Market Intervention Scheme (MiS) for commodities

Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) is a price support mechanism implemented on the request of State Governments for procurement of perishable and horticultural commodities in the event of a fall in market prices. The Scheme is implemented when there is at least 10% increase in production or 10% decrease in the ruling rates over the previous normal year. The objective of Market Intervention Scheme is to protect the growers of  horticultural/agricultural Continue Reading

Government Schemes Summary: Dec2016 – March2017

Government Schemes Summary The Union Ministry for Petroleum & Natural Gas has met the 1.5-crore target for LPG connections that were to be added under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in the 2016-17 financial year. This Target was achieved within a span of less than eight months since the launch of the scheme which is implemented across 35 States/UTs. Top five States with highest number of LPG connections are: Continue Reading

Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana for entrepreneurs

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) recently announced launch of Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana to scale up an ecosystem of entrepreneurship for young people. The scheme was launched as part of events to mark  2nd Foundation Day of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). Highlights of Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana (PMYY): PMYY is MSDE’s flagship scheme on entrepreneurship education and training. The scheme will run for five years (2016-17 Continue Reading

Nandghar Yojna of Anganwadi Kendra

Nandghar Yojna had been launched by Department of Women and Child Development in 2015.  The Scheme aimed at utilizing  community cooperation in modernizing Anganwadi Kendra’s. Through this scheme, NGO’s , Corporates, donors can adopt an Anganwadi Kendra and help in its transformation. क्या है नंद घर योजना  सामुदयिक सहयोग के ज़रिये आंगनवाड़ी केन्द्रों को आधुनिक बनाने के लिए ‘नंद घर योजना’ बनायी गयी है।नन्दघर योजना के तहत समाज का कोई भी व्यक्ति, सामाजिक संगठन, स्वयंसेवी संस्थाएं, Continue Reading

Regional Connectivity Scheme: UDAN Explained

Civil Aviation Minister Shri P Ashok Gajapathi Raju launched the Ministry’s much awaited Regional Connectivity Scheme “ UDAN” in New Delhi. UDAN or Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik – is an innovative scheme to develop the regional aviation market aiming to make flying a reality for the small town common man. The scheme will take-off by Jan 2017 and continue for 10 years. Objectives of UDAN: UDAN envisages providing connectivity to un-served Continue Reading

SC/ST hub, Zero Defect – Zero Effect scheme launched by PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National SC/ST hub and the Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) scheme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) at Ludhiana in Punjab. Further, he also presented National Awards to MSMEs and also distributed 500 traditional wooden charkhas (spinning wheels) among women. National SC/ST Hub: The objective of the SC/ST Hub is to provide professional support to entrepreneurs from the SC/ST and to promote enterprise Continue Reading

Hriday: National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana

The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, launched the National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme on 21st January, 2015, with a focus on holistic development of heritage cities. The scheme aims to preserve and revitalize soul of the heritage city to reflect the city’s unique character by encouraging aesthetically appealing, accessible, informative & secured environment. As a pilot, this flagship scheme of the government focuses on revitalising Continue Reading

UJALA Scheme

The Union Government has launched National LED Program – Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA). It was launched by Union Minister for State (IC) for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The UJALA scheme was launched on 1 May 2015 replacing the “Bachat Lamp Yojana”. It was launched as LED based “Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP). Key Facts related to UJALA Scheme: Ujala is being Continue Reading

Education Sector Schemes

This page is divided into 3 sections: Section 1: Constitutional & Act Provisions related to education. Section 2: Central Schemes on Education Section 3: State Schemes on education. Constitutional Provisions & Central Schemes are relevant to both UPSC- Civil service aspirants and RPSC- Rajasthan Civil Service Aspirants. Rajasthan Civil Service (RAS) aspirants should also pay attention to Rajasthan State Government Schemes mentioned below, after Central Schemes.  Section 1: Constitutional Provisions Continue Reading