We have launched our mobile app, get it now. Call : 9354229384, 9354252518, 9999830584.  

Current Affairs

Filter By Article

Filter By Article

Latest Government Schemes - 2019-20 - Set 5

Date: 19 May 2020

 

Q) Consider the following statements about Bharatmala project:

  1. Bharatmala Project is the largest highways construction project.
  2. It aims to improve connectivity particularly on economic corridors, border areas and far flung areas.
  3. It envisages quicker movement of cargo and boosting exports.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Bharatmala Pariyojana

  • The GoI has approved Phase-I of Bharatmala Pariyojana to develop 24,800 km Highways along with 10,000 km residual NHDP stretches over a period of five
  • Bharatmala Project is the second largest highways construction project in the country.
  • Bharatmala will look to improve connectivity particularly on economic corridors, border areas and far flung areas
  • Note: The National Highways Authority of India is a statutory body, constituted by an act of Parliament, the National Highways Authority of India Act,1988.

Q) Consider the following statements about Sagarmala project:

  1. The Sagarmala project seeks to develop a string of ports around India’s coast.
  2. The objective of this initiative is to promote “Port-led development” along  India’s 9500 km long coastline.
  3. It aims to develop access to new development regions with intermodal solutions.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Sagarmala Project

  • The Sagarmala project seeks to develop a string of ports around India’s coast.
  • The objective of this initiative is to promote “Port-led development” along India’s 7500 km long coastline.
  • To implement this, State governments would set up State Sagarmala committees, headed by the chief minister or the minister in charge of ports.
  • At the central level, a Sagarmala Development Company (SDC) will be setup to provide equity support to assist various special purpose vehicles (SPVs) setup for various projects.

Q) Consider the following statements about Regional Connectivity Scheme/Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme:

  1. The UDAN Scheme is a key component of the National Civil Aviation Policy  (NCAP)which was launched in June 2016.
  2. It is a flagship scheme of the Union Government to enable to promote  balanced regional growth by making air flights free for masses.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Regional Connectivity Scheme “UDAN”

  • UDAN, launched in April 2017, is a flagship scheme of the Union Government to enable air operations on unserved routes, connecting regional areas, to  promote balanced regional growth and to make flying affordable for masses.
  • The UDAN Scheme is a key component of the National Civil Aviation Policy
  • (NCAP)which was launched in June 2016.
  • The primary objective of RCS is to facilitate / stimulate regional air connectivity by making it cheap and affordable.

New and Upcoming Airports

  • Navi Mumbai International Airport, Maharashtra Sabarimala Airport, Kerala
  • New Vijayawada Amaravati Airport, Andhra Pradesh Kannur International Airport, Kerala
  • Airport at Sriperumbudur, Chennai Durgapur Airport, Kolkata
  • Airport at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh Mopa Airport, Goa
  • Jewar Airport, Uttar Pradesh
  • Orvakal Airport, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh Rourkela Airport, Odisha
  • Hirasar Airport, Rajkot, Gujarat Sindhudurg Airport, Maharashtra

Q) Consider the following statements about Harmonised System (HS) Code:

  1. It is developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO).
  2. It is also called the “universal economic language” for goods.
  3. It is a multipurpose international product nomenclature.
  4. Khadi does not have its exclusive HS code.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) All

Harmonised System (HS) Code

  • The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has allocated a separate Harmonised System (HS) code for Khadi to boost Khadi exports in the coming years.
  • The Harmonised System, or simply ‘HS’, is a six-digit identification code developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO).
  • It is also called as the “universal economic language” for goods.
  • It is a multipurpose international product nomenclature. The system currently comprises of around 5,000 commodity groups.
  • HS code are used by Customs authorities, statistical agencies, and other government regulatory bodies, to monitor and control the import and export of 

Q) Consider the following statements about Apiary on Wheels:

