Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Sadak Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Sadak Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Sadak Yojana is all set to be launched by the Ministry of Road Transport
and Highways. The scheme is basically an initiative to make the roads safer by eliminating the
dangerous spots on highways.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Sadak Yojana, the central government will eliminate dangerous
sites where accidents occur more frequently by using the better design and road engineering.
Government will also set up railings on hill roads running along deep gorges.
According to WHO, more than 231,000 people are killed in India in road accidents every year. The
government aims of halving this number by the year 2020. The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Sadak
Yojana is also a part of this initiative.

 

Vidyalakshmi Loan Scheme

Vidyalakshmi Loan Scheme

Ministry of HRD has decided to launch a new scheme named as Vidyalakshmi to assist IIT students in
getting loans to pay the fee.
Under the Vidyalakshmi scheme, the Ministry will help students in getting interest free loans from the
banks to pay their fee. The ministry has taken into consideration the launch of the scheme after
listening to the concerns and feedback of the IIT students.
The recent fee hike for IIT has proved to be difficult for the students in paying the fee. But the
announcement has brought back the smile on the face of IIT aspirants.
The fee was recently increased from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2 lakh per annum under Smriti Irini. However
SC, ST, the differently abled and economically backward sections were provided waivers. The fee
hike comes into effect from this academic year, when the new batch joins.
However, only the candidates whose family income is less than Rs. 9 Lakh per annum will be eligible
for getting loans under Vidyalakshmi scheme.

Mission Bhagiratha in Telangana

Mission Bhagiratha in Telangana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a massive 40,000-crore Telangana state water grid
‘Mission Bhagiratha’, during his maiden visit to Telangana. Mission Bhageeratha is the brain child of
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao to provide safe drinking water through a pipeline at
Komatibanda, Gajwel in Medak district.
With this, about 67 thousand households of the Gajwel Assembly constituency will get safe drinking
water through a pipeline. The Prime Minister will be dedicating 1200 MW Singareni Thermal power
plant to the nation besides laying a foundation stone for the NTPC 1600 MW power plant and revival
of Ramagundam Fertiliser Plant on the occasion.
The objective of the Mission Bhagiratha, according to the official website, “is to provide 100 liters of
clean drinking water per person in rural households and 150 liters per person in urban households.
This project aims to provide water to about 25,000 rural habitations and 67 urban habitations.” Reports
say that the deadline for water to reach these households is March 2018.

Railway Travel Insurance Scheme

Railway Travel Insurance Scheme

The railways launched a scheme allowing a person to get an insurance cover of upto Rs 10 lakh on
booking a train ticket online by paying less than one rupee.
A person booking a train ticket through the IRCTC website will be able to opt for travel insurance
cover for a premium of 92 paise only.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had in his budget speech, announced that the railways will provide
optional travel insurance for train journey at the time of booking.
The scheme offers travellers/nominees/legal heirs a compensation of Rs 10 lakh in the event of death
or total disabilty, Rs 7.5 lakh for partial disability, upto Rs 2 lakh for hospitalisation expenses and Rs
10,000 for transportation of mortal remains from the place of a train accident or where an untoward
incident, including terrorist attack, dacoity, rioting, shootout or arson, occurs.

Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan

Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan

The Prime Minister launched the “Gramoday se Bharat Uday” Abhiyan at a Public Meeting in Mhow.
The Prime Minister said it was his privilege to be in Mhow on this auspicious day. He recalled that Dr.
Ambedkar had fought against injustice in society. His was a fight for equality and dignity, the Prime
Minister said.
The Prime Minister said that the Gramoday to Bharat Uday Abhiyan from 14th to 24th April, 2016
would focus attention on the development work to be done in villages. He said this year’s Union
Budget is dedicated to farmers and villages. He said development initiatives should be focused
on rural development.

Vidyanjali Yojana

Vidyanjali Yojana

Vidyanjali Yojana is a School Volunteer Programme. Vidyanjali Scheme has initiated by the
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Department of School Education and Literacy to
enhance community and private sector involvement in Government-run primary schools across the
country under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). This program has been visualizing to bring together
people willing to volunteer their services at schools which need them. The volunteers will act as
mentors, confidantes, and communicators with students.

