient.
and
Accountability  The scheme is 100% centrally funded.
Incentive  State Governments/UTs are ranked on a Devolution Index which measures the extent of devolution of
Scheme (PEAIS) 3Fs by States to Panchayats.
 Based on the index, the best performing states and panchayats have been incentivized since 2011.

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Ministry Of Shipping

To promote port-led direct and indirect development and to provide infrastructure to transport goods to and
from ports quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively
Three pillars:
Sagarmala  Supporting and enabling Port-led Development
scheme  Port Infrastructure Enhancement, including modernization and setting up of new ports, and
 Efficient Evacuation to and from hinterland.
The programme aims to promote port-led development in the country by harnessing India's 7,500-km long
coastline, 14,500-km of potentially navigable waterways and strategic location on key international
maritime trade routes

 The logistics Data Bank Service would bring efficiency in the current Logistics & Supply Chain through
use of information technology that would be helpful for tracking and viewing the movement of containers
across the port to the ICD and end users.
 Every container is attached to a Radio Frequency Identification Tag (RFID) tag and then tracked through
RFID readers — aids importers and exporters in tracking their goods in transit.
 This has, in turn, cut the overall lead time of container movement as well as reduced transaction costs
The Logistics that consignees and shippers incur.
Data Bank (LDB)  It is billed as a major ‗ease of doing business‘ initiative aimed at boosting India‘s foreign trade and
project ensuring greater transparency.
 The project covers ―the entire movement (of containers) through rail or road till the Inland Container Depot
and Container Freight Station

Ministry of Railways
Avataran is an umbrella program consists of 7 missions such as:
 Mission 25 Tonne - It aims to increase revenue by augmenting carrying capacity.
Avataran
 Mission Zero Accident - It comprises of two sub missions such as Elimination of unmanned level
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crossings on broad Gauge in the next 3-4 years and Equipping 100% of the High Density Network with
Train Collision Avoidance System (way).
 Mission PACE (Procurement and Consumption Efficiency) - It aims to improve procurement and
consumption practices to improve the quality of goods and services.
 Mission Raftaar - It targets doubling of average speeds of freights trains and increasing the average speed
of super-fast mail/express trains by 25 kmph in the next 5 years. It will complement Mission 25 Tonne to
increase throughput of the railway system.
 Mission Hundred - Under this mission, at least a hundred sidings will be commissioned in the next 2
years. Siding refers to low-speed track section / track branch distinct from a running line.
 Mission beyond book-keeping - It will establish an accounting system where outcomes can be tracked to
inputs.
 Mission Capacity Utilisation - It proposes to prepare a blueprint for making full use of the huge new
capacity that will be created through two Dedicated Freight Corridors between Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-
Kolkata scheduled to be commissioned by 2019.

 The proposed service will run‘ on high-demand routes within an hour of a scheduled train‘s departure to
Clone Train accommodate those on its waiting list.
Services  The idea is to ensure that they reach their destination around the same time they had originally envisaged.

 The scheme aims to facilitate waitlisted passengers to get an alternative train accommodation within 12
hours of the original train.
Alternate Train  The waitlisted passengers will get confirmed accommodation in next alternative train if they opt for it while
Accommodation booking.
Scheme – VIKALP  No extra charges will be paid by the passenger to avail this scheme.

 Aims to provide comfort to old and ill passengers while travelling in trains
YatriMitra  Elderly people, differently abled and ill people will get an assistant to assist them while travelling in trains
Scheme  One can avail wheelchair or porter
 These provisions needs to be booked at time of ticket booking

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways


Bharat Mala It envisages construction of 25,000 km of roads along India's borders, coastal areas, ports, religious and
Project tourist
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places as well as over 100 district headquarters

 The Char Dham highway development project is an initiative to improve connectivity to the Char Dham
pilgrimage centres in the Himalayas i.e. Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
 This objective is to provide 900 km highway roads with paved shoulders, provision for landslide mitigation
Char Dham
and other road safety measures, which will provide all weather road connectivity for pilgrims and for
Highway Project
movement of defence forces.

 The programme is aimed at enhancing the freight transportation in India through improving cost, time,
Logistic tracking and transferability of consignments through infrastructure, procedural and Information
Efficiency Technology (IT) interventions.
Enhancement  The parks are expected to serve four key functions - freight aggregation and distribution, multimodal
Programme freight movement, storage and warehousing, and value-added services such as custom clearances.
(LEEP)
 Development of bridges for safe and seamless travel on National Highways
Aims to make all National Highways free of railway level crossings by 2019
 This is being done to prevent the frequent accidents and loss of lives at level crossings
 The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has also established an Indian Bridge Management System
(IBMS) at the Indian Academy for Highway Engineer in Noida, U.P.
Setu Bharatam
 The aim is to carry out conditions survey and inventorization of all bridges on National Highways in India
by using Mobile Inspection Units
Started in 2016
Aims to turn national highways into green corridors by planting trees, landscaping, and laying grass turfs
and ornamental shrubs alongside them
 A Green Highways Fund would be set apart utilising 1% of the civil work cost while arriving at total road
project cost.
 The funds to be transferred to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) which would be used
exclusively for plantation and maintenance on all NH stretches being developed on the Engineering
Green Highway
 Procurement Construction (EPC) and Build Operate Transfer (BOT) mode.
Policy
The NHAI will act as Fund Manager
 Monitoring agency is Indian Highways Management Company Ltd (IHMCL).
 Initially, at least one NH corridor in each State would be taken up for model plantation, which would be
replicated in other stretches subsequently.
 First year target to cover 6000Km
 Aims to provide dignified employment to local people and communities

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Ministry Of Science & Technology

To attract talent to Science.


INSPIRE has three components:
INSPIRE
a. Scheme for Early Attraction of Talent (SEATS) -> Awards and internships
(Innovation in
b. Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) and
Science Pursuit for
c. Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC) -> Fellowship and Faculty Scheme
Inspired Research)
It does not believe in conducting competitive exams for identification of talent at any level. It believes
(Started in 2008)
in and relies on the efficacy of the existing educational structure for identification of talent.

Million Minds
It is the new name for INSPIRE Awards
Augmenting
 Best ideas would be worked upon by professional engineers and designers and taken up for potential
National
commercial development with intellectual property rights for the children
Aspirations and
 The top 60 ideas will also get incubation support. Professionals will work on these and the children will
Knowledge
share the intellectual property
(MANAK)

National To nurture ideas and innovations (knowledge-based and technology-driven) into successful start-ups
Department
Initiative for  NIDHI focuses on building a seamless and innovation driven entrepreneurial ecosystem especially by
of Science
Development and channelizing youth towards it and thereby bringing in the positive impact on the socio-economic
&Technology
Harnessing development of the country.
Innovation  The program aims to provide technological solutions not only to the pressing needs of the society but also
(NIDHI) targets to create new avenues for wealth and job creation.

It enables NRIs and overseas scientific community to participate and contribute to research and
development inIndia.
 It will be implemented by a statutory body called Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).
Visiting
 Public funded academic institutions and national laboratories are eligible to host the VAJRA Faculty.
Advanced Joint
 The Faculty can also be allowed to participate in other academic activities as agreed to by the host
Research Faculty
institution and the Faculty.
Scheme(VAJRA)
(Launched in  The residency period of the VAJRA Faculty in India would be for a minimum of 1 month and a maximum
2017) of 3 months a year.
 The VAJRA Faculty is provided a lump-sum amount of US$ 15000 in the first month of residency in a
year and US$ 10000 p.m. in the other two months to cover their travel and honorarium. While no
separate support is provided for e.g. accommodation, medical / personal insurance etc. the host
institute may consider providing additional support.
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Its purpose is to connect farmers, scientist and science institution across country.
 Under it, fellowship will be given to women farmers for training and education in farm practice.
Biotech-KISAN  Under it scientists will spend time on farms and link communication tools to soil, water seed and
(Krishi market.
Innovation  The main aim of the scheme is to understand individual problems of the small holding farmers and
Science provide ready solutions.
Application  It will be implemented in 15 agro-climatic zones of India in phased manner with objective of linking new
Network) technology to farm by understanding problem of local farmer
 -KISAN will connect farmers to best global practices; training workshops will be held in India
and other countries. Farmers and Scientists will partner across the globe
Department The scheme aims at boosting selective breeding of the native livestock more accurately to ensure high-
of yielding, disease-resistant, resilient livestock.
Biotechnology  Under it, government will undertake an ambitious project of genome sequencing of 40 registered
indigenous cattle breeds of India.
Cattle Genomics
 Besides, a high-density DNA chips will be developed under this scheme to reduce the cost and time
Scheme
interval of breeding of the native livestock.
 Genome selection will use information on variations in DNA sequences between animals to predict the
breeding value more accurately. Thus, help to transform livestock breeding.

 This is an Industry-Academia mission to accelerate biopharmaceutical development in India


 Launched for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals – “Innovate
in India (i3)” Empowering biotech entrepreneurs & accelerating inclusive innovation.
 Development of products from leads that are at advanced stages in the product development lifecycle
and relevant to the public health.
 Strengthening and establishing shared infrastructure facilities for both product discovery validation and
manufacturing.
Department National  Developing human capital by providing specific training to address the critical skills gaps in researchers,
of Biopharma nascent biotech companies across the product development value chain, including in business plan
Biotechnology Mission development and market penetration.
 Creating and enhancing technology transfer and intellectual property management capacities and
capabilities in public and private sector.
 The Mission Programme of Department of Biotechnology, will be implemented by Biotechnology Industry
Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) a Public Sector Undertaking of the Department. BIRAC as an
umbrella Product Development Partnership (PDP)
 The programme will specifically focus on the development of new vaccines, bio-therapeutics, diagnostics
and medical devices to better address the rising burden of diseases in the country.
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Innovate in India (i3) program


Flagship program of the Government of India in collaboration with World Bank. It is committed to make
India a hub for design and development of novel, affordable and effective biopharmaceutical products and
solutions.

Ministry Of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprise

Aims to support hybrid/electric vehicles market development and manufacturing ecosystem.


Launched under National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020

 The NEMMP 2020 is one of most ambitious initiatives undertaken by Central Government to promote
FAME India hybrid and electric vehicles in the country to achieve national fuel security.
Scheme  It has set an ambitious target to achieve 6-7 million sales of hybrid and electric vehicles year on year
from 2020 onwards.
(Faster Adoption  The FAME India Scheme was launched under this mission to provide fiscal and monetary incentives to
and electric and hybrid vehicles ranging from two wheelers to buses
Manufacturing of The scheme has 4 focus areas i.e.
(Hybrid &)
 Technology development,
Electric Vehicles)
 Demand Creation,
 Pilot Projects and
 Charging Infrastructure.
The FAME India Scheme is aimed at incentivizing all vehicle segments i.e. 2 Wheeler, 3 Wheeler Auto,
Passenger 4 Wheeler Vehicle, Light Commercial Vehicles and Buses.

