List of Important Scheme Launched in India 2021

List of Important Scheme Launched in India 2021:

Different schemes and policies are launched by the central and state Government every year for the welfare of its citizens. One or two questions is definitely asked from Schemes launched in India in every exam whether it is Bank, SSC or Railway. In this article, we are providing you with a List of Important Scheme Launched in India 2021.

Government Scheme and Campaign 2020-21 PDF

Government Scheme/ Campaign (October, 2021)


(Central Government)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the beneficiaries of Svamitva scheme and distributed 1.7 lakh e-property cards of Svamitva scheme in Madhya Pradesh on October 6, 2021.

SVAMITVA Scheme stands for “Survey of Villages Abadi and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas”. It is a central sector scheme. It is implemented by the “Ministry of Panchayati Raj”. The scheme is implemented with the aim of providing property rights to residents across rural areas.

‘Swechha’ programme

(Andhra Pradesh government)

to tackle the stigma attached to menstruation, prioritize female personal hygiene, and encourage a healthy dialogue of information. ‘Swechha’ (meaning freedom) is intended to ensure affordable access to health and menstrual hygiene in adolescent girls and women. Provide good quality branded sanitary napkins to female students at government educational institutions free of cost.
‘Mission Kavach Kundal’

(Maharashtra Government)

a special Covid-19 vaccination drive named as Mission Kavach Kundal, with the target of inoculating 15 lakh people everyday.
‘Desh Ke Mentor’ Programme

(Delhi Government)

This programme will be implemented across all the schools in Delhi.

This programme was launched with the aim of providing students with young mentors. Young mentors will guide the students from classes IX to XII in navigating their higher education as well as career path.

Gati Shakti National Master Plan

(Central Government)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a Rs 100 lakh crore national master plan called “Gati Shakti National Master Plan” on October 13, 2021.

This plan was launched for multi-modal connectivity with the aim of developing infrastructure to reduce logistic costs and boost Indian economy.

‘Mera Ghar Mere Naam’ scheme

(Punjab Government)

Punjab CM Charanjit Channi launched ‘Mera Ghar Mere Naam’ scheme to confer proprietary rights on the people living in the houses within the ‘Lal Lakir’ of villages and the cities.
Prashasan Gaon ke Sang’ Campaign

(Rajasthan Government)

a mega campaign named – ‘Prashasan Gaon Ke Sang’ started from October 2, 2021 (Gandhi Jayanti) till December 17, 2021, to provide local access to government services in the remotest villages of the state.
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package insurance scheme

(Central Government)

The centre extended the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP), the insurance scheme for healthcare workers fighting covid-19 for another six months.

The scheme was launched in March 2020 to provide comprehensive personal accident cover of Rs. 50 Lakh to health care providers including community health workers and private health workers.

India’s 1st ‘One Health’ Consortium

(Central Government)

On October 14, 2021, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) launched India’s 1st ‘One Health’ consortium to carry out surveillance of important bacterial, viral and parasitic infections of zoonotic as well as transboundary pathogens. It will consist of 27 organizations led by DBT-National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB), Hyderabad (Telangana).
“Mukhyamantri Ration Aapke Dwar Yojana”

(Madhya Pradesh)

The government of Madhya Pradesh (MP) has announced the implementation of the scheme ‘Mukhyamantri Ration Apke Dwar Yojana”, which will start from November 2021. Under this scheme, ration will be provided at the doorstep of the villagers where there are no Fair Price Shops (FPS).
“Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store” Scheme


Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has virtually launched a new scheme named ‘Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store scheme’ to provide low-cost generic medicines and enable seamless healthcare services to the vulnerable people of the state.


The scheme will be implemented by the Urban Administration and Development Department (UADD).

Under this scheme, people will get a discount between 50.09 percent and 71 percent on the MRP (Market Rate Price) of generic medicines.

‘Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission’

(Central Government)

PM Narendra Modi has launched ‘Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (ABHIM)’ worth Rs 64,180 crore from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi.

Under this, 17,788 rural health and wellness centres in 10 high focus states will get support. 11,024 urban health and wellness centres will be established.


‘Go Green’ Scheme


Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel launched ‘Go-Green’ scheme & its Portal to provide electric two-wheelers at subzidised rates to construction and industrial workers of the state.

(MSME Ministry)

Narayan Tatu Rane, Union Minister of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) launched ‘SAMBHAV’ an e-national level Awareness programme 2021 to promote the role of entrepreneurship towards the development of India.
Krishi UDAN 2.0

(Civil Aviation Ministry)

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has launched Krishi UDAN 2.0, laying out the vision of improving value realization through better integration and optimization of Agri-harvesting and air transportation.

It proposes to facilitate and incentivize the movement of Agri-produce by air transportation.

An online platform called e-Kushal (Krishi UDAN for Sustainable Holistic Agri-Logistics) would be developed to facilitate information dissemination to all stakeholders regarding transportation of agricultural produce.

Academic Scheme ‘Illam Thedi Kalvi’

(Tamil Nadu)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin launched ‘Illam Thedi Kalvi’ (education at doorstep) scheme at Mudaliarkuppam, Villupuram district which promotes education at all levels, right from school to university, for all sections of society.

Persons who have studied upto class XII can educate school students from classes I to V and diploma holders can educate college students.


Government Scheme/ Campaign (September, 2021)

‘Mera Kaam Mera Maan’ Scheme (Punjab Government) The Punjab Cabinet gave a nod to a new scheme that will help the unemployed youth in the state to hone their skills and increase their chances of getting a job.

These youngsters will be given short-term skill training free of cost under the ‘‘Mera Kaam Mera Maan” scheme of the state government. A target of 30,000 beneficiaries has been proposed, at a cost of ₹ 90 crores.

The scheme also provides an employment assistance allowance of ₹ 2,500 per month for a period of 12 months from the start of the training course, which will be conducted at Punjab Skill Development Mission training centres.

‘My Pad, My Right’ project

(in Tripura)

In Tripura, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has inaugurated a project called ‘My Pad, My Right’ initiated by NABARD and NABFOUNDATION at Killa village in Gomati district. The project aims to bring livelihood and menstrual hygiene closer to rural women by way of grant, wage support and capital equipment.
Vatan Prem Yojana


The Vatan Prem Yojana was launched on August 7, 2021.

Donors under the project: Governing body has made it possible for donors to send their money online. Under the scheme, Non-Resident Gujaratis (NRGs) and NRIs can contribute 60 percent of the cost of a village-level project. Remaining 40 percent amount will be borne by the state government.

Vatan Prem Yojana: Vatan prem Yohana is a repackaged version of Madar-e-Vatan scheme by the state government of Gujarat. Madar-e-Vatan has been renamed due to association of the title with Persian language. In the earlier version of the scheme, contribution of the state government and NRIs was 50:50. Now, it has been changed to 60:40.

Projects covered under the scheme

·       Smart classes in schools and Library

·       Community hall, Primary health centre and Anganwadi

·       CCTV surveillance system,

·       Water recycling, drainage, sewage treatment and beautification of ponds.

·       Bus-stand

·       Solar energy powered streetlights, etc.

‘Millet Mission’

(Chhattisgarh Government)

with the objective of making the state a millet hub of India. On the occasion of launch of the mission, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel noted that state will soon become the millet hub of India.

Aim: Millet Mission initiative was launched with the aim of giving the farmers right price for small cereal crops and to provide them input assistance, procurement arrangements and processing.

‘Project Udaan’


on the occasion of Hindi Diwas on September 14, 2021. Project Udaan was launched with the aim of breaking the language barrier that many students face while joining the institutes of higher education.

Project Udaan enables the translation of textbooks and other study material of the engineering and other streams from English to Hindi & other Indian Languages. It helps in translating engineering textbooks and learning materials in one-sixth the time as compared to manual tasking.

“Creator education and enablement programme”


This programme will provide an opportunity to content creators, on its platform and Instagram, to learn, earn and grow their communities. While addressing the 2021 edition of ‘Creator Day India’, Instagram Head Adam Mosseri noted that India is one of the fastest growing markets for photo sharing and short video platform.
“Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana”

(Indian Railways)

Indian Railways took a leap in advancement of Skill India Mission by launching the “Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY)” under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)”.

This Mission will provide Railways an entry level training in industry relevant skills with the help of 75 Railway training institutes across India.

‘One Gram Panchayat-One DIGI-Pay Sakhi’

       (J&K government)

In Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has launched a new mission called ‘One Gram Panchayat-One DIGI-Pay Sakhi’. The mission was launched at Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Pampore.

He outlined that DIGI-Pay Sakhi has introduced financial inclusion within the UT’s Self Help Group (SHG) ecosystem, creating much needed financial access points with greater transparency even in the remotest of the areas.

“Ek Pahal Campaign”

(Ministry of Law and Justice)

The Ministry of Law and Justice has launched a Pan-India Special Campaign called “Ek Pahal Drive” for Justice Delivery at doorstep on September 17, 2021.

The campaign was launched in a bid to encourage mass registration under Tele-Law. The campaign was launched by Department of Justice and NALSA.


