1. The Mission aims at fulfilling the dream of clean India of Mahatma Gandhi by his 150th birth anniversary in 2019.
2. Logo – created by Shri Anant Khasbardar of Kolhapur, Maharashtra has won the Logo design contest
3. The Tagline “Ek Kadam Swachhata Ki Aur” was given by Ms.Bhagyasri Sheth of Rajkot, Gujarat emerged successful in the contest for Tagline for the Logo.
4. PM Narendra Modi appointed bollywood actor Aamri Khan as the Brand Ambassador of the Swachh Bharat Mission
5. Prime Minister roped 9 celebrities including cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, industrialist Anil Ambani, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Kamal Haasan, Goa governor Mridula Sinha, yoga guru Ramdev and the team of TV serial “Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma”.
2. Prime Minister launches ‘Make in India’ global initiative with an aim to boost India`s manufacturing sector.
3. Union Government launched Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana for urban and rural poor
Note: i. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana has two components one for urban India and other for rural India.
ii. The Urban component will be implemented by the Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation
iii. Rural component named as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana will be implemented by the Union Ministry of Rural Development.
Main Highlights of the Urban Scheme
i. Imparting skills with an expenditure of 15000 rupees to 18000 rupees on each urban poor
ii. Enabling urban poor form Self-Help Groups for meeting financial and social needs with a support of 10000 rupees per each group who would in turn would be helped with bank linkages.
Main Poins of the Rural Scheme
i. The Yojana aims at training 10 lakh (1 million) rural youths for jobs in three years, that is, by 2017.
ii. The minimum age for entry under the Yojana is 15 years compared to 18 years under the Aajeevika Skills Programme.
iii. The skills imparted under the Yojana will now be benchmarked against international standards and will complement the Prime Minister’s Make In India campaign.
4. Union Ministry of Science & Technology announces “KIRAN”( Knowledge, Involvement, Research, Advancement through Nurturing) scheme for Women Scientists
i. To increase the number of women researchers in India.
ii. Provide Research grants particularly to those female researchers and technologists who had to take a break in career owing to household reasons.
iii. Bring about, as far as achievable, gender parity in the field of science and technology.
5. Government will soon launch Universal Health Assurance Mission to provide affordable health services to people.
Under the mission about 50 essential drugs with a diagnostic package and 30 AYUSH drugs will be made available to all citizens at government hospitals and health centers across the country.
6. Bhamashah Financial Empowerment Scheme – Government of Rajasthan
The Government of Rajasthan has embarked upon Bhamashah Financial Empowerment Scheme, (BFES) whereby the Government will deposit Rs.1500/- into the savings accounts of 50 lakh rural families belonging to Below Poverty Line
7. Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana: RSBY started rolling from 1st April 2008.
Note: i. RSBY has been launched by Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India to provide health insurance coverage for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families.
ii. The objective of RSBY is to provide protection to BPL households from financial liabilities arising out of health shocks that involve hospitalization.
iii. Beneficiaries under RSBY are entitled to hospitalization coverage up to Rs. 30,000/- for most of the diseases that require hospitalization.
8. National Pension System -: Government of India established Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)- External website that opens in a new window on 10th October, 2003 to develop and regulate pension sector in the
The National Pension System (NPS) was launched on 1st January, 2004 with the objective of providing retirement income to all the citizens.
Note: i. Under Swavalamban Scheme- External website that opens in a new window, the government will contribute a sum of Rs.1,000 to each eligible NPS subscriber who contributes a minimum of Rs.1,000 and maximum Rs.12,000 per annum. This scheme is presently applicable upto F.Y.2016-17.
ii. The subscriber will be allotted a unique Permanent Retirement Account Number (PRAN). This unique account number will remain the same for the rest of subscriber’s life. This unique PRAN can be used from any location in India.
9. Aajeevika – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) was launched by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India in June 2011. The basic idea behind this programme is to organize the poor into SHG (Self Help Groups) groups and make them capable for self-employment.
10. Indira Awas Yojan: It is one of the major flagship programs of the Rural Development Ministry to construct houses for BPL population in the villages
Note: i. The financial assistance provided for new construction in the form of full grant is Rs.70,000/- per unit for plain areas & Rs.75,000/- for hilly/difficult areas.
ii. Further, an IAY beneficiary can avail top-up loan upto Rs 20,000/- under the Differential Rate of Interest (DRI Scheme) from any Nationalized Bank at an interest rate of 4% per annum.
11. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchayi Yojana: Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchayi Yojana was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi . The Yojna has been announced to meet the irrigation needs of all farmers across the country. Sum of 1000 crore rupees has been allocated for implementation of the scheme.
12. Karnataka, Kerala sign MoU for rural livelihood mission: As per the MoU, Kerala Governement’s Kudumbashree and Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Mission are to help train and hand-hold rural Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Karnataka.
13. Govt re-launches Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana: The government has re-launched the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana, for the benefit of citizens aged 60 years and above.
Note: It will provide monthly pension ranging from 500 to 5,000 rupees per month to senior citizens of the country.
ii. The Scheme will be administrated by the Life Insurance Corporation, LIC.
