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March 7, 2016
Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana

Organic Farming in India According to a 2013 study conducted by the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM), there are about two million farmers across the globe who practice organic farming methods and roughly 80 percent of these farms are in India. It wouldn’t be wrong to assume that our country is at the centre of an organic revolution that is set to take the world by storm. Certified or not, the abundance of [...]Read More

March 2, 2016
Jan Aushadhi Yojana

The Government of India breathed life into the Jan Aushadhi Programme, 2008, and plans to run it on a Campaign Mission Mode. The Jan Aushadhi Campaign is a self-sustaining business model re-launched in March by the Department of Pharmaceuticals under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Scheme. Based on the principle of Not for Profits but with Minimal Profits, this programme has been re-launched with the objective of ensuring availability of quality medicines at affordable prices [...]Read More

December 30, 2015
Start Up India Stand Up India

Come 16 January 2016, PM Modi will unveil the objective and policy framework of his latest initiative ‘Start-up India, Stand-up India’, which is aimed at promoting innovation as a means to promote entrepreneurship that will lead to job creation. PM Modi first spoke of his idea during the Independence Day speech at Red Fort earlier this year and mandated the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to begin dialogue with various stakeholders and prepare [...]Read More

August 10, 2015
Suraksha Bandha Yojana (SBY) Image

Taking a step further towards efficiency, transparency and reliability, the Union Government has launched a special “Suraksha Bandhan” enrollment drive for its two flagship social security schemes that were implemented in May 2015 – Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) for accidental death and disability and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) for a term life cover. The PMSBY and PMJJBY schemes have been very well received because, apart from being financial securities for [...]Read More

July 28, 2015
Schemes of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

In India, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises deals with the various assistance programmes that are made available to these small-business units. These programmes can be divided into three major divisions – SME Division Schemes, ARI Division Schemes and DC MSME Schemes. SME Division Schemes There are four major programmes provided to MSMEs under this head. The first among these is the Scheme for ‘Providing financial assistance on International Cooperation’. It is related [...]Read More

July 9, 2015
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana Image

The Indian economy is highly dependent on the agricultural sector. A huge population essentially translates into a need to address the growing food demands each year. This dependency is best seen in a year when a below-normal monsoon sends prices of food items ratcheting up. Over the past years, fears of the El Nino phenomenon have kept farmers and economists worried. A number of farmer deaths have also been recorded across the country. Most of [...]Read More

June 26, 2015
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Housing for All by 2022

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana According to current estimates, the urban population of the country, which has already seen a sharp increase over the past decade, is set to see a phenomenal growth in the years to come. By the year 2050, the country’s urban population is set to reach a population of more than 814 million people. This is an increase of about 400 million from current levels. One of the biggest challenges faced by [...]Read More

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On 14 May 2015, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptullah launched a major welfare scheme in Varanasi, aimed at preserving and upgrading traditional arts and handicraft skills, in a move that will benefit thousands of traditional craftsmen, many of whom belong to minority communities. Upgradation of Skills and Training in Ancestral Arts/Crafts for Development (USTAD) is a Rs 17-crore initiative to preserve and promote traditional skills and ensure wider market access. Launching USTAD in [...]Read More

May 8, 2015
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) Image

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched another flagship social security scheme Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) which is an accidental death and disability insurance scheme. A large part of the Indian population lives in rural areas and most of them are not covered under any kind of social security scheme. A large section of this population has not even gained the benefits of the banking system and most are still unaware of various governmental [...]Read More

May 8, 2015
Prime Minister Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) Image

                    The Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) is one of the several ambitious social security programmes initiated by Narendra Modi. It is basically a term life insurance policy that can be renewed either on a yearly basis or for a longer period of time. It will provide life insurance coverage on the death of the policyholder. Who is Eligible? The Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana will [...]Read More

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