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Archive : India Development Programmes

Imp Note : Click Here To Know Allocations for Various Government of India Rural Development Programs in the Latest Union Budget 2009-10 Kaushal Vikas Yojna National Livelihood Mission Navjaat Shishu Suraksha Karyakram History of Rural Development & Employment Generation Programmes of India Saakshar Bharat Mission Pradhanmantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana (PMGY) ..

Mid-day Meal Scheme

The Mid-day Meal Scheme involves provision of lunch free of cost to school-children on all working days. Its key objectives include: Protecting children from classroom hunger; Increasing school enrolment and attendance; Improved socialisation among children belonging to all castes and Addressing malnutrition, and social empowerment through provision of employment to women. The scheme has a ..

Annapurna Scheme

The Annapurna Scheme has been launched with effect from 1st April, 2000. It aims at providing food security to meet the requirement of those senior citizens who, though eligible, have remained uncovered under the National Old Age Pension Scheme(NOAPS). The Scheme is targeted to cover, 20% (13.762 Lakh) of persons eligible to receive pension under ..

National Social Assistance Programme

The National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) is a welfare programme being administered by the Ministry of Rural Development. This programme is being implemented in rural areas as well as urban areas. NSAP represents a significant step towards the fulfilment of the Directive Principles of State Policy enshrined in the Constitution of India which enjoin upon ..

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is Government of India’s flagship programme for achievement of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) in a time bound manner. The scheme was started in 2001 by Atal Bihari Vajpayee government after modifying existing schemes such as District Primary Education Programme (DPEP). The programme got legal and constitutional backing after 86th amendment, ..

News Today Notes

February 16, 2009The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri Surjit Singh Barnala commissioned Waterjet Propelled Fast Attack Crafts INS Carnicobar and INS Chetlat, at Chennai on February 16.1. These would be the first two in a series of ten Water Jet fast attack ships being built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata.2. They are the ..

Bharat Nirman

Bharat Nirman is a a time-bound plan for rural infrastructure by the Government of India in partnership with State Governments and Panchayat Raj Institutions.It was launched in 2005. It has 6 components: Water : Every habitation to have a safe source of drinking water: 55,067 uncovered habitations to be covered by 2009. In addition all ..

Archive : Current News Summaries & Articles

From July 2010 Onwards, Updates have been included in our One Year Email Programme June 2010 Q+A: Global Peace Index 2010 Mad Cow Disease : India is among safest countries Smriti Manjusha – The Time Capsule of Gujarat Technical Advisory Group for Unique Projects (TAGUP) UGC’s Notice to stop Distance learning in Physiotherapy Garuda IV ..