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What is the National Literacy Mission Programme

National Literacy Mission (NLM) was set up by the government of India on 5th May 1988 with an aim to remove illiteracy in the country by providing functional literacy to non-literates. Thus, National Literacy Mission (NLM) was established not only to make everybody just self-reliant in three R’s- reading, writing, and arithmetic but also to …

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 HRIDAY Scheme

HRIDAY stands for Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana. As the name suggests the main focus of this scheme by the Indian government is the development of Indian Heritage cities. The scheme broadly focuses on four theme areas i.e. Physical Infrastructure, Institutional Infrastructure, Economic Infrastructure & Social Infrastructure for reviving and revitalizing the soul of Heritage City. …

What are the different Scholarship schemes for Minority students in India

Minority scholarship is given by the government of India to reduce the financial burden on parents as well as the respective institution and to sustain their efforts to support their children to complete education till they want to study. This scholarship is from pre matric to doctorate level and encourages parents from minority communities to …

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 Sukanya Samridhi Yojana (Girl Child Prosperity Scheme)?

Sukanya Samridhi Yojana was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 January 2015 as a part of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign. This Yojana offers a small deposit investment for the girl children. The scheme encourages parents to build a fund for the future education and marriage expenses for their female child.  This is a national initiative jointly run by the Ministry …

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 …

There is a huge unemployment problem India facing for a long time. Due to lack of knowledge and shortage of vocational institutes to train individuals in specialized skills industries cannot find suitable workforce despite large population. To solve this issue a scheme is launched by the government of India namely Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna. This scheme will definitely …

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) …

Universal Health Insurance Scheme (UHIS)

There are 4 public sector general insurance providers who have implemented impanelledUniversal Health Insurance Scheme with the intention to enhance people’s access to health care especially for families at or below the poverty line. This not only includes individuals but groups or families. For starters this scheme comes with a medical expense reimbursement of up to Rs.30,000 …

What is Rashtriya Swasthiya Bima Yojana (RSBY)

Objective of Rashtriya Swasthiya Bima Yojana Recognizing the diversity with regard to public health infrastructure, socio-economic conditions and the administrative network, the health insurance scheme aims to facilitate launching of health insurance projects in all the districts of the States in a phased manner for BPL workers. The workers in the unorganized sector constitute about 93% of …