Ministry of Power

In collaboration with Energy Efficiency Services Limited.


LED based Street Lighting National  The programme aims to install LED bulbs street-lighting across different cities in
Programme (SLNP) the country.
 The LED lights will replace inefficient lamps.

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 The initiative is part of the Government‘s efforts to spread the message of energy
efficiency in the country.
 It will result in energy savings and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

To save energy consumption by distributing LED bulbs which are energy efficient
 The scheme is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a
joint venture of PSUs under the Union Ministry of Power
 It wants every home in India to use LED bulbs so that the net power or energy
consumption rate comes down and the carbon emission rates can also be
National LED Programme (UJALA: Unnat
checked
Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All)
 The scheme will not only help reduce consumers their electricity bills but also
contribute to the energy security of India.
 Started in March 2015
 Target end date was March 2016 for domestic and street-lighting in 100 cities

To augment power supply to the rural areas


To strengthen sub-transmission and distribution systems
 It focuses on feeder separation (rural households & agricultural) and
strengthening of subtransmission& distribution infrastructure including
metering at all levels in rural areas
DeendayalUpadhyaya Gram JyotiYojana  This will help in providing round the clock power to rural households and
adequate power to agricultural consumers
 The earlier scheme for rural electrification viz. Rajiv Gandhi
GrameenVidyutikaranYojana (RGGVY) has been subsumed in the new scheme as
its rural electrification component.
 Launched in 2015
To ensure 24x7 power supply
It envisages strengthening of sub-transmission network, Metering, IT application,
Customer Care Services, provisioning of solar panels and the completion of the
Integrated Power Development Scheme ongoing works of Restructured Accelerated Power Development and completion of
the Reforms Programme (RAPDRP).
 Launched in 2015

UDAY
Financial turnaround and revival of Power Distribution companies (DISCOMs) and
(Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana)
ensure a sustainable permanent solution to the problem
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 It has ambitious target of making all DISCOMs profitable by 2018-19.


 The scheme will ease the financial crunch faced by power distribution companies
that has impaired their ability to buy electricity.
 It is based on the premise that it is states‘ responsibility to ensure that discoms
become financially viable.
 States shall take over 75% of DISCOM debt as on 30 September 2015 over two
years i.e 50% of DISCOM debt shall be taken over in 2015-16 and 25% in 2016-
17.
 Government of India will not include the debt taken over by the States as per the
above scheme in the calculation of fiscal deficit of respective States in the
financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17.
 States will issue non-SLR including SDL bonds in the market or directly to the
respective banks / Financial Institutions (FIs) holding the DISCOM debt to the
appropriate extent.
 DISCOM debt not taken over by the State shall be converted by the Banks / FIs
into loans or bonds.
 Launched in 2015
 CFL Lighting Scheme or Bachat Lamp Yojana (BLY) promotes replacement of
inefficient bulbs with Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) by leveraging the sale of
Certified Emission Rights (CERs) under the Clean Development Mechanism
(CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol.
 Bachat Lamp Yojana has entered validation for the UNFCCC CDM Programme of
Activity.
 Bachat Lamp Yojana‖ seeks to utilize the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
Bachat Lamp Yojana of the Kyoto Protocol to bring-down the price of CFLs.
 This public-private partnership between the Government of India, Private sector
CFL Manufactures /Traders (Project Developers) and State level Electricity
Distribution Companies would provide the framework to distribute high quality
CFLs at about Rs.15 per piece to the households of the country.
 Under the scheme only 60 Watt and 100 Watt incandescent Lamps have to be
replaced with 11to15 Watt and 20 -25 Watt CFLs respectively.

 Aim to achieve universal household electrification in all parts of country by


providing last mile electricity connectivity to all rural and urban households.
PradhanMantriSahajBijliHarGhar Yojana
 Government will provide free electricity to all households identified under Socio-
(SAUBHAGYA)
Economic and Caste Census (SECC) data 2011.
 The Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC) is nodal agency for
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operationalisation of scheme throughout country. For easy & accelerated


implementation of Scheme, modern technology will be used for household survey
by using Mobile App.
 Gram Panchayat/Public institutions in rural areas will be authorised to collect
application forms along with complete documentation, distribute bills and collect
revenue in consultation with Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) and Urban Local
Bodies (ULBs).
 Electricity connections will be given to APL families for Rs 500, which will be
payable in 10 equal monthly instalments. The BPL cardholders will get free
electricity connections.
 For covering un-electrified households located in remote and inaccessible areas,
solar power packs of 200 to 300 Wp with battery bank, comprising of 5 LED
lights, 1 DC fan, 1 DC power plug. It also includes the Repair and Maintenance
(R&M) for 5 years.

 To promote solar farming


 KUSUM scheme will start with building 10,000 MW solar plants on barren lands
and providing 1.75 million off-grid agricultural solar pumps.
 It will provide extra income to farmers, by giving them an option to sell additional
KisanUrjaSurakshaevamUtthaanMahaabhiyan power to grid through solar power projects set up on their barren lands.
(KUSUM) scheme  It will help in de-dieselising the agriculture sector as India had about 30 million
farm pumps that include 10 million pumps running on diesel.
 The surplus electricity generated by farmers will be bought by state electricity
distribution companies (discoms). Thus it will help boost the country‘s emerging
green economy.

Ministry Of Minority Affairs

It is the Scheme for providing interest subsidy on educational loans for overseas studies for the students
Padho Pardesh belonging to the minority communities

USTAAD Scheme Aims at upgrading Skills and Training of minority communities by preservation of traditional ancestral Arts
(Upgrading the and Crafts.
Skills and  It envisages boosting the skill of craftsmen, weavers and artisans who are already engaged in the
Training in traditionalancestral work.

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Traditional  Under the scheme, assistance will be provided to traditional artisans to sell their products in order to
Arts/Crafts for make them more compatible with modern markets.
Development)  It is fully funded by Union Government
 Started in 2015
To equip minority youth with employable skills
 Minority youths in the age group of 17 to 35 years who are school-dropouts or educated in the
community education institutions like Madarsas, are provided an integrated input of formal education (up
till Class VIII or X) and skill training along with certification
Nai Manzil  Minimum 30% seats are earmarked for minority girls.
Scheme  It includes a Non-residential programme of 9-12 months duration involving a Basic Bridge Programme (For
Class VIII or Class X) for their education, along with training in trade based skills for sustained
livelihood/gainful employment.
 Launched in 2015

 Leadership Development of Minority Women


 To empower and instil confidence among minority women by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for
interacting with Government systems, Banks and other institutions at all levels.
Nai Roshni  The scheme is implemented through Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
Scheme  The scheme is implemented with the involvement of the Gram Panchayat at village level and Local Urban
bodie at the District level.
 Launched in 2012-13

 Hunar Haat (Skill Haat) is an exhibition of handicrafts, embroidery etc made by the artisans from the
Minority
 Communities organized by the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
Hunar Haat  They will be provided free of cost stall, the arrangements for their transport and their daily expenses.
 Two such Haats has been conducted so far and the Ministry has been working to establish ―Hunar Hub‖
in allthe states where programmes such as ―Hunar Haat‖ and other cultural events will be organized.

Jiyo Parsi  It is a Central Sector scheme to contain the population decline of Parsis in India.

Ministry Of Commerce & Industry


Department e-Biz To improve the business environment in the country by enabling fast and efficient access to Government to
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of Industrial Business (G2B) services through an online portal.


Policy and
Promotion  Integrates 11 services on eBiz portal
(DIPP)  A business user can avail all these 11 services 24*7 online end-to-end i.e., online submission of forms,
attachments, payments, tracking of status and also obtain the license/permit from eBiz portal.
 The eBiz platform enables a transformational shift in the Governments‘ service delivery approach from
being department-centric to customer-centric as a single window portal
 eBiz is part of the 27 Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) under NEGP
 Implemented by Infosys
Aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that is conducivefor
growth of Start-ups. The objective is that India must become a nation of job creators instead of being a
nation ofjob seekers.
 It is focused on to restrict role of States in policy domain and to get rid of "license raj" and hindrances like
in land permissions, foreign investment proposal, environmental clearances
 Single Window Clearance even with the help of a mobile application
 10,000 crore fund of funds
 Credit Guarantee funds for start-up through SIDBI
 80% reduction in patent registration fee
 Modified and more friendly Bankruptcy Code to ensure 90-day exit window
Startup-India  Freedom from mystifying inspections for 3 years
(Launched in
 Freedom from Capital Gain Tax for 3 years
2016)
 Freedom from tax in profits for 3 years
 Eliminating red tape
 Self-certification compliance
 Innovation hub under Atal Innovation Mission
 Starting with 5 lakh schools to target 10 lakh children for innovation programme
 New schemes to provide IPR protection to start-ups and new firms
 Stand India across the world as a start-up hub
 The initiative is also aimed at promoting entrepreneurship among SCs/STs, women communities.
 Rural India‘s version of Start-up India was named the DeenDayalUpadhyaySwaniyojan Yojana

This policy intended to make SEZs an engine for economic growth supported by quality
infrastructurecomplemented by an attractive fiscal package, both at the Centre and the State level, with the
Department Special Economic
minimum possibleregulations.
of Zones (SEZs)
 SEZ are set up under Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 as duty free enclaves to be treated as foreign
Commerce (Started in 2005)
territory for the purpose of trade operations and duties and tariffs.
 SEZ are allowed for manufacturing, trading and service activities.
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 A single window SEZ approval mechanism by Board of Approval


 Application recommended by states/UTs are approved by BOA
Incentives for units in SEZs:
 Duty free import/domestic procurement of goods for development, operation and maintenance of SEZ
units
 100% Income Tax exemption on export income for SEZ units under Section 10AA of the Income Tax Act for
first 5 years, 50% for next 5 years thereafter and 50% of the ploughed back export profit for next 5 years.
 Exemption from minimum alternate tax under section 115JB of the Income Tax Act.
 External commercial borrowing by SEZ units‘ up to US $ 500 million in a year without any maturity
restriction through recognized banking channels.
 Exemption from Central Sales Tax.
 Exemption from Service Tax.
 Single window clearance for Central and State level approvals.

Aim is to increase the competitiveness of exports with a geographical targeting i.e. specified markets
 The exporters who export to notified FMS countries get Duty Credit Scrip equivalent to 3 % of FOB value of
exports (in free foreign exchange) for exports
Focus Market  This scheme is only for Goods exports and not for Services.
Scheme  It also does not cover exports to SEZ, export of Precious, semiprecious stones, precious metals, jewellery,
Ores, Minerals, Cereals and Sugar, Petroleum Products and Milk and Milk Products.
 As per the 2015-20 Foreign Trade Policy, FMS was merged with MEIS.

Aim is to incentivize export of certain products, which have high employment intensity and other
advantages.
Focus Product
 Exports of notified products to all countries shall be entitled for duty credit scrip equivalent to 2 -5 % of
Scheme
the value of exports for each licensing year.
(Launched in
 Duty credit scrip is a license to import commodities in a duty free manner for the scrip value.
2006)
 As per the 2015-20 Foreign Trade Policy, FPS was merged with MEIS.

Aims at promoting India as an important investment destination and a global hub for manufacturing,
design and innovation
Make in India  It does not target manufacturing sector alone, but also aims at promoting entrepreneurship in the country
Programme  The initiative is further aimed at creating a conducive environment for investment, modern and efficient
(Started in 2014) infrastructure, opening up new sectors for foreign investment and forging a partnership between
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MEIS was launched under Foreign Trade Policy of India (FTP) 2015-20.
 It is one of the two schemes introduced in FP 2015-20, as a part of Exports from India Scheme. The other
scheme is Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS).
 Objective of MEIS is to offset infrastructural inefficiencies and associated costs involved in export of goods
Merchandise
and products, which are produced and manufactured in India.
Exports from
 It seeks to enhance India‘s export competitiveness of these goods and products having high export
India Scheme
intensity, employment potential.
(Launched in
2015)  It has three sub components:
 VisheshKrishi and Gram Udyog Yojana
 Focus Market Scheme
 Focus Product Scheme

Integrated traceability system developed by APEDA for providing Internet based electronic services to the
stakeholders for facilitating farm registration, testing and certification of Grape, Pomegranate and
Vegetables for export from India to the European Union in compliance with standards.
 Allows farmers to apply on-line to facilitate their farm registration, tracking the status of application &
Hortinet
approvals by State Government and Lab sampling by authorized Laboratories.
 Assist State Horticulture/ Agriculture Department to capture real time details of farmers, farm location,
products and details of inspections like date of inspection, name of inspecting directly from field.

NIMZs are integrated industrial townships that are established as special zones for investment
andmanufacturing.
 It has minimum area requirement of 5000 Hectares.
 SPV would handle each NIMZ township.
 State Governments would notify NIMZ as Industrial Townships under article 243Q(c) of the constitution of
India.
 State acquires the land. Created SPV. Notifies land for NIMZ
Department National  Centre gives approval and notifies NIMZ in gazette.
of Industrial Investment and  Central Government will also improve/provide external physical infrastructure linkages to the NIMZs
Policy and Manufacturing including Rail, Road (National Highways), Ports, Airports, and Telecom, in a time bound manner
Promotion Zones  The State Government may keep the ownership of NIMZ itself or transfer the ownership to a state
government undertaking.
Benefits for units in NIMZ
 Relief from Capital Gains Tax on sale of plant and machinery of a unit located in a National Investment
and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) in case of re-investment of sale consideration within a period of three
years for purchase of new plant & machinery in any other unit located in the same NIMZ or another NIMZ
 Rollover relief from long term Capital Gains tax to individuals on sale of a residential property (house or
plot of land) in case of re-investment of sale consideration in the equity of a new start-up SME company in
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the manufacturing sector for the purchase of a new plant and machinery.
 Simple and expeditious exit mechanism for closure of sick units while protecting labour interest

The objective of the NiryatBandhu Scheme is to reach out to the new and potential exporters and mentor
themthrough orientation programmes, counselling sessions, individual facilitation, etc., for being able to get
Niryat Bandhu
intointernational trade and boost exports from India.
Scheme

Aim is to make our service export globally competitive.


Service Exports
 Service providers of notified services are incentivized in the form of Duty Credit Scrips at the rate of 3 or
from India
5% on their net foreign exchange earnings.
Scheme
 These SEIS scrips are transferrable and can also be used for payment of a number of Central duties/taxes
(Launched in
including the basic customs duty.
2015)
Aims to develop export linked infrastructure in states with a view to promoting outbound shipments.
Objective: Enhance export competitiveness by bridging the gap in export infrastructure, which has not
beenaddressed by any other scheme.
 It would focus on projects like customs checkpoints, last mile connectivity, border haats and integrated
check posts.
Trade  Beneficiaries: All central and state agencies including Commodities Boards, Export Promotion Councils,
Infrastructure for SEZ authorities and Apex Trade Bodies recognised under EXIM policy of Central Government are eligible
Export Scheme for financial support.
(TIES)  Funding: The cost of projects will be equally shared by the Centre and the states in form of grant-in-aid.
 In normal cases centre will borne 50% of the total equity in the project.
 For projects located in north-eastern and the Himalayan region states, Centre may bear 80% of the cost.
 Approval: An inter-ministerial empowered committee will sanction and monitor the projects. It will be
headed by the commerce secretary.

Aims to promote exports of Agricultural Produce, Minor Forest Produce, Gram Udyog Products
 Scheme compensates the high transport costs (from village to port / airport for export) and offset other
disadvantages to promote exports of the following products:
Vishesh Krishi  Agricultural Produce and their value added products;
and Gram Udyog  Minor Forest Produce and their value added variants;
Yojana  Gram Udyog Products;
 Forest Based Product
 Under this scheme, Duty Credit Scrip benefits are granted on the basis of exported amount.
 The duty credit scrip is a pass that allows the holder to import commodities by not paying a specified

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amount in import duties.


 As per the 2015-20 Foreign Trade Policy, VKGUY was merged with MEIS.

Objective: To protect plantation growers from the risks such as pest attacks, yield loss and income decline
caused by fall in prices.
RISPC announced in September 2016 is improved form of the Price Stabilization Fund (PSF) Scheme,
2003which was closed 2013.
 It was launched for protecting growers of plantation crops from twin risks of :
Revenue
 Yield loss due to pest attacks, adverse weather parameters etc. and
Insurance
 Income loss caused by fall in domestic and international prices.
Scheme for
 It shall be covering tea, coffee, rubber, cardamom and tobacco plantations and shall be implemented by
Plantation Crops
the commodity boards.
(RISPC)
 It will be implemented on a pilot basis for two 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.

Ministry Of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

Aim is to provide subsidized food grains to approximately two thirds of India‘s population i.e. 75% in rural
areas and 50% in urban areas.

 It converts the various existing food security schemes into legal entitlements (i.e.) from welfare based
approach to rights based approach.
Department  It includes the Midday Meal Scheme, ICDS scheme and the PDS. It also recognizes maternity entitlements.
National Food  Under NFSA, each beneficiaries is entitled to 5 kilograms of food grains per month at Rs.3, Rs.2, and Rs.1
of
Security Act, per kg for rice, wheat and coarse grains respectively.
Consumer
2013  However, the beneficiaries under Antyodaya Anna Yojana will keep receiving the 35 Kg per household per
Affairs
month at same rates.
 It guarantees age appropriate meal, free of charge through local Anganwadi for children up to 6 months
and one free meal for children in age group 6-14 years in schools.
 Every pregnant and lactating mother is entitled to a free meal at the local Anganwadi as well as maternity
benefits of Rs. 6,000, in instalments.
 Maternal benefits does not extend to Government employees.

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 The identification of eligible households is left to state governments.


Aim is to make Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) more focused and targeted towards the
poorest section of population.

 Beneficiary families under the scheme are distributed 35 kg of rice and wheat at the rates of Rs. 3 per kg
Antyodaya Anna and Rs.2 per kg respectively. Coarse grains, on the other hand, are distributed at the rate of Rs. 1 per kg.
Yojana  Under the scheme, subsidies are fully borne by the central government and States/UT bear the
distribution cost.
 The scheme has been expanded to cover 2.50 cr households and scale of issue has been increased to 35
kg per family per month.

Ministry Of Communication

It aims to streamline the process of getting Life certificate and making it hassle free and much easier forthe
Department pensioners.
of  It is an AADHAR Biometric Authentication based digital life certificates for Pensioners.
JeevanPramaan
Electronics  It will do away with the requirement of a pensioner having to submit a physical Life Certificate in
and IT Novembereach year, in order to ensure continuity of pension being credited into their account
 Launched in 2014

To provide broadband connectivity to over two lakh Gram Panchayats


 Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) is the special purpose vehicle created as a PSU for execution
of NOFN
 Connectivity gap between Gram Panchayats and Blocks will be filled
 The project provides internet access using existing optical fibre and extending it to the Gram panchayats
National Optical
 The project was intended to enable the government of India to provide e-services and e-applications
Fibre Network
nationally
(NOFN)
 All the Service Providers like Telecom Service Providers (TSPs), ISPs, Cable TV operators etc. will be given
non-discriminatoryaccess to the National Optic Fibre Network and can launch various services in rural
areas.
 Various categories of applications like e-health, e-education and e-governance etc. can also be provided by
these operators

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 Its target was subsequently scaled down to less than half (1.10 lakh Panchayats) due to miserable
implementation and then the targets as well as the plan lost into oblivion.
Started in 2011
Funded by Universal Service Obligation Fund

 Proposed to award annual scholarships to children of Standard VI to IX having good academic record and
also pursuing Philately as a hobby through a competitive selection process in all postal circles.
 Selections under the DeenDayal SPARSH scheme would be made based on the evaluation of Project work
DeenDayal
on Philately & performance in Philately Quiz conducted by the Circles
SPARSH Yojana
 Philately is the hobby of collection and study of Postage stamps.
(Scholarship
 It also entails the collection, appreciation and research activities on stamps and other related philatelic
for Promotion
products.
of Aptitude
& Research  The hobby of collecting Stamps includes seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloguing, displaying,
in Stamps as storing, and maintaining the stamps or related products on thematic areas.
a Hobby)  Philately is called the king of hobbies because Stamp collection as a hobby has lot of educational benefits -
it teaches a lot about the socio economic political reality of the period in which the stamp is issued or the
theme on which it is issued.

 Objective: Bharat Net seeks to connect all of India‘s households, particularly in rural areas, through
broadband by2017, forming the backbone of the government‘s ambitious Digital India programme.
 Earlier National Optical Fibre Network or NOFN failed due to slow implementation.
 NOFN is now rebranded as Bharat Net.
Bharat Net  At present, a special purpose vehicle, Bharat Broadband Network Ltd (BBNL), under the telecom ministry
Project ishandling the roll out of optical fibre network.
 The project is being executed by BSNL, Railtel and Power Grid
 It is world‘s largest rural broadband connectivity programme using Optical fibre
 The project is being funded by Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF).

