Prepare Prelims-Day 29-Government Schemes

Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana

The Central Government today announced the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Khanij
Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY). This is a new programme meant to provide for
welfare of areas and people affected by mining related operations, using the
funds generated by
District Mineral Foundations (DMFs).
Minister of Mines and Steel Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said, “PMKKKY is a
revolutionary and unprecedented scheme of its kind, which will transform the lives
of people living in areas which are affected directly or indirectly by mining.”
The objective of PMKKKY scheme will be (a) to implement various
developmental and
welfare projects/programs in mining affected areas
that complement the existing
ongoing schemes/projects of State and Central Government; (b) t
o minimize/mitigate
the adverse impacts
, during and after mining, on the environment, health and socioeconomics of people in mining districts; and (c) to ensure long-term sustainable
for the affected people in mining areas. Care has been taken to include all
aspects of living, to ensure substantial improvement in the quality of life. High priority
areas like
drinking water supply, health care, sanitation, education, skill
development, women and child care, welfare of aged and disabled people, skill
development and environment conservation will get at least 60 %
share of the
funds. For creating a supportive and conducive living environment, balance funds will be
spent on making roads, bridges, railways, waterways projects, irrigation and alternative
energy sources. This way, government is facilitating mainstreaming of the people
lower strata of society, tribals and forest-dwellers who have no wherewithal and
are affected the most from mining activities.

It aims to immunize all children against seven vaccine preventable diseases
diphtheria, whooping cough (Pertussis), tetanus, polio, tuberculosis,
measles and hepatitis B by 2020
Ministry will be technically supported by WHO, UNICEF, Rotary International and other
donor partners. Mass media, interpersonal communication, and sturdy mechanisms of
monitoring and evaluating thescheme are crucial components of Mission Indradhanush
The ultimate goal of Mission Indradhanush is to
ensure full immunization with all
available vaccines for children
up to two years and pregnant women.
The Mission is strategically designed to achieving high quality routine immunization
while contributing to strengthening health systems that can be sustained over
years to come. In the last few years, India’s full immunization coverage has
only by 1% per year
. The Mission has been launched to accelerate the process of
immunization and achieve full immunization coverage for all children in the country


•Builds on existing commitments under the National Health Mission and ‘Call to Action’
for Child Survival and Development
• Aligns with the
Global Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP); defines commitments
based on specific contextual needs of the country
•Aims at attaining
Single Digit Neonatal Mortality Rate by 2030, five years ahead of
the global plan
•Emphasizes strengthened s
urveillance mechanism for tracking stillbirths
•Focuses on ending preventable newborn deaths, improving quality of care and care
beyond survival
• Prioritizes those babies that are
born too soon, too small, or sick—as they account
for majority of all newborn deaths
•Aspires towards ensuring
equitable progress for girls and boys, rural and urban, rich
and poor, and between districts and states
•Identifies major guiding principles under the overarching principle of Integration: Equity,
Gender, Quality of Care, Convergence, Accountability, and Partnerships
six pillars of interventions: Pre-conception and antenatal care; Care during
labour and child birth; Immediate newborn care; Care of healthy newborn; Care of small
and sick newborn; and Care beyond newborn survival

Rejuvenating the soul of urban India
* aim of bringing together urban planning, economic growth and heritage
in an inclusive manner to preserve the heritage character of each
Heritage City.
*The Scheme shall support development of
core heritage infrastructure projects
including revitalization of linked urban infrastructure for heritage assets such as
monuments, Ghats, temples etc. along with reviving certain
intangible assets. These
initiatives shall include development of sanitation facilities, roads, public transportation &
parking, citizen services, information kiosks etc.
*With a
duration of 27 months (completing in March 2017) and a total outlay of INR
500 Crores
, the Scheme is set to be implemented in 12 identified Cities namely,
Ajmer, Amaravati,(Andhra Pradesh), Amritsar, Badami, Dwarka, Gaya, Kanchipuram,
Mathura, Puri, Varanasi, Velankanni and Warangal

