Adopt a Green Highways Program

National Green Highways Mission (NGHM) under NHAI has collaborated with Power Finance Corporation Ltd. (PFC) for plantations work on NH 7 in Nagpur region...

Schemes for Workers in Unorganised Sector

In order to provide social security benefits to the workers in the unorganised sector, the Government has enacted the Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act,...

Scheme for Rehabilitation of Bonded Labourers

The Constitution of India vide Article 23 prohibits traffic in human beings and forced labour. The bonded labour is also a form of forced...

Swachh Swasth Sarvatra Initiative Launched

Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative, aimed at strengthening health centres in open defecation-free blocks, was launched by the Union Health Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry...

Rs.20,000 Crore Irrigation Fund Instituted

In a move that aims to address the perennial irrigation water crisis affecting rural India, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation...

Prime Minister Reviewed Progress Through ‘PRAGATI’

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chaired his seventeenth interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. The Prime Minister...

Ken-Betwa River Linking Project Approved

Union Environment and Tribal Affairs Ministries has given go ahead to Ken-Betwa river linking project. Union Water Resources Ministry is working with NITI Aayog to...

Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna (UDAY)

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to a new scheme moved by the Ministry of Power - Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna or UDAY. UDAY...

Hamari Dharohar Scheme

The Ministry of Minority Affairs formulated “Hamari Dharohar” scheme for preservation of rich heritage and culture of minority communities of India in 2014-15. The...

Education Sector: List of Important Initiatives

Ministry of Human Resource Development took a leap forward in transforming education sector with the motto of “सबको शिक्षा, अच्छी शिक्षा ” (Education for...

Jan Dhan Yojana Crosses 42,000 cr Mark

Deposits under financial inclusion scheme Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana has crossed Rs. 42,000 crore-mark and the percentage of zero-balance accounts has fallen below...

National Nutrition Mission Launched

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) with a three year budget of Rs.9046.17 crore commencing...

Saathiya Resource Kit Launched

Secretary, Health and Family Welfare launched the SAATHIYA Resource Kit including ‘Saathiya Salah’ Mobile App for adolescents as part of the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya...

List of Innovations in Indian Higher Education

Innovation and upgradation of infrastructure in higher education institutions is an on-going endeavour and the Central Government is making a constant effort in this...

Swasth Saarthi Abhiyaan Launched

Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Minister for Petroleum and Natural...

National Filaria Control Programme

National Filaria Control Programme (NFCP), Launched in 1955 has operational, training and research components. The strategies include: a) Vector Control b) Detection and treatment of filarial...

Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme Approved

Government of India has approved a new scheme namely, Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra for 2017-18 upto 2019-20 to empower rural women through community...

First Batch of 20 Smart Cities Launched

The Government announced the 20 winners of the Smart City Challenge competition for financing during this financial year. Each top ranking city form these left...

Rehabilitation of Bonded Labour Scheme

Bonded Labour System has been abolished by law throughout the country with effect from 25th October, 1975 under the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Ordinance...

Package for Employment in Leather Sector Approved

The government of India has approved the special package for employment generation in leather and footwear sector. The package involves implementation of Central Sector...

Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana Closed

The Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Surakhsha Yojana did not get an encouraging response from Indian emigrant workers for a variety of reasons including its voluntary...

Krishi Innovation Science Application Network

As a part of the Government’s focus on the development of programmes that aim to directly and positively impact people’s lives rapidly, the Ministry...

‘COMMIT’ New Training Programme Launched

The Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh launched a new training programme Comprehensive Online Modified Modules on Induction...

Multimodal Terminal Under Jal Marg Vikas Project

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has received a commitment for transport of 5.92 million tons (MTs) of cargo volume per annum through...

Tribal Health Care Project

The Tribal Health Care Research Program (THCRP) was started by the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), an autonomous organization under Central...

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana: Main Components

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) was launched during the year 2015-16, with an aim to enhance physical access of water on farm and...

Bharatmala Pariyojana in News

Bharatmala is a name given to ambitious road and highways project of Modi Government. The total investment for the Bharatmala plan is estimated at...

‘Mission Satyanishtha’ Launched

The Indian Railways launched “Mission Satyanishtha” recently. “Mission Satyanishtha”, an example of maintaining ethics in public governance was launched in 2018. It aims at sensitizing...

Atmosphere and Climate Research Modelling Observing Systems

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved continuation of the nine sub-schemes of the umbrella...

Ganga Gram Yojana: Main Features Explained

Government has started an initiative called “Ganga Gram” under Namami Gange Programme. Under this, the villages will be developed as model villages by developing...

Smart Ganga City Scheme Launched

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti and Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu launched Smart Ganga City Scheme...

Project Mausam of Ministry of Culture

Project ‘Mausam’ is the initiative of Ministry of Culture to be implemented by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) as the nodal agency with...

Nirbhaya Fund: How Government is Utilising it ?

The Ministry of Finance, Government of India had set up a dedicated fund called Nirbhaya Fund in 2013, for implementation of initiatives aimed at...