  1. It is a unique concept designed by the Khadi and Village Industries  Commission (KVIC).
  2. It is a platform which can carry 20 Bee Boxes from one place to another  without any difficulty.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • Neither 1 nor 2

Apiary on Wheels (MSME Ministry)

  • It is a unique concept designed by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) for the easy upkeep and migration of Bee Boxes having live Bee colonies.
  • It is a platform which can carry 20 Bee Boxes from one place to another without any difficulty.
  • It is like an attachment which can be easily connected with a Tractor or a Trolley and may be pulled to any suitable destination.
  • Background: The KVIC launched Honey Mission in 2017 and has been training beekeepers, distributing Bee Boxes and helping rural, educated but  unemployed youth to earn extra income through beekeeping activities, at their

Google Doodle 22nd April

  • Google today marked the 50th anniversary of the Earth Day with a special interactive doodle dedicated to one of the smallest and most critical organisms -the bees.
  • Pollination by bees makes two-thirds of the world’s crops possible, as well as 85 per cent of the world’s flowering plants,”

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana

  • It is a comprehensive package aiming to create modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet.
  • It is an umbrella scheme with its period coterminous with the cycle of 14th finance commission (2016- 20).
  • The objective of PMKSY is to supplement agriculture, modernize processing and decrease AgriWaste.

FAME-II Scheme (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric  Vehicles in India)

  • Aims to boost electric mobility and increase the number of electric vehicles in commercial fleets.
  • Target: The outlay of ₹10,000 crore has been made for three years till 2022 for FAME 2 scheme.
  • The government will offer the incentives for electric buses, three-wheelers and fourwheelers to be used for commercial purposes.
  • Plug-in hybrid vehicles and those with a sizeable lithium-ion battery and electric motor will also be included in the scheme
  • Background:
  • FAME India is a part of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan. Main thrust of FAME is to encourage electric vehicles by providing subsidies.

District Mineral Foundations

  • DMFs were instituted under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Amendment Act 2015.
  • They are non-profit trusts to work for the interest and benefit of persons and areas affected by mining-related operations.
  • Objective: to work for the interest of the benefit of the persons and areas affected mining related operations in such manner as may be prescribed by the  State Government.
  • Jurisdiction: Its manner of operation comes under the jurisdiction of the relevant State Government
  • Rajasthan has created pneumoconiosis fund with DMF money.
  • The fund will be used to execute a comprehensive policy on the disease, which is widely prevalent in the mining state.

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)

  • It is a Pension Scheme exclusively for the senior citizens aged 60 years and
  • The Scheme can be purchased offline as well as online through Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India which has been given the sole privilege to operate  this Scheme.

Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY)

  • The scheme’s objective is to refinance collateral free loans given by the lenders to small borrowers.
  • Banks and MFIs can draw refinance under the MUDRA Scheme after becoming member lending institutions of MUDRA.
  • Mudra Loans are available for non-agricultural activities upto Rs. 10 lakh and activities allied to agriculture such as Dairy, Poultry, Bee Keeping etc, are also
  • Mudra’s unique features include a Mudra Card which permits access to Working
  • Capital through ATMs and Card Machines.

Public Finance Management System (PFMS)

  • It is an end-to- end solution for processing payments, tracking, monitoring, accounting, reconciliation and reporting.
  • Administered by the Department of Expenditure.
  • It provides platform for efficient management of funds through tracking of funds and real time reporting of expenditure and receipts.
  • The line ministries/departments utilise this platform to monitor the utilisation of funds provided to the implementing agencies and state governments.
  • PFMS is also used for DBT payments under MGNREGA and other notified schemes of the Government of India.

National e-Assessment Scheme (NeAC)

  • NeAC will be an independent office that will look after the work of e-Assessment scheme  which is recently notified for faceless e-  assessment for income tax payers.
  • There would be a NeAC in Delhi to be headed by Principal Chief Commissioner of Income  Tax (Pr.CCIT).

Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Project

  • Northeast gas pipeline grid project is being implemented under ambitious Urja Ganga Gas Pipeline Project.
  • It will connect Guwahati to the major Northeast cities and major load centers. It is 1, 656 km long.
  • Besides connecting all the state capitals in the region, the pipeline will also connect with the National Gas Grid through Barauni-Guwahati Gas Pipeline,  which is being laid by GAIL.
  • The pipeline will enable the supply of piped cooking gas to households and CNG to automobiles, besides fuel to industry

About the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project:

  • The gas pipeline project aims to provide piped cooking gas to residents of  Varanasi and later to millions of people  in states like Bihar, Jharkhand, West  Bengal and Odisha

Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation  (SATAT)

  • SATAT is an initiative aimed at setting up of Compressed Bio-Gas production plants and make it available in the market for use in automotive fuels by inviting  Expression of Interest from potential entrepreneurs.
  • The initiative was launched in October 2018 by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in association with Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) Oil Marketing  Companies (OMC) viz. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Bharat Petroleum  Corporation Ltd. and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
  • The initiative is looked as a developmental effort that would benefit both vehicle-users as well as farmers and entrepreneurs.

What is Bio- Gas?

  • Bio-gas is produced naturally through a process of anaerobic decomposition from waste / biomass sources like agriculture residue, cattle dung, sugarcane  press mud, municipal solid waste, sewage treatment plant waste, etc. After  purification, it is compressed and called CBG, which has pure methane content  of over 95%.

What is CBG?

  • Compressed Bio-Gas is exactly similar to the commercially available natural gas in its composition and energy potential. With calorific value (~52,000 KJ/kg) and  other properties similar to CNG, Compressed Bio-Gas can be used as an  alternative, renewable automotive fuel.

Latest Government Schemes - 2019-20 - Set 4

Date: 12 May 2020

Consider the following statements about Swachh Survekshan:

  1. Swachh Survekshan is a ranking exercise taken up by the government to  assess rural and urban areas for their levels of cleanliness.
  2. The Ministry of Rural Development takes up the Swachh Survekshan in rural  area.
  3. The assessment is done by the Quality Council of India (QCI).

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Swachh Survekshan

  • Swachh Survekshan is a ranking exercise taken up by the Government of India to assess rural and urban areas for their levels of cleanliness and active  implementation of Swachhata mission initiatives.
  • SS 2020 parameters: wastewater treatment and reuse, and faecal sludge management
  • The MoHUA takes up the Swachh Survekshan in urban areas and the Ministry of Jal Shakti and Sanitation in rural areas. The Quality Council of India (QCI) has  been commissioned the responsibility of carrying out the assessment.

Swachh Survekshan

  • Swachh Survekshan 2020 is the 5th edition of the annual urban cleanliness survey.

 

Jal Shakti Ministry

  • The Centre has created a new Ministry called ‘Jal Shakti’.
  • It has been created by merger of Ministries of Water Resources, River
  • Development & Ganga Rejuvenation along with Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)

  • Government of India has restructured and subsumed the National Rural Drinking Water Programme(NRDWP) into Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) to provide  Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) to every rural household e., Har  Ghar Nal Se Jal (HGNSJ) by 2024.
  • There are people who would like to contribute and donate voluntarily for water supply in the rural areas. To facilitate this, ‘Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh’ will  mobilize and accept donations CSS Scheme

Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin)

  • The Centre has approved the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural) with an estimated central and state budget of Rs  52,497 crore.
  • second phase will be implemented on a mission mode between 2020- 21 and 2024-25.

Swachh Iconic Places

  • Aims to take iconic places and their surroundings to higher standards  of Swachhata, so that all visitors benefit and also take away home  the message of cleanliness.
  • Implementation of the project: It is a collaborative project with three  other central Ministries: Urban Development, Culture, Tourism; all  levels in the concerned States and more importantly, Public Sector  and Private companies as partners.