*HRIDAY is a central sector scheme*


The purpose of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
(AMRUT) is to:
(i) ensure that every household has
access to a tap with assured supply of water
and a sewerage connection;
(ii) increase the
amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (e.g. parks); and
(iii) reduce pollution by
switching to public transport or constructing facilities for nonmotorized transport (e.g. walking and cycling).
All these outcomes are valued by citizens, particularly women, and indicators and
standards have been prescribed by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in the
form of Service Level
Benchmarks (SLBs).
The Mission will focus on the following
Thrust Areas:
i. Water Supply,
ii. Sewerage facilities and septage management,
iii. Storm Water drains to reduce flooding,
iv. Pedestrian, non-motorized and public transport facilities, parking spaces, and
v. Enhancing amenity value of cities by creating and upgrading green spaces, parks
and recreation centers, especially for children.

Benefit of APY: Fixed pension for the subscribers ranging between Rs. 1000 to Rs.
, if he joins and contributes between the age of 18 years and 40 years. The
contribution levels would vary and would be low if subscriber joins early and increase if
he joins late.

Eligibility: Available to people in age group 18 to 70 years with bank account.
Premium: Rs.12 per annum.
Payment Mode: The premium will be directly auto-debited by the bank from the
subscribers account. This is the only mode available.
Risk Coverage: For
accidental death and full disability – Rs.2 Lakh and for partial
disability – Rs.1 Lakh.
Eligibility: Any person having a bank account and Aadhaar number linked to the bank
account can give a simple form to the bank every year before 1st of June in order to join
the scheme. Name of nominee to be given in the form.
Terms of Risk Coverage: A person has to opt for the scheme every year. He can also
prefer to give a long-term option of continuing in which case his account will be autodebited every year by the bank.
Who will implement this Scheme?: The scheme will be offered by all
Sector General Insurance Companies and all other insurers
who are willing to join
the scheme and tie-up with banks for this purpose.
Government Contribution:
(i) Various Ministries can co-contribute premium for various categories of their
beneficiaries from their budget or from Public Welfare Fund created in this budget from
unclaimed money. This will be decided separately during the year.
(ii) Common Publicity Expenditure will be borne by the Government.

Eligibility: Available to people in the age group of 18 to 50 and having a bank account.
People who join the scheme before completing 50 years can, however, continue to have
the risk of life cover up to the age of 55 years subject to payment of premium.
Premium: Rs.330 per annum. It will be auto-debited in one instalment.
Payment Mode: The payment of premium will be directly
auto-debited by the bank from
the subscribers account.
Risk Coverage: Rs.2 Lakh in case of death for any reason.
Terms of Risk Coverage: A person has to opt for the scheme every year. He can also
prefer to give a long-term option of continuing, in which case his account will be autodebited every year by the bank.
Who will implement this Scheme?: The scheme will be offered by
Life Insurance
and all other life insurers who are willing to join the scheme and tie-up with

Government Contribution

* It will have an outlay of Rs. 50,000 crore over a period of five years (2015-16 to 2019-
The allocation for the
current financial year is Rs. 5300 crore.
convergence of investments in irrigation at the field level
*expand cultivable area under
assured irrigation (Har Khet ko pani)
* improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water, enhance the
adoption of
precision-irrigationand other water saving technologies (More crop per
* enhance recharge of aquifers and introduce sustainable water conservation
practices by exploring the feasibility of
reusing treated municipal based water for
peri-urban agriculture
*attract greater
private investment in precision irrigation system
*comprehensive and
holistic view of the entire “water cycle” is taken into account
and proper
water budgeting is done for all sectors namely, household, agriculture and
decentralized State level planning and execution’ structure States to draw up
a District Irrigation Plan
(DIP) and a State Irrigation Plan (SIP)
*All structures created under the schemes will be geotagged.
monitored National Steering Committee (NSC)

Indira Awaas Yojana

Indira Awaas Yojana is a social welfare flagship programme, created by the
Indian Government, to provide housing for the rural poor in
India. The
differentiation is made between rural poor and urban poor for a separate set of
schemes operate for the urban poor(like the
Basic Services for Urban Poor).