Government Scheme/ Campaign (August, 2021)

PM SVANidhi Scheme


The Reserve Bank of India has announced to include street vendors of tier-1 and tier-2 centres, identified as part of the PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi Scheme) as beneficiaries under the Payments Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) Scheme.

Payments Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) Scheme was launched by RBI to encourage deployment of Points of Sale (PoS) infrastructure (both physical and digital modes) in tier-3 to tier-6 centres and northeastern states.

‘Mission Niryatak Bano’

(Rajasthan Government)

The Rajasthan government’s industries department and the Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO) have launched the ‘Mission Niryatak Bano’ campaign to promote aspiring exporters in the state.
‘Gati Shakti’ Infra Scheme

(Central Government)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15th Aug announced an ambitious ₹100 lakh crore holistic infrastructure development programme ”Gatishakti”, which is aimed at boosting employment opportunities and productivity of industries.

Gatishakti will be a national master plan which will lay the foundation of the overall infrastructure in the country and give an integrated and holistic path to the economy.


(Andhra Pradesh)

Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on 16th August launched the second phase of the Nadu-Nedu initiative at ZP High School in P Gannavaram mandal in East Godavari district, with a budget of Rs 4,500 crore to remodel 16,000 government schools across Andhra Pradesh.

Earlier, he also started the distribution of Jagananna Vidya Kanuka kits to 4.73 crore students studying in government and aided schools for the academic year 2021-22.

‘Ubharte Sitaare Fund’

(Finance Ministry)

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched an ambitious ‘Ubharte Sitaare Fund’ on August 21, 2021. It will be launched for export-oriented firms and startups.

Ubharte Sitaare fund has been set up jointly by Exim Bank and SIDBI.

‘Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumihin Majdur Nyay Yojana’


provision of ₹200 crores benefiting 12 lakh landless families.

The aim of the scheme is to support rural landless labourers with minimum wages so that they can access basic amenities. The beneficiaries are expected to receive their benefits before the end of this financial year, on March 31, 2022.

The families of the beneficiaries will each be ensured the amount of ₹6,000 annually. There is also in place a mechanism to resolve any discrepancy related to a beneficiary’s bank account, within 15 days.

‘SUJALAM’ Campaign

(Ministry of Jal Shakti)

Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched a ‘100 days campaign’ named SUJALAM to create more and more Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus villages by undertaking wastewater management at the village level.
SAMRIDH programme

(Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology)

Start-up Accelerators of MeitY for pRoduct Innovation, Development and growth (SAMRIDH)” programme.

The programme was launched by Shri Ashwini Vaishnav, Union Minister MeitY. The objective of the SAMRIDH programme is to create a conducive platform to Indian Software Product start-ups to enhance their products and securing investments for scaling their business.

Mission Vatsalya


Maharashtra government launched a special mission called “Mission Vatsalya” in order to help women who lost their husbands to COVID-19. Mission Vatsalya will provide several services and some 18 benefits under one roof to those women.

Under this mission, schemes like Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana and Gharkul Yojana will benefit those for women.

Government Scheme/ Campaign (July, 2021)

‘YSR Bima’ scheme

(Andhra Pradesh)

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched the ‘YSR Bima’ scheme with new guidelines, where the government itself will directly pay the insurance amount to the family of the deceased to make the insurance claims easier.

In order to support 1.32 lakh families through the YSR Bima scheme, the State government allocated Rs 750 crores for the year 2021-22. In the last two years, the State government had spent Rs 1307 crore for YSR Bima.

Electric Vehicle Policy-2021


The policy announced by the State Environment Minister, Aaditya Thackeray aims to accelerate the adoption of Battery Electric Vehicles in the country.

The new EV policy introduced in Maharashtra is a revision of the 2018 policy. It is introduced with an aim to make Maharashtra the “topmost producer of battery-powered electric vehicles in India.” The policy also aims for electric vehicles (EVs) to make up 10 per cent of all new vehicle registrations, by 2025.

‘One Block, One Product’ scheme


to encourage and promote small industries in the rural areas.

Under the scheme, the state government plans to connect every block of the state with some industrial vision and the government is working expeditiously on this scheme.

‘Stand Up India Scheme’

(Government of India)

The Government of India has extended the duration of the ‘Stand Up India Scheme’ up to the year 2025.

The scheme was launched by the Prime Minister on 05 April 2016 to facilitate loans to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and women borrowers, to promote entrepreneurship among them.

“Dalit Bandhu’ scheme


‘Telangana Dalita Bandhu’ scheme will be launched soon for Dalit empowerment.

Huzurabad Assembly Constituency has been selected to implement the ‘Telangana Daltha Bandhu’ scheme, under the pilot project.

Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati

(Government of India)

Union Government is implementing Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) as a sub scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2020-21.

It aims to promote traditional indigenous practices. The scheme focusses on exclusion of all synthetic chemical inputs and promotes on-farm biomass recycling. Under BPKP, financial assistance of Rs 12200 per hectare for 3 years is provided for cluster formation.

‘Devaranya’ scheme

(Madhya Pradesh)

In order to promote AYUSH in Madhya Pradesh and to link it with employment, the government has made the ‘Devaranya’ scheme.

The scheme has been made to provide employment to the people living in the tribal areas of the state.

‘Pink Protection’ project

(Kerala police)

for the protection of women in public, private and digital spaces. For the project, 10 cars, 40 two-wheelers, including Bullet bikes and 20 bicycles, were allotted, which were flagged off by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The “Pink Protection” project aims to prevent dowry-related issues, cyber-bullying and humiliation in public places.


Government Scheme/ Campaign (June, 2021)

Ankur scheme

(Madhya Pradesh)

a scheme under which citizens will be awarded for planting trees during monsoon.

A sapling plantation campaign will be carried out during the monsoon. Participants will have to upload a picture while planting the sapling and then upload another photograph after taking care of the sapling for 30 days. The winners will then be selected from each district, following a verification, to get the Pranvayu Award.

Citizens can participate in the tree plantation drive by registering themselves on the Vayudoot app, which has been launched by the state for managing the activities of the “Ankur” program.

YounTab scheme


Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, RK Mathur, launched the YounTab scheme for students. Under the scheme, about 12,300 tablets were distributed among students from Class 6th to 12th in government schools in Leh. It is an initiative of Department of School Education.
Knowledge Economy Mission’


to boost job prospects in the state by supporting knowledge workers. Project will be launched to bring ongoing efforts of providing employment to educated people and support ‘knowledge workers’ under a single programme.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Urban (PMAY-U)

(Central government)

During 54th meeting of Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMS), central government has approval 708 proposals for construction of 3.61 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Urban (PMAY-U).

All these houses will be constructed on line of ‘Beneficiary led Construction’ and ‘Affordable Housing in Partnership Verticals’. Total investment under this mission is Rs. 7.35 lakh crores out of which centre is assisting Rs. 1.81 lakh crores. So far, 96067 crores of funds have been released.

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is implanting this mission which was launched in June 2015 to address the problem of shortage of urban housing, It seeks to provide pucca houses to all eligible urban households by 2022.

‘Yuva Shakti Corona Mukti Abhiyan’

(Madhya Pradesh)

to raise awareness among people on covid-19 pandemic. Yuva Shakti Corona Mukti Abhiyan means “free from corona with the help of youth power campaign”.

Under the campaign, college teachers and about 16 lakh students will be made aware of covid-19 infection by teaching them Covid appropriate behavior and vaccination.

‘Mukhya Mantri Udyaymi Yojna’ scheme


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on 19th June launched two ambitious schemes christened as the ‘Mukhya Mantri Yuva Udyaymi Yojna’ and the ‘Mukhya Mantri Mahila Udyami Yojna’ to promote entrepreneurship among youth and women of all sections under the state’s ‘Mukhaya Mantri Udyami Yojna’ scheme.

Youth and Women-irrespective of caste and creed, wishing to start entrepreneurship, will get a loan of Rs 10 lakh, in which Rs 5 lakh would be a grant from the state government and the rest Rs 5 lakh will come as loan, refundable in 84 instalments.

Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana


to provide financial assistance to the families who lost a member due to Covid-19 pandemic.

According to notification by Social Welfare Department, Rs 50,000 ex-gratia will be provided to every family that has lost a member amid pandemic. A pension of Rs 2,500 per month would also be given to those families that lost the sole breadwinner to covid-19 pandemic.


Government Scheme/ Campaign (May 2021)

Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana

 (Odisha Government)

for journalists. Odisha has declared the journalists as frontline Covid warriors. Under this Yojana, a health insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh will be provided to each Journalist.

Under the scheme, financial assistance of Rs 15 lakh will be provided to the families of journalists who died from COVID-19 while performing duty.

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi

(Central Government)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently released the eighth instalment of Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi.

Under the Scheme: The Government of India transfers Rs 6,000 to the account of small and marginal farmers. These funds are transferred in three instalments. The first instalment of Rs 2,000 is made between April and June. Second Instalment is made between August and November. The third instalment is made between December and March.

‘COVI Van’

(Delhi Police)

a helpline number for senior citizens who are struggling with their essential needs amid Covid-19.