PanditDeenDayal  Ministry will impart training to 10,000 people from 10 States/UTs in the first phase.
Upadhyaya  States like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Punjab and Haryana will get benefitted in the first phase.
Sanchar Further, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) plans to establish more than 1,000 Sanchar
KaushalVikasPrat KaushalVikasPratisthan in future.
isthan Scheme
 Aims to provide affordable life insurance services to people particularly those living in rural areas with
SampoornaBima
expandedcoverage of Postal Life Insurance (PLI).
Gram (SBG)
 Under SBG Yojana, at least one village (having a minimum of 100 households) will be identified in each
Yojana
ofrevenue districts of country to cover all households of identified village with minimum of one RPLI (Rural
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PostalLife Insurance) policy each.


 Coverage of all households in identified SampoornaBima Gram village is primary objective of this scheme.
 With expansion of PLI, benefits of PLI will no more be confined to government and semi-government
employeesonly, but will also be available to professionals such as doctors, engineers, management
consultants, charteredaccountants, architects, lawyers, bankers etc. and to employees of listed companies
of NSE (National StockExchange) and BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange).

NITI Ayog

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) including Self-Employment and Talent Utilization (SETU) is Government of
India‘s endeavour to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Its objective is to serve as a
platform for promotion of world-class Innovation Hubs, Grand Challenges, Start-up businesses and other
self-employment activities, particularly in technology driven areas.
ATAL Innovation
Mission (AIM) The Atal Innovation Mission shall have two core functions:

 Entrepreneurship promotion through Self-Employment and Talent Utilization, wherein innovators would
be supported and mentored to become successful entrepreneurs
 Innovation promotion: to provide a platform where innovative ideas are generated

Mentor India is as a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor schools
students in 900+ Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) established by AIM in schools across India.
Mentor India
Campaign ATLs are dedicated works spaces where students (from Class 6th to Class 12th) learn innovation skills and
develop ideas that will go on to transform India. The labs are powered to acquaint students with state-of-
the-art equipment such as 3D printers, robotics & electronics development tools, IoT& sensors etc.

Self-Employment
and Talent
SETU will be a Techno-Financial, Incubation and Facilitation Programme to support all aspects of start-up
Utilization (SETU)
businesses, and other self-employment activities, particularly in technology-driven areas.
(Started in 2015)

Sustainable The vision of the program is to initiate transformation in the education and health sectors. The program
Action for addresses the need expressed by many states for technical support from NITI.
Transforming Program:
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Human capital  NITI Ayog will identify three states and will work with them
(SATH)  It will help in designing a robust roadmap, develop a program governance structure, establish
monitoring and tracking mechanisms, and provide support to the state institutions to achieve the
end objectives.
 SATH program will be implemented by NITI Aayog along with McKinsey & Company and IPE Global
consortium

Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare

Affordable
Medicines and
Aims to reduce the expenditure incurred by patients on treatment of cancer and heart diseases
Reliable Implants
for Treatment
(AMRIT) Program

To provide better health facilities for pregnant women and sick neonates and eliminating "out-of-
pocket"expenses.
JananiShishuSur  Under this scheme, pregnant women are entitled for free drugs and consumables, free diagnostics, free
akshaKaryakram blood whenever required, and free diet up to 3 days for normal delivery and 7 days for C-section
(JSSK).  This initiative also provides for free transport from home to institution, between facilities in case of a
(Launched in referral and drop back home
2011)  Similar entitlements have been put in place for all sick new borns accessing public health institutions for
treatment till 30 days after birth

To reduce maternal and infant mortality by promoting institutional delivery among pregnant women
 It is a centrally sponsored scheme
 Eligible pregnant women are entitled for cash assistance irrespective of the age of mother and number of
children for giving birth in a government or accredited private health facility
JananiSurakshaY
 It comes under National Health Mission
ojana (JSY)
(Started in 2005)  Financial assistance under JSY is available to all pregnant women in states that have low institutional
delivery rates, namely, UP, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, MP, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Rajasthan, Odisha,
and J&K. They are categorized as Low Performing States (LPS)
 In other states, JSY benefits are available to BPL women only.

Kayakalp Awards Under Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.


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Focuses on promoting cleanliness in public health facilities

Mission Indradhanush is the main programme underUniversal Immunization Programme ()


The Mission Indradhanush, depicting seven colours of the rainbow, aims to cover all those children by 2020
who areeither unvaccinated, or are partially vaccinated against seven vaccine preventable diseases which
include:
1. diphtheria,
2. whooping cough,
3. tetanus,
4. polio,
Mission 5. tuberculosis,
Indradhanush 6. measles and
(Started on 25 7. hepatitis B
December, 2014 Four new vaccines are added later:
i.e. Good 1. Japanese Encephalitis (JE) (in endemic districts)
Governance Day) 2. Rotavirus
3. Rubella
4. Polio (injectable)
 The Mission is being implemented in 201 high focus districts in the country in the first phase which
have nearly 50% of all unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children
 The campaign is part of the Universal Immunisation Programme by 2020 and is being implemented
under the National Health Mission across the country
 The Ministry will be technically supported by WHO, UNICEF, Rotary International and other donor
partners.
 To accelerate full immunization coverage to more than 90% by December 2018.
 IMI programme aims at reducing maternal and child mortality by reaching out to each and every child
under two years of age and all pregnant women who have been left uncovered under routine immunisation
Intensified
programme.
Mission
 IMI will provide greater focus on urban areas and other pockets of low immunization coverage. ‎IMI drive
Indradhanush
will be spread over 7 working days starting from 7th of every month.
(IMI)
 It devises convergence mechanism of ground level workers of various departments like ANMs, Anganwadi
workers, ASHAs, Zilapreraks under National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM), self-help groups for better
coordination and effective implementation of the programme.
To accelerate access to high quality family planning choices based on information, reliable services and
Mission supplieswithin a rights-based framework
ParivarVikas  To deliver improved family planning services in 145 High Focus districts in seven states
 These districts are located in the seven high focus states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya

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Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Assam


 The target of the government is to reach the replacement level fertility goals of 2.1 by the year 2025
Aims to enhance optimal breastfeeding practices in the country.

 It seeks to create an enabling environment to ensure that mothers, husbands and families receive
adequate information and support for promotion of breastfeeding.
Mothers‟  The programme has been named ‗MAA‘ to signify the support a lactating mother requires from family
Absolute members and at health facilities to breastfeed successfully
Affection (MAA)  The chief components of the Programme are
Program 1. Community awareness generation,
2. Strengthening inter personal communication through ASHA,
3. Skilled support for breastfeeding at Delivery points in Public health facilities, and
4. 4. Monitoring and Award/recognition

Get rid of intestinal worms (large multicellular organisms, which when mature can generally be seen with
National the naked eye. They are also known as Helminths).
Deworming  Albendazole tablets given as part of scheme
Mission  Aimed at children in age group of 1-19 years

 To reduce the out of pocket spending on health care by the common man.
National Health  Provide free drugs, diagnostic services and insurance for serious ailments for India's 1.2 billion people.
Assurance  The NHAM plans to cover all aspects of health care including primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare.
Mission  Announced in 2014

The National Health Mission (NHM) has two Sub-Missions :


1. National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) covering urban areas
2. National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) covering rural areas
 Reduce MMR to 1/1000 live births, Reduce IMR to 25/1000 live births, Reduce TFR (Total Fertility Rate )
to 2.1
National Health  Prevention and reduction of anaemia in women aged 15–49 years
Mission (NHM)  Prevent and reduce mortality & morbidity from communicable, non-communicable; injuries and
(Started in 2013) emergingdiseases
 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, <1 case per
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10000 population in all blocks


 Initially, NRHM was launched in 2005 to strengthen public health care system in the rural areas
 Public health being a state subject, support is being provided under NHM to the States/UTs for
strengtheningtheir health care delivery systems

NUHM envisages to meet health care needs of the urban population with the focus on urban poor, bymaking
available to them essential primary health care services and reducing their out of pocket expenses
National Urban fortreatment.
Health Mission  It seeks to strengthen the existing health care service delivery system, targeting the people living in slums
(NUHM) andconverging with various schemes relating to wider determinants of health like drinking water,
(Started in 2013) sanitation,school education, etc. implemented by the Ministries of Urban Development, Housing &
Urban Poverty Alleviation, Human Resource Development and Women & Child Development

To correct regional imbalances in the availability of affordable/ reliable tertiary healthcare services andalso
PradhanMantriSw to augment facilities for quality medical education in the country.
asthyaSurakshaY It has two components
ojana (PMSSY)  Setting up of AIIMS like institutions and
(Started in 2003)  Upgradation of Government medical college institutions.

Aims prevention of AIDS especially among people injecting drugs in the 8 North-Eastern states.
 Project Sunrise aims at bringing the people living with HIV/AIDS into the national mainstream and create
moreawareness about the disease in these N-E states
Project Sunrise  It will be implemented in addition to the existing projects of the National AIDS Control Organization
(NACO).
 The project has been sponsored by US based Centre for Disease Control and would be implemented by
FamilyHealth International 360.
Aim is early identification and early intervention for children from birth to 18 years to cover 4 ‗D‘s viz.
Defects atbirth, Deficiencies, Diseases, Development delays including disability.
 RBSY envisages Child Health Screening and Early Intervention Services and subsumes the existing school
RashtriyaBalSwas healthprogramme.
thyaKaryakram  The 0 - 6 years age group will be specifically managed at District Early Intervention Center (DEIC) level
(RBSK) whilefor 6 -18 years age group, managed at existing public health facilities.
(Launched in  DEIC will act as referral linkages for both the age groups.
2013)  Children under 6 years will be screened by Mobile Block Health teamsat the Anganwadi centre and
thosebetween 6-18 years will be screened at the local schools at least once a year in government and
governmentaided schools.
RashtriyaKishorS Aim is to cater and address health and development needs of the country‘s adolescents.
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wasthyaKaryakra  It introduces community-based interventions through peer educators (Saathiyas), and is underpinned
m (RKSK) bycollaborations with other ministries and state governments.
(Launched in RKSK identifies six strategic priorities for adolescents:
2014) 1. Nutrition,
2. Sexual and reproductive health (SRH),
3. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs),
4. Substance misuse,
5. Injuries and violence (including gender-based violence) and
6. Mental health.
 To guide the implementation of this programme, the ministry in collaboration with UNFPA has developed
aNational Adolescent Health Strategy.
 Target Groups: The strategy focuses on age groups 10-14 years and 15-19 years with universal
coverage. Itcovers males and females in school and out of school, in urban and rural, married and
unmarried and vulnerableand under-served.