The construction of the houses is the sole responsibility of the beneficiary and
engagement of contractors is strictly prohibited. Sanitary latrine and smokeless
chullah are required to be constructed along with each IAY house for which

additional financial assistance is provided from Total Sanitation Campaign and
Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana respectively. This scheme, operating
since 1985, provides
subsidies and cash-assistance to people in villages
toconstruct their houses, themselves.

Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana
Centre has launched Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana (VKY) for welfare of Tribals.
Launching the scheme on the occasion of the meeting of the Tribal Welfare
Ministers of States/UTs here today the Union Tribal Welfare Minister Shri Jual
Oram said that the scheme been launched on pilot basis in one block each of the
States of AP, MP, HP, Telangana, Orissa, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan,
Maharashtra and Gujarat. Under the scheme centre will provide Rs. 10 crore for
each block for the development of various facilities for the Tribals.
These blocks have been selected on the recommendations of the concerned
States and have very low literacy rate. Speaking on the occasion Shri Oram said
this scheme mainly focuses on bridginginfrastructural gaps and gap in human
development indices between Schedule tribes and other social groups. He said
VKY also envisages to focus on convergence of different schemes of
development of Central Ministries/Departments and State Governments with
outcome oriented approach. Initially the blocks having at least 33% of tribal
population in comparison to total population of the block will be targeted.

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana
The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) aims at correcting the
imbalances in theavailability of affordable healthcare facilities in the different
parts of the country in general, and augmenting facilities for quality medical
education in the under-served States in particular. The scheme was approved in
March 2006.

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana
Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (Traditional
Farming Improvement Programme) has been launched by Government of India
to support and promote organic farming and thereby improving soil health. This
will encourage farmers to adopt eco-friendly concept of cultivation and reduce
their dependence on fertilizers and agricultural chemicals to improve yields.
Budget Allocation Government has made budgetary allocation of Rs. 300 Crores
for the same in the Union Budget 2015-16. Organic farming practices in India
have been used in traditional agricultural practices due to diverse presence of
   natural organic form of nutrients in different parts of the country. Indian climatic
diversity and low input costs also help the growth of large number of crops
throughout the year.

Mahila Coir Yojana or MCY is the first women-oriented self employment scheme
in the coir industry which aims to provide self employment opportunities to the
rural women artisans in regions producing coir fibre. The Scheme was launched
in November 1994 by the Government under the scheme “Training,
Extension, Quality Improvement, Mahila Coir Yojana and Welfare Measures.”

The scheme offers large scale employment opportunities to women artisians of
India and provides them with better working conditions and higher income.

Niryat Bandhu Scheme
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on 9 September 2015 launched
Niryat Bandhu @ Your Desktop, an online certificate programme in export-import
business under the Niryat Bandhu Scheme of Department of Commerce.
This programme will serve the twin objective of Digital India and Skill India. The DGFT
collaborated with Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) to launch this
innovative online programme for exporters and entrepreneurs.
   The objective of the Niryat Bandhu Scheme is to reach out to the potential exporters
and mentor them through orientation programmes, counselling sessions and
individual facilitation for being able to get into international trade and boost exports from

Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana
The Government today announced an overarching scheme for uplift of urban and
rural poor through enhancement of livelihood opportunities through skill development
and other means. The scheme has been named as ‘Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana –

Strategic Debt Restructuring Scheme
Indian Banks are witnessing rising NPA’s (Non-Performing Assets) due to the slowdown
in the Indian economy and high interest costs. The Reserve Bank of India has
introduced various measures for controlling NPAs in the Bank including Asset
Reconstruction Companies, SARFESI Act, Joint Lenders Forum (JLF), etc., However,
the NPA figure in banks continue to remain high and hence the RBI has recently
introduced the Strategic Debt Restructuring Scheme.

Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan
Getting around the physical built-up environment is something most of which take
for granted. Stairs, sidewalk, gratings, obstructions, curves, narrow passages etc.
are barriers, we walk over, around, or through any routine course. But, for those
with disability, a curb or few stairs can be a big barrier. We seldom pay attention
to traffic signals, audio announcements, signs which give us information or
direction to use various facilities. Signs, no matter how well placed and how
much information rich are users for persons with visual impairment or hearing
impairment unless designed properly



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