Consider the following statements about Atal Bhujal Yojana:

  1. It is a central sector scheme.
  2. It aims to promote sustainable ground water management.
  3. The project is assisted by World Bank.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

  • 1 and 2 only
  • 2 only
  • 2 and 3 only
  • 1, 2 and 3

Atal Bhujal Yojana

  • It is a Rs.6000 crore World Bank approved Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • The funding pattern is 50:50 between Government of India and World
  • Aims to improve ground water management in priority areas in the country through community participation.

Atal Bhujal Yojana

  • The priority areas identified under the scheme fall in the states of Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra,  Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
  • Funds under the scheme will be provided to the states for strengthening the institutions responsible for ground water  governance, as well as for encouraging community involvement for  improving ground water management to foster behavioural 

Jal Shakti Abhiyan

  • It is a time-bound, mission-mode campaign that would focus on 1,592 “water- stressed” blocks in 257 districts.
  • The campaign will run through citizen participation during the monsoon season, from 1st July, 2019 to 15th September, 2019.
  • Under the campaign, teams of officers from the central government will visit and work with district administration in water stressed blocks, to ensure five  important water conservation interventions.
  • These will be water conservation and rainwater harvesting, renovation of traditional and other water bodies/tanks, reuse, bore well recharge structures,  watershed development and intensive afforestation.

Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban  Transformation (AMRUT) Mission

  • The Centre has decided to extend the mission period of its flagship initiative Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) by two more  
  • Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is the new avatar of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).
  • Five hundred cities have been selected under AMRUT. The category of cities that have been selected under AMRUT is given below:
  1. All Cities and Towns with a population of over one lakh with notified  Municipalities as per Census 2011, including Cantonment Boards (Civilian areas).
  2. All Capital Cities/Towns of States/ UTs, not covered in above.
  3. All Cities/ Towns classified as Heritage Cities by MoHUA under the HRIDAY Scheme.
  4. Thirteen Cities and Towns on the stem of the main rivers with a population above 75,000 and less than 1 lakh.
  5. Ten Cities from hill states, islands and tourist destinations (not more than one from each State).

Angikaar campaign

  • The government has launched “angikaar” a campaign for change management.
  • Angikaar has been launched for social behaviour change, focusing on issues such as water & energy conservation, waste management, health, tree plantation,  sanitation and hygiene.
  • Target group: It has been launched for beneficiaries of completed houses under
  • PMAY (U), through community mobilisation and IEC activities.
  • The convergence would especially focus on Ujjwala for gas connection and
  • Ayushman Bharat for health insurance to the beneficiaries of PMAY (U).
  • The campaign will include door to door activities, ward and city level events

National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)

  • National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), Conferred the Prestigious

SKOCH Governance Gold Award.

  • The award has been conferred for its Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access (PAiSA).
  • National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) is renamed as Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana- (DAY-NULM)
  • Coverage: Under the scheme urban areas extends the coverage to all the 4041 statutory cities and towns, there by covering almost the entire urban population
  • SKOCH Awards: It was instituted in 2003 and recognises people, projects and institutions that go the extra mile to make India a better nation.

What is PaiSA portal?

  • Launched in November 2018, it is a centralized IT platform which simplifies and
  • streamlines release of interest subvention under the Mission.
  • It offers end to end online solution for processing, payment, monitoring and tracking of interest subvention claims from banks on a monthly basis.
  • It is designed and developed by Allahabad Bank (Nodal bank).

Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC)

  • The Union Government has launched the Credit-linked Subsidy Services Awas Portal (CLAP) for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Housing for All (Urban).
  • GHTC aims to fast-track the construction of affordable housing and meet the target of constructing 1.2 crore houses by 2022.
  • GHTC focuses on identifying and mainstreaming proven demonstrable technologies for lighthouse projects and spotting potential future  technologies for incubation and acceleration support through ASHA  (Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators) — India.

Objectives:

  • To enable adoption of construction techniques for housing that are affordable and takes minimum time as less as three months instead of the conventional  three years for construction.
  • Bring a paradigm shift in technology transition using large-scale construction under the PMAY-U as an opportunity to get the best available construction  technologies across the globe.

