Hybrid Annuity Model for Highways Approved

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the Hybrid Annuity Model as...

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...

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...

Digital Payments Security Alliance Launched

Google and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Thursday announced a ‘Digital Payment Security Alliance’ initiative that aims to create community...

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan: Latest Information

The Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) has been designated as the vehicle for implementing the provisions of the Right of Children...

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...

‘Sakhi’ One Stop Centres to Support Women

The Minister of Women and Child Development inaugurated a National Workshop on Role of Sakhi One Stop Centres in Strengthening Multi Sectoral Response to...

515cr for Sagar Port Project Approved

The Central Government has given in principle approval to a grant of Rs. 515 crores to make the development of the proposed Sagar Port...

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...

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...

India Hypertension Management Initiative: Full Features

Government has launched the India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI). The IHMI aims to reduce disability and death related to cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading...

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...

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...

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...

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...

National Deworming Initiative Launched

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare launched the National Deworming Day on 10 February at a function in Hyderabad. Minister stated that India shall...

Agreement on Pradhan Mantri YUVA Scheme

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (SDE) and Wadhwani Operating Foundation (WOF) signed two Agreements for effectuating an earlier understanding of jointly developing...

e-PRAN Card Launched for Atal Pension Yojana

With a view to digitally empower the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) subscribers and improve the quality of service, the facility of online viewing of...

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...

Main Features of Gold Coin and Bullion Scheme

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the three Gold related Schemes i.e. Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS), Gold Sovereign Bond Scheme and the Gold Coin...

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Outcomes and Announcements Made

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated every year on 8th and 9th January to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the...

Amritsar Tops the List of 27 Smart Cities

The Golden Temple city of Amritsar topped the list of 27 new smart cities announced by the Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu. Eight other...

Indian Culture: Latest Initiatives by Government

Ministry of Culture’s mandate revolves around the functions like preservation and conservation of Ancient Cultural Heritage and promotion of Art and Culture both Tangible...

Rubber Soil Information System Launched

Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched Rubber Soil Information System (RubSIS). It is an online system for recommending application of appropriate mix of fertilizers...

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...

National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India

In the year of commemoration of the birth centenary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay, who hailed from Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh, the Ministry...

National Health Protection Scheme

National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) will be launched from April 1, is likely to provide insurance cover to 70 per cent of the population. By this...

NIDHI Aapke Nikat Programme

Nidhi Aapke Niakat is a public outreach programme. It is held on the 10th of every month in all the 122 field offices of...

Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Programme

The ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ programme, aims to actively enhance interaction between people of diverse cultures living in different States and UTs in India,...

Biggest School Sports Programme ‘Mission XI Million’ Launched

Mission XI Million, the biggest school sport outreach programme was launched by the Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel...

‘Ujjawala’ Scheme: Latest Information

The scheme ‘Ujjawala’ was launched on 4th December, 2007 by the Ministry of Women & Child Development. The scheme has specific components for Prevention of...

13,469 Villages Have Been Electrified in India

Union Minister of State for Power Piyush Goyal on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) informed that, out of the 18,452 un-electrified census villages in...

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana: Implementation

The Union Minister for Rural Development reviewed the progress of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, PMGSY and directed the senior state officials to speed...

Scheme to Promote Women Entrepreneurs

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) is operating a scheme titled “Trade Related Entrepreneurship Assistance and Development (TREAD)” to promote women entrepreneurs. The...

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...

Collaboration of Smart Cities and AMRUT Cities

In a major initiative, railway stations and adjoining areas will be redeveloped on Smart City lines for enhancing passenger amenities, easy access to stations,...

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...

Initiatives Taken for Workers Welfare in India

The Government of India is following the approach of ‘Reform to Transform’ through far-reaching structural reforms. Employment Generation is the first priority for the...

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...

‘Pashu Sanjivni’ Programme of Government

Pashu Sanjivni component under National Mission on Bovine Productivity scheme was initiated by the Government in November 2016. 88 million milk producing animals out of...

Steps Taken for Development of Sericulture

Government through Central Silk Board (CSB) had implemented a Centrally Sponsored Scheme viz. ‘Catalytic Development Programme’(CDP) in various states during XII Plan period (upto...

World’s Largest Station Redevelopment Program

The 400 stations to be redeveloped will provide amenities and services to the passengers in line with best in class railway stations. The stations...

Swadesh Darshan Scheme: Ramayana and Krishna Circuits

Indian Government had launched a tourist based scheme in 2015 to attract more tourists in the country. Swadesh Darshan Scheme is based on the some...

Collaborative Mission for Development for Bio-Pharmaceuticals

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for accelerating discovery research to early development for biopharmaceuticals -...

Automotive Mission Plan 2026: Main Features

Automotive Mission Plan 2026 has been finalized jointly by the Government of India and Indian Automotive Industry. The objective of the Automotive Mission Plan...

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...

Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation Project Launched

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a plaque to launch the Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation (SAUNI) Project at Sanosara in Gujarat. The Prime Minister visited the...

Loan Schemes for Minorities in India

National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC), a Central Public Sector Enterprise under this Ministry provides concessional loans to minorities for self-employment and income...

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan

The Union Cabinet has approved 'Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan' (PMGDISHA) to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate. The outlay for this project...

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...

Service Exports from India Scheme

On announcement of Foreign Trade Policy on 1 April, 2015, 4914 products at 8 digit Harmonised Codes (HS Codes) were covered under Merchandise Export...