Earlier it was under Ministry of Labour and Employment


 To provide financial protection against catastrophic health costs
 To improve access to quality health care for below poverty line households and other vulnerable groups in
theunorganized sector
RashtriyaSwasth  The beneficiaries under RSBY are entitled to hospitalization coverage up to Rs. 30,000/- per annum
yaBimaYojana onfamily floater basis, for most of the diseases that require hospitalization.
(RSBY)  The coverage extends to maximum five members of the family which includes the head of household,
spouse and up to three dependents.
 Provision to pay transport expense is also there subject to limits
 The beneficiaries need to pay only Rs. 30/- as registration fee for a year
 Beneficiaries get a biometric-enabled smart card containing their fingerprints and photographs

 As per this new policy, anyone who is tested and found positive will get the necessary treatment free of
cost.
 Anyone found positive will be provided with ART (Anti- Retroviral Therapy) irrespective of his CD
Test and Treat
count.
Policy for HIV
 The scheme will be a centrally sponsored scheme.
 All men, women, adolescents and children who have been diagnosed positively can benefit under this new
policy.
Mission  Mission SAMPARK is launched to trace those who are Left to Follow Up and are to be brought under
SAMPARK Antiretroviral therapy (ART) services.
 Mission SAMPARK will further aid to will help in fast-tracking the identification of all who were HIV
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positive and subsequently linking to ART programme.

 It is a new HIV treatment narrative of UNAIDS programme which has set targets of 90% of all people living
90:90:90 with HIV will know their HIV status (90% diagnosed), 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will
Strategy receive sustained antiretroviral therapy (90% on HIV treatment) and 90% of all people receiving
antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression (90% suppressed).

 It is safe delivery mobile application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in
theperipheral area.
 It objective is to improve quality of care provided to pregnant mother in Labour Room and Maternity
Laqshya- A
OperationTheatres (OTs), thereby preventing undesirable adverse outcomes associated with childbirth.
Labour Room
 It aims to reduce preventable maternal and new-born mortality, morbidity and stillbirths associated with
Quality
carearound delivery in Labour room and Maternity OTs.
Improvement
Initiative  It will be implemented in government Medical Colleges (MCs), District Hospitals (DHs), high delivery load
Sub-District Hospitals (SDHs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs).
 It plans to conduct quality certification of labour rooms and provide facilities to achieve outlined targets.

National  The central government is implementing a ―Strengthening of Tertiary Care Cancer facilities‖ Scheme under
Programme for NPCDCS to assist states in establishing State Cancer Institutes (SCI)
Prevention and  And Tertiary Care Cancer Centres (TCCC) in different parts of the country
Control of  NPCDCS is being implemented under NHM for interventions up to district level
Cancer, Diabetes,  The objectives of NPCDCS include awareness generation for cancer prevention, screening, early detection
Cardiovascular and referral to an appropriate level institution for treatment
Diseases and  The focus is on three types of cancer namely breast, cervical and oral cancer
Stroke (NPCDCS)
Aims to provide free health check-ups to pregnant women at government health centres and hospitals
The national programme aims to provide pregnant ladies free ante-natal services (ANC) and required
treatmentfor free on 9th of every month.
Objectives of the scheme are
Pradhan Mantri  Provide healthy life to the pregnant women.
Surakshit  Lowering the maternity mortality rate.
Matritva Abhiyan  Making pregnant women aware of their health issues and diseases.
(PMSMA)  Making sure safe delivery and healthy life of the baby.
 The scheme is applicable only for the pregnant women in their pregnancy period of 3 to 6 months.
 It will provide all kinds of medical check-ups completely free to pregnant women.
 These check-ups will take place at the medical centres, government and private hospitals and private
clinics across the country.
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 These free of cost tests will include blood pressure, sugar level, weight, haemoglobin test, blood test and
screening.

Ministry Of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises


ASPIRE (A
Scheme for
Promotion of To set up a network of technology centers, incubation centers to accelerate entrepreneurship and also to
Innovation, Rural promote start-ups for innovation and entrepreneurship in rural and agriculture based industry.
Industry &
The planned outcomes of ASPIRE are setting up Technology Business Incubators (TBI), Livelihood Business
Entrepreneurship
Incubators (LBI) and creation of a Fund of Funds for such initiatives with SIDBI.
)
(Started in 2015)

Prime Minister‟s Objective is to promote entrepreneurship and generate sustainable employment


Employment  PMEGP is the flagship programme of the government offering credit linked subsidy to establish new
Generation enterprises for generating continuous and sustainable employment opportunities in Rural and Urban
Programme areas of the country.

Objective of SFURTI is to organize the traditional industries and artisans into clusters to make them
SFURTI (Scheme
competitive
of Fund for
Regeneration of  It follows a cluster based approach and tries to organize artisans in clusters
Traditional  It provide support for their long term sustainability by way of enhancing the marketability of
Industries) products, improving the skills of artisans, making provision for common facilities and strengthening
the cluster governance systems

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Ministry Of Social justice & Empowerment

Objective is to provide physical aids and assisted-living devices for senior citizens belonging to BPL category.

 It will be fully funded by the Central Government.


 The scheme will be distribute free of cost physical aids and assisted-living devices for senior citizens
belonging to BPL category.
 It will be implemented through the sole implementing agency ‗Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation
(ALIMCO), a PSU under Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
RashtriyaVayoshr  The eligible elderly beneficiary will get devices such as walking sticks, elbow crutches, walkers/crutches,
iYojana (RVY) tripods/qadpods, hearing aids, wheelchair, aificial Dentures and Spectacles.
 The devices will help the Senior Citizens to overcome their age related physical impairment and to lead a
dignified and productive life with minimal dependence on care givers or other members of the family.
 Beneficiaries will be identified by the State Governments/UTs through a Committee chaired by the Deputy
Commissioner/District Collector.
 The Committee can utilize the data of BPL beneficiaries receiving Old Age Pension under the NSAP or any
other Scheme of the State/UTs for identification of senior citizens belonging to BPL category.

 It is to create an enabling environment to ensure equal opportunities, equity, social justice and
empowerment of persons with disabilities.
 It encourage voluntary action for ensuring effective implementation of the people with disabilities (equal
Deendayal
opportunities and protection of rights) act of 1995.
Disabled
 The definition of disability includes Blindness, Low vision, Leprosy-cured, Hearing impairment, Loco motor
Rehabilitation
disability, Mental retardation and Mental illness.
Scheme (DDRS)
 Parents/guardians and voluntary organizations are encouraged to provide rehabilitation services.
 To provide financial assistance to facilitate delivery of various services to voluntary organizations‘ grants-
in-aid to NGOS.

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Aims to enable persons with disabilities to gain universal access, equal opportunity for development,
independentliving and participation in an inclusive society in all aspects of life.
 It is in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) to which India is
asignatory.
 The campaign targets three separate verticals for achieving universal accessibility namely the built
upenvironment, transportation eco-system and information & communication eco-system.
Targets under the campaign
Sugamya Bharat
 Envisages making all railway stations of A1, A & B categories and the international airports fully
Abhiyan
accessibleto the disabled.
 Conducts accessibility audit of all the international airports, domestic airports, and major railway stations.
 Seeks to convert at least 10% of government owned public transport carriers in the country fully
accessiblecarriers for disabled persons by March 2018.
 At least 50% of all public documents by the Central and State Governments to meet accessibility
standardsfor persons with disabilities by March 2018.

Under this scheme skill development training in women friendly trades is provided
Mahila Samridhi  Stipend is provided while training
Yojana  Self-Help group is formed during training period
 Micro Credit is given after that

Ministry Of Drinking Water & Sanitation

Aim is to improve drinking water quality in rural areas

 This programme is launched to provide value and quality addition to the ongoing Rural Drinking Water
Jalmani Supply Programme to mainly address the water quality in rural areas.
Programme  It involves installation of Stand Alone Purification System in rural Schools.
 It is implemented by the State Governments through the Gram Panchayat/Village Water and Sanitation
Committees/Self Help Groups.

National Rural  Major emphasis on ensuring sustainability (source) of water availability in terms of potability, adequacy,
Drinking Water convenience, affordability and equity.
Programme  NRDWP is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with 50.50 fund sharing between the Centre and the States.
(NRDWP)  Part of Bharat Nirman
(NRDWP was  Aims to provide every rural person with adequate safe water for drinking, cooking and other basic
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started in 2009) domestic needs on a sustainable basis, with a minimum water quality standard, which should be
conveniently accessible at all times and in all situations.

Sub-programme under NRDWP


National Water
Will address the urgent need for providing clean drinking water in about 28000 Arsenic & Fluoride affected
Quality Sub-
habitations (already identified).
Mission (NWQSM)
Launched to crowd source solutions to some of the Sanitation and Hygiene challenges faced in various parts
of the country. The Ministry invited innovators from schools and colleges, institutions, start-ups and others
to come up with exciting, innovative, novel and viable solutions to the following 6 challenges:
Swachh Bharat a) Monitoring usage of toilets
Hackathon b) Triggering behaviour change
(Swachhathon c) Toilet Technologies in Difficult terrains
1.0) d) Working solutions for maintenance and operations of school toilets.
e) Technological solutions for safe disposal of menstrual waste
f) Solution for early decomposition of faecal matter

 It is a nation-wide fortnight-long sanitation campaign to highlight the government‘s flagship cleanliness


Swachhta Hi Seva initiative Swachh Bharat Mission.
campaign  Its objective is to mobilise people and reinforce janaandolan (mass movement) for sanitation to contribute
to Mahatma Gandhi‘s dream of a Clean India.

Ministry Of Textile

 Employment generation and export by encouraging apparel and garment industry, which will provide
employment to women in particular and increase India‘s share in global exports.
 Promotion of Technical Textiles, a sunrise sector, for export and employment
Amended
 Promoting conversion of existing looms to better technology looms for improvement in quality and
Technology
productivity
Upgradation
 Encouraging better quality in processing industry and checking need for import of fabrics by the garment
Fund
sector.
Scheme(ATUFS)
(Started in 2015)  The amended scheme would give a boost to ―Make in India‖ in the textiles sector; it is expected to attract
investment to the tune of one lakh crore rupees, and create over 30 lakh jobs.
 Old TUFS started in 1999

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Integrated The Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme is the amalgamation of the essential components of 4
Handlooms schemes i.e. (i) DeenDayalHathkarghaProtsahan Yojana; (ii) Integrated Handlooms Training Project; (iii)
Development Workshed-cum Housing Scheme; (iv) Integrated Handlooms Cluster Development Scheme
Scheme
Aims to boost common infrastructure and modernisation of the powerloom sector in the country.
 PowerTex India scheme comprises new research and development in power loom textiles, new markets,
branding, subsidies and welfare schemes for the workers.
 It has two schemes:
 Pradhan Mantri Credit Scheme (PMCS) for powerloom weavers and
 Solar energy scheme (SEC) for powerlooms.
PowerTex India  PMCS for power looms: Under it, financial assistance, including margin money subsidy and interest
scheme reimbursement, will be given as against the credit facility under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana to the
decentralised power loom units.
 SEC for power looms: Under it, financial subsidy for the installation of the Solar Photo Voltaic Plants will
be provided to alleviate the problems of power cuts.

solar energy for captive use either in grid or off grid system

Aims to ensure steady supply of skilled manpower in the labour-intensive textile sector.
 SCBTS is a new skill development scheme covering the entire value chain of textile sector excluding
Spinning & Weaving in organized Sector.
 It will remain operational for three years ending in 2019-20 with an outlay of Rs. 1300 crore.
 The objectives of SCBTS are to provide demand driven, placement oriented skilling programme to
incentivize efforts of the textile industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors.
Scheme for  It also seeks to promote skilling and skill up-gradation in traditional sectors through respective Sectoral
Capacity Building Divisions/organizations of Ministry of Textiles and also provide livelihood to all sections of society across
in Textile Sector the country.
(SCBTS)  The skilling programmes will be implemented through textile Industry/Units, reputed training institutions
and Institutions of Ministry of Textiles/State Governments having placement tie-ups with textile
industry/units.
 The scheme will be implemented for benefit of all sections of the society across country including rural,
remote, LWE affected, North East, J&K by imparting skills in identified job roles.
 It will also give preference to various social groups, SC, ST, differently-abled, minorities and other
vulnerable groups.

