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...

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Scheme

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Scheme was launched in the year 2016 to promote agricultural education under which 100 centres are being opened...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities

Ministry of Culture has following four Missions. 1. National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities 2. National Mission on Manuscripts 3. National Mission on Libraries 4. Gandhi Heritage Sites...

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...

List of Schemes for Empowerment of Youth

Ministry for Youth Affairs and Sports has restructured youth affairs related schemes, with effect from 01.04.2016, as follows: S. No. Names of Schemes (Before Restructuring) Names of Schemes (After...

List of Schemes for Minorities Children

The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements nine Schemes throughout the country (including the rural areas), for educational empowerment of six notified minority communities namely...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Universal Account Number to Construction Workers

The Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, 1996, provides levy and collection of cess at such rate not exceeding two per cent...

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,...

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...

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...

Antibiotic Resistance in India: Latest Developments

There has been an increase in the antibiotic resistance in the past few years. There are many publications from various institutions in India showing...

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...

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...

Education Quality Improvement Programme

A Financing Agreement for IDA credit of US$201.50 million (equivalent) for the “Third Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP III)” was signed with the...

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...

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...

Action Plan to Eliminate Kala-Azar and Filariasis

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley while presenting the General Budget 2017-18 in Parliament informed that the Government has prepared...

Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley while presenting the General Budget 2017-18 in Parliament informed that the Government proposes to...

Latest Initiatives to Provide Affordable Housing to People

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has given ex-post facto approval to the proposals for: (i) Extension of tenure of loans under the...

Initiative To Harness Potential of Cane and Bamboo

TheNorth Eastern Council (NEC) and the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)in Shillong, to harness the hidden potential...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana Announced

The Union Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its post-facto approval for launching of Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 (VPBY 2017). It...

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...

Government e-Marketplace: Top Features and Benefits

Public procurement forms a very important part of Government activity and reform in Public Procurement is one of the top priorities of the present...

Programme to Control Common Non-Communicable Diseases

Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) which are Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) such as heart attacks and stroke, Diabetes, Chronic Respiratory Diseases (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases and Asthma)...

Railway Mission 41k Launched

Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu unveiled Mission 41k during the Roundtable Discussion with External Stakeholders on Energy Initiatives of Indian Railways. Ministry of Railways...

‘SEZ India’ App Launched by Government

A Mobile app named “SEZ India” has been launched by the Commerce Ministry. SEZ Division, Department of Commerce under its e-Governance initiative i.e. SEZ Online...

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...

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...

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...

Maternity Benefit Programme Expanded

Ministry of Women and Child Development, in accordance with the provisions of Section 4(b) of National Food Security Act, formulated a scheme for pregnant...

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...

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...

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...

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...

List of Initiatives Taken in Agriculture Sector

Following are the main highlights of the activities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in 30 months:- 1. PRADHAN MANTRI FASAL BIMA YOJANA: About...

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...

Developments in Bio Technology Sector of India

Global Biotechnology Summit on “Destination India” A two day Global Biotechnology Summit on “Destination India” held on 5th & 6th February 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan,...

Road Connectivity Project for Extremism Affected Areas

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Modi, has approved a Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely "Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing...

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...

Major Initiatives in Roads and Highways Sector

The year 2016 has been a significant one for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, when road safety emerged as the central theme...

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...

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...

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...

New Good Governance Initiatives Launched

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh on ‘Good Governance Day’ launched six major initiatives...

Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana

The Government of India seeks to promote digital payment methods to encourage consumers and merchants to increasingly shift to these payment modes. To take...

Project Smile for Children with Disabilities

The Delhi government has launched “Project Smile” for children with learning disabilities to provide specialised assistance. The project will start by testing 35,000 children for...

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)...

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...

Youth Affairs Initiatives by Government

To manage youth affairs in India, Government has separate Ministry for Youth Affairs. It implements various initiatives for youth affairs in the country. The Scheme...

Renewable Energy in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has taken several steps to fructify Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of clean energy. The largest...

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...

Lucky Grahak Yojana Launched

The government has announced Lucky Grahak Yojana to encourage consumers and Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana to encourage merchants for transition to digital payments. National Payment...

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 Resource Centre for Tribal Livelihood

Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with UNDP and National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC) has launched “Vanjeevan” the National Resource...

100 Million for 100 Million Campaign

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee marked his 81st birthday by launching a ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ Campaign organized by the Kailash Satyarthi...

‘Digi Dhan’ Campaign Launched

The Ministry of Electronics and IT has started a new campaign to promote cashless transactions. The campaign called Digi Dhan Abhiyan will enable every citizen,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

System of Online Prescription in India

Following steps have been taken to improve the system of online prescription system in India: i. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare notified the Electronic...

Administrative Reforms Implemented by Government

Several administrative reforms are implemented by the Government post 2014 to make administrative process efficient, transparent and accountable. Some of the major reforms are...

List of Solar Power Schemes in India

Government has formulated an Integrated Energy Policy (IEP) document gives a roadmap to develop energy supply options and increased exploitation of renewable energy sources. In...

List of Projects Under Digital India

The Government of India is implementing the ‘Digital India’ programme with the vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. Digital...

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...

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...

Funding Pattern of Central Schemes

Presently, as per the rationalized Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) approved by the Government of India, the Centre and State funding pattern to different States...

Clean Consumer Fora and Clean Market Scheme

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, emphasis is being given for setting up of permanent mechanism through new programmes or schemes for sustainability of Swachhta. In...

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...

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...

National Digital Library Project Phase-I

The Ministry of Human Resource Development under National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) initiated the National Digital Library (NDL) Pilot...

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...

Scheme for Village Tourism in India

The Ministry of Tourism has launched Swadesh Darshan Scheme in 2014-15 for Integrated Development of Theme-Based Tourist Circuits in the country. Rural Circuit is one...

Cultural Heritage Youth Leadership Programme

The Ministry of Culture had mooted a project proposal titled “Cultural Heritage Youth Leadership Programme (CHYP)”. This scheme envisaged enriching awareness of Indian culture and...

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...

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana

A new Scheme “Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana” has been announced in the Budget for 2016-17 with the objective of promoting employment generation and...

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan

The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan has been launched by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India to provide fixed-day...

National Career Service Project

The Employment Exchanges are managed by the State Governments while the Central Government lays down policies and guidelines. The Ministry is implementing the National Career...

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,...

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...

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 Yuva Yojana

On the 2nd Foundation Day of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy launched...

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...

Government Launches Mission Madhumeh

Government has launched Mission Madhumeh. The First ever National Ayurveda Day is being celebrated throughout the country on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti . A...

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...

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...