14. National rural scheme on PPP model launched: Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari launched the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee National Rural Mission on PPP model with an allocation of 100 crore rupees.
Note: The scheme will be initially available in three districts of the country on pilot basis. The districts are Warangal in Andhra Pradesh and two districts in Maharashtra.
ii. The scheme is intended to stop migration from rural areas to cities. The government wants to create infrastructure in villages so that people can get employment there and do not migrate to cities.
15. Padho Pardesh scheme for minority community: Government has launched a scheme titled, Padho Pardesh, for providing interest subsidy on educational loans for overseas studies for students belonging to the notified minority
communities like Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis.
Note: The objective of the scheme is to award interest subsidy to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of the notified minority communities so as to provide opportunities for higher education abroad and enhance their employability.
16. Government has launched the Rashtriya Gokul Mission to promote conservation and development of indigenous breeds in a focused and scientific manner.
The mission aims at enhancing milk production, upgrading non-descript cattle using elite indigenous breeds and distribute disease free high genetic bulls.
17. Amma Cement Scheme : Tamil Nadu Government launched this scheme. Under this scheme, it will procure cement from private manufacturers and sell them at Rs 190 per bag in the wake of possible increase in rates of the key construction component.
18. Anna Bhagya : A programme launched in Karnataka. The programme entitles distribution of 30 kg rice at one rupee per Kg to over 98 lakh BPL and Antyodaya card holders in the state.
19. Annapurna : Under this scheme. 10 kg of food grains are provided to BPL households free of cost every month.
20. Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Beema Yojana (BPSSBY) : Health care scheme for BPL families launched in Punjab.
21. Deen dayal upadhyaya gram jyothi yojana : This scheme is for power supply in rural area.
22. e-inclusion project : Centre recently launched e-inclusion project to spread e literacy. This project is an initiative to make at least one individual in every household e-literate, under the project, economically weaker sections of the society including rural SC, ST and women will receive IT training.
23. Free CFL bulb Scheme (Tamil Nadu) : Tamil Nadu governement launched free CFL bulb scheme under this scheme state government will provide free compact fluorescent light bulbs to over 14 lakh hut dwellers in the state, an energy saving measure aimed at saving 40 mw of power.
24. Golden Girl (Bangaru Talli) Scheme : A unique scheme, launched in Andhra Pradesh, to protect girl child and ensure her education.
25. Krishi Amdani Beema Yojana : To help the farmers don’t bear any financial burden if their produce gets destroyed due to unexpected weather or for any other reason.
26. Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana (MGPSY) : This scheme is a pension and life insurance scheme and is recoghnised by th eIndian governement. This scheme was launched in the UAE. A leading Indian financial and health care service player has tied up with the UAE Exchange to offer MGPSY in the Gulf country.
27. National Gramin Awas Mission : Rural housing scheme to cover all homeless by 2022.
28. Neerachal : for watershed development.
29. Pradhan mandhiri krishi sinchayee yojana : This scheme is for for assured irrigation.
30. Pradhan mantri gram sadak yojana : Road connectivity to unconnected villages.
31. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana : To boost agricultual yield, Govt launched “Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana”.
32. Pradhanmantri Jan-Dhan Yojana : To provide bank accounts, insurance cover and a debit card to all the citizens of the country.
33. Project Uddan : The project, an initiative of the Prime Minsiter, the National Skills Development Corporation and the Ministry of Home Affairs and industry, was startyed with the aim of providing skills to 40,000 youth over a period of five years.48
34. Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana : A health insurance scheme was launched in Maharashtra.
35. Rani Laxmi Bai Pension Scheme : ‘Special pension’ would be given to Muzaffarnagar riot victims by U.P. Govt. The pension, which would be anywhere between Rs. 400 and Rs. 500, would be givne under this scheme.
36. ‘Roshini’ Scheme : Centre launched this scheme for skill development and job placement for rural youth and women in maoist affected 24 districts in 9 states.
37. Shyam prasad mukherji Rurban mission : This is for integrated project based infrastructure in rural.
38. The Vikram Unyogpuri (Delhi-Mumbai industrial Corridor) : This project was launched in Madhya Pradesh.
39. Swavlamban Abhiyan : Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 11 welfare schems of Gujarat government under the title of ‘Swavlamban Abhiyan’.
The schemes are;
1. Aid to milk producing cattle and equipments to tribal women.
2. Distribution of milking machines and chaff cutters among cooperative rural milk producing women groups.
3. Assistance to cooperative milk producing women groups to build ‘dudh ghar’,
4. Mukhyamantri AmrutamMaa Vatsalya Yojana.
5. Assistance for health care to construction labors suffering from occupational health diseases.
6. Interest benefit to farmers to build warehouse in farm, tablet distribution to ITI apprentice studying computer courses
7. Pandit Dindayal Upadhyaya young entrepreneurs scheme.
8. Benefit in interest on self employment loan to ITI passed apprentice.
9. Shri Nanaji Deshmukh housing scheme.
10. Dattopant Thengdi labor interest assistance scheme for construction laborers.
11. Impex-B’s formation to expand employment oriented services and middle class oriented schemes.