Latest Government Schemes - 2019-20 - Set 1

Date: 26 April 2020

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (Bbbp)

Launched in January, 2015 at Panipat in Haryana to address the declining child sex ratio.

Central Sector Scheme with 100% financial assistance for District level component and the fund are directly released to the DC/DM’s account for smooth operation of the Scheme.

In news: The Union Ministry has organized a felicitation and award function for those Districts and States who have successfully implemented the BBBP scheme in the country.

Nodal Ministry: Ministries of Women and Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development

  • The objectives of this initiative are:
  • Prevention of gender biased sex selective elimination
  • Ensuring survival & protection of the girl child
  • Ensuring education and participation of the girl child

 Target group:

  • Primary: Young and newly married couples; Pregnant and Lactating mothers; parents
  • Secondary: Youth, adolescents (girls and boys), in-laws, medical doctors/ practitioners, private hospitals, nursing homes and diagnostic centres
  • Tertiary: Officials, PRIs; frontline workers, women SHGs/Collectives, religious leaders, voluntary organizations, media, medical associations, industry associations, general public as a whole.

Sukanya Samriddhi Account Yojana

  •  Launched as a part of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign. Small deposit scheme for girl child to motivate parents to open an account in the name of a girl child.

One Stop Centre (OSC) Scheme

  •  Started: 1st April 2015.
  • Centrally sponsored scheme. It will be funded through Nirbhaya Fund.
  • Target group:
  •  all women including girls below 18 years of age affected by violence, irrespective of caste, class, religion, region, sexual orientation or marital status.
  •  The Nirbhaya Fund Framework provides for a non-lapsable corpus fund for safety and security of women to be administered by the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) of the Ministry of Finance (MoF)
  • Under the scheme, One Stop Centres (popularly known as Sakhi centres) are being established across the country
  • A sub – scheme of Umbrella Scheme for National Mission for Empowerment of women including Indira Gandhi Mattritav Sahyaog Yojana

 Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

  • Incentive-based maternity benefit scheme. Direct Benefit Transfer.
  • The scheme is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme Cash incentive of Rs. 5000/- is provided through DBT to pregnant and lactating mothers for 1st living child of the family
  •  The eligible beneficiaries also receive cash incentive under Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY). Thus, on an average, a woman gets Rs. 6,000
  • Exceptions: The maternity benefits are available to all Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers (PW&LM) except those in regular employment with the Central Government or State Government or Public Sector Undertaking or those who are in receipt of similar benefits under any law for the time being in force.

POSHAN ATLAS

  •  The MWCD in association with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Deendayal Research Institute is developing a POSHAN atlas under POSHAN Abhiyan.
  • In bid to tackle malnutrition government is developing an atlas to map the crops and food grains grown in Different regions of the country so that nutritious protein rich Food in local areas can be promoted

 POSHAN MAAH (National Nutrition Month)

  • The entire month of September is celebrated as Poshan Maah to take the messages of POSHAN to the grass root level.
  •  It is an initiative of WCD Ministry and NITI Aayog.
  • The programme focuses on 8 themes – Antenatal Care, Optimal Breastfeeding (Early & Exclusive), Complementary Feeding, Anemia, Growth Monitoring,Girlseducation, diet, right age of Marriage, Hygiene & Sanitation, Food Fortification.

