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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) …

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana scheme was introduced on 25 September 2014 by Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Venkaiah Naidu on the occasion of the 98th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. It is a youth employment scheme by the Indian government. Its main focus is to target youth, in the age group of 15–35 years. The Vision of DDU-GKY …

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (or, NREGA No 42, later renamed as the “Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act”, MGNREGA), is an Indian labour law and social security measure that aims to guarantee the ‘right to work’. It aims to do better the livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days …

Sampoorna Rojgar Yojana

The Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana scheme was started by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on September 25, 2001. The purpose of this scheme is to provide profitable employment to the rural poor, providing employment and food to those who live below the poverty line. This program was implemented through Panchayati Raj Institutions. For this, the …

To decrease the challenge of rural poverty, the Ministry of Rural Development introduced a scheme, named as National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) in the year 2010. Later on, NRLM was renamed as DAY-NRLM (Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission) with effect from March 29, 2016. This scheme is regulated by the Central and …

Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)

There were two Indian government schemes were running till 2008 namely Prime Minister’s Rojgar Yojana (PMRY) and Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP) which government has merged and introduced a new program known as Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme. This scheme is administered by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME). The main objectives of this …

National Food Security Act

The Indian government has taken a great step to protect the quality of food and to fight against the hunger of the people. This act was launched by the Parliament of India. Its main focus was to provide subsidized food grains to approx two third of Indian’s 1.2 billion people. It was introduced on 12 …

What is Antyodaya Anna Yojana

Antyodaya Anna Yojana scheme was launched by the [NDA] government on 25 December 2000 and was implemented in the Indian state of Rajasthan firstly. It is an Indian government scheme which is basically run by the central government. The main purpose of this scheme is to provide highly subsidized food to millions of the poorest families. In this scheme, …