Sugamaya Pustakalaya – for Persons with Disabilities

“Sugamaya Pustakalaya” is an online platform that makes accessible content available to print-disabled people. The library houses publications across diverse subjects and languages and multiple...

Deen Dayal Divyangjan Sahajya Scheme Launched

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has launched Deen Dayal Divyangjan Sahajya Scheme to coincide with the International Day of Persons with...

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...

Char Dham Highway Development Programme

To make Char Dham pilgrimage safe and convenient, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of 900 kilometre long Char Dham Highway Development...

GARV-II App To Monitor Electrification

To ensure transparency in implementation of rural electrification programme, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal launched a new app, GARV-II in New Delhi, to provide...

Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme for Middle Income Groups

The window of fulfilling the aspiration of owning a pucca house for the tax paying large middle class population, announced by Prime Minister Narendra...

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...

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....

Integrated Bio Energy Mission

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy aims to launch an Integrated Bio Energy Mission with an estimated outlay of Rs. 10,000 crore from...

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...

‘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...

Latest Initiatives in Health Sector

Top 19 Health Sector Initiatives by Government: Health sector in India is the responsibility of state governments. The Constitution of India makes health in India...

Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan

The Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan for the North-Eastern Region (NER) was approved in year 2014. The proposal entails an estimated expenditure of Rs. 5,336.18 crore...

‘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...

CSCs to Launch Skill Training Programmes

People in rural areas can soon approach Common Service Centres for training in various employment-oriented skills. CSC e-Governance Services is all set to roll out...

Pradhanmantri Grameen Awas Yojana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Pradhanmantri Grameen Awas Yojna, an ambitious housing scheme meant for rural poor in Agra. Under this scheme, the...

Quality Mark Award Scheme for Dairy Cooperatives

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has supported the National Dairy Development Board(NDDB) developed initiative of “Quality Mark” Award Scheme for dairy...

Program “SATH” Launched by Government

NITI Aayog has launched 'SATH', a program providing ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital’ with the State Governments. The vision of the program is to...

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...

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...

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...

Railway Diamond Quadrilateral Network

The Diamond Quadrilateral is a project of the Indian railways to establish high speed rail network in India. This quadrilateral will connect the four...

Char Dham Highway Project in News

The Government has decided to upgrade highway connectivity to two lane with paved shoulders to Chardham through old National Highways no. 58, 94, 108...

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 Mission for Manuscripts

India has the largest collection of Manuscripts as per the estimates. For documentation, conservation /preservation and digitization of Manuscripts project, National Mission for Manuscripts...

Payments Regulatory Board in News

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Budget 2017 proposed creation of a six-member Payments Regulatory Board in the RBI, by replacing the existing Board for...

‘Inclusive India Initiative’ Launched

The National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in collaboration with key partners organised the conference “Inclusive India Initiative: Towards an Inclusive...

Swachh Iconic Places Initiative

The second quarterly review meeting on the Swachh Iconic Places (SIP), an initiative of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation under Swachh Bharat Mission,...

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,...

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...

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...

Indradhanush 2.0: What, How and Why ?

Government plans 'Indradhanush 2.0', a comprehensive plan for recapitalisation of public sector lenders, to make sure they remain solvent and fully comply with the...

‘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...

‘National Coastal Mission’ in News

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is embarking on a new National Coastal Mission. With this objective in view, Environment Minister has dedicated...

India to Eliminate Measles and Rubella by 2020

Accelerating efforts to eliminate measles and control rubella, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, convened a meeting of an Expert Advisory Group to...

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...

‘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...

List of Schemes for Women Belonging to Minorities

Apart from other schemes which are available to all, including women, Ministry of Minority Affairs implements three specific schemes for women as below:- (1)    “Nai...

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...

Project Green Port Started

The Ministry of Shipping has started ‘Project Green Ports’ which will help in making the Major Ports across India cleaner and greener. ‘Project Green Ports’...

National Rurban Mission Launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious ‘National Rurban Mission’ for developing 300 villages across the country as urban growth centres. Mission was launched...

Regional Air Connectivity Scheme: 128 Routes Awarded

Union Government started the Regional Air Connectivity Scheme (RCS) by awarding 128 regional routes to five airlines — Alliance Air, SpiceJet, Turbo Megha, Air...

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...

“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...

National Urban Housing Fund Created

The Indian Cabinet has recently given the approval for creation of National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF). This Rs 60,000 crore National Urban Housing Fund...

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...

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...

Project ‘SAKSHAM’ Approved

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, approved ‘Project SAKSHAM’, a New Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of the Central Board of Excise and Customs...

