Prepare Prelims 2017-Day-28-Government Schemes

Mahila Udyam Nidhi Scheme :

The objective of the scheme is to provide equity type of assistance to women
entrepreneurs for setting up new industrial venture with the project cost upto Rs. 10 lac
in small scale sector.

New projects in tiny and small scale sectors for manufacture, preservation or
processing of goods (tiny entreprises would include all industrial units and
service industries except road transport operators) specifying the investment
ceiling prescribed for tiny enterprises.
Existing tiny and small industrial units as mentioned at ‘a’ above including
those who have availed of MUN assistance earlier undertaking expansion,
modernisation technology upgradaton and diversification.
All industrial activities and service activities in SSI sector excluding road
transport operators.
d) Sick, tiny and SSI units which are considered potentially viable. Projects which
have availed any margin money or seed/special capital assistance under
the scheme of Central/State Government, SFCs and other Fls are not eligible for
assistance under the scheme.

Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development
(USTAAD) Scheme

The Scheme aims at upgrading Skills and Training of minority communities by
preservation of traditional ancestral Arts and Crafts.
It also envisages boosting the skill of craftsmen, weavers and artisans who are
already engaged in the traditional ancestral work.
Under the scheme, assistance will be provided to traditional artisans to sell their
products in order to make them more compatible with modern markets.
It is fully funded by Union Government and Union Ministry of Minority Affairs is
nodal agency in implementing it

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana
The new scheme of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), recently
approved by the Union Government
draws its inspiration from the similar
pioneering scheme implemented by the Government of Gujarat. This scheme will
enable to initiate much awaited reforms in the rural areas. It focuses
on feeder separation (rural households & agricultural) and strengthening of subtransmission & distribution infrastructure including metering at all levels in rural
. This will help in providing round the clock power to rural households and
adequate power to agricultural consumers .The earlier scheme for rural electrification
viz. Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) has been subsumed in the
new scheme as its rural electrification component


1. Vision:
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is inspired by the vision of transformational change in rural
development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the
architecture of an Inclusive India.
The Mission of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is to enable higher educational institutions
to work with the people of rural India in identifying development challenges and
evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable growth. It also aims to
create a virtuous cycle between society and an inclusive academic system by
providing knowledge and practices for emerging professions and to upgrade the
capabilities of both the public and the private sectors in responding to the
development needs of rural India.


At present OFC (Optical Fibre Cable) connectivity is available in all State
Capitals, Districts, HQs and upto the Block Level. There is a plan to connect all
the 2,50,000 Gram panchayats in the country. This will be done by utilizing
existing fibres of PSUs (BSNL, Railtel and Power Grid) and laying incremental
fibre to connect to Gram Panchayats wherever necessary.
Dark fibre network thus created will be lit by appropriate technology thus creating
sufficientbandwidth at the Gram Panchayats. This will be called the National
Optical Fibre Network (NOFN). Thus connectivity gap between Gram Panchayats
and Blocks will be filled.
Non-discriminatory access to the NOFN will be provided to all the Service
Providers. These service providers like Telecom Service Providers(TSPs), ISPs,
Cable TV operators and Content providers can launch various services in rural


NIKSHAY- A web based solution for monitoring of TB patients To
monitor Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (RNTCP) effectively, a web
enabled and case based monitoring application called NIKSHAY has been
developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).
This is used by health functionaries at various levels across the country in
association with Central TB Division (CTD), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
NIKSHAY covers various aspects of controlling TB using technological
Apart from web based technology, SMS services have been used effectively for
communication with patients and monitoring the programme on day to day basis.

e-Kranti- National e-Governance Plan 2.0

The objectives of ‘e-Kranti’ are as follows:
i. To
redefine NeGP with transformational and outcome oriented e-Governance
ii. To enhance the portfolio of c
itizen centric services.
iii. To ensure
optimum usage of core Information & Communication Technology (ICT).
iv. To promote
rapid replication and integration of eGov applications.
v. To leverage emerging technologies.
vi. To make use of
more agile implementation models.
key principles of e-Kranti are as follows:
Transformation and not Translation.
Integrated Services and not Individual Services.
Government Process Reengineering (GPR) to be mandatory in every MMP.
iv. ICT Infrastructure on Demand.
Cloud by Default.
vi. Mobile First.
vii. Fast Tracking Approvals.
viii. Mandating Standards and Protocols.
ix. Language
x. National
GIS (Geo-Spatial Information System).
xi. Security and Electronic Data Preservation.
e-Kranti is an important pillar of the
Digital India programme.


Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana was initiated to bring the member of parliament of
all the political parties under the same umbrella while taking the responsibility of
developing physical and institutional infrastructure in villages and turn them into
model villages.Under this scheme, each member of parliament needs to choose
one village each from the constituency that they represent, fix parameters and
make it a model village by 2016. Thereafter, they can take on two or three more
villages and do the same by the time the next general elections come along in
2019, and thereafter, set themselves ten-year-long village or
rural improvement projects.Villages will be offered smart schools, universal
access to basic health facilities and Pucca housing to homeless villagers.
Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) is a village development project launched
by Government of India in October 2014, under which each Member of
Parliament will take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional
infrastructure in three villages by 2019. The goal is to develop three Adarsh
Grams or model villages by March 2019, of which one would be achieved by
2016. Thereafter, five such Adarsh Grams (one per year) will be selected and
developed by 2024. (Sansad refers to Parliament, Adarsh refers to model, Gram
refers to village and Yojna meansScheme)
The Project was launched on the occasion of birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jai
Prakash Narayan and is inspired by the principles and values of Mahatma
Gandhi. It aims to provide rural India with quality access to basic amenities
and opportunities.
The Scheme has a holistic approach towards development. It envisages
integrated development of the selected village across multiple areas such as
agriculture, health, education, sanitation, environment, livelihoods etc. Far
beyond mere infrastructure development, SAGY aims at instilling and nurturing
values of national pride, patriotism, community spirit, self-confidence people’s
participation, dignity of women, etc. in the people.
The scheme is implemented through Members of Parliament (MPs)
with District Collector being the nodal officer. The MP would be free to identify a
suitable gram panchayat for being developed as Adarsh Gram, other than his/her
own village or that of his/her spouse. Gram Panchayat, which has a population of
3000-5000 in plain areas and 1000-3000 in hilly, tribal and difficult areas, would
be the basic unit for development.
A village development plan would be prepared for every identified gram
panchayat with special focus on enabling every poor household to come out of

poverty. The constituency fund, MPLADS, would be available to fill critical
financing gaps. The outcomes include 100% immunization, 100% institutional
delivery, reduced infant mortality rate, maternal mortality rate, reduction in
malnutrition among children etc.


This campaign aims to accomplish the vision of a ‘Clean India’ by 2 October 2019, the
150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Specific objectives are:
Elimination of open defecation
Conversion of unsanitary toilets to pour flush toilets (a type of pit latrine, usually
connected to two pits)
Eradication of manual scavenging
100% collection and processing/disposal/reuse/recycling of municipal solid waste
A behavioural change in people regarding healthy sanitation practices
Generation of awareness among citizens about sanitation and its linkages with
public health
Supporting urban local bodies in designing, executing and operating waste
disposal systems
Facilitating private-sector participation in capital expenditure and operation and
maintenance costs for sanitary facilities.


A Shram Suvidha portal, Labour Inspection scheme and Portability through
Universal Account Number (UAN) for Employees Provident Fund (EPF)
A dedicated Shram Suvidha Portal: That would allot Labour Identification
Number (LIN)
to nearly 6 lakhs units and allow them to file online compliance
16 out of 44 labour laws

·An all-new Random Inspection Scheme: Utilizing technology to eliminate
human discretion
in selection of units for Inspection, and uploading of
Inspection Reports within 72 hours of inspection mandatory
· Universal Account Number: Enables 4.17 crore employees to have their
Provident Fund account portable, hassle-free and
universally accessible
·Apprentice Protsahan Yojana: Will support manufacturing units mainly and other
establishments by
reimbursing 50% of the stipend paid to apprentices
first two years of their training
· Revamped Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana: Introducing a Smart Card for the
workers in the
unorganized sector seeded with details of two more social
security schemes


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