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...

National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination

Union Minister of Health has launched the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (2017-22). The Strategic Plan gives year wise elimination targets in various parts...

SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister has given its approval for upgradation and widening of 65 kms of Imphal-Moreh...

Latest on PM Swasthya Suraksha Yojana

The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) was announced in 2003 with objectives of correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable/ reliable tertiary...

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...

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 IPR and Innovative India Launched

Taking forward the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy 2016, a ‘Scheme for IPR Awareness – Creative India; Innovative India’ has been launched by...

President of India Launched ‘SWAYAM’ Initiative

President of India Pranab Mukherjee launched the SWAYAM, the portal that takes high quality education to the doorstep of everyone. Along with this, he has...

Programme “JIGYASA” Launched

Jigyasa, a student- scientist connect programme was launched by the Indian government. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has joined hands with Kendriya Vidyalaya...

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,...

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...

‘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...

National Biopharma Mission Launched

The first ever Industry-Academia mission to accelerate biopharmaceutical development in India was formally launched by the Cabinet Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment,...

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...

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...

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...

Agriculture Reforms Schemes: Launch and Impact

1. PRADHAN MANTRI FASAL BIMA YOJANA: After through review of erstwhile scheme of Modified National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (MNAIS), the Government launched PMFBY in...

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...

New ‘Startup India Virtual Hub’ Launched

The Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the Startup India Virtual Hub. It is an online platform for all stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem...

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...

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...

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana in News

2383 Aids and Assisted Living Devices were distributed to 1266 Senior Citizens during a Camp on “RASHTRIYA VAYOSHRI YOJANA” of Ministry of Social Justice...

New Hill Area Development Programme for Northeast

Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Dr Jitendra Singh launched “Hill Area Development Programme” (HADP) for Northeast in Imphal (Manipur). The hilly areas...

‘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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

‘Adopt a Slum’ – A New Campaign Launched

Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports,  Vijay Goel announced “Adopt a Slum” - a new campaign to mark completion of three years of the...

List of Schemes Launched for Financial Inclusion

Government of India has launched various schemes for financial inclusion & social security for Indians. Following are the initiatives & programmes in this regard: 1....

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...

Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism for Solar Projects

Argentina, Burkina-Faso, Chad, France, India, Ivory Coast, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sénégal, Uganda and Yemen have jointly supported commissioning of a study to define...

Programme to Boost Indigenous Production of Mobiles

The Ministry of Electronics and IT has notified phased manufacturing programme to boost indigenous production of mobile phones by providing tax relief and other...

‘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...

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 -...

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...

Operation Clean Money Portal: Salient Features Explained

The Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley officially launched the Portal of Operation Clean Money (https://www.cleanmoney.gov.in) in New Delhi. The Operation Clean Money was initiated...

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Launched

J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare introduced the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) of the...

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...

Centrally Sponsored Schemes Reduced to 28

The government has reduced the number of centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) to 28 umbrella schemes from 66. Based on the recommendation of the sub-group 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...

‘SMARTGRAM’ Initiative of Rashtrapati Bhavan

The SMARTGRAM initiative of Rashtrapati Bhavan was inaugurated for five villages of Haryana i.e. Tajnagar, Dhaula, Alipur, Harchandpur and Rojka Meo by the President...

‘e-VIN’ Project of Health Ministry in News

Representatives from Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Nepal and Thailand paid visit to India to study the eVIN (electronic vaccine intelligence network) project of Indian Health Ministry. Members...

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...

‘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...

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,...

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...

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...

Scheme ‘SAMPADA’ for Food Processing

The government will soon launch a scheme ‘Scheme for Agro-Marine Produce Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters' (SAMPADA) for food processing sector to integrate...

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...

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...

‘BHIM-Aadhar’ Digital Payment Platform Launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the BHIM Aadhaar platform for merchants, Cash back and Referral bonus schemes for BHIM and declared about 75 townships...

Scheme ‘Gramin Krishi Mausam Seva’ in News

India Meteorological Department (IMD), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is implementing Agrometeorological Advisory Services (AAS) under the scheme “Gramin Krishi Mausam Seva (GKMS)” in...

Shodhganga Repository: Main Objectives and Features

The University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./ Ph.D Degrees), Regulation, 2016 mandates that after successful completion of the evaluation...

Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission

The Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana–National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) is making a difference to the lives and livelihoods of over 3.6 crore households from...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“Peace in the Home” Programme by Commonwealth

Commonwealth of Nations has conducted a number of programmes, most recently on 8th March 2017, on woman’s day they launched ‘Peace in the Home’...

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...

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...

Main Features of ‘Fame India Scheme’

Government of India has notified FAME India Scheme for implementation with effect from 1st April 2015, with the objective to support hybrid/electric vehicles...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

‘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...

Swadhar Greh Scheme: Latest Information

The Swadhar Greh Scheme is under implementation w.e.f. 01.01.2016 after merger of the two earlier schemes viz. Swadhar and Short Stay Home. Swadhar Greh...

Steps Taken to Strengthen and Promote Jute Sector

Government is implementing the following schemes and measures to support the jute manufacturing units and to strengthen the jute sector: (i) Under the Jute Packaging...

‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’: Salient Features

“Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana”, a ‘Scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category’ will be launched in District...

Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana: Latest Developments

Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) aims for integrated development of selected villages having more than 50% Scheduled Caste (SC) population through implementation of...

Steps Taken to Provide 24×7 Affordable Power For All

Union Ministry of Power has taken several measures to provide 24X7 affordable and environment friendly ‘Power for All’ by 2019. The measures inter-alia, include...

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...

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...

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...

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...

National Framework for Malaria Elimination

The aims of the National Framework for Malaria Elimination in India 2016-2030 are: 1. To Eliminate malaria (zero indigenous cases) throughout the entire country by...

Nai Udaan Scheme: Free Coaching to Minority Students

The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements Free Coaching and Allied Scheme under which freecoaching is given to the minority students through empanelled coaching institutions/...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Ornamental Fisheries Project: Main Features

Recognizing the potential and scope of ornamental fisheries, the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, has...

List of New Initiatives Under Family Planning Programme

Family Planning has been a key priority area of the Government and it has been vigorously pursued through the National Rural Health Mission launched...

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...

Jal Kranti Abhiyan: Main Features of This Scheme

Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti inaugurated a National conference on Jal Kranti Abhiyan in New Delhi. The conference...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban): Latest Developments

Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation approved construction of 90,095 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas...

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...

Rotavirus Vaccine Programme Extended

J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare announced the expansion of the Rotavirus vaccine under its Universal Immunization Programme in five...