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan or Yojana is a new initiative of the Narendra Modi
Government launched on June 9, 2016. The scheme has been launched with the objective of boosting
the health care facilities for the pregnant women, especially the poor.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan, the pregnant ladies will be given free health
check-up and required treatment for free on 9th of every month. The scheme will be applicable for
pregnant women to avail in all Government hospitals across the country.
Objectives of Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan
Normally, when a women gets pregnant, she suffers from various kinds of diseases and health issues
such as blood pressure, high sugar and hormonal diseases. The scheme thus will provide free checkup
to the pregnant women assuring their good health and birth of a healthy child.
Below are some of the main objectives of the scheme.
– Provide a healthy life to the pregnant women.
– Lowering the maternity mortality rate.
– Making pregnant women aware of their health issues/diseases.
– Making sure safe delivery and healthy life of the baby

Gangajal Delivery Scheme

Gangajal Delivery Scheme

Gangajal delivey scheme has been launched by the Government from Patna in Bihar. It is a new
initiative of the central government to deliver “Gangajal” to doorstep through Indian Postal Services.
Under the Gangajal Delivery Scheme, any person can get the pious Gangajal delivered to the doorstep
at nominal prices. The Gangajal will be brought from Gangotri and Rishikesh.
The initiative was launched at a function in Patna by the Minister of State for Communications Manoj
Sinha and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The scheme has been launched within a short
span of its conceptualization. The plan was however mooted on May 30, 2016.
Sinha on his part said the credibility of postal department is associated with the delivery scheme of
Gangajal and it would fulfill the expectations of the people.

The holy water can also be ordered through some e-commerce website at a price of Rs. 299 for a litre
of bottle sources from Gomukh.

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) is a new scheme of Government of India to
promote apprenticeship. It was launched on19th August 2016.
Components of NAPS?

The scheme has the following two components: Reimbursement of 25% of prescribed stipend subject
to a maximum of Rs. 1500/- per month per apprentice by the Government of India to all employers
who engage apprentices. Reimbursement of cost of basic training ( upto a limit of Rs. 7500/- for a
maximum of 500 hours/3 months) by the Government of India to Basic Training Providers (BTPs) in
respect of apprentices who come directly for apprenticeship training without any formal training.
Why was NAPS required? To promote apprenticeship training. To incentivize employers who wish
to engage apprentices. To increase the engagements of apprentices from present 2.3 lakh to 50 lakh
cumulatively by 2020.

Dhanlakshmi Yojana

Dhanlakshmi Yojana

Purpose:

This is a conditional cash transfer scheme for the girl child with insurance cover which
would go a long way towards ensuring the survival of the girl child and assuring a better life for her.
The direct and tangible objective of the scheme is to provide a set of financial incentives for families
to encourage them to retain a girl child, educate her and prevent child marriage.

Eligibility Criteria:
The scheme provides for cash transfers to the family of the girl child (preferably to the mother) on
fulfilling certain specific conditions:
· All girls born after 19 November 2008 are eligible, after registration of birth
· Girls who are on immunization
· On enrolment in school and retention in school till Standard 8
· An insurance maturity cover will be taken for the girl child born after 19 November 2008 and if
the girl child remains unmarried till the age of 18 years, she will get Rs. 1 lakh.
· Each condition like registration of birth, immunization, school enrolment and retention, insurance
(maturity) cover are independent of each other and cannot be applied for retrospective fulfilment of
conditionality. For example, if a girl is in Standard 2, she will be eligible for cash transfer from
Standard 2 onwards and will not be eligible for cash transfers related to her birth and registration of
birth, immunization, enrolment and retention in Standard 1.
· The scheme will apply to all girl children irrespective of their socio-economic status and the
number of girl children in the family.
· The scheme will apply only to those girls who have domicile status in the selected blocks