List of Government Programs & Various Schemes of India - General Knowledge Today

List of Government Programs & Various Schemes of India

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  1. 1960-61: Intensive Agriculture Development program (IADP)
    To provide loan for seeds and fertilizers to farmers
  2. 1964-65: Intensive Agriculture Area programme (IAAP)
    To develop special harvest in agriculture area.
  3. 1969: Rural Electrification Corporation
    To provide electricity in rural areas
  4. 1972 : Scheme of Discriminatory Interest Rate
    To provide loan to the weaker sections of society at a concessional interest rate of 4%
  5. 1972-73 : Accelerated Rural water Supply Programme (ARWSP)
    Providing drinking water in villages
  6. 1973: Crash Scheme for Rural Employment CSRE
    For rural employment
  7. 1973-74 : Marginal Farmer and Agriculture Labor Agency (MFALA)
    Technical & financial assistance to marginal farmers
  8. 1974-75: Small Farmer Development Scheme SFDS
    Technical & financial assistance to small farmers
  9. 1977: National Institution of Rural Development
    Training, investigation and advisory for rural development
  10. 1977-78 : Desert Development Programme: (DDP)
    To control the desert expansion by maintaining environment balance
  11. 1977-78: Food For Work Programme:
    providing food grains to labor
  12. 1977-78 : Antyodaya Yojna :
    Scheme of Rajasthan, providing economic assistance to poorest families
  13. 1979 : Training Rural Youth for Self Employment TRYSEM (launched on 15th August)
    educational and vocational training
  14. 1980 : Integrated Rural Development Programme :IRDP (launched on October 2, 1980)
    overall development of rural poor
  15. 1980 : National Rural Development programme NREP
    employment for rural manforce
  16. 1982 : Development of Women & Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA)
    sustainable opportunities of self employment to the women belonging to the rural families who are living below the poverty line.
  17. 1983 : Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme (RLEGP) (Launched on August 15)
    employment to landless farmers and laborers
  18. 1983-84: Farmers Agriculture Service Centers FASCs
    Tell the people use of improved instruments of agriculture
  19. 1984 : National Fund for Rural Development : To grant 100% tax rebate to donors and also to provide financial assistance for rural development projects
  20. 1985: Comprehensive Crop Insurance Scheme:
    Crop Insurance
  21. 1986: Council of Advancement of People’s Action & Rural Technology (CAPART)
    Assistance to rural people
  22. 1986: Self Employment Programme for the Poor SEPUP
    Self employment through credit and subsidy
  23. 1986: National Drinking Water Mission:
    For rural drinking water renamed and upgraded to Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission in 1991.
  24. 1988: Service Area Account
    Rural Credit
  25. 1989: Nehru Rozgar Yojna NRY
    Employment to Urban unemployed
  26. 1990: Agriculture & Rural Debt Relief Scheme: ARDRS
    Exempt Bank loans up to Rs. 10000 for rural artisans and weavers
  27. 1990: Scheme for Urban Micro Enterprises SUME
    Assist urban small entrepreneurs
  28. 1990: Scheme of Urban wage Employment SUWE
    Scheme for urban poor’s
  29. 1990: Scheme of Housing and Shelter Upgradation (SHASU)
    Providing employment by shelter Upgradation
  30. 1991: National Housing Bank Voluntary Deposit Scheme
    Using black money by constructing low cost housing for the poor.
  31. 1992: National Renewal Fund
    This scheme was for the employees of the public sector
  32. 1993: Employment Assurance Scheme (EAS) (Launched on October, 2)
    Employment of at least 100 days in a year in villages
  33. 1993: Members of parliament Local Area Development Scheme MPLADS (December 23, 1993)
    Sanctioned 1 crore per year for development works
  34. 1994: Scheme for Infrastructural Development in Mega Cities : SIDMC
    Water supply, sewage, drainage, urban transportation, land development and improvement slums projects in metro cities
  35. 1993: District Rural Development Agency DRDA
    Financial assistance to rural people by district level authority
  36. 1993 : Mahila Samridhi Yojna (October 2, 1993)
    Encourage rural women to deposit in Post office schems
  37. 1994 : Child labor Eradication Scheme
    Shift child labour from hazardous industries to schools
  38. 1995: prime Minister Integrated Urban Poverty Eradication programme PMIUPEP
    To eradicate urban poverty
  39. 1995 : Mid day Meal Scheme:
    Nutrition to students in primary schools to improve enrolment, retention and attendence
  40. 1996: Group Life Insurance Scheme for Rural Areas
    Insurance in rural area for low premiumIf an investor buys a security for a price above its eventual value at maturity he has paid a premium for it.
  41. 1995: national Social Assistance programme:
    Assist BPL people.
  42. 1997-98; Ganga Kalyan Yojna
    Provide financial assistance to farmers for exploring ground water resources
  43. 1997 Kastoorba Gandhi Education Scheme: (15 August 1997)
    Establish girls schools in low female literacy areas (district level)
  44. 1997: Swaran Jayanto Shahari Rojgar Yojna:
    Urban employment
  45. 1998: Bhagya Shree Bal Kalyan Policy
    Upliftment of female childs
  46. March 1999 : Annapurna Yojna
    10 kgs food grains to elderly people
  47. April 1999: Swaran Jayanto Gram Swarojgar Yojna
    Self employment in rural areas
  48. April 1999: Jawahar Gram Samriddhi Yojna
    Village infrastructure
  49. August 2000 : Jan Shree Bima Yojna
    Insurance for BPL people
  50. 2000 : Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojna
    Basic needs of rural people
  51. September 2001: Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojna
    Employment and food security to rural people
  52. December 2001: Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojna VAMBAY
    Slum houses in urban areas
  53. 2003: Universal health Insurance Scheme:
    Health insurance for Rural people
  54. 2004: Vande mataram Scheme VMS
    Initiative of public Private partnership during pregnecy check up.
  55. 2004: Kastoorba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya
    Setting up residential schools at upper primary levels for girls belonging to predominantly OBC, SC & ST
  56. 2005: Janani Suraksha Yojna
    Providing care to pregnant women
  57. 2005: National Rural Health Mission:
    Accessible, affordable, accountable, quality health survices to the porest of the poor on remotest areas of the country.
  58. 2005: Rajeev Gandhi Grameen Vidyuti Karan Yojna:
    Extending electrification of all villages and habitations and ensuring electricity to every household.
  59. 2005: Jawahar Lal Nehru national Urban Renewal Mission: (JNNURM)
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  60. 2006: February 2 : National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme NREGS
    100 days wage employment for development works in rural areas.
  61. 2007: Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojna :
    Health insurance to all workers in unorganized area below poverty line.
  62. 2007: Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna
    Insurance cover to the head of the family of rural landless households in the country.
  63. 2009: Rajiv Awas Yojna
    To make India slum free in 5 years

Which scheme merged with which?

  1. National Food for Work program was merged with NREGA
  2. Sampoorna Grameen Rojgar Yojna merged with NREGA
  3. Intesified Jawhar Rozgar Yojna 1993 was merged with Employment Assurance Scheme 1996 which was later merged with Sampoorna grameen Rozgar Yojna 2001.
  4. IRDP , TRYSEM, DWCRA, Million Wells Scheme, SITRA & Ganga kalian Yojna merged with Swaran jayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna.
  5. Rural Landless Employment Guarantee programme merged with Jawahar Rojgar Yojna which was replaced by Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojna (1999) and Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojna was merged with Sampoorna grameen Rojgar Yojna (2001)

Last Updated: November 22, 2013

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