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Ministry Of Development of north Eastern Region


North
Constituted By an Act of Parliament in 1971 i.e. it is a statutory body. The NEC act has been amended in
2002 toadd Sikkim and restructure it as the regional planning body for the North Eastern Region.
Consists of Eight states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim
andTripura.
The chief ministers and governors represent them.
North East
Council  The North Eastern Council is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North
Eastern Region
 The Council is an advisory body and may discuss any matter in which the north-eastern states have a
common interest and advise the Central Government as to the action to be taken on any such matter.
 The funding of council mainly lies with the central government with small portions contributed by the
state governments as well.
Chairman is Union Minister, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region

Aim is to improve livelihoods of the poor, especially that of women and the disadvantaged people in
the NE area
 It is a central Sector scheme externally aided by World Bank and implemented in four North Eastern
States namely Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
North East Rural  The identification of Districts for the project was done by the State Governments based on social and
Livelihood economic backwardness.
Project (NERLP)  Aims to promote SHGs and make them sustainable
 Increasing the income level of the members of the SHGs (at least 60% of them) and disadvantaged
households by 30% in real term
 Providing jobs or self-employment to the unemployed youths through various skill trainings,
entrepreneurship development trainings, vocational trainings and management development trainings.

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Ministry Of Housing & Urban poverty Alleviation

It replaces the existing SwarnaJayantiShahariRozgar Yojana (SJSRY).

 NULM & NRLM has been subsumed into DAY.


Deendayal  NULM aims at universal coverage of the urban poor for skill development and credit facilities.
Antyodaya  It focuses on organizing urban poor in their strong grassroots level institutions, creating opportunities for
Yojana (DAY) – skill development and helping them to set up self-employment venture by ensuring easy access to credit.
Urban  It is aimed at providing shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased
manner and also addresses livelihood concerns of the urban street vendors.
(Launched in  It aims at creating efficient and effective institutional platforms of the rural poor, enabling them to
2014) increase household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial
services.
 Funding will be shared between the Centre and the States in the ratio of 75:25. For North Eastern and
Special Category - the ratio will be 90:10.

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Supreme Court

Aims to provide legal services to the middle and relatively lower income groups

 MIGS is a self-supporting scheme that will provide legal services to the middle income group citizens
whose gross income does not exceed Rs.60, 000 per month or Rs. 7, 50, 000 per annum.
 A case will be registered under the MIG Legal Aid Scheme and forwarded to Advocate-on-Record/ Senior
Counsel/Arguing Counsel on the panel for their opinion.
Supreme Court

 If Advocate-on-Record is satisfied that case is fit, then the society will consider that applicant is entitled to
Middle Income legal aid.
Group Scheme  The view expressed by Advocate-on Record will be final in determining eligibility of the applicant for
(MIGS) obtaining the benefit under the scheme.
 A society will be created with Chief Justice of India (CJI) as Patron-in-Chief. Attorney General will be its
exofficio Vice President, Solicitor General its Honorary Secretary and other senior advocates as its
members.
 If an advocate, appointed under the scheme, is found negligent in pursuing the case entrusted to him, he
will be required to return the brief together with the fee received by him from the applicant.
 The society will not be responsible for the negligent conduct and the entire responsibility will be that of the
advocate.
 The name of the Advocate will be struck off from the panel prepared under the scheme.

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Ministry Of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

Objective to provide apprenticeship training to over 50 lakh youngsters by 2019-20 in order to create more
jobs

 Scheme will be implemented by Director General of Training (DGT)


National  Union Government will provide financial incentives to the employers to engage apprentices
Apprenticeship  Union Government will directly share 25% of the total stipend payable to an apprentice with employers
Promotion  In addition, Union Government will also support basic training which is considered an essential
Scheme component of apprenticeship training
 Union Government will bear the 50% of the total expenditure incurred on providing basic training to an
apprentice.
 The NAPS has been framed to meet objective of National Policy of Skill Development and
Entrepreneurship, 2015 which focuses on apprenticeship as one of the key components for creating
skilled manpower in India
To provide a strong institutional framework at the Centre and States for implementation of skilling
activities inthe country.
 To train 40.2 crore people by 2022
The Mission has been developed to create convergence across sectors and States in terms of skill training
activities.
 National Skill Development Mission would not only consolidate and coordinate skilling efforts, but also
expedite decision making across sectors to achieve skilling at scale with speed and standards
 It will be implemented through a streamlined institutional mechanism driven by Ministry of Skill
Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
National Skill Institutional mechanisms is three tiered:
Development  Governing Council for policy guidance at apex level,
Mission  Steering Committee and
(started in 2015)  Mission Directorate (along with an Executive Committee) as the executive arm of the Mission.
Mission Directorate will be supported by three other institutions:
 National Skill Development Agency (NSDA),
 National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), and
 Directorate General of Training (DGT).
Seven sub-missions have been proposed initially to act as building blocks for achieving overall objectives of
the
Mission. They are:
 Institutional Training,
 Infrastructure,

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 Convergence,
 Trainers,
 Overseas Employment,
 Sustainable Livelihoods,
 Leveraging Public Infrastructure.

To provide an umbrella framework to all skilling activities


 The national policy will provide clarity and coherence on how skill development efforts across the country
can bealigned within the existing institutional arrangements.
 This policy will link skills development to improved employability and productivity.
 Bridging existing skill gaps, promoting industry engagement, operationalizing a quality assurance
National Policy framework,leverage technology and promoting greater opportunities for apprenticeship training
for Skill  Equity is also a focus of the Policy, which targets skilling opportunities for socially/geographically
Development and marginalisedand disadvantaged groups
Entrepreneurship  Skill development and entrepreneurship programmes for women are a specific focus
2015  In the entrepreneurship domain, the Policy seeks to educate and equip potential entrepreneurs,
bothwithin and outside the formal education system
 It also seeks to connect entrepreneurs to mentors, incubators and credit markets, foster
innovationand entrepreneurial culture, improve ease of doing business and promote a focus on social
entrepreneurship

To impart skill training to youth, focussing on improved curricula, better pedagogy and
trainedinstructors
 It is a skill certification and monetary reward scheme.
 National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is the implementing agency
 The training includes soft skills, personal grooming, behavioural change et al.
 The Skill training would be based on the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and industry led
PradhanMantriKa
standards
ushalVikasYojana
 Under the scheme, a monetary reward is given to trainees on assessment and certification by third party
started in 2015)
assessment bodies. The average monetary reward is around Rs.8,000 per trainee
 Focus on improved curricula, better pedagogy and better trained instructors
 Besides catering to domestic skill needs, the scheme will also focus on skill training aligned to
international standards for overseas employment in European and Gulf countries etc
 It will cover 24 lakh youths.

PradhanMantriYu To build an ecosystem of entrepreneurship for youngsters


vaYojana PMYY is MSDE‘s flagship scheme on entrepreneurship education and training.
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 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 through 3,050
institutes.
 It will provide easy access to information and mentor network, incubator, credit and 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).

Skill India It is the umbrella campaign under which following was unveiled:
Campaign  National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015
(Launched on  National Skill Development Mission
World Youth  PradhanMantriKaushalVikasYojana
Skills Day on 15
th July 2015)
Skill development programme and an initiative by Delhi Police under PradhanMantriKaushalVikasYojana
 Aims to connect with youth by upgrading their skill as per their competencies.
 It will help them to get a gainful employment under PradhanMantriKaushalVikasYojna under the Ministry
of Skill Development.
YUVA project  Delhi Police has tied up with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Confederation of Indian
Industry (CII) for providing mass job linked skill training for the selected youth.
 National Skill Development Corporation shall be providing skill training to the youth under
‗PradhanMantriKaushalVikasYojna‘ (PMKVY) and CII will provide job linked training through its Sector
Skill Councils who are connected to industry and thereby provide job guarantee.

 STRIVE scheme will incentivize ITIs to improve overall performance including apprenticeship by involving
SMEs (Small Scale Enterprises), business association and industry clusters.
 It will develop robust mechanism for delivering quality skill development training by strengthening
Skills Acquisition
institutions- National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs),
and Knowledge
Sector Skill Councils, ITIs and National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) etc.
World Bank Awareness for
 It will support universalization of National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) including National
supported Livelihood
Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF) across skill development schemes. It will provide required push to
schemes Promotion
National Skill Development Mission 2015 and its various sub missions.
(SANKALP)
 It is also aligned to flagship Government programs such as Make in India and SwachhtaAbhiyan.

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 SANKALP scheme envisages setting up of Trainers and Assessors academies with self-sustainable models.
 Over 50 such academies are to be set up in priority sectors. It will leverage institutions for trainingtrainers
in both long and short term VET thereby bringing about convergence. Additional trainer academies will
Skill also be set up.
Strengthening for  It will focus on greater decentralization in skill planning by institutional strengthening at State level which
Industrial Value includes setting up of SSDMs and allow states to come up with State and District level Skill Development
Enhancement Plans (SSDPDSDP).
(STRIVE)  It also aims at enhancement of inclusion of underprivileged and marginalized communities including
women, Scheduled Castes (SCs)/Schedule Tribes (STs) and Persons with Disabilities (PWD).
 It will also develop a skilling ecosystem that will support the country‘s rise in Ease of Doing Business
index.

Ministry Of Labour & Employment

To provide conducive environment for industrial development and doing business with ease
throughintroduction of several labour reforms.

