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Rural Development


What is Agriculture Marketing Information System Network

Agricultural Marketing Information Network (AGMARKNET) was launched in March 2000 by the Union Ministry of Agriculture. The Directorate of Marketing and Inspection (DMI), under the Ministry, link around 7,000 agricultural wholesale markets in India with the State Agricultural Marketing Boards and Directorates for effective information exchange. This e-governance portal AGMARKNET, implemented by National Informatics Centre …

What is Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme

The Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) is an ongoing Central Sector Scheme which was launched in 1993-94. The Scheme enables the Members of Parliament to recommend works for the creation of durable community assets based on locally felt needs to be taken up in their constituencies in the area of national priorities namely …

What is a BPL Card

The BPL Card will be magnetic stripe based card, which will act as an identification number for the BPL. It will also contain the name of the Head of the family and the validity period of the card, along with a photograph. Capturing of signature/thumb impression, if required can be thought of, however, the current …

What is the National Rural Livelihood Mission

Notwithstanding quick development of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in India, a huge rural population of the nation still lives beneath destitution line (BPL). Distinctive investigations evaluated the rate of country destitution at various levels. Regardless of the various endeavours, the rural destitution keeps on being a noteworthy test to the Government at all levels. To …

What is Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana

Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana is a scheme run by the central government which is distributed in the central government and state government, respectively in the division of 75:25 percent. This scheme is launched by the Government of India to provide sustainable income to poorest of the poor people living in rural areas of the country. The …

What is Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana

The Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana was launched on 1 September 2001 by merging the provisions of Employment Assurance Scheme (EAS) and Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana (JGSY), by the government of India. The programme is implemented by the District Panchayats, Intermediate Panchayats and Gram Panchayats. The resources are allocated in the 20–30–50 ratio. The Gram Panchayats commence their …

What is Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana was launched in August 2007 as a part of the 11th Five Year Plan by the Government of India. This scheme is launched under the National Development Council. This programme is essentially a State Plan Scheme that seeks to provide the States and Territories of India with the autonomy to draw up plans for increased …

What is Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

To provide connectivity to unconnected Habitations as part of a poverty reduction strategy government of India has come up with new yojana namely, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. A survey by the state government, to identify core network as a part of PMGSY programme, about 1.67 lakh Unconnected Habitations are eligible for coverage under the programme. This …

What is Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana is sponsored by the central government of India. This scheme is launched for integrated development of Scheduled Castes (SC) majority villages having SC Population concentration > 50%. The Convergent implementation of existing Schemes of the Centre and State Governments. The works which could not be covered under the above, to be taken up …

What is the National Social Assistance Scheme

This NSA scheme is sponsored by the central government of India. NSAP was launched on 15th August 1995. This scheme provides financial help to widows, elderly, and persons with disabilities in the form of social pensions. The NSAP at its inception in 1995 had three components namely National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS, National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) …