(The Gist of Kurukshetra) Government Schemes in Sync with the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan

(The Gist of Kurukshetra) Government Schemes in Sync with the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan

Government Schemes in Sync with the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan


  • It is important to note that way before the pandemic hit India, Ministry of Rural Development had planned and announced in November 2019 about its target plans to achieve rural employability, skill development, settlement, disbursement of bank loans to the farmers/farm workers, etc. This is a clear indication of how the government is planning and executing the work to boost the rural economy in a more systematic and strategic way.
  • Moreover, the following schemes of the government have been helping the farmers to boost their income directly or indirectly. The following schemes are highly relevant to the rural sector to bring reformative changes in the lives of the rural people and also their economic condition.

Coir Udyami Yojana: 

  • This is a credit linked subsidy scheme for setting up coir units with project cost upto Rs.10 lakh plus working capital which shall not exceed 25 percent of the project cost.

Skill Upgradation and Mahila Coir Yojana:

  • This Scheme is aimed for the development of domestic and export markets, skill development and training, empowerment of women, employment/entrepreneurship creation and development, enhanced raw material utilisation, trade related services, welfare activities of the coir workers. Mahila Coir Yojana in particular aims at women empowerment through the provision of spinning equipment at subsidised rates after appropriate skill training.
  • Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme: This scheme Is a composition of two schemes viz. Prime Minister’s Rojgar Yojana and Rural Employment Generation Program. It is a credit linked subsidy programme that aims at generating employment opportunities through establishment of micro enterprises in rural as well as urban areas.

Pradhan Mantrl Awas Yojana- Gramin: 

  • The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G) has been devised in line with Government’s commitment to provide ‘Housing for All’ by 2022 in the rural areas. 
  • The scheme aims at providing a pucca house with basic amenities to all houseless householders living in kutcha and dilapidated houses by 2022.

Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana: 

  • The scheme is designed with an aim to uplift the urban poor by enhancing sustainable livelihood opportunities through skill development. The scheme is an integration of the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) and National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM). The scheme entails providing shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner.
  • UJALA 2019: 
  • The Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All was launched in 2015 with a target of replacing Rs. 77 crore incandescent lamps with LED bulbs. The objective is to promote efficient lighting, enhance awareness on using efficient equipment that will reduce electricity bills and preserve the environment. Every grid-connected consumer having a metered connection from their respective Electricity Distribution Company can get LED bulbs at about 40 percent of the market price under the Ujala scheme.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana: 

  • It is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth, both rural and urban, to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. 
  • Under this Scheme, Training and Assessment fees are completely paid by the Government. The scheme has been approved for another four years (2016-2020) to benefit 10 million youth.

Ayushman Bharat: 

  • This scheme is the world’s biggest health scheme which aims to provide health coverage to over 100 million poor and vulnerable families of about USD 8,500 for hospitalisation per family per year. This will immensely help the farmers to get covered under insurance scheme.

Fund for Upgradation and Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI): 

  • Under this Scheme Common Facility Centres (CFCs) are to be set up to facilitate cluster-based development during 2019-20 with special focus on bamboo, honey and khadi. This will help boost the livelihood of the rural work force.

Promotion of Innovation, Rural Industry and Entrepreneurship: 

  • Under this scheme, Livelihood Business Incubators (LBIs) and Technology Business Incubators (TBIs) were set up in 2019-20 to develop 75,000 entrepreneurs in agro-rural industry sectors. This will encourage entrepreneurship in the rural areas.

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY):

  • This aims to enhance fish production to 220 LMT with an investment of over Rs.20,000 crore in next five years. It will also help in the robust fisheries management framework including modernization, productivity, quality control, etc.



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