South District Police of Delhi has launched a COVI Van Helpline (012- 26241077) for senior citizens in the neighbourhood amid the coronavirus situation here.

‘Ayush Ghar-Dwar’ program

(Himachal Pradesh Government)

to keep the home isolated Covid-19 positive patients healthy by practising Yoga. This program has been started by the Department of AYUSH in collaboration with the Art of Living organization.
‘Marun Gaam: Corona-Mukt Gaam’ (My Village: Corona-Free Village)

(Gujarat chief minister)

Vijay Rupani launched this campaign on the occasion of the state’s foundation day.

The campaign was launched to check the spread of infection due to coronavirus at village level to ensure the villagers remain free from the pandemic.

Smart Kitchen Scheme


Pinarayi Vijayan, announced a secretary level committee that will formulate guidelines and recommendations on implementation of “Smart Kitchen Scheme” in state to fulfil commitments of LDF.

Smart Kitchen Scheme will be launched by July 10, 2021. Under the scheme, women of state will be given loan to refurbish their kitchen. Loan will be provided with a low-interest rate in instalment schemes. Scheme seeks to reduce workload of women’s domestic labour.

Family Pension under Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)

(Central Government)

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government of India has announced two major measures for those families who have lost the earning member due to Covid.

Firstly, the government have decided to provide family pension to such families and secondly, provide them with enhanced & liberalised insurance compensation.

Dependent family members of such persons will be entitled to get the benefit of a pension equivalent to 90% of the average daily wage drawn by the worker as per the existing norms.

This benefit will be applicable with effect from 24 March 2020 till 24 March 2022.

Employees Provident Fund Organization- Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI)

(Central Government)

The amount of maximum insurance benefit has been increased from Rs 6 lakh to Rs. 7 lakhs. The provision of minimum insurance benefit has been retained at Rs. 2.5 lakh.

This benefit will apply retrospectively from 15 February 2020 for the next three years, that is 15 February 2022.

Rs 10 Lakh PM CARES Fund for kids orphaned due to COVID

(Central Government)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a number of welfare measures for children who lost their parents to COVID-19.

Fixed Deposit in the name of the child: The total corpus of the fund will be Rs 10 lakh for each child. This corpus will be used to give a monthly financial support/ stipend when the child reaches 18 years of age, for the next five years to take care of his or her personal requirements.

Upon reaching the age of 23 years, the child will get the corpus amount as one lump sum for personal and professional use.


Education: Children under 10 years will be given admission to the nearest Kendriya Vidyalaya or in a private school as a day scholar.

Children between 11-18 years of age will be given admission to any central government residential school such as Sainik School and Navodaya Vidyalaya.


Health Insurance: Each child will be enrolled as a beneficiary under Ayushman Bharat Scheme (PM-JAY) with a health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh.

The premium amount for these children will be paid by PM CARES, till they attain the age of 18 years.


Government Scheme/ Campaign (April 2021)



The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) operating under Ministry of Tribal Affairs recently launched the “SANKALP SE SIDDHI”.

It is a hundred-day drive. The main aim of the drive is to activate the Van Dhan Vikas Kendras located in tribal villages. It aims to cover 1,500 villages in India in hundred days.

Around one hundred and fifty teams have been formed to roll out the drive. These teams will identify the locations for clustering them as TRIFOOOD and SFURTI units.

Mask Abhiyan


The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently launched a fourteen day “Mask Abhiyan” initiative to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The main objective of the initiative is to turn the use of mask into a habit. This will play a huge role in controlling the current resurgence of COVID-19. Also, the Odisha State Government has increased the fines for violators from Rs 1000 to Rs 2000.

“Aahaar Kranti” Mission

(Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare)

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan recently launched “Mission Aahaar Kranti”.

The mission aims to spread the message of the importance of nutritionally balanced diet. It will also promote the importance of accessibility to local fruits and vegetables.

Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme

(Andhra Pradesh)

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy recently released the first tranche of Rs 672 crores under the Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme for the year 2021-22. This reimbursed the fees for 10.88 lakh students. So far, a total of Rs 4, 879 crores have been disbursed under the Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme.

 Government Scheme/ campaign (March 2021)

”Gharoki Pechan, Chelik Naam” scheme

(Uttarakhand CM)

Trivendra Singh Rawat launched “Gharoki Paachan, Chelik Naam” (daughter’s name is a home’s identity) programme and development schemes worth Rs 42 crore in Nainital.

Government is working towards women empowerment and 32,000 women groups of the state are being linked with self-employment to make them self-reliant.

Gram Ujala Scheme

(Union power and new and renewable energy minister)

To provide the cheapest LED bulbs in the rural areas. The scheme was launched by the Union power and new and renewable energy minister, Raj Kumar Singh.

In the first phase, the scheme was launched from Arrah district in Bihar. In this phase around 15 million LED bulbs will be distributed in the villages of Arrah (Bihar), Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Nagpur (Maharashtra), and western Gujarat.

In this scheme, poor households to get LED for Rs. 10.

“SAAMAR Campaign”


“SAAMAR Campaign” which stands for “Strategic Action for Alleviation of Malnutrition and Anaemia Reduction” campaign recently. The campaign was launched to tackle the malnutrition in Jharkhand.

The SAAMAR campaign was started with the aim of identifying the anaemic women and malnourished children.

Mission Gramodaya

(Madhya Pradesh)

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the Mission Gramodaya in the Madhya Pradesh.

Mission Gramodaya has been started for the overall development of rural areas.

Universal Health Scheme (UHS) (Rajasthan) Ashok Gehlot announced that his government’s much anticipated Universal Health Scheme (UHS) will be launched on May 1 this year.

Every family will get an insurance benefit of ₹ 5 lakhs under the Universal Healthcare scheme. Those covered under Ayushman Bharat Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Swasthya Bima Yojana along with contract workers and small and marginal farmers can avail this scheme for free.

“Poshan Abhiyan”

(Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment)

for the Elderly to provide them ‘nutrition support’. Under the mission, supports will be provided to indigent elders who are not staying in Old Age Homes and are victims of malnutrition.

Scheme will be implemented by “Gram Panchayats and Urban Municipalities”. ‘Senior Citizens Welfare Fund’ will be utilized to fund & implement the mission.

Tribal TB Initiative

(Union Health Minister)

Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched the “Tribal TB Initiative”, as a step towards achieving ‘TB Mukt Bharat’ by 2025.

The Ministry also released a guidance note on Joint Action Plan for elimination of Tuberculosis (TB), a Special Edition of Tribal Ministry’s Publication ‘ALEKH’ on TB and a document on Tribal Tuberculosis (TB) Initiative at the event.


Government Scheme/ Campaign (February 2021)

‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission

(Punjab CM)

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on 1st Feb virtually launched the ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission as part of the government’s campaign to accomplish the goal of 100 per cent potable piped water supply in all rural households by March 2022.
Mega Surface Water Supply Scheme

(Punjab CM)

The Chief Minister inaugurated one Mega Surface Water Supply Scheme covering 85 villages in the Moga district, 144 new water supply schemes for 172 villages, 121 Arsenic, and Iron removal plants.
Pragyan Bharati scheme (Assam) Scheme to provide monetary assistance to college students.

Under Pragyan Bharati scheme, 3,26,046 college students were given Rs 1,500 each for purchasing text books, while a total of Rs 161 crore was reimbursed for free admission of 4 lakh eligible students.

Bhasha Gourab Scheme


Scheme to provide monetary assistance to literary bodies of the state.

The scheme Bhasha Gourab, under which the state government provided 21 Sahitya Sabhas (literary bodies) with a total of Rs 43 crore as contribution towards their corpus funds.

KAPILA (Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness Campaign)

(Central Government)

for Intellectual Property Literacy and creating patent awareness.

The Government has launched a campaign namely Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness Campaign (KAPILA) on 15th October, 2020.

‘Jalabhishekam’ Water Conservation Campaign

(Madhya Pradesh)

The Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, inaugurated 57,000 water structures under the “Jalabhishekam Water Conservation Campaign” on February 11, 2021 virtually from New Delhi.

These water structures were constructed in Madhya Pradesh.

2nd phase of Vigyan Jyoti programme

(Department of Science and Technology)

The second phase of Vigyan Jyoti programme was commenced on the occasion of International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, 2021, which will spread the programme for encouraging girls to take interest in science and build a career in STEM to 50 more districts adding to the existing 50 districts across the country.
Mukhyamantri Abhyudaya Yojana

(Uttar Pradesh)

UP Mukhyamantri Abhyudaya Yojana: Free Coaching Classes Registration Start. This scheme for people who are not afforded the private coaching fee.
‘Maa’ scheme

(West Bengal)

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 15th Feb launched “Maa” canteens for providing subsidised cooked meals for the poor and the destitute at a nominal cost of ₹5.
‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ initiative

(Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

Narendra Modi virtually launched ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ initiative in Assam on February 18, 2021.

He laid the foundation stone for the Dhubri Phulbari bridge. PM also performed the bhumi pujan for the construction of Majuli Bridge in Assam.

Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan

(Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs)

The Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan under Jal Jeevan Mission- Urban has been launched in 10 cities, which are Agra, Badlapur, Bhubaneswar, Churu, Kochi, Madurai, Patiala, Rohtak, Surat and Tumkur.

Government Scheme/ campaign (January 2021)

‘PANKH Abhiyan’


The scheme has been launched under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme for the empowerment and growth of the girl child.

(Ministry of Tribal Affairs)

It would effectively help in the smooth formulation of state and national level programs for migrant workers. He also launched a tribal migration cell, a tribal museum at Goa and “ShramSaathi”, a training manual for migrant workers.
Avalokana software


The software will enable the state government to access data on expenditures and sanctions incurred on 1,800 programmes.
‘Mukhyamantri Bagayat Vikas Mission’


The aim is to accelerate agriculture, horticulture and promote farming of herbal plants. It will also create employment opportunities through an increase in the export of such products.
Ghar Ghar Rozgar te Karobaar Mission’


For allotment of 7,219 fair price shops (FPS) under his government’s flagship ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar te Karobaar Mission’
“SAKSHAM” awareness campaign

(Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas)

The campaign was launched to spread awareness about green energy.


‘National Police K-9 Journal’

(Union home minister)

“National security is paramount and our government is making sincere efforts to give equal attention to all aspects related to security. The police dog squad can act as a force multiplier to ensure the safety of society, much like the way drones or satellites are being used in the country.”
Kisan Fasal Rahat Yojana


The main aim of the scheme is food safety, crop diversification, rapid agriculture development paving way for competition. The scheme will cover both land owning and landless farmers. The Department of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Co-operative will be the implementing agency.
Light House projects (LHPs)

(PM Modi)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Light House projects (LHPs) at six sites across six States through video conference on 1st January 2021.

The LHPs will be implemented at Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Rajkot (Gujarat), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Agartala (Tripura) and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh). The project is being constructed under the Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC)-India. It has been conceptualised by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Under the programme, over 1,000 houses would be built in each of the six cities in 12 months along with allied infrastructure facilities.


Government Scheme/ campaign (December 2020)

Honey FPO Programme

(Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare)

The Honey FPO Programme aims to address the issues faced by the beekeeping industry and also promote honey production in the country. This will also help in achieving the goal of increasing farmer’s income.

These 5 FPOs will be set up by the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED). They will be set up at East Champaran (Bihar), Morena (Madhya Pradesh), Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) and Sunderbans (West Bengal).

Orundoi Scheme



It will support the family to buy by 4 kg of pulses worth 200 rupees, medicines worth 400 rupees per month, sugar for 80 Rupees and fruits and vegetables for 150 Rupees.
‘Jagananna Thodu’ Scheme

(Andhra Pradesh)

Benefit: Scheme would benefit lakhs and several more schemes would be started for the interests of the poor. “Vegetables, small tiffin shops, flowers, motorcycle vendors, teeth, groceries, loom work, cloth and handlooms, lacework, steel shops, pottery, kitchen and plastic goods, electronic goods, and several other items will be made available for beneficiaries of the scheme.
Swasthya Sathi scheme

(West Bengal)

It provides basic health cover for secondary and tertiary care up to 5 lakh INR per annum per family.
Atmanirbhar Women Scheme

(Bank of Baroda)

Aims: This scheme aims to target the self-reliant woman in India. Under the scheme, the bank is offering loans at 0.50 per cent concession for women. The bank under the gold loan scheme is offering agri-gold loan at 0.25 per cent concession and for a retail loan at 0.50 per cent concession.
“Varasat” campaign


In first of its kind campaign to end the nagging land related issues in the rural areas, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched the special ‘varasat’ (natural succession) drive. It is aimed at eradicating the exploitation of the villagers in the name of Varasat of land and property.
 ‘SEHAT’, Health Insurance Scheme

(PM Modi)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘SEHAT’ – Health Insurance Scheme for the entire Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir .This scheme will cover the remaining One crore population which was not covered under Ayushman Bharat Scheme. Under Ayushman Bharat PM Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), eligible beneficiaries were covered under Health Cover of Rs 5 Lakh.
Pedalandariki Illu

(Andhra Pradesh)

Navaratnalu ‘Pedalandariki Illu,’ (housing for poor) at Komaragiri layout of Pithapuram Assembly constituency in East Godavari district.

Government Scheme/ campaign (November 2020)

Mooh Band Rakho campaign

(HDFC Bank)

HDFC Bank on 17th Nov announced the launch of Mooh Band Rakho, a campaign to increase awareness on cyber frauds and preventing them.

“Following simple steps such as not sharing card details, CVV, expiry date, OTP, net banking/ mobile banking, login ID & password over phone, SMS, email and social media can help general public keep their money safe.

CASA (current account, savings account) mobilisation campaign

(Karnataka Bank)

Karnataka Bank launched CASA (current account, savings account) mobilisation campaign which will run from November 17 to March 4, 2021.The bank stated that it intends to mobilise over 4.10 lakh current and savings accounts with an accretion of 650 crores of business.
“Maha Awas Yojana”


Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddav Thackeray launched “Maha Awas Yojana”. The project aims to build 8.82 lakhs of rural houses in 100 days. The project includes construction of toilets as well. The cost of the project has been estimated as Rs 4,000 crores.
“Abhayam” project

(Andhra Pradesh)

Andhra Pradesh government has taken another significant step in safeguarding women and children travelling by local transport across the state. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy virtually launched the app at the camp office, Tadepalli.
‘Karmai Dharma’ scheme

(West Bengal)

West bengal launched the ‘Karmai Dharma’ (Work is worship) scheme under which two lakh youths will be provided with one motorbike each with assistance from cooperative banks.
‘Him Suraksha Abhiyan’

(Himachal Pradesh)

Abhiyan’ to sensitize the people regarding Covid-19 pandemic and also to collect information regarding symptoms of diseases like TB, Leprosy, sugar and blood pressure by the door to door campaign throughout the State.


♦Government Scheme/ campaign (October)



Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated “Sujal”, ‘Drink from Tap Mission’ scheme, to provide round the clock supply of quality tap drinking water in all urban areas of the state.
‘SVAMITVA’ (ownership) scheme

(PM Modi)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to launch the physical distribution of property cards under the ‘SVAMITVA’ (ownership) scheme on October 11, 2020.  This will be a historic move to transform the rural India.

The move will provide villagers a way to use property as a financial asset. The villagers could use their property for taking loans and other financial benefits.

Swa-nirbhar Naari, Atmanirbhar Asom


bid to empower the economically disadvantaged women of the State in a programme organized by Panchayat & Rural Development Department at Chandrapur in Kamrup (Metro) district.
‘Jagananna Vidya Kanuka’

(Andhra Pradesh)

Government scheme for school children up to 10th standard, supplying uniforms, books, shoes, socks, belts and school bags to lakhs of students.
Mukhya Mantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana


Yojana under which 10,000 youth and migrants of the states will get self employment in the green energy sector.
“Jan Andolan campaign”

(PM Modi)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a campaign called Jan Andolan for COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour on October 8, 2020. The campaign was launched through a tweet by him using a hashtag #Unite2FightCorona.
“Digital Seva Setu Programme


The Gujarat State Government launched the “Digital Seva Setu Programme” for rural areas on October 6, 2020. It was launched under the Bharat Net Project of the Central government.

The programme comply with the India’s Digital India Mission. The villages will be connected with the 100 MBps optical fibre network with an aim to make every village a mini Sachivalay.

‘Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh’


As the winter season is impending during which the national capital faces a huge menace in the form of air pollution, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has launched a campaign against it. ‘Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh’ was announced on 5th October by the CM. As a part of the campaign, technology developed by Pusa Agriculture Institute to curb stubble-burning
Gram Darshan


“With the launch of Gram Darshan, the details of the completed, ongoing and required development projects of every village in Haryana will be digitally available.
Pathashree Abhijan Scheme

(West Bengal)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 1st September launched the Pathashree Abhijan, a road repair scheme, where more than 7,000 stretches of roads comprising 12,000 kilometers across the state will be repaired.
Make Small Strong campaign

(Google India)


Google India on September 30, 2020 announced the launch of its nationwide campaign “Make Small Strong” in order to help support small businesses and drive demand through customer support.
‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign


New anti-pollution campaign under which motorists will be encouraged to switch off vehicles while waiting for the lights to turn green at traffic signals.
“hath dhona, roke corona” campaign


This campaign was launched while emphasising upon the sanitation practices on the occasion of Global Handwashing Day.
‘My Town My Pride’ programme

(J & K)

Part of the public outreach initiative “in J&K’s towns to deliver services at doorsteps to the urban population”.

Three main objectives — public outreach in towns, strengthening grassroots democracy, and service delivery at doorsteps.

Campaign ‘KAPILA’

(Union Education Minister)

Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness campaign, honour of 89th birth anniversary celebration of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
Mission Shakti’


 Awareness and tackle crime against women in the state.

(Union Agriculture Minister)

Aims: The scheme is an unique way that will assist cooperatives to play an important role in creation of healthcare infrastructure in the country.  The scheme would be providing a working capital and margin money to meet operational requirements of the health facilities. It also provides interest subvention of one percent to cooperatives where women are in majority.
‘Safe City Project’


The Governor spoke while inaugurating the ‘Safe City Project’, a 180-day-long campaign under which the police and other departments will work towards safety of women.
Smart blackboard scheme

(Tamil Nadu)

Aims: The scheme is aimed at using the audio visual teaching material in the schools. It can also be integrated with digital classrooms and smart classroom schemes.  The smart boards will create materials that can be fed into computer screens using pen drives.
“YSR Bima”


Benefit:  it will take 15 days to settle the insurance claims, the government will provide Rs 10,000 as immediate aid to the family members if the insurance holder met with an accident or died.
Model Agricultural Village scheme (Ekikrit Adarsh Krishi Gram Yojana)


Aims: “Integrated Model Agricultural Village scheme is a concept which will prove to be a milestone in strengthening the economy of farmers and doubling their income.
Kisan Suryoday Yojana


Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Kisan Suryoday Yojana in Gujarat on October 24, 2020. The primary aim of the scheme is to provide day time power supply for irrigation in the region.

The farmers will be provided with power supply between 5 AM and 9 PM, under the scheme.

“Life in Miniature”

(Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism)

Project, a collaboration between the National Museum, New Delhi, Ministry of Culture, and Google Arts & culture.
‘Green Delhi’


Citizens can click pictures or make a video of pollution causing activities, such as burning of garbage, industrial pollution, dust etc. and upload them on the application.
Young Advocates Welfare Fund

(Tamil Nadu)

Aims: It provides monthly financial assistance of three thousand rupees each for two years to the lawyers who just come out of law colleges.


♦Government Scheme/ campaign (September)

‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo’ campaign

(Madhya Pradesh govt.)

Madhya Pradesh government has launched a 15-day campaign named ‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo’. Under the campaign awareness programmes were organized in seven thousand 178 settlements.
“SVAYEM” scheme

(Assam Govt.)

In Assam, the State Government re-launched a scheme to provide self-employment to around 2 lakh youths of the state. Known as Swami Vivekananda Assam Youth Empowerment (SVAYEM).

It would provide 50 thousand rupees each as seed money to selected youths to start business ventures.

YSR ‘Sampoorna Poshana’ and YSR Sampoorna Poshana Plus schemes

(Andhra Pradesh government)

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will launch YSR Sampoorna Poshana and YSR Sampoorna Poshana Plus schemes aimed at providing nutritious food for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children, on 7th September.
Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana

(Central Govt.)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to launch Rs 20,050 crore- Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) on 9th September. Along with the scheme, the PM will also launch e-Gopala application.

The scheme focuses on sustainable development of fisheries in India. It is to be implemented between 2020-21 and 2024-25.

Aims: The scheme aims to enhance fish production to 70 lakh tonnes by 2024-25. It aims to double income of fish farmers. The scheme will reduce the post harvest losses of fisheries sector from 20% to 25% to 10%.

Five Star Village Scheme

(Central Govt.)

Department of Posts launched a scheme called the “Five Star Villages” on 10th September. The scheme ensures universal coverage of flagship postal schemes in rural areas of India. It seeks to bridge the gap in public awareness and reach postal services and products in the interior of villages.
‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign

(Maharashtra Govt.)

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on 13th September announced that the government is launching ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign to tackle coronavirus.
“GARIMA” Welfare Scheme (Odisha Govt.) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 12th September launched ” GARIMA” a new Scheme to ensure Safety and Dignity of Core Sanitation Workers of the State. Under this scheme, about 20,000 core sanitation workers and their families covering one lakh population are likely to be benefitted.
“Arthika Spandana” programme

(Karnataka Govt.)

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa launched the “Arthika Spandana” programme on 16 September 2020, under which loans worth Rs. 39,300 crores would be disbursed through various cooperative institutions, for helping people during the times of COVID-19 and floods.

Of the total, Rs. 15,300 crore for the agriculture sector while Rs. 24,000 crore for the non-agricultural sector.

Mukhyamantri Mahila Utkarsh Yojana

 (Gujarat Govt.)

Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani has launched a scheme named Mukhyamantri Mahila Utkarsh Yojana (MMUY) that will provide interest-free loans to women’s groups in the state.

Aim: Under the scheme, Gujarat State Govt will provide an interest-free loan of Rs 1 lakh to these one lakh women JLEGs. The interest amount will be borne by the state government.

“Mahila Atmanirbharshil Aachani”

(SBI in Assam)


SBI started a programme by the name “Mahila Atmanirbharshil Aachani” (Women Self-Reliance programme) in Assam to support Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhijan launched by Prime Minister of India to the ground level.
Ghar tak fibre Scheme

(PM Modi in Bihar)

PM Narendra Modi has launched 9 highway projects and Ghar tak Fiber scheme in Bihar on 21 September 2020. Under the Ghar tak fibre Scheme, optical fibre services will be provided to every households.

9 highway projects: Bihar Highway projects will construct 350 kilometer of road. The roads will be built at a cost of Rs 14,250 crores (Rs 142.5 Billions).

Mukhya Mantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana

(Madhya Pradesh Govt.)

Madhya Pradesh government has announced ‘Mukhya Mantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana’ on the lines of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi.

Under the announced scheme, the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, getting Rs. 6,000 per annum, will be getting additional financial assistance of Rs. 4,000, making their total annual assistance to be Rs. 10,000 per annum.

“Moksh Kalash yojna 2020”

(Rajasthan Govt)

Rajasthan govt’s launched “Moksh Kalash yojna 2020” for special free bus service.

The Ashok Gehlot led Rajasthan government has announced that the special free bus service, for people to go for immersion of ashes from Rajasthan to Uttarakhand (Haridwar).

Mukhyamantrir Grammya Paribahan Achoni

(Assam Govt.)

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on 23rd September launched the Mukhyamantrir Grammya Paribahan Achoni and distributed vehicles under the scheme to beneficiaries at a programme held at Assam Administrative Staff College by transport department.


♦Government Scheme/ campaign (August)

‘Major Dhyan Chand Vijaypath Yojana’

(UP Govt.)

Major Dhyan Chand Vijaypath Yojana under which 19 international players from the state will get road connectivity to their houses.
Niraman Mazdoor Registration Abhiyan

(Delhi Govt.)

For construction workers will be conducted from 24th August 2020 to 11th September 2020.

This special camp will provide tech support to the construction workers.

Gareeb Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan

(Indian Railways)

Indian Railways generates 6,40,000 Mandays of work under the scheme in six states.

Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha,OIRajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh

‘Padhai Tuhar Para’

(Chhattisgarh Govt.)

‘Padhai Tuhar Para’ scheme to teach children with the help of community in their localities and villages.
‘Karma Sathi Prakalpa’

(West Bengal)

Under which one lakh unemployed youth would be provided soft loans and subsidies to make them self-reliant.
‘Punjab Smart Connect Scheme’

(Punjab Govt.)

That aims at providing more than 1.74 lakh class XII students with smartphones by November 2020.


Arunodoi Scheme

(Assam Govt.)

For women that will empower them and will contribute to the economic development. Provided Rs 830 to families having an annual income of less than Rs. 2 lakh.
Mukhya Mantri Kisan Sahay Yojana

(Gujarat Govt.)

Under which farmers facing crop losses due to drought, excess rain or unseasonal rain will get compensation without collection of any premium from them.

The new scheme – Mukhya Mantri Kisan Sahay Yojana – will replace the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) for this year only, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced.

Shaheed Mahendra Karma Tendupatta Sangrahak Samajik Suraksha Yojana

 (Chhattisgarh Govt.)


The scheme, named after slain Congress leader Mahendra Karma, Senior Congress leaders, who were killed in a Naxal attack in

Jhiram valley of Bastar district on May 25, 2013.

Social security scheme for tendu leaves collectors in the state, which will benefit over 12 lakh families, mostly tribals and forest dwellers engaged in its collection.

Indira Van Mitan Yojana

(Chhattisgarh Govt.)


Under this scheme, groups of youth will be formed in 10,000 villages of tribal area of the state and all forest-based economic activities will be conducted through these groups.
”Parivar Pehchan Patras”

(Haryana Govt.)

To enable the citizens to get the benefits of various central and state government schemes.
Gramodyog Vikas Yojana’.

(MSME Govt.)

Help to boost the indigenous production of agarbatti and will pave way to generate rural employment”.
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’ Fitness Campaign

(Delhi Govt)

For the students who are confined in their homes because of the lockdown imposed on Schools and colleges due to COVID-19 pandemic.

As a part of the “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” campaign, a YouTube channel has been started which uploads a video on every Wednesday.

‘Ek Sankalp – Bujurgo ke naam’

(MP Police)

‘a commitment for elders’ is being run by the Chhatarpur Police in the midst of corona infection in the state.

(Punjab National Bank)

Encourage digital banking
 ‘Ek Mask – Anek Zindagi’


“Despite having come in contact with many novel coronavirus-infected individuals, I remained safe due to my mask and gloves.
Itna Aasan Hai’


Amazon has made it easier for anyone who wants to move their business online.


♦Government Scheme/ campaign (July)

“Vriksharopan Abhiyan”

(Home Minister)

The scheme will focus on creating green spaces by planting tree saplings in mined out areas.
Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana’

(Delhi Govt.)

On its implementation, ration will be delivered to the house of beneficiaries. They will not have to come to the ration shops.
‘”One-stop shop” scheme


Rajasthan is set to fast-track investments and help revive industries in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic by giving as many as 98 types of clearances under one roof to the potential investors through the Bureau of Investment Promotion (BIP).

The new scheme will expedite all the processes for investment proposals above ₹10 crore.

‘Navin Rojgar Chhatri Yojana’


For an all round development of the Scheduled Castes. He transferred a financial assistance of 17.42 crore online to 3,484 people under the ‘Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Swarojgar Yojana’ and interacted with some beneficiaries from Rae Bareli, Gorakhpur, Basti, Meerut, Azamgarh and Moradabad districts
Weavers Sammaan Yojana


Under this scheme, 19,744 handloom weavers in the state will get annual financial assistance of two thousand rupees through Direct Benefit Transfer.
‘Mission Vriksharopan-2020


Under this programme, more than 25 crore saplings will be planted across the state.
scheme ‘Balaram’


Provide agricultural credit of Rs 1,040 crore to landless farmers who are facing hardships due to the coronavirus outbreak. Around seven lakh landless cultivators will be benefited from the programme in the next two years.
‘Sabuja Odisha’


The Odisha Government on 1st June planned to implement a new initiative ‘Sabuja Odisha’ to increase green cover through extensive plantation over 1,30,264 Hectares of land.
”Dream Kerala Project”


to tap the potential and experience of those returning from abroad and other states after losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Hamara Ghar-Hamara Vidyalaya’ campaign

(Madhya Pradesh)


In Madhya Pradesh, the school bell will be ringing in the houses of the state too from July 6. Children will read, perform yoga, write and listen to stories and make notes on them.

‘Hamara Ghar-Hamara Vidyalaya’ means My Home-My school scheme, in which children will be taught at home in a school-like environment.

‘Intzaar Aap Ka’ campaign

(Madhya Pradesh)

 to attract tourists to the tourist places of the state; ‘Intzaar Aap Ka’ means waiting for you campaign has started on social media platforms.
‘Roko -Toko’ campaign

(Madhya Pradesh)

Roko -Toko (रोको टोको) means stop and campaign for those who do not wear masks.
Campaign ‘Pure for Sure’


Samples of milk and dairy products will be collected under the campaign ‘Pure for Sure’ from July 8-July 14.
campaign ‘CybHER’

(Telangana Police)

Telangana Police on 15th July launched a month-long virtual awareness campaign ‘CybHER’ in the wake of cybercrime against the women and children in the state.

Swati Lakra, Additional DGP Incharge of Women Safety including ‘SHE Teams’ and ‘Bharosa’ for Telangana, “Women Safety Wing, Telangana Police has launched ‘CybHER’ campaign, to make cyberspace safe for women and children.”


♦Government Scheme (June)


(Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs)

For street vendors to get loans of up to ₹10,000

The the scheme is valid until March 2022.

”At One Click”

(Gujarat Govt’s)

online aid initiative ‘At One Click’ with Rs 1,369 crore for around 13000 Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) (i.e. MSMEs and textile industries) in Gujarat.
PM Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) scheme

(Union Minister for Food Processing Industries)

Launched by Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the scheme would generate a total investment of Rs 35,000 crore and generate 9 lakh skilled semi-skilled employment.

Purpose: It will benefit 8 lakh units through access to information, training, better exposure and formalization.

‘Kill Corona campaign’


Madhya Pradesh government will launch a ‘Kill Corona campaign’ from July 1 to screen entire population of the state in a fortnight.
“Mukhyamantri Shahri Path Vyavasayi Utthan Yojana”

(MP Govt.)

for Street Vendors, The new MP Shahri Path Vyavasayi Utthan Yojana is an extension of the PM Street Vendor Atmanirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme in the Madhya Pradesh state.
Maha Parwana

(Maharashtra government)

In a bid to attract fresh industrial investments in Maharashtra.
Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar Scheme

(Tripura Govt.)

to provide nutrition kits to pregnant and lactating women.
‘ Play little, Study little’ scheme

(Tripura Govt.)

Aims: As per the scheme, the students would be getting audio and video contents on learning activities , projects alongwith fun and gaming activities via SMS or WhatsApp services.
YSR Kapu Nestham scheme

(AP Govt.)

Aims: Under the scheme, the government will provide Rs 15,000 per year for all the eligible women aged between 45 and 60 years for a period of five years.
“Jagananna Chedodu”

(AP Govt.)

Purpose:  Rs. 10,000 provide to Nayi Brahmins, Laundry men and Tailors as a financial aid.
Nishtha Vidyut Mitra Scheme

(MP Govt.)

for women empowerment in one of its kind of initiatives. In this scheme, women Self-Help Groups at Gram Panchayat level will work as Nishtha Vidyut Mitra.
“Indira Rasoi Yojna”

(Rajasthan Govt)

Aims: Under this scheme, pure and nutritious food on concessional rates will be provided to the needy twice a day,State government will spend Rs 100 crore every year on the Indira Rasoi Yojna (Indira Kitchen Scheme).

(HRD Minister)

Aims: fostering and promoting innovation among students and teachers.
Job Gaurantee Scheme

(Jharkhand Govt.)

Jharkhand is set to become the first state to launch an employment guarantee scheme for urban poor on the lines of the Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act.

About Scheme: The scheme called Mukhyamantri Shramik Yojna will guarantee 100 days of work in a financial year for urban unskilled labourers. The new scheme would have a provision to pay an unemployment allowance if the state fails to provide 100 days of work.

‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’

(Central Govt.)

To empower and provide livelihood opportunities to the returnee migrant workers and rural citizens.

The campaign of 125 days across 116 districts in 6 states (Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha).

INVESMENT: 50000cr.

”Karmo Bhumi”

(West Bengal Govt.)

for IT professionals who have returned to the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

(Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy)

The device launched has UV C and other B, C, D components, the patenting technology that kills surface and air microbes at 99.9 per cent, useful for isolation wards, quarantine centres, hospitals for killing viruses like corona.
‘Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana’

(UP Govt.)

to educate child labourers in the state. The scheme’s launch coincides with the ‘World Day Against Child Labour’.
Shakar Mitra’ scheme

(Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister)

Aims: The program will provide practical experience of the cooperative sector and assured project loans on liberalized terms to young professionals in the start-up industry. The portal for online application is available on the NCDC website.
‘Panchvati Yojana’

(Himachal Pradesh)

Aims:  “The main objective of the scheme is to provide parks and gardens along with entertainment to the senior citizens of the state.

(Hyderabad City Police)


Aims:  The main aim of the programme is to create a platform for women from various walks of the community to come together and joint forum for women and Police to work together on issues of safety and security of women and girls.
Nagar Van” scheme

(Environment Minister)


Aim: The scheme emphasises on urban forestry. Under the scheme, around 200 urban forests are to be developed all over the country in next five years.
SWADES scheme

(Central Govt.)

The government has launched a new initiative SWADES (Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support) to conduct a skill mapping exercise and provide employment opportunities to the returning citizens under the Vande Bharat Mission
Production Linked Incentive Scheme,

Component Manufacturing Scheme,

Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters Scheme

(Central Govt.)

The triology of schemes that entail an outlay of about Rs 50,000 crore (approximately $7 billion), will help offset the disability for domestic electronics manufacturing, which will strengthen the electronics manufacturing ecosystem in the country.



(Kerala Govt.)

Kerala Fibre Optic Network Project (K-FON) project that will provide free internet access to the poor will roll out by December 2020.


♦Government Scheme (May, 2020)


(under the Ministry of Ayurvedic, Yoga, and Naturopathy)

A programme titled AYURAKSHA “Corona Se Jung- Delhi Police Ke Sang” was organized for Delhi Police personnel at New Delhi on 30 April. The programme aims to fight against corona through simple and time tested Ayurveda immunity-boosting measures.

The AYURAKSHA programme was organized by the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA).

Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana

(Maharashtra government)

Maharashtra government announced free health insurance scheme to all its citizens, state health minister Rajesh Tope said on 2nd May. It is the first state in India to take such initiative.

Under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana, people in the state can avail the benefits of free and cashless health insurance.


(Ministry of Jal Shakti and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)

IDEAthon on “The future of River Management’ to explore how the COVID-19 crisis can shape River Management strategies for the future.
‘Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna’

(HP govt)

Aims: The cabinet decided to launch the Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna, under which 120 days’ assured employment will be provided to people living in urban areas.
Birsa Harit Gram Yojana for rural plantations

Jal Sammridhi Yojna

Veer SahidPotoHoKhelVikas Scheme

Jharkhand govt launches three schemes to boost rural employment



(HP Govt.)

State government has decided to launch a new programme ‘Nigah’, in order to sensitize and educate the family members of the people coming to the state from various parts of the country.
Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan’

(NITI Aayog)

Purpose: ”Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan” is aimed at creating awareness about various aspects of senior citizens” health and lifestyle including preventive measures and requisite behavioral changes in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
FIR Aapke Dwar’

(MP Govt.)

Madhya Pradesh on 11th May launched “FIR Aapke Dwar”, an initiative that will see police officials going to homes of victims to register a First Information Report (FIR) than the other way round.
“Champions portal”

(MSME Ministry)

Aim: ‘The system utilising modern ICT tools is aimed at assisting Indian MSMEs march into big league as National and Global CHAMPIONS,”.

The Champions stand here for Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the output and national strength. Accordingly, the name of the system is CHAMPIONS.


(HRD Ministry)

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishak has launched a dedicated counselling helpline for the students of Central University of Odisha. The helpline will assist students who are suffering from mental distress and need counselling in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.


The portal, ‘HOPE’ – Helping Out People Everywhere, has already begun collecting data on the youths staying in the state as well as migrant youths who have returned recently from outside.
‘Matir Smristi’

(West Bengal government)

“There is at least 50,000 acre of barren land in Bankura, Birbhum, Purulia, Jhargram, West Burdwan and West Midnapore districts, which cannot produce anything naturally nor can the farmers cultivate on the strip. WB Govt. have decided to use this for horticulture and pisciculture involving the locals.

(Ministry of Human Resource Development)

Aim: The aim of the e-Governance platform, SAMARTH, is to provide quality education to students across all Universities & Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The objective of this initiative is to automate the processes of the Institute.

(Union Minister for Tribal Affairs)

Aims: The GOAL (Going Online As Leaders) programme is designed to provide mentorship to tribal youth through digital mode. The digitally enabled program envisages to act as a catalyst to explore hidden talents of the tribal youth, which will help in their personal development as well as contribute to all-round upliftment of their society.
‘Atmanirbhar Gujarat Sahay Yojna’

(Gujarat Govt)

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on 14th May announced “Atmanirbhar Gujarat Sahay Yojana” wherein the urban and district cooperative banks and credit societies in the state will provide Rs 5,000 crore as loans to small entrepreneurs and businessmen here at an interest rate of two per cent.


‘Sneher Porosh’ & ‘Prochesta’

(WB Govt.)

Prochesta Scheme: Prochesta Scheme is to provide daily wages to all the daily wage workers whose livelihood are disturbed because of the national lockdown.

Sneher Parash: Snehera Parash scheme is to provide support for the migrant workers of West Bengal who are stranded in different parts of the nation.


Charan Paduka

(MP Govt.)

for the migrant labourers passing through the state. Under this campaign, the migrant labourers going barefoot are being providing shoes and slippers to reduce their pain.


Aims: The aim is to ensure that people stay mentally fit and cope with the fears related to COVID-19 with a sound mind. This initiative is in line with the growing concern that COVID-19 pandemic and the prolonged lockdown has resulted in tremendous stress among various sections of the society.
Mee Annapurna


Mee Annapurna, an inclusive programe has been launched for the welfare of farmers and Bhoomiputras in Maharashtra. The initiative was announced by Integrated Risk Insurance, an IRDA Licensed insurance intermediary.
‘UP Startup Fund’

(UP Govt)

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on 20th May launched the “Uttar Pradesh Startup Fund” to revive the State’s economy amid COVID-19 pandemic and handed over the first installment of Rs 15 crore to Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).

Aims: He providing employment to migrant workers and labourers would not only solve their problems but the entire country will get the benefit of their skills through Uttar Pradesh. Under the new start-up policy, the government would motivate more youth to begin start-ups.

“Nyay scheme”


Congress president Sonia Gandhi launched the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay scheme in Chhattisgarh through video conferencing on 21st May and said this was a true tribute to the former prime minister.

Benefit: The aim of the scheme is to help farmers earn more and bring more area in the state under cultivation, which currently stands at 20 per cent.

Didi Vehicle Service

(MP Govt)

In the tribal-dominated Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, the women of Rural Livelihood Mission have started Didi Vehicle Service for rural women for the safe delivery. This vehicle service is completely free.


‘Tatpar’ programme was launched by the Ranchi district administration to ease their tiresome journey on foot.

Aims: Under the programme, officials collect information about those walking on national highways or on any other road to provide them transport facilities.

‘Everybody will get employment’ scheme

(MP Govt)

Aims: The scheme aims to provide employment to migrant labourers and those labourers who have gone out of the state in search of employment, in their village and gram Panchayat area itself.

Under this scheme, MNREGA job cards will be distributed to the labourers.

“Van Dhan Scheme A Webinar under Know Your Scheme-Lecture Series on “Van Dhan Yojana : Learning For Post Covid-19” was organized  by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Rajasthan in association with Trifed, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India.
Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana


Under this scheme, the district magistrate should coordinate with the bankers so that the beneficiaries do not have any problem in taking loan.

Aims: The project aims at giving self-employment opportunities to youth and a boost to reverse migration, especially entrepreneurs returning to Uttarakhand and encourage skilled and unskilled artisans, handicrafts and unemployed youths to start their own business.

‘Rozgar Setu’

(MP Govt.)

Aims:  The main aim is to link the skilled migrant labourers with the employers (job providers). As a part of short term planning, govt. has taken data from panchayats and regularize migrant workers in construction, industries, factories and other businesses.
Mukhyamantri Yuba Yogayog Yojana’

(Tripura govt.)

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on 6th May launched an online Scholarship portal. The portal was launched under ‘Mukhyamantri Yuba Yogayog Yojana’ at the state secretariat.

Aims: Under the Yojana, the state government will provide Rs. 5,000 to 14,608 youths who are in final year in colleges or Universities as a grant for Smart Phones.


♦April 2020

Swasth ke Sipahi

(Government of India)

Swasth ke Sipahi, the pharmacists of Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra , are delivering essential services and medicines at doorstep of patients and elderly under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) of the Government of India.

This is supporting the government’s initiative of practicing social distancing.


(Ministry of Human Resource Develoment)

The Innovation Cell of the Ministry of Human Resource has launched an online challenge ‘Samadhan’ to invite ideas and innovations that can help fight against the novel coronavirus.

The challenge is open for student innovators, researchers, educators and startups to participate. The last date for applications is April 14.

Operation ‘Shield’

(Delhi Govt.)

Delhi government has come up with a term for its strategy to contain the spread of novel coronavirus – Operation “Shield”. As per the government strategy, SHIELD stands for sealing, home quarantine, isolation and tracing, essential supply, local sanitation and door-to-door checks.

(Ministry of Tourism)

Ministry of Tourism has launched its “DekhoApnaDesh” webinar series on April 14 to provide information on the many destinations and the sheer depth and expanse of the culture and heritage of our Incredible India.

(Department of Science and Technology (DST))


The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, has rolled out an Integrated Geospatial Platform known as “SAHYOG”.

Benefit: This integrated geospatial platform aims to help in decision making during the present COVID-19 outbreak and support with area-specific strategies in order to handle the socio-economic impact in the recovery phase. The mobile application SAHYOG will also complement the “AAROGYA-SETU” mobile application for Contact tracing, Public awareness, and Self-assessment objectives.

e-Gram Swaraj, Swamitva yojana

(PM Narendra Modi)

PM Narendra Modi on 25th April launched e-Gram Swaraj & Swamitva Yojana, two web portals for accelerating the pace of development in India’s villages.

Benefit: The eGram Swaraj app will provide panchayats a single interface to complete development projects. The app will help in accelerating projects in villages from planning to completion.

Swamitva Yojana will use drones in mapping of properties in villages. This will help in reducing disputes over property. The portal will help in making it easier for villagers to avail loans from banks.

Jeevan Shakti Yojana


Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan launched the Jeevan Shakti Yojana on 25th April.

Benefit: Under this scheme, women in urban areas can earn by making masks at home. The government will pay them Rs 11 per mask.

♦March 2020

‘Suposhit Maa Abhiyan’

(Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla launches)

(Updated 29th February)

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on 29th February launched “Suposhit Maa Abhiyan” to provide nutritional support to pregnant women and adolescent girls.

Union Minister Smriti Irani also attended the programme at Bhamashah Mandi in Anantpur


(Google India)

(Updated 7th March)

Skill Development Programme “DigiPivot “For Women
Chief Minister’s Akhannaba Sanaroising gi Tengbang (CMAST)’ and Chief Minister Artist Sing gi Tengbang (CMAT)’


(Updated 14th March)

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has announced the biggest ever scheme for the welfare of sports persons and artists of the State. The announcement was made during third-anniversary celebrations of the BJP led government in Manipur at Imphal.

Chief Minister’s Akhannaba Sanaroising gi Tengbang (CMAST)’ and Chief Minister Artist Sing gi Tengbang (CMAT)’ would provide benefits to thousands of sportspersons and artistes of the State who have brought laurels to the State and Country.



♦February 2020

‘YSR Pension Kanuka’

(Andhra Pradesh)

(Updated 1st February)

CM Jagan Mohan Reddy led Andhra Pradesh government has initiated a doorstep pension delivery scheme ‘YSR Pension Kanuka’ across the state, under which, various welfare pensions is being delivered at the doorstep of the pensioners.

The age for old age pensioners (OAP) has been reduced from 65 to 60 years.

The Disabled Pensions (DP) will be Rs 3,000 per month, while the CKDU/Dialysis Pensions will receive Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 per month.



(Updated 3rd February)

The Karnataka government on 3rd February launched the “Janasevaka” scheme in a few municipal corporation wards to ensure home delivery of various services like ration cards, senior citizen identity and health cards.

“Janasevaka under the Sakala scheme is a programme to avail the benefits of government schemes at the doorstep.

Sakala Scheme Aims: Ensure in-time delivery of government services to citizens by practising innovative and efficient management systems through capacity building in government and empowering citizens to exercise their right to service.

Mukhyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojna”


(Updated 12th February)

Benefit: Under this scheme, annual financial assistance of Rs 6000 will be provided to those families in the State whose annual income is upto Rs 1.80 lakh and land holding is less than 5 acres so that premium of various welfare schemes of the Central Government, pension scheme and crop insurance could be paid automatically from the bank accounts of the needy families.

The amount Rs.6000 would be transferred into bank in 2 equal installments of Rs.2000 each (total of Rs.4000) and the remaining Rs.2000 would be transferred on March month.

‘Jagananna Vasthi Deevena’

Andhra Pradesh

(Updated: 25th Feb )

Provide financial assistance to students.

In all 11,87,904 students pursuing ITI, polytechnic, under-graduate and post-graduate education would benefit from the scheme.

Benefit: ITI students would get Rs 10,000 each, polytechnic students would get Rs 15,000 and under-graduates and post-graduates Rs 20,000 each.

♦Government Scheme (January) 2020

YSR Aarogyasri scheme

(Updated 3rd January)

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will inaugurate YSR Aarogyasri scheme at Eluru in West Godavari district on 3rd January . The scheme will be inaugurated in each district by respective mandal and district officials. Over one crore individuals will be benefited under this new health scheme.

The chief minister has also announced to compensate for wage loss incurred during the post-operative period. With monthly cap of Rs 5,000 Dr YSR Aarogyasri Health Care Trust will pay Rs 225 per day for the prescribed recovery period.

‘Amma Vodi’

(Updated 9th January)

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on 9th January  launched his government’s launch programme ‘Amma Vodi’ scheme meant to support lakhs of poor and needy mothers to educate their children.

Marking the launch, Reddy pressed a button on a laptop to credit an annual financial assistance to the tune of Rs 15,000 each into the accounts of around 43 lakh mothers for the benefit of 82 lakh children in the state.


(Updated 12th January)

Home Ministry

Union Home Minister Amit shah today digitally launched project VISHWAS and CYBER AASHVAST at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.

About Vishwas Aims: The project aims at improving Law and Order Management, Proactive traffic management and control, Crime detection through video analytics and Post incident Investigation and video forensics.

About Cyber AASHVAST: To make cyber-space safe, Gujarat Police has brought the cyber-security solution to common man through Cyber AASHVAST Project, which is a helpline for cyber crime victims.

Yashaswini Scheme

(Updated 11th January)

Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Textiles

About Yashaswini scheme : Under Yashaswini scheme, women self-help groups will be  given interest free loans of upto Rs Five lakh for business.

(Updated 16th January)

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Ga

‘Saksham’, an annual one-month long, people-centric fuel conservation mega campaign of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA)
Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana

(Updated 14th January)

Uttar Pradesh Government has launched Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana which will provide financial assistance to family of farmers who die or become handicapped while working in fields.

About Scheme: The scheme will cover farmers and their family members in the age group of 18-70 years and will be implemented from 14th September last year.

‘Shiv Bhojan’

(Updated 26th January)

Maharashtra government

The Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government on 26th Janaury launched ‘Shiv Bhojan’ scheme, which is aimed at providing a meal to the poor for just 10 rupees, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day.

♦2019 Scheme

YSR Arogya Asara scheme

(Andhra Pradesh)

(Updated: 10th December)

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is in the process of launched Arogya Asara scheme to provide relief to poor patients as part of the health scheme.

Benefit: Patients are offered a maximum of Rs.225 per day or a maximum of Rs5,000 per month for the prescribed relaxation time. This is the first in India to offer this type of service to patients. The scheme was introduced by the CM with the intention that the family should not suffer financially if the family gets sick. 4.5 lakh people benefit from this.

Vijayamritham’ and ‘Sahachari’


(Updated: 13th December)

‘Vijayamritham’ and ‘Sahachari’ to honour differently-abled people as well as NSS, NCC and Student Police Cadet (SPC) units working for their care and welfare.

The ‘Vijayamritham’ scheme has been introduced to provide financial assistance for differently-abled people who battled odds and scored high marks in degree, PG and professional courses.

i)Degree/ Equivalent courses-60% marks for Arts subject, 80% marks for Science subject, 8000/-Amount provide 10 students per district


ii)Post-Graduation (PG)& Professional courses-60 % and above, 10000/-Amount provide 5 students per district


Sahachari scheme: This scheme is provide encouragement to NCC/NSS/SPC units functioning in schools who offer assistance to differently abled students with over 40% disability in their studies as well as other extra-curricular activities.

Certificates and plaques will be awarded to 3 best NCC/NSS/SPC units, who offer service to the much needy differently abled students. For this work, they will be given an amount of Rs. 40,000/- for each.



(Updated: 18th December)

‘Jalsathi’ programme which will ensure supply of safe drinking water to all households in the state.
Nethanna Nestham’

(Andhra Pradesh)

(Updated: 21st December)

At Dharmavaram of Anantapur district.

 The scheme aims:  Extending an aid of ₹24,000 every year for each handloom weaver family that is currently running a loom.

Atal Bhujal Yojana

(Central Govt.)

PM Modi launched the Atal Bhujal Yojana. The scheme with a total outlay of Rs.6000 crore will be implemented over a period of 5 years.

Aims: Improve ground water management through community participation in identified priority areas in seven States.

The states identified are Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Nadu-Nedu Programme

(Andhra Pradesh)

(Updated: 27th November)

Turning a new leaf in education sector, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launches the Nadu-Nedu Programme.

Aims: Transforming government schools into vibrant and competitive institutions and said his government will overcome all the challenges and clear every hurdle as the goal is to meet the requirement of what the fast-changing technology in the world expects from youth ten years from now.



(Updated: 28 November)

National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) was launched in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with its formal inauguration by Commissioner Secretary, School Education Department, Sarita Chauhan.

The event was attended by around 300 teachers.

Aims: Improving learning outcomes at Elementary level through integrated Teacher Trainings.



(Updated 4th November)

Nagaland Government today launched the Nagaland Ex-gratia Scheme for Students Studying outside Nagaland belonging to any recognized scheduled tribes and indigenous inhabitants of the state.

Aims: Students who die outside the state while pursuing secular, technical, professional, diploma and theology courses. Five crore Rupees will be kept in a fixed deposit and the interest accruing from the deposit will be utilized for payment of ex-gratia amounting to five lakh rupees to the nominee of the deceased students.

“Swachh-Nirmal Tat Abhiyan”

(Environment Ministry)

Environment Ministry began with its cleanliness cum awareness drive in 50 beaches under a campaign called “Swachh-Nirmal Tat Abhiyan”.

The drive began from November 11 and will continue till November 17. Beaches in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Daman and Diu, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Karnataka and Kerala have been identified for the campaign after consultation with the state governments

“YSR Vahana Mitra”

(Andhra Pradesh)

(Updated 4th October)

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will launch the “YSR Vahana Mitra” scheme in Eluru on 4th October.

Benefit: He will distribute ₹10,000 financial assistance to auto, taxi and maxi driver-cum-owners.



(Union HRD Minister)

(Updated 6th October)

60 talented students have been selected in the first batch. After the launch, a programme of around 14 days’ duration would be conducted with these students.

Purpose: ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan said that the objective of ‘DHRUV’ is to allow talented students realise their full potential and contribute to society.

Rythu Bharosa scheme

(Andhra Pradesh)

(Updated 8th October)

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said his ‘farmer-friendly’ government is committed to providing input assistance of ₹13,500 per year to all eligible ones.

Launching the YSR Rythu Bharosa-PM Kisan scheme amid fanfare at Kakaturu near Sarvepalli in SPSR Nellore district.

About Scheme: ₹7,500 would be provided to each farmer before start of the kharif season, another ₹4,000 at the time of harvesting and just before the start of the rabi season, and the last instalment of ₹2,000 at the time of the farmers’ festival of Sankranti.

Food safety mitra’ scheme

(Central Govt.)

(Updated 16th October)

On the lines of ‘arogya mitras’, the government on 16 October launched a scheme for engaging ‘food safety mitras’ to sensitise street food vendors on hygiene aspects and assist businessmen to comply with standards and facilitate licensing and registration.

Aims: scaling up the government’s ‘Eat Right India’ movement. ‘Food Safety Mitra’ would undergo training and certