Government Schemes

Overview of Key Schemes under Ministry of Agriculture

April 12, 2017

Major Government schemes and Institutions under Ministry of Agriculture are as follows: Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) was launched from 1.04.2016 after rolling back the earlier insurance schemes National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS), Weather-based Crop Insurance scheme and Modified National Agricultural Insurance...

PM launches Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (Rural Housing Scheme)

November 21, 2016

Prime Minister Modi has launched the government’s flagship housing scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana (PMAY-G)’ in Agra. PMAY-G is an ambitious housing scheme meant for rural poor. In March 2016, the Union Cabinet had approved to replace the existing Indira Awas Yojana with Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin as...

Smart City Programme

October 30, 2016

There is no universally accepted definition of a smart city and it may mean different things to different people. The concept of smart city can vary from people to people, city to city and country to country. The smart city mission of Government of India focuses on promoting the...

Project Sunrise

May 13, 2016

In February 2016, the Union government has launched a new initiative “Project Sunrise” to tackle the increasing HIV prevalence in the North-Eastern states. The AIDS prevention special project aims to diagnose 90 per cent of such drug addicts with HIV and put them under treatment by 2020. Background North...

National Knowledge Network

May 12, 2016

National Knowledge Network (NKN) is a state-of-the-art multi-gigabit pan-Indian resource-sharing network aimed at digitally connecting all national universities, colleges and research establishments to create “country-wide virtual classrooms”. This project was initiated by UPA Government in 2009. The project was launched for a period of 10 years. As of May...

National Livestock Mission

May 11, 2016

The NDA Government has launched National Livestock Mission (NLM) from 2014-15. Objective The objective of this mission is to ensure quantitative and qualitative improvement in livestock production systems and capacity building of all stakeholders of livestock economy. Sub-Missions There are four sub-missions of National Livestock Mission as follows: The...

Sagarmala Project

November 8, 2015

The key objective of Sagarmala project develop port infrastructure in India that results in quick, efficient and cost-effective transport to and from ports. It also includes establishment of rail / road linkages with the port terminals, thus providing last mile connectivity to ports; development of linkages with new regions,...

National Food Grid

October 14, 2015

The NDA government had proposed to develop a National Food Grid. The idea first came forward in July 2014 as an announcement by the food processing industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. In December 2014, the minister launched first ever such report titled “Fruits & Vegetables Availability Maps of India...

Namami Gange Project

May 20, 2015

Namami Gange Project or Namami Ganga Yojana  is an ambitious Union Government Project  which integrates the efforts to clean and protect the Ganga river in a comprehensive manner. It its maiden budget, the governnment announced Rs. 2037 Crore towards this mission. The project is officially known as Integrated Ganga Conservation...

Digital India

May 20, 2015

The Digital India Programme of the NDA Government is a repackaged and consolidated version of the hitherto called National e-governance plan with an equally nice-sounding label. It seeks to deliver all government services electronically. It not only envisages giving boost to information technology but also envisages achieving import-export balance...

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