This program was launched to support the ‗Make in India‘ campaign of India for encouragement
ofmanufacturing sector, thus felt need to bring labour reforms.
Shram Suvidha Portal :

 Allocation of Unique labour identification number (LIN) to labour to facilitate online registration.
Pandit Deendayal  The compliances would be reportable in Single Harmonized Form which will make it simple and easy for
Upadhyay those filing such forms.
Shramev Jayate  Filing of self-certified and simplified Single Online Return by the industry.
Karyakram  Labour inspector can upload inspection report within 72 hours.
 This portal will help timely redressal of grievances.
 Under this it is proposed to allot LIN to all these 6- 7 lakh units
Labour Inspection scheme:
 A computerized list of inspections will be generated randomly to reduce inspector raj
 Inspector has to upload report within 72 hours
Universal Account Number (UAN) for Employee Provident Fund (EPF):
 An UAN is allotted to 4 crore EPF subscribers after centrally compiling & digitizing their information.
 Aadhar card is being seeded with the UAN for financial inclusion of labours.
 The portability of the Social Security Benefits to the labour of organised sector across the jobs and
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geographic areas will be ensured.


Apprenticeship ProtsahanYojana:
 Apprenticeship ProtsahanYojana envisages on imparting on-the-job training to apprentices.
 Total numbers of seats are increased to 20 lakh from current 4.9 lakh in revamped scheme.
 Government will reimburse 50 percent of stipend paid by employers to increase employability of youth by
giving them skills.

Objective is to promote employment generation


 Central Government will be paying the 8.33% EPS contribution of the employer for the new employment.
 All industries registered with Employees‘ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) can apply for availing
Pradhan Mantri
benefits under the scheme.
Rojgar
 It is targeted for employees earning wages less than Rs. 15,000/- per month.
ProtsahanYojana
 The scheme will be in operation for a period of 3 years and GOI will continue to pay and all new eligible
employees will be covered till 2019-20.

The PENCIL portal is an electronic platform that aims at involving Centre, State, District, Governments, civil
society and general public in achieving the target of child labour free society.
Platform for
 It encompasses various components- Child Tracking System, Complaint Corner, State Government,
Effective
National Child Labour Project and Convergence. Each district will nominate District Nodal Officers (DNOs)
Enforcement for
who will receive the complaints.
No Child Labour
The Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) is aimed at creating a ready reckoner for trainers, practitioners
(PENCIL) Portal
and monitoring agencies to ensure complete prohibition of child labour and protection of adolescents from
hazardous labour ultimately leading to Child Labour Free India.

Ministry Of Tourism

Twelve cities identified for development under PRASAD are:


PRASAD - 1. Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh),
Pilgrimage 2. Gaya(Bihar),
Rejuvenation and 3. Dwaraka(Gujarat),
Spirituality 4. Amritsar(Punjab),
Augmentation 5. Ajmer(Rajasthan),
Drive 6. Kanchipuram(Tamil Nadu),
(Started in 2015) 7. Vellankani(Tamil Nadu),
8. Puri(Odisha),

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9. Varanasi(Uttar Prasesh),
10. Mathura(Uttar Pradesh),
11. Kedarnath (Uttarakhand) and
12. Kamakhya (Assam)
The criterion for selection of these cities is their rich heritage and cultural history.

To develop theme based tourist circuits in the country


 Tourist circuits will be developed on the principles of high tourist value, competitiveness and
sustainability in an integrated manner
 They will be developed by synergizing efforts to focus on concerns and needs of all stakeholders to enrich
tourist experience and enhance employment opportunities
Swadesh Darshan  Under this scheme, 13 thematic circuits have been identified for development
Scheme  They are Buddhist Circuit, North-East India Circuit, Coastal Circuit, Himalayan Circuit, Krishna Circuit,
(Launched in Desert Circuit, Eco Circuit, Wildlife Circuit, Tribal Circuit, Rural Circuit, Spiritual Circuit, Ramayana
2014-2015) Circuit and Heritage Circuit
 The scheme is 100% centrally funded for the project components undertaken for public funding
 It also leverages Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of Central Public Sector Undertakings
and corporate sector
Centre has approved the Sabarimala spiritual circuit under the scheme

Union Government had launched e-Tourist Visa Scheme (as Tourist Visa on Arrival scheme) on November
27,
2014.
 The scheme facilitates pre-authorization of Visa i.e. electronic travel authorisation is given to foreigners
E-Tourist Visa
prior to travel after applicant registers for visa online.
Scheme
 After registration applicant receives an email authorising him or her to travel to India after it has been
approved.
 The tourist can travel with a print-out of this authorisation.
 The scheme aims to tap the vast tourism potential of India which still remains untapped and explored.

Ministry Of Urban Development

HRIDAY – To preserve and revitalize the soul and unique character of the heritage cities in India
National Heritage  It aims to bring urban planning, economic growth and heritage conservation together for heritage cities.
 It seeks beautification in an inclusive and integrated manner with focus on cleanliness, livelihoods, skills,
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safety, security, accessibility and faster service delivery of heritage cities.


City  The scheme will be completely funded by the Central Government to create infrastructure and provide
Development and facilities around the heritage sites to attract more tourists.
Augmentation  The development initiatives covered it includes improvement of water supply, sanitation, drainage, waste
Yojana management, footpaths, approach roads, street lights, electricity wiring, tourist conveniences, landscaping
(Started in 2015) and such citizen services.
 The projects can be funded directly or through support from other stakeholders including private sector.
Twelve cities under this scheme are :
1. Amaravati(Andhra Pradesh);
2. Gaya (Bihar);
3. Dwarka (Gujarat),
4. Badami(Karnataka);
5. Puri (Odisha),
6. Amritsar (Punjab);
7. Ajmer(Rajasthan);
8. Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu);
9. Vellankani(Tamil Nadu);
10. Warangal (Telangana);
11. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh); and
12. Mathura (Uttar Pradesh)
The criterion for selection of these cities is their rich heritage and cultural history.

This scheme is a new avatar of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM)
 But, unlike in JNNRUM, Centre will not appraise individual projects in AMRUT
 AMRUT adopts a project approach to ensure basic infrastructure services relating to water supply,
sewerage, storm-water drains, transportation and development of green spaces and parks with special
provision for meeting the needs of children.
AMRUT (Atal  Under this mission, 10% of the budget allocation will be given to states and union territories as
Mission for incentive based on the achievement of reforms during the previous year
Rejuvenation and  AMRUT will be implemented in 500 locations with a population of one lakh and above.
Urban  It would cover some cities situated on stems of main rivers, a few state capitals and important cities
Transformation) located in hilly areas, islands and tourist areas.
 Under this mission, states get the flexibility of designing schemes based on the needs of identified cities
and in their execution and monitoring.
 States will only submit state annual action Plans to the centre for broad concurrence based on
which funds will be released.
 Central assistance will be to the extent of 50% of project cost for cities and towns with a population of up

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to 10 lakhs and one-third of the project cost for those with a population of above 10 lakhs.
 Under the mission, states will transfer funds to urban local bodies within 7 days of transfer by
central government and no diversion of funds to be made failing which penal interest would be
chargedbesides taking other adverse action by the centre

To develop 100 cities all over the country making them citizen friendly and sustainable
 Smart cities to be selected through City Challenge Competition
 These cities to be developed as satellite towns of larger cities and by modernizing the existing mid-sized
cities.
 Eight critical pillars of India‘s Smart City Program are:
a. Smart Governance
b. Smart Energy
c. Smart Environment
d. Smart Transportation
e. Smart IT & Communications
f. Smart Buildings
g. Smart Health Hospitals
h. Smart Education
The 100 potential smart cities were nominated by all the states
 4 approaches are adopted for development of Smart Cities:
a. 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
Smart City retrofitting, an area consisting of more than 500 acres will be identified by the city in consultation
(Launched in with citizens.
2015) b. 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.
c. 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.
landpooling/ land reconstitution) with provision for affordable housing, especially for the poor. Ex.
GIFT City.
d. Pan-city development envisages application of selected Smart Solutions to the existing city-wide
infrastructure.

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Ministry Of Tribal Affairs

Develop tribal people by streamlining and ensuring all benefits reach them.
 Aims at overall development of tribal people with an outcome-based approach, which would ensure
that all the intended benefits, goods and services to the tribal people through various
Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojna programmes/schemes of Central and State Governments covered under the respective Tribal Sub-
(Launched in 2014) Plans actually reach them by way of appropriate convergence
 Through VKY, it is envisaged to develop the backward blocks in the Schedule V States as model
Blocks with visible infrastructural facilities to further the mission development

 Model residential school for Indian tribals (Scheduled Tribes, ST) across India.
 By 2022, every block with more than 50% ST population and at least 20,000 tribal persons will
have an Ekalavya Model Residential School
 Eklavya schools will be established for scheduled caste (SC) and schedule tribe students by 2022
on the lines of Navodaya schools.
 It will provide training in sports and skill development. It has special facilities for preserving local
Ekalavya Model
art and culture.
Residential School (EMRS)
 Seven ‗Eklavya Model Residential Schools‘ are functioning in the State in the Districts : (1)
Bankura (2) Purulia (3) Burdwan (4) PaschimMedinipur and (5) Jalpaiguri (6) Birbhum (7)
DakshinDinajpur
 With funds from Government of India and the State Government. Two new EMRS at Bolepur
(Birbhum) and Buniadpur (DakshinDinajpur) have started functioning in this academic year 2013-
14.
Components
1. Slum rehabilitation of Slum Dwellers with participation of private developers using land as a
resource;
2. Promotion of affordable housing for weaker section through credit linked subsidy;
3. Affordable housing in partnership with Public & Private sectors and
4. 4. Subsidy for beneficiary-led individual house construction or enhancement
"Housing for All by 2022" Centrally Sponsored Scheme, except the credit linked subsidy component, which will be
Mission implemented as aCentral Sector Scheme
(Launched in 2015) Flexibility to States for choosing best options to meet the demand of housing in their states
 Central grant of Rs. one lakh per house, on an average, will be available under the slum
rehabilitation programme
 Technology Sub-Mission (environment, disaster management)
 Ownership of houses will be in the name of woman or jointly with husband
 The scheme will cover the entire urban area consisting of 4041 statutory towns with initial focus