POSHAN Abhiyan

  •  POSHAN Abhiyaan (National Nutrition Mission) was launched on 8th March, 2018 from Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan.
  •  The International Bank of Reconstruction and Development of World Bank has contributed 50%.
  • Strives to reduce the level of Stunting, Under-nutrition, Anaemia and Low Birth Weight in
  • Children from 0-6 years
  • Adolescent Girls,
  • Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers
  •  For implementation of POSHAN Abhiyaan the four-point strategy/pillars of the mission are:
  1. Inter-sectoral convergence for better service delivery
  2. Use of technology (ICT) for real time growth monitoring and tracking of women and children
  3. Intensified health and nutrition services for the first 1000 days
  4. Jan Andolan

National Creche Scheme

  •  Centrally Sponsored Scheme aimed to provide day care facilities for children (6 months to 6 years) of working mothers who are employed for a minimum period of 15 days in a month or 6 months in a year in both urban and rural areas.
  • Service is chargeable by the service provider

 Q: Which of the following implementing organizations can be eligible under National Creche Scheme?

  1. State Government
  2. Voluntary Institutions
  3. Mahila Mandals

Select the correct answer using code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Tejaswini Project

  • Initially the project has been implemented in 17 districts in Jharkhand.
  • Tejaswini Socio-Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Project.
  • Project is financed by World Bank.
  • Mahila e-Haat
  • It is a unique direct online digital marketing platform for women entrepreneurs/ SHGs/ NGOs.
  • To act as a catalyst by providing a web based marketing platform to the women entrepreneurs

Rastriya Mahila Kosh (RMK)

  • Provide micro-credit to poor women for various livelihood support and income generating activities at concessional terms in a client-friendly procedure to bring about their socio-economic development.
  • It was registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860.
  • Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK), established in 1993.

Vayoshreshtha Samman

  • It is a Scheme of National Awards instituted by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
  • It was upgraded to the status of National Awards in 2013.
  • The award is for institutions involved in rendering distinguished service for the cause of elderly persons especially indigent senior citizens and to eminent citizens in recognition of their service/achievements.
  • These awards are presented as part of the celebration of the International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) on 1st October.

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

  • Senior Citizens, belonging to BPL category and suffering from any of the agerelated disability/infirmity Low vision, Hearing impairment, Loss of teeth and Locomotor disability.
  • What assistance is provided?
  • Assisted-living devices which can restore near normalcy in their bodily functions, overcoming the disability/infirmity manifested. They are free-of cost.
  • Funding: This is a Central Sector Scheme, fully funded by the Central Government.
  • As far as possible, 30% of the beneficiaries in each district shall be women.

Accessible India Campaign (AIC)

  • Aim: The aim of the Campaign is to make a barrier free and conducive environment for Divyangjans all over the country. For creating universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities, the campaign has been divided into three verticals:
  • Built Environment;
  • Transport and
  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT) ecosystem.
  • Accessible India Campaign is in line with the Article 9 of UNCRPD (UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) to which India is a signatory since 2007.
  • Assistance to Disabled Persons for purchase/fitting of Aids/appliances (ADIP Scheme)
  • Being implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Objective: to assist the needy disabled persons in procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances that can promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation, by reducing the effects of disabilities and enhance their economic potential.
  • Implementation: The scheme is implemented through implementing agencies such as NGOs, National Institutes under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and ALIMCO (a PSU that manufactures artificial limbs).

Other Schemes by MWCD

SwadharGreh Scheme

  • MWCD (Ministry of Women and Child Development) implements SwadharGreh Scheme which targets the women victims of unfortunate circumstances who are in need of institutional support for rehabilitation so that they could lead their life with dignity.

Other Schemes by MWCD

Ujjawala Scheme

  • The Scheme is being implemented for Prevention of trafficking and for Rescue, Rehabilitation, Re-integration and Repatriation of victims of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation.

Other Schemes by MWCD

  • Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP) Scheme
  • To provide skills that give employability to women and to provide competencies and skill that enable women to become selfemployed/entrepreneurs.
  • The Scheme is intended to benefit women who are in the age group of 16 years and above across the country.

Other Schemes by MWCD

  • Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)
  • Launched in 1975.
  • Provides food, education, and primary healthcare via Anganwadi Centres to children under 6 years of age and their mothers.

Other Schemes by MWCD

  • Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra scheme
  • Promote community participation through involvement of Student Volunteers for empowerment of rural women.