New Initiatives of the Government

SWACHH BHARAT MISSION The Prime Minister launched Swachh Bharat Mission on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October, 2014. The programme is to...

Youth Affairs and Sports

In India, the population below the age of 35 years is about 70% of the total population. (Demographic Dividend). The Ministry of Youth Affairs and...

Chapter on Welfare

The erstwhile Ministry of Welfare was formed in 1985 by transferring subjects relating to welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Minorities and Other Backward...

Water Resources

Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India is responsible for development, conservation and management of water as a national resource. India has 4% of water...

Chapter on Transport

RAILWAYS From a very modest beginning in 1853, when the first train steamed off from Mumbai to Thane, a distance of 34 km, the...

Scientific and Technological Developments

The new Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy unveiled in 2013 by then PM includes a thrust for innovations in science and technology sector. Science,...

Rural and Urban Development

On 31st March, 1952, an organization known as Community Projects Administration was set up under the Planning Commission to administer the programmes relating to...

Planning in India

Planning in India derives its objectives and social premises from the Directive Principles of State Policy enshrined in the Constitution. The Planning Commission was set...

Mass Communication

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is divided into four wingse., the Information Wing, the Broadcasting Wing, the Films Wing and the Integrated Finance...

Labour and Employment

The Ministry of Labour & Employment is one of the oldest Ministries of the Government of India. The main responsibility of the Ministry is to...

Law and Justice

The Constitution of India guarantees, besides other rights, protection of life and personal liberty and provides adequate safeguards against the arbitrary deprivation thereof by...

Industry in India

The quest for industrial development started soon after independence in 1947. The Industrial Policy Resolution of 1948 defined the broad contours of the policy...

India and World

Important Points of this Chapter: President Hamid Karzai visited India in May 2013, December 2013 and May 2014. India also hosted a conference-cum-exihibition “Doing Buisness with...

Chapter on Housing

The Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (MOHUPA) is the apex authority of Government of India at the national level for formulation of...

Health and Family Welfare

The policy directions of the "Heath for All" declaration became the stated policy of Government of India with adoption of the National Health Policy...

Food and Civil Supplies

The Department of Food and Public Distribution is responsible for the management of the food economy of the nation. The total storage capacity available for...

Corporate Affairs

There were about 29,357 registered companies at work in 1957 and this number has increased to 800761 registered companies in March, 2013. The Ministry's name...

Chapter on Finance

The Ministry of Finance is responsible for administration of finances of the Government. It is concerned with all economic and financial matters affecting the...

Environment

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MQEFCC) is the nodal agency in the Central Government for overseeing the implementation of India's environment and...

Energy in India

Power development in India commenced at the end of the 19th century with the commissioning of electricity supply in Darjeeling during 1897, followed by...

Education in India

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has two Departments i.e. Department of School Education & Literacy Department of Higher Education The vision of the Department of School...

Defence

India’s landmass covers an area of 3.3 million square kilometers and is strategically located vis-a-vis both continental Asia and the Indian Ocean Region. Land...

Communications and Information Technology

Communications and Information Technology in the country is handled by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. The Ministry contains three departments namely: Department of...

Commerce

The basic role of the Department of Commerce is creation of an enabling environment and infrastructure for accelerated growth of exports. The Department formulates implements...

Basic Economic Data

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation came into existence as an Independent Ministry on 15th October, 1999 after the merger of the Department...

Culture and Tourism

LALIT KALA AKADEMI To promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, Government of India established Lalit Kala Akademi (National Akademi of Arts) at New...

Agriculture

Agriculture is the principal source of livelihood for more than 55% of the population of this country. Efforts have succeeded in achieving record production of...

The Polity

India comprises 29 States and 7 Union Territories. They are: Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and...

National Symbols

NATIONAL FLAG THE National flag is a horizontal tricolour of deep saffron (kesarin) at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the...

Land and The People

LAND AND THE PEOPLE "INDIA is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend...