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April 18, 2015
Garib Kalyan Yojnaye

The government cares for the poor. At least, that’s what BJP has been trying to convey through its slew of initiatives within months of holding the reins of governance. A party that came to the helm of power on the pro-poor plank is leaving no stone unturned to stay true to its commitment. After its pro-farmer image took a beating during the Land Acquisition Bill controversy, it has come up with a new experiment. And [...]Read More

April 8, 2015
MUDRA Bank - Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi  launched the promised Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd (MUDRA) Bank on 8 April, 2015 with a corpus of Rs 20,000 crore and a credit guarantee corpus of Rs 3,000 crore. The launch was the fulfillment of an announcement made earlier by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his FY 15-16 Budget speech. How Can MUDRA Bank Make a Difference to the Economy? Most individuals, especially those living in [...]Read More

March 24, 2015
Integrating Kashmir youth into mainstream

Ever since the accession to India, the Kashmir valley has been a political challenge for the Indian government and all previous governments, at the centre and at the state level. All have tried to work towards a political settlement and greater integration with the rest of the country, but the valley still continues to remain alienated. The Problem Pakistan has never accepted Jammu and Kashmir’s accession to India and still considers the region a disputed [...]Read More

February 19, 2015
PM Modi's Agricultural Reforms

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched on Thursday, the ambitious centrally-sponsored nationwide “Soil Health Card” (SHC) scheme in Suratgarh town in Sriganganagar, Rajasthan, this brings the focus on the Agricultural reforms of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government. The cards, that contain all basic information and crop-wise recommendations of fertilizers for different soil type, are expected to help individual farmers in making appropriate use of nutrients or fertilizers to improve productivity. They will cover over [...]Read More

February 9, 2015
Child labour in mining sector

Child labour in the mining sector is an issue that needs to be tackled effectively. There are laws in place, yet they are flouted in states such as Meghalaya and Jharkhand. The coal belt extends from Jharkhand and Odisha in eastern India to Meghalaya and other north-eastern states. Mining of metallic and non-metallic minerals adds up to a sizeable contribution to India’s GDP. In many states, the laws are not obeyed and child labour is [...]Read More

January 25, 2015
Image of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme

After the successful implementation of innovative schemes like the Jan Dhan Yojana, Make in India and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched one more scheme ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ (save the girl child, educate the girl child), on January 22, 2015 in Panipat, Haryana. With an initial corpus of Rs 100 crore, the scheme has been launched in hundred districts across the country. In Haryana, where the child sex ratio (CSR) has been [...]Read More

January 5, 2015
Mission Indradhanush Image

On December 25, 2014, the Union Health & Family Welfare Ministry launched yet another programme to strengthen the healthcare of children in the country. This has been named as ‘Mission Indradhanush’ and was launched by Union Health Minister JP Nadda on the occasion of Good Governance Day, which was earmarked to celebrate the birth anniversary of freedom-fighter Bharat Ratna the late Madan Mohan Malaviya and the birthday of former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee. [...]Read More

January 3, 2015
PAHAL-Benefit for LPG users and oil companies

The world’s largest cash subsidy under the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme was re-launched by the Union Government in November 2014 in 54 districts and is extended all over the country with effect from January 1, 2015. The scheme was launched for the consumers of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). The modified scheme is referred to as Pratyaksh Hanstantarit Labh or PAHAL DBTL (Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG). What is PAHAL DBTL? The PAHAL DBTL ambitious scheme [...]Read More

December 25, 2014
Modi's Skill India

After ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India‘, the NaMo Government is to launch yet another programme. This one is a revised version of programmes launched earlier under the skill development policy. This new programme, called ‘Skill India’, is supposed to be a multi-skill programme. It will be launched in March 2015. Like all other programmes, ‘Skill India’ too is a dream project of Narendra Modi and the work to launch this programme has already been initiated. [...]Read More

December 23, 2014
Adolescents

The first comprehensive adolescent health programme, also known as “Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram” was launched by the Government of India in January 2014. The basic objective was to emphasise on the physical, mental and sexual health of the adolescents of our country. The aim was also to provide health information and services so that all the diverse needs of the adolescents can be met. Prior to this, we also had had many other programmes initiated [...]Read More

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