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Major welfare schemes launched by Modi Government
Ever since Modi took over charge of the new Government, Modi
Government has launched a series of social, health and infrastructural
programmes aimed to bring in ‘achche din’ (good days) which were promised before
Lok Sabha polls :
Banking for the poorest
Taking banking to the poorest, the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan
Yojana will give each family a bank account with a debit card and an insurance
cover of Rs. 1 lakh. “Today, there are crores of families that have mobile
phones but no bank accounts. We have to change this. Economic development must
benefit the poor and it should start from here,” the PM said. Official data puts
the number of poor households in India at 6.5 crore.
Adopt a village
Modi asked all members of Parliament to adopt a village in
their constituencies and turn it into a model village by 2016 using their
development funds. The Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana strives to usher improvements
in health, sanitation, greenery and cordiality.
One Rank One Pension scheme : According to the scheme, the armed forces
personnel holding the same rank will get the same pension, regardless of the
last drawn pay, years of service and the years served in a particular rank.
Namami Ganga Yojana : The Clean Ganga project is officially
known as the Integrated Ganga Conservation Mission project or ‘Namami Ganga
Yojana’. The Modi Government announced an ambitious Rs. 2037-crore ‘Namami Ganga’
project in its maiden budget to kick-start the process of cleaning up the holy
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana : Pradhan Mantri
Krishi Sinchayee Yojana has been proposed to meet the need to provide assured
irrigation to mitigate risk to the farmer. This scheme would facilitate access
to irrigation. A sum of Rs.1,000 crores has been set aside for this scheme.
A skilled workforce
The government’s mission is two-pronged — create a skilled
workforce that can be employed anywhere in the world and encourage
entrepreneurship to create more jobs at home. And the aim is to do this at a
An all-new Random Inspection Scheme: Utilizing technology to eliminate human
discretion in selection of units for Inspection, and uploading of Inspection
Reports within 72 hours of inspection mandatory.
Universal Account Number: Enables 4.17 crore employees to have their
Provident Fund account portable, hassle-free and universally accessible.
Apprentice Protsahan Yojana: Will support manufacturing units mainly and
other establishments by reimbursing 50% of the stipend paid to apprentices
during first two years of their training
Revamped Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana: Introducing a Smart Card for the
workers in the unorganized sector seeded with details of two more social
Enter the digital age
The PM wants to connect every Indian through technology,
provide governance via mobile phones and have every village on a broadband
platform. “E-governance is easy governance, effective governance and economic
governance,” he said.
Make in India
Modi invited global manufacturers to ‘come, make in India’
and sell it to the world, with an aim to strike a balance between imports and
exports and create jobs. “We have the skill, talent, discipline and
determination to do something,” he said in his speech.
Zero defect, zero effect
The PM encouraged domestic manufacturers to adopt a policy of ‘zero defect,
zero effect’ — make top-of-the-line products with no ill effect on the
environment. He said ‘Made in India’ must stand for quality products.
Clean India campaign
Modi aims to clean up all the cities and villages of the
country by 2019, when the country observes the 150th birth anniversary of
Mahatma Gandhi. The government plans to achieve this with public and private
Toilets in schools
The government’s target before the next I-Day is a toilet in
every school, and a separate one for girls. MPs will have to take the mission
forward. Corporate participation has also been sought under their corporate
Planning commission out
Planning Commission set up by former prime minister
Jawaharlal Nehru is on its way out. It will make way for an institution that
gives a new direction to the country through creative thinking, public-private
partnership and optimum utilisation of resources.
Taking the war to end poverty to another level, PM called for
all South Asian countries to join India. “Why not get together with all Saarc
nations to plan the fight against poverty? Let’s fight together and defeat
poverty,” he said.
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