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on 500 Class I cities and it will be implemented in three phases as follows, viz.
a. Phase-I (April 2015 - March 2017) to cover 100 Cities to be selected from States/UTs as per
their willingness;
b. Phase-II (April 2017 - March 2019) to cover additional 200 Cities and
c. Phase-III (April 2019 - March 2022) to cover all other remaining Cities.
 Two schemes have been launched to achieve the aim of the mission :
a. PM AwasYojana
b. PM AwsYojana–Gramin
It is the vehicle to achieve objective of "Housing for All" Mission in Urban areas
 The aim of this scheme is to construct more than two crore houses across the length and breadth
of the nation.
 The target beneficiaries of the scheme would be poor and people living under EWS and LIG
Pradhan Mantri Awas categories in urban establishments of the country.
Yojana  The government would provide an interest subsidy of 6.5% on housing loans availed by the
beneficiaries for a period of 15 years from the start of loan.
 The houses under PradhanMantriAwasYojana would be allotted to preferably the female member of
the family.
 All details of "Housing for All by 2022" Mission are also applicable here.
To create a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of
Police
To create a nationwide networked infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled state-of-the-art tracking
Crime and Criminal systemaround ―investigation of crime and detection of criminals‖.
Tracking Network and
 It is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan of Govt. of India.
Systems (CCTNS)
 It will automate Police functions at Police Station and higher levels
(Started in 2009)
 It will also create facilities and mechanism to provide public services like registration of online
complaints, ascertaining the status of case registered at the police station, verification of persons
etc.
Launched to fast-track Criminal Justice System in the Country
 Digital Police Portal offers online facility to register FIRs.
 The project provided the State Police officials with a platform to enter Crime & Criminal data onto
a CCTNS application, which could be accessed any time through State database at State Data
CCTNS Digital Police Centre as well as at National Database at National Data Centre (NDC).
Portal  The scope of the CCTNS project has been enhanced to integrate the Police data with other pillars
of the criminal justice system namely -- Courts, Prisons, Prosecution, Forensics and Fingerprints
and juvenile homes, and accordingly a new system -- “Inter-operable Criminal Justice System
(ICJS)” has been developed.
 The ICJS system has been developed as a dashboard approach with an advance search facility for
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the purpose of retrieving the desired data from the system. The ICJS project is being monitored by
a Working Group chaired by a Supreme Court judge, Mr Justice Madan B. Lokur.
 The CCTNS portal will provide investigators the complete record history of any criminal from
anywhere across the country.
 The CCTNS database will be later linked with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
(MORTH) database on vehicle registrations.

In collaboration with State Government (Jammu & Kashmir), Corporates andNational Skill
Development Corporation (NSDC)
 The programme aims to provide skills training and enhance the employability of unemployed
UDAAN
youth of J&K.
 The scheme covers graduates, post graduates and three year engineering diploma holders.

First launched in October 2004


 It aims to assist states and Union Territories financially which are contributing in controlling
inter-state and cross-border drug trafficking.
 The main strategy under the scheme includes reduction of both supply and demand of drugs and
psychotropic substances.
Anti-Narcotics Scheme  The supply reduction will include enforcement activities and demand reduction will involve
rehabilitation and de-addiction measures.
 It will be provided to all anti-narcotics agencies for strengthening their enforcement capabilities to
combat illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.
 It is also proposed to be provided for all capacity building activities, including training of
personnel.

Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)

The platform is aimed at addressing common man‘s grievances, and simultaneously monitoring
PRAGATI andreviewing important programmes and projects of the Government of India as well as projects flagged by
(ProActive StateGovernments.
Governance and Project:
Timely  An ICT-based, multi-modal platform for interaction between state and central governments (PMO,
Implementation) Union Government Secretaries, Chief Secretaries

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 The PRAGATI platform uniquely bundles three latest technologies:


(Launched in  digital data management,
2015)  video-conferencing and
 geo-spatial technology
 It also offers a unique combination in the direction of cooperative federalism since it brings on one stage
the Secretaries of Government of India and the Chief Secretaries of the States
 With this, the Prime Minister is able to discuss the issues with the concerned Central and State officials
with full information and latest visuals of the ground level situation. It is also an innovative project in e-
governance and good governance
 It is a three-tier system (PMO, Union Government Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries of the States).
 Issues to be flagged before the PM are picked up from the available database regarding Public Grievances,
ongoing Programmes and pending Projects
 Systems uses data from CPGRAMS for grievances, Project Monitoring Group (PMG) and the Ministry of
Statistics and Programme Implementation. PRAGATI provides an interface and platform for all
thesethree aspects.

 Himayat is a placement linked skill development initiative for training and placement of 1 lakh youths
from J&K in next 5 years. ‗Himayat‘ is an Urdu word which means support.
 Vision: Empower the youth of J&K by providing employment opportunities through vocational training
programs. Accelerate social and economic development in J&K.
Himayat‟
 The scheme is part of the Skill Empowerment and Employment scheme of the Prime Minister‘s Office
programme
(PMO).
 The project envisions support J&K youths by providing them vocational training linked to placement in
various sectors like ITeS, Sales and Customer Service and Hospitality etc.

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Ministry of Health & Ministry of Drinking water & Sanitation

The objective of this initiative is to strengthen community health centres in blocks across the country to
enable themto achieve higher levels of cleanliness and hygiene.

Ministry of The SwachhSwasthSarvatra is a part of the Union Government‘s flagship Swachh Bharat Mission and is
Health and focusedon the twin objectives of constructing toilets and enabling behavioural change.
Swachh Swasth
Ministry of
Sarvatra  It is joint initiative of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to achieve better
Drinking Water
health outcomes through improved sanitation and increase awareness on healthy lifestyles.
and Sanitation
 Its objective is to build on and leverage achievements of two complementary programmes – Swachh Bharat
Mission (SBM) and Kayakalp.
 Under it, financial assistance of 10 lakh rupees will be given to the community health centres so that they
can be strengthened to meet the standards of sanitation, hygiene and infection control.

Ministry of Drinking water & Sanitation (for Gramin) & Ministry of Urban
Development (for Urban)
To ensure hygiene, waste management and sanitation across the nation

 Swachh Bharat Mission has two sub-Missions:


 Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) and
 Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)
Ministry of  Enhance the Unit cost of the Individual Household Latrine. It aims to provide every rural family with a
Swacchh Bharat
Drinking Water toilet by 2019.
Abhiyan
and Sanitation  Provision to be included in the Indira AwasYojana Programme for provision of functional toilets.
(for Gramin) and  Provision for Information, Education and Communication (IEC)
Ministry of Urban  Fund sharing between the Central Government and the State Government and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)
Development (for is 75%:25% (90%: 10% for North Eastern and special category states).
Urban)  Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is restructured Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan

 Comes under Swacchh Bharat Misson


Swacchh Sathi  Youth-based program
Program  Under it, more than 2000 interns will be enrolled to coordinate around 10000 schools across India.
 They will ensure that all students in the schools across India take the pledge for Clean India.

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Ministry of Rural Development, Agriculture, Social Justice, Labour &


Information & Broadcasting

Ministries of
Rural Village Self Governance Campaign
Development,
Gram Uday se  The campaign was launched on the 125th birth anniversary of BabasahebAmbedkar at his birthplace.
Agriculture,
Bharat Uday  The aim of this campaign is to make nationwide efforts to strengthen Panchayati Raj and through it, boost
Social Justice,
Abhiyan social harmony in the villages, promote rural development and foster farmers‘ welfare & livelihoods of the
Labour and
poor.
Information and
Broadcasting

Ministry of Urban Development & Ministry of water Resources

Under this programme, Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and improved drainage network will be set up
Ministry of Urban
onhybrid annuity mode on public private partnership basis.
Development and Smart City Ganga
 In phase 1 10 cities are selected
Ministry of Water Program
 10 Cities/Towns are Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mathura, Varanasi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Patna,
Resources
Sahibganjand Barrackpore

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Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Health and


Family Welfare and Ministry of Human Resource Development

Objective: Survival, protection & education of the girl child

 It is also called "Save girl child, educate girl child"


Beti Bachao,
 It aims to address the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) through a mass campaign across the
Ministry of
Beti Padhao country targeted at changing societal mind sets & creating awareness about the criticality of the issue
Women and Child  The Scheme will have focussed intervention & multi-sectoral action in 100 districts with low Child Sex
Development, Scheme
Ratio. 61 more districts added in 2016
Ministry of (Launched in  Implemented under the overall guidance and supervision of concerned District Magistrate/Deputy
Health and 2015) Commissioners.
Family Welfare  Madhuri Dixit is the brand ambassador of this scheme.
and Ministry of  Child sex Ratio (0–6 years) in India was 927 girls per 1,000 boys in 2001, which dropped drastically to
Human Resource 918 girls for every 1,000 boys in 2011
Development Sukanya It is small deposit scheme for girl child launched under "BetiBachao, BetiPadhao" Scheme
Samriddhi  The scheme offers higher interest rate than PPF.
Scheme  But it is only for girls below age of 10 years with longer lock in period.
(Launched in
2016)

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Ministry of Earth Science

The ‗SagarVani‘ is a software platform where various dissemination modes will be integrated on a single
central server.
“SagarVani” - An  The ‗SagarVani‘ includes Multi Lingual SMS, Voice Call / Audio Advisory, Mobile Apps (User / Admin
Integrated modules), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), Email, GTS, Fax, Digital Display Boards, Radio /
Information Television broadcast units, IVRS, Cloud Channels, etc.
Dissemination  The system also has facility to provide access to various stakeholders (NGOs, State Fishery Departments,
System Disaster Management Authorities, etc.) so that they too will be able to further disseminate these ocean
Ministry of Earth information and alerts to the user community.
Science  The ‗SagarVani‘ will now serve the coastal community, especially the fishermen community with the
advisories and alerts towards their livelihood as well as their safety at Sea.
Aim is to provide accurate crop specific advisories to the farmers
 The scheme is implemented by India Meteorological Department in collaboration with State Agricultural
Universities /Indian Council of Agricultural Research etc.
Gramin Krishi
 It issues crop and location specific weather based agro advisories for the benefit of farming community.
Mausam Seva
 The Agro-meteorological Advisory Services (AAS) under the GKMS is operated to prepare biweekly weather
(GKMS)
based bulletins.
 The information is transmitted through multimedia channels and SMS to help farmers plan farm
operations accordingly.

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Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Human Resource
Development

 A student- scientist connect programme


 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has joined hands with KendriyaVidyalayaSangathan
(KVS) to implement this programme.
Ministry of  The focus is on connecting school students and scientists so as to extend student‘s classroom learning
Science & with that of a very well planned research laboratory based learning.
Technology and JIGYASA  The JIGYASA programme is expected to inculcate the culture of inquisitiveness and scientific temper on
Ministry of the minds of children and school teachers.
Human Resource  The model of engagement under JIGYASA between the CSIR and the KVS will include Student Residential
Development Programmes; Scientists as Teachers and Teachers as Scientists; Lab-specific activities / Onsite
Experiments; Visits of Scientists to Schools/Outreach Programmes; Science and Maths Clubs; Popular
Lecture Series/ demonstration programme at Schools; Student Apprenticeship Programmes; Science
Exhibitions; Projects of National Children‘s Science Congress; Teacher Workshops; and Tinkering
Laboratories.

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