The government of India has announced numerous schemes for the development and well-being of different cross-sections of society. It aims to eradicate socio-economic issues prevailing in the country thus ensuring the overall welfare of the nation and its citizens. Some of them are the products of joint collaboration with the State government. The blog shall attempt to include various schemes proposed and announced by the GOI along with eligibility criteria, beneficiaries, the sector on focus, and the Ministry that conducts the same. This is the continuation of previous blogs published in three parts. To access the same, click here. Part1, Part2, Part3


Samarth Scheme

Ministry: Ministry of Textiles

Launched: 14 March 2020

Also known as Scheme for capacity building in the textile sector (SCBTS), Samarth Scheme seeks to provide skilling programs to supplement and support the textile industry. It aims to create more employment opportunities in the sector excluding spinning and weaving. The National Skills Framework Qualification (NSFQ) compliant skilling programs will benefit more than 10 lakh people, out of which 9 lakh people are from the organized sector and 1 lakh from the traditional sector from the entire value chain of textiles. Samarth Scheme ensures sustainable livelihood with its skill upgradations in both organized and traditional sectors.

Rashtriya Gokul Mission

Ministry: Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Diarying

Launched: December 2014

Allocation: INR 24,000 Crore

Rashtriya Gokul Mission plays a vital role in the dairy industry enhancing milk production and in the conservation of bovine breeds thus providing more remunerations to the rural farmers. The scheme is continued under Rashtriya Pashudhan Vikas Yojna for the time period 2021-2026. Advanced technologies are introduced in diary production along with the promotion of indigenous cattle and buffalo breeds emphasizing their scientific conservation. Artificial insemination and other breeding necessities are offered at the doorstep.

KAPILA Kalam Programme

Ministry: Ministry of Education

Launched: 15 October 2020

KAPILA program or Kalam Program for IP, Literacy, and Awareness

On October 15, 2020, The Union Education Minister, Sri Ramesh Pokhriyal launched the KAPILA Kalam Programme on the 89th birth anniversary of our former President and Aerospace scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. The campaign aims to spread awareness about scientific inventions, discoveries, and patenting. Information is provided to students about patenting application process and the rights associated with it. The program benefits schools and colleges to file patents and be aware of intellectual property rights.

Sahakar Pragya Initiative

Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare

Launched: 24 November 2020

Sahakar Pragya Initiative seeks to strengthen the cooperative sector of the country imparting skills and training to the rural population. The Union Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar launched the project for the farmers with the objective to minimize the risks in agricultural activities. It also aims in improving organizational skills among farmers and attempts to conduct  cooperative societies across the country. Sahakar Pragya Initiative works hand in hand with Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan so as to make the farmers independent and self-reliant with the development of the cooperative sector.

Integrated Processing Development Scheme

Ministry: Ministry of Textiles

Allocation: INR 24,00 crore

IPDS or Integrated Processing Development Scheme aims to develop infrastructure and provide government support that would enhance the private sector investments. The textile industry is one of the primary focuses of the scheme preparing and processing new standards and technologies to level up the industry globally in a sustainable manner. IPDS seeks to solve the challenges within the textile units concerning the environment and unavailability of water required for processing, wastewater treatment, and effluent disposal. IPDS was initiated in the twelfth five-year plan through SPVs ( Special Purpose Vehicles).

FAME India Scheme

Ministry: Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public enterprises

Launched: 1 April 2019

Allocation: INR 818 crore

Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles or the FAME India Scheme is launched by the Government of India for the development of electric vehicles to combat global warming and climate change across the planet. Phase 1 of the scheme was from 2015-to 2019 and phase 2 was launched in 2019. The major goal of the scheme is to achieve the objectives of the NEMMP or National Electrical Mobility Mission Plan. The major objectives of FAME are concentrated on creating demand and providing a platform for sustainable development in technology, working on charging infrastructure. It also aims to encourage investments in future technologies.

National Water Mission

Ministry: Ministry of Jal Shakti

Launched: 2011

Launched in 2011, National Water Mission aims to increase water use efficiency through pricing and regulations. Water requirements in Urban areas are met through wastewater recycling and in coastline areas through desalination technology. The other objectives of the mission are the implementation of rainwater harvesting and large-scale irrigation programs. The Mission upholds five major goals and 39 strategies. The major achievement of the mission is the establishment of WRIS or Water Resources Information System.

National Nutrition Mission

Ministry: Ministry of Women and child development

Launched: 8 March 2018

Allocation: INR 24,435 crore

National Nutrition Mission or Poshan Abhiyan serves the function of improving the nutritional status of adolescent girls, lactating mothers, pregnant women, and children till the age of 6 years. The Abhiyan converged with other schemes like Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, national health mission, etc. The major aim of the mission is to tackle malnutrition focusing on anemia in children and women, nutrition, and stunting. The development of technological components in the real-time monitoring system and nutritional centers are also focused on under the scheme. It also ensures proper delivery by introducing technology that is achieved in phases. They also seek to establish nutritional centers in rural areas.

Operation Greens

Ministry: Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Launched: 28 November 2018

Allocation: INR 363.30 crore

Operation Greens was initially announced in the Union Budget of 2018-2019, by the Finance Minister. The scheme is currently under the MoFPI. It seeks to provide financial support to the State Agricultural federation, Farmer Producer organization, self-help clusters, companies, and cooperatives. Most importantly the scheme fixes a price for the farmer’s produce to ensure the right price for the resources. It focuses on organized marketing of TOP (Tomatoes, Onions and Potatoes) vegetables, thus connecting farmers and consumers.  Agriculture market committees (APMCs) promoted markets will be connected to the e-NAM (e-National Agriculture Market) platform to help with the structural and infrastructure aspects of the program. The scheme has benefitted almost 22,000 agricultural markets.

MIDH or Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture

Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare

Launched: 1 April 2014

MIDH is a holistic approach to the development of the horticulture sector in India funded by the central government of India. The scheme consists of flowers, bamboo, fruits, vegetables, spices, tuber crops, etc. The scheme provides technical assistance to the Saffron mission, National mission for Sustainable Agriculture, and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana. The objectives of MIDH include research, processing, Marketing, post-harvest management, technology promotion, etc. The strategies are based on the climatic features of the specific state. Farmer’s groups are made to boostnutritional enhancement, incomes, horticulture production, quality improvement, micro-irrigation, and post-harvest management.

Shramev Jayate Yojana

Ministry: Ministry of labor and employment

Launched: 16 October 2014

Shramev Jayate Yojana or Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of the country. The scheme supported the ‘Make in India’ campaign and extended to the manufacturing sector. The major initiatives under the scheme include Shram suvidha portal, labor inspection scheme, Apprentice protsahan Yojana, Revamped Rashtriya Swasthya Bhima Yojana, and Universal Account Number or UAN are allotted to workers linked with their aadhar cards and bank account, provided KYC details ensuring unique identification. The data estimated shows above 4.17 subscribers.

The Setu Bharatam Project

Ministry: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Launched: 4 March 2016

Allocation: INR 50,000 crore

Setu Bharatam Project was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of the country as an initiative to national highways without any railway crossings by 2019. The aim is to construct 208 rail over and under bridges. It considers the importance of road infrastructure and safety that contribute to better transport connectivity through proper implementation of the project. The old bridges are renovated along with the construction of new bridges. Almost 50,000 bridges are successfully constructed under the scheme.

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