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national afforestation and eco-development board

The National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board (NAEB), established in August 1992,is responsible for promoting afforestation,tree planting, ecological restoration and eco-development activities in the country, with special attention to the degraded forest areas and lands adjoining the forest areas, national parks, sanctuaries and other protected areas as well as the ecologically fragile areas like the Western …

Dharmendra-Pradhan

Dharmendra Debendra Pradhan was born on  26 June 1969, is a BJP leader and presently the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in the NDA Government. He was selected to the Rajya Sabha in March 2018 from Madhya Pradesh. Pradhan was a person of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. …

Indian Space Research Organisation, formed in 1969, succeeding the erstwhile INCOSPAR. Vikram Sarabhai, having identified the function and importance of space technology in a Nation’s development, provided ISRO the necessary direction to function as an agent of development. ISRO then embarked on its mission to give the Nation space-based services and to develop the technologies …

Air India

Air India airline is the flag carrier of India. It is posses by Air India Limited, a government-owned enterprise, and operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft serving 94 domestic and international destinations. The airline has its axis at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, alongside several focus cities across India. Air India is the biggest international carrier out of India with an …

Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana

Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana is a scheme launched in November 2015 by Piyush Goyal. Piyush Goyal is Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (Now Railway minister and coal minister). This scheme is optional for the states to join. The first state who joined this yojana was Jharkhand. Other states …

What is the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP)

Currently, India ranks third globally with 5264 large dams in operation and about 437 are under construction. These dams are important for ensuring the water security of the Country, and these also constitute a major responsibility in terms of asset management and safety. In April 2012, the Central Water Commission (CWC) under Ministry of Water …

Gobar Dhan Yojana

Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation has launched the GOBAR (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources) – DHAN project. The project is being implemented as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin). The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) combined of two main components for creating clean villages – creating open defecation free (ODF) villages and managing solid and liquid …

What is Atal Bhujal Yojana?

The Central Government has initiated a project known as Atal Bhujal Yojana to address the conditions of water bodies across the country. The project, which is endorsed and funded by the World Bank, is intended to improve groundwater management and maintain it as a sustainable source. It will be functional for a period of five …

What is Solar Charkha Mission?

The Solar Charkha Mission is a Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) initiative introduced in June 2018. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) would enact the programme. A pilot project on Solar Charkha was enacted at Khanwa village, Nawada District of Bihar in 2016. Grounded on the success of the pilot project, …

Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA)

Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA), popularly known as Unit Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All, was introduced by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 1 May 2015, replacing the “Bachat Lamp Yojana”. The scheme is spearheaded by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited. In non-subsidized LED lamp distribution scheme, this …

What is Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG scheme?

The Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) or PAHAL (Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh) scheme was initially introduced on June 1, 2013, and finally covered 291 districts. It required the consumer to necessarily have an Aadhaar number for availing LPG Subsidy. The government has comprehensively reviewed the scheme and after identifying the difficulties faced by the consumer …

What is Ujjwala Scheme

In India, the poor have restricted access to cooking gas (LPG). The spread of LPG usage has been overwhelmingly in the urban and semi-urban zones with the scope generally in white collar class and rich family units. Be that as it may, there are not kidding wellbeing perils related with cooking in light of petroleum …