‘Mera Aspataal’ Initiative Launched

Mr. J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the “Mera Aspataal / My Hospital” initiative at the third National Summit...

“Sankalp Se Sidhi” Program in News

“Sankalp Se Sidhi” program is being organized across the country to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Quit India Movement. The Central Government is making efforts...

Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram

Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram was launched in 2014 with Peer Education Programme as one of the component. Under this, Peer Educators are selected and trained...

Government Launches ‘Vatsalya-Maatri Amrit Kosh’

Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) inaugurated the ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’, a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre at the Lady...

National Health Mission: Latest Developments

The National Health Mission (NHM) aims for attainment of universal access to equitable, affordable and quality health care services, accountable and responsive to people’s...

Continuation of NLCPR and NESIDS Schemes Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of the existing Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) scheme with funding pattern of 90:10 till...

Trade Related Entrepreneurship Development Assistance Scheme

Trade Related Entrepreneurship Development Assistance Scheme (TREAD) envisages economic empowerment of women. There is a provision of Govt of India Grant upto 30% of Loan/credit...

Nai Manzil Scheme: Latest Development

The Ministry of Minority Affairs has targeted to cover 70 thousand minority school drop outs under the Nai Manzil scheme during 2016-17. For this the...

Deendayal Upadhayaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) announced the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) Antyodaya Diwas, on 25th September 2014. DDU-GKY is a part...

Bharat Bill Payment System Launched

National Payments Corporation of India has launched the pilot project for Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) with 26 Bharat Bill Payment Operating Units. BBPS is...

Policy Initiatives in Food Processing Sector

YEAR : 2014-15 Initiatives Impact Creation of a Special Fund of Rs. 2000 crore in NABARD Availability of affordable credit to Mega Food Parks and food processing units...

Targeted Public Distribution System: What How and Why?

Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) is operated under the joint responsibility of the Central and the State/Union Territory (UT) Governments. Central Government is responsible for...

Tamil Nadu Leads in Poverty Alleviation Programmes

Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Chattisgarh are ahead of other States in addressing urban poverty during the last three years...

Biodesign Programme to Develop Medical Devices

The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, has implemented Biodesign programme with the aim to develop innovative and affordable medical devices as...

Scheme VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research)

The Union Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India has initiated a novel scheme VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research), Faculty Scheme of Science...

System of Direct Transfer of Fertilizer Subsidy

The Government has decided to introduce Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system for fertilizer subsidy payments. Under the proposed system, 100% subsidy on various fertilizer grades...

Integrated Health Information Platform

A scheme to set up an ‘Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) to create the Electronic Health Records (EHRs) of citizens and to be made...

Steel Research and Technology Mission of India

Ministry of Steel is facilitating an Industry driven institutional mechanism namely Steel Research & Technology Mission of India (SRTMI), to facilitate joint collaborative research...

‘Clean Street Food ‘ Project Launched

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare J P Nadda launched Project ‘Clean Street Food’ in Delhi. As part of Project Clean Street Food, FSSAI...

India Consensus Project

NITI Aayog has been engaging with State Governments to evolve a shared vision of national development and strategies from time to time to share...

‘Shakti’ Scheme for Koyala Transparently in India

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has introduced new More Transparent Coal Allocation Policy for Power Sector and 2017 SHAKTI (Scheme for Harnessing and...

National Action Plan for Children Released

National Action Plan for Children, 2016 (NPAC) was launched on the occasion of National Girl Child Day (24 Jan) in New Delhi. The NPAC has...

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras

Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Ananthkumar launched the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) in the country. The workshop was also...

Bharat Net Project in News

The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has increased the Budget of BharatNet project to ₹10,000 crore for 2017-18, up from ₹6,000 crore and said high-speed...

Social Security Schemes for Workers in Informal Sector

In order to provide social security benefits to the workers in the unorganised sector, the Government has enacted the Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act,...

Dashboard on Foreign Trade Data Launched

Commerce & Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman launched a new enhanced Dashboard on Foreign Trade Data. Its objective is to provide easy access to the...

Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing a scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure with the objective of preventing post-harvest...

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana Implementation

Prime Minister launched the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) on 11th October, 2014. This was aimed at improving the wellbeing of selected Gram Panchayats...

Recent Initiatives in Education Sector

The Government of India is currently implementing the Centrally Sponsored Schemes of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) and Mid-Day Meal (MDM) for the universalization of...

‘e-Krishi Samvad’ Interface Launched

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh launched e-Krishi Samvad, an online interface, which will provide direct and effective solutions to the...

E-Cinepramaan Launched

Information & Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu launched the online film certification system, 'e-cinepramaan', with an aim to censor corruption and promote clean cinema. The...

Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme Launched

Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES). The Scheme is focussed on addressing the needs of the exporters....

NITI Aayog 3 Year Action Plan in News

The Niti Aayog is gearing up to launch the three-year action plan from April 2017. The 12th five years plan is coming to an...

Soil Health Card Scheme: Achievements

Soil Health Card, a revolutionary scheme, was initiated for farmers. It has helped in increasing the productivity and reduced the cost of production. Prime Minister...

Sagarmala Project of India

Sagar Mala project is a strategic and customer-oriented initiative of the Government of India to modernize India's Ports so that port-led development can be...

Scheme for Development of Vulnerable Tribal Groups

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is implementing the “Scheme of Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups(PVTGs)” which aims at planning their socio-economic development in...

Complete Details of Indian Weather Forecast System

India Meteorological Department (IMD) operates a dedicated weather and climate monitoring, detection and warning services useful for various sectors of economy. Monsoon prediction and the...

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme: Latest Amendment

The Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), had notified Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS), 2016 vide...

Above 5000 MW Solar Projects Okayed

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister has given its approval for setting up over 5,000 MW of Grid-Connected Solar...

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems Project

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for...

Income Declaration Scheme 2016: FAQs

The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 (the Scheme) provides an opportunity to persons who have not paid full taxes in the past to come forward...

Jal Marg Vikas Project in News

The Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) is being implemented with the technical and investment support of the World Bank to strengthen the navigation capacity...

National Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is an important concern for the public health authorities at global level. However, in developing countries like India, recent hospital and some...

Swadesh Darshan Scheme

The “1st Meeting of National Committee on Ramayan Circuit and National Committee on Krishna Circuit” under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism held...

National Supercomputing Mission

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in 2015 has approved the launch of the National Supercomputing Mission. This is a visionary program to enable India...

Street Lighting National Programme: Latest Update

Prime Minister Naremdra Modi, has launched the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) on 5thJanuary, 2015 to attain significant savings by promoting LED based lighting. The...

National Centres of Ageing Setup

Government of India has approved establishment of two National Centres of Ageing one each at: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, Madras Medical...

Initiative ‘Vidyanjali’ Launched

Inspired from Prime Minister’s vision to inculcate reading habits among children and create a reading culture at school and community level, Union HRD Minister...

Mission Fingerling to Achieve Blue Revolution

Recognizing the potential and possibilities in the fisheries sector, Government of India has envisaged a program named ‘’Blue Revolution’’ to unlock the country’s latent...

Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh

Ministry of Railways have planned an investment of ₹ 8.56 lakh crore over five years ( 2015-2019) as indicated in the Rail Budget 2015-2016. Under...

Features of Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme

The Government of India has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds. The Bonds will be issued in multiple tranches subject to the overall borrowing...

About Rashtriya Gokul Mission

Under Rashtriya Gokul Mission, all the bull mother farms available with State Governments and State Implementing Agencies/ State Livestock Development Boards are covered for...

National Mission on Electric Mobility

With a view to promote electric mobility in the country, the Government of India approved the National Mission on Electric Mobility (NMEM) in 2011...

Solar Parks Capacity Enhanced to 40,000 MW

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the enhancement of capacity from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW of the Scheme for Development of Solar...

Skill Development Initiatives Taken by Government

Skill Development Ministry MSDE has an enormous skilling challenge at hand and in the year 2016 thrust was on skilling at scale, speed and...

New Central Scheme ‘SAMPADA’ Launched

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Modi has given its approval for re-structuring the schemes of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries...

TV Channel DigiShala Launched

In a move to promote cashless transactions in India, the union government has started a television channel called 'DigiShala', a Doordarshan free to DTH channel. DigiShala...

Scheme for Promotion of Rural Housing Launched

The Union Cabinet of Narendra Modi has approved a new scheme for promotion of Rural Housing in the country. The Government would provide interest subsidy...

Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative Launched

The Union Health Minister launched “LaQshya| लक्ष्य’’ - Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative, a Safe Delivery Mobile Application for health workers who manage normal...

National Livestock Mission Achievements

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh presided over the second General Council meeting of the National Livestock Mission (NLM). Department of...

National Water Quality Sub Mission on Arsenic and Fluoride

Arsenic contamination in groundwater in the Ganga- Brahmaputra fluvial plains in India and Padma-Meghna fluvial plains in Bangladesh and its consequences to the human...

‘DIGIVAARTA’ Launched

DigiVaarta was launched in Delhi with the express intention of spreading awareness on DigiDhan, and also to spread popularity of BHIM’s barcode-based merchant payment...

Merger of 8 Schemes Related to Youth Affairs

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has revised/restructured a number of schemes related to youth affairs, with effect from 01.04.2016, as follows: S. No. Names...

Indira Awaas Yojana to Expire in 2017

Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) is set for a final burial in March 2017. The Union rural development ministry has told states that under-construction houses under...

New Initiatives by Ministry of Textiles

Union Minister of Textiles Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani launched following initiatives of the Ministry of Textiles in New Delhi. JUTE-SMART,an e-Governance Initiative is a Smart...

Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana

The Union Cabinet has approved closure of the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana (MGPSY) which was set up in 2012 to address the social...

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the renaming of the new Central Sector Scheme - SAMPADA (Scheme...