SANKALP Scheme

Context Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has reviewed the World Bank loan assisted “Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) programme. Participation in SANKALP All 36 States/ UTs across country have submitted their consent for participation in SANKALP. In addition to these State grants of Rs 10 Read More …

Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India Scheme

Context The Government of India has initiated a scheme known as “Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India (SPPEL)”, informed an MP in Parliament. About SPPEL Scheme Galvanized by the grim situation of lesser known languages in the country, the Scheme was instituted by Ministry of Human Resource Development Read More …

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY)

Context: Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) is a scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category. This is a Central Sector Scheme, fully funded by the Central Government. The expenditure for implementation of the scheme will be met from the “Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund”. The Read More …

One Nation, One Ration Card and the hurdles ahead

Context: The Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution recently announced that the One Nation, One Ration Card scheme would be introduced from July 1, 2020. The scheme seeks to facilitate portability of subsidised food grains for internal migrant workers, provided their ration card is digitalised and linked with Aadhar. Read More …

KUSUM Scheme

Context: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved launch of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) Scheme with the objective of providing financial and water security to farmers. Aout KUSUM Scheme The scheme would provide extra income to farmers, by giving them an option to sell additional power Read More …

Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS)

Context: For the overall empowerment of Divyangajan, a Regional Conference on Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) was organized by the Dept. of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. About Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS)  The umbrella Central Sector Scheme called the “Scheme to Promote Voluntary Read More …

National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage

Context:  The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of a National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage. About National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Storage: The Mission will have an Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee chaired by Chief Executive Officer (CEO), NITI Aayog to promote clean, connected, shared, sustainable and holistic mobility initiatives. The Read More …

Flood Management and Border Areas Programme (FMBAP)

Context:  The Union Cabinet has approved the “Flood Management and Border Areas Programme (FMBAP)” for Flood Management Works in entire country and River Management Activities and works related to Border Areas for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. Salient features: The Scheme “FMBAP” has been framed by merging the components of two continuing XII Read More …

Atal Innovation Mission

Context: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved Continuation of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), and for incurring expenditure up to Rs. 1000 crore till 2019-20 by Atal Innovation Mission for expanding Atal Tinkering Labs to 10,000 schools in view of their huge success at school level. Details Read More …

National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP)

Context:  Recently India has signed a $250 million loan agreement with the World Bank for the National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP) that aims to help women in rural households shift to a new generation of economic initiatives by developing viable enterprise for farm and non-farm products. About National Rural Economic Transformation Read More …