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...

Web Portals on Weather and Power Launched

Piyush Goyal Union Minister for Power, launched Weather Portal for Power Sector in association with POSOCO and IMD. Day to day weather variations have an...

‘Mentor India Campaign’ of Niti Aayog

NITI Aayog has launched the 'Mentor India Campaign' a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor students at more...

Mission Parivar Vikas Launched

Mission Parivar Vikas is a new initiative conceived by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with a strategic focus on improving access through...

Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for a new skill development scheme covering the entire value chain of the textile sector...

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...

‘Priority States’ Under PM Ujjwala Yojana

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has decided to extend the benefits under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to the people of all Hilly States...

National Trade Facilitation Action Plan

The Finance Minister of India released the National Trade Facilitation Action Plan (NTFAP). With the release of this Action Plan India look forward to ensuring...

Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-East

The Minister of State (IC) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan released the Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for north-east India, outlining steps to...

India BPO Promotion Scheme: Latest Facts

Digital India program was launched by the Government to ensure digital service delivery to the common people as well as to create new opportunities...

Performance of States Under PM Awas Yojana (Urban)

Gujarat is far ahead of other States in construction of affordable houses for urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) launched by the...

National Academic Depository Established

The Union Cabinet has accorded its approval for establishment and operationalisation of a National Academic Depository (NAD). The decision aims at bringing another dimension...

“Skill for Life, Save a Life” Initiative Launched

Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare launched the ‘Skill for Life, Save a Life’ initiative. ‘Skills for Life, Save a...

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...

Initiatives Taken by Youth Affairs Ministry this Year

The major achievements of Department of Youth Affairs (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports) During 2017 are given below: Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS): NYKS, with...

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...

‘Tarang Sanchar’ for Mobile Towers Emission Compliances

The Minister of Communications launched 'Tarang Sanchar' a web portal for Information sharing on Mobile Towers and EMF Emission Compliances. The portal will empower common...

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...

Bharat QR code Launched

BharatQR code, the world's first interoperable payment acceptance solution, was launched as part of efforts to move towards less-cash economy at an "insignificant cost". Developed...

Important Facts About Dairy Development in India

Union Agriculture Minister on the occasion of National Milk Day on 26 November informed that since last 15 years, India continues to be the...

Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal Road Initiative

India has approved an $1.04-billion Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) road initiative project for constructing and upgrading 558 km of roads to link it with Bangladesh, Bhutan...

All About Urea Fertilizers in India

Availability of Urea Fertilizers in India Highest ever urea production of 245 LMT occurred in the country during 2015-16 (period April, 2015 to March, 2016)...

World’s Largest LED Street Lighting Programme

Union Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal dedicated the LED based Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP), currently running...

‘Tele-Law’ Portal for Legal Aid Launched

In its effort to make legal aid easily accessible to the marginalized communities and citizens living in rural areas, the Government of India has...

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...

Features of Swasthya Raksha Programme

Swasthya Rakshan Program has been initiated through Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Central...

Operation Muskaan – II

Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Ministry of Railways is continuing its efforts of rescuing of children under the Campaign “Operation Muskaan-II” launched by Union...

Maternity Benefit Program Extended to All Districts

The Union Cabinet has approved the Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program which now has been extended to all districts of the country w.e.f. 01.01.2017. The...

The Resource Efficiency Strategy for India Released

Using the resources efficiently to produce more while utilizing less has been one of the tested and trusted ways for a sustainable future. It...

Programme ‘Innovate in India (i3)’ Launched

In a bid to create a globally competitive biopharmaceutical industry that addresses the country’s major concerns around barriers to affordable healthcare, 'Innovate in India...

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...

List of Initiatives for Development of North-East India

Following are the major highlights of the activities and initiatives taken by the Government of India for the development of Northeast India during the year...

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...

Jute-ICARE Initiative of Government

Improved Cultivation and Advanced Retting Exercise for Jute (Jute – ICARE) was launched to popularize/introduce some of the better agronomic practices and recently developed...

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...

Steps Taken for Welfare of Jute Workers

In order to assess the living conditions of jute workers, a study on the Socio-Economic Conditions of Jute Mill Workers was conducted in 2015-16...

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...

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...

‘Project Energia’ Launched

INTERPOL and World Andi-Doping Agency (WADA) has launched a joint Project Energia to combat doping abuse in sports. Project Energia will focus on substances used...

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...

PM Launches Start-up India Movement

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, launched the Start-up India initiative in New Delhi. The Prime Minister visited a virtual exhibition and interacted with Start-up...

“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...

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...

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...

Electropreneur Park Inaugurated in Delhi

Electropreneur Park has been set-up at University of Delhi, South Campus to incubate 50 early stage start-ups and create atleast 5 global companies over...

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana: Performance

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) is being implemented across the country, particularly, in States having historical deficit of rural roads (Assam, West Bengal,...

Health Minister Launched 4 Initiatives

Mr. J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has launched the four mobile health (mHealth) services – Kilkari, Mobile Academy, M-Cessation...

National Mission on Bioeconomy

National Mission on Bioeconomy was launched in Shillong by the Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) under the Ministry of Science and Technology. The...

National Dialysis Services Programme

In the Union Budget, 2016-17, the Union Government announced a new Programme, namely, the National Dialysis Program through Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode under...