Digital MSME Scheme Launched

Union Minister for MSME Shri Kalraj Mishra launched ‘Digital MSME Scheme’ and handed over three Memorandums of Understandings to SAP India, Intel and HMT...

Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana

At present, there is no scheme of Government of India that provides compensation in respect of Indian nationals dying abroad. However, there is a mandatory...

Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North East

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has formulated the Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North East (SARDP-NE) for North Eastern Region and Sikkim. The...

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...

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana

‘Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana’ is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, to provide...

2508 Cities Selected Under PM Awas Yojana

As on April 25 2016, a total of 2,508 cities of 26 States have been identified as selected for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana—Housing for...

Digital Police Portal Under CCTNS Project

The Union Home Minister has launched Digital Police Portal under the CCTNS project. The Digital Police Portal will enable citizens to register FIRs online and the...

‘Udyam Abhilasha’ Programme

On the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 02, 2018, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) had launched a National...

Schemes for Pregnant Women and Children

The Government of India has implemented various schemes for pregnant women and children in the country and the same are placed below: Janani Suraksha Yojana...

Recent Steps Taken for Welfare of Farmers

Government of India is according high priority for welfare of the farmers and is implementing several farmers’ welfare schemes to revitalize agriculture sector and...

Top 10 Features of PRASAD Scheme of Government

PRASAD Scheme was launched in 2014-15. Twelve cities namely Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), Gaya(Bihar), Dwaraka(Gujarat), Amritsar(Punjab), Ajmer(Rajasthan), Kanchipuram(Tamil Nadu), Vellankani(Tamil Nadu), Puri(Odisha), Varanasi(Uttar Prasesh), Mathura(Uttar...

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...

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...

Swadesh Darshan Scheme Expanded

The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) for the Swadesh Darshan Scheme in Ministry of Tourism has approved projects to the tune of Rs....

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...

Rural Self Employment and Training Institutes

As part of multi-pronged strategy to address rural poverty, Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) is undertaking two initiatives in skill development under the National...

AYUSH Systems of Medicine: Latest Developments

The Ministry of AYUSH made a number of important strides in the year 2016 to strengthen and popularise the alternative systems of medicine. Only...

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...

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...

Latest Initiatives in Railway Sector

Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched the following Initiatives:- 1. RAIL CLOUD PROJECT. 2. NIVARAN-Grievance Portal (First IT Application on Rail Cloud). 3. Cashless treatment Scheme...

‘PARYATAN PARV’ of Tourism Ministry

‘Paryatan Parv’ of the Ministry of Tourism was held across the across the country. The Parv was inaugurated at the Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi. The...

Rashtrapati Bhavan In-Residence Programme

Artists Shri Subodh Gupta and Smt. Bharti Kher will commence their stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan as Artists In-Residence tomorrow (March 2, 2017). They will...

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...

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...

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...

”SANKALP’ and ‘STRIVE’ Schemes Launched

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Modi, has approved two new World Bank supported schemes of Rs. 6,655 crore...

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...

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...

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna

Government has notified changes to income tax law for the new black money disclosure scheme i.e 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana'. Money received under this...

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...

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...

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana

Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers Ananthkumar informed that the scheme 'Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)' is creating a Silent Revolution in achieving...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Muslim Outreach Programme Launched

The Central government has launched its Muslim outreach programme. The launch of the outreach programme from this Muslim- dominated area comes days after Prime Minister...

Mahila Coir Yojana

The Coir Board is implementing Mahila Coir Yojana (MCY) exclusively for empowering women in the country by giving training and distribution of coir processing...

Puducherry Joins Regional Connectivity Scheme

Civil Aviation Ministry, Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Puducherry government has signed a pact for the proposed regional connectivity scheme (RCS). Puducherry has formally agreed...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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 Film Heritage Mission

Mr. Ajay Mittal, Secretary, Information and Broadcasting Ministry launched the Film Condition Assessment, which is the first phase of implementation of National Film Heritage...

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...

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...

Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project

Central Water Commission (CWC) has signed MoUs with NIT Calicut and NIT Rourkela to support dam rehabilitation efforts of various implementing agencies and CWC. Ministry...

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...

National Initiative for Developing & Harnessing Innovations

The Department of Science & Technology has launched a new programme ‘National Initiative for Developing & Harnessing Innovations (NIDHI)’ which covers the entire value...

‘Paryatan Parv – Dekho Apna Desh’

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in collaboration with other Central Ministries and State Governments has organized a “Paryatan Parv” across the country...

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...