Government Schemes India

Minimum Support Price Scheme

The Minimum Support Prices were announced by the Government of India for the first time in 1966-67 for wheat in the wake of the Green Revolution and extended harvest, to save the farmers from depleting profits. Since then, the MSP regime has been expanded to many crops. Minimum Support Price is the price at which ..


National Leprosy Eradication Programme

Leprosy is a chronic disease caused by a bacillus, Mycobacterium leprae. Official figures (WHO) show that more than 213 000 people mainly in Asia and Africa are infected, with approximately 249 000 new cases reported in 2008. M. leprae multiplies very slowly and the incubation period of the disease is about five years. Symptoms can ..

Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) or National Mission for Financial Inclusion was launched on 28 August 2014 to ensure affordable access to financial services viz. Bank accounts, remittance, credit, insurance and pension. Objectives This scheme was launched to provide basic banking accounts to 7.5 crore unbanked people with RuPay debit card and overdraft facility ..

ARSH scheme

The ARSH (Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health) Scheme focuses on reorganizing the existing public health system in order to the service needs of adolescents. The objective of this scheme is to meet adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health needs while protecting their rights and help prevent girls from having too many children too early in life, ..

Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakam

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has launched Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakam (RKSK) to address the health problems of adolescents in a comprehensive manner. RKSK has been introduced under the National Rural Health Mission. RKSK is based on the fact that Adolescence is the most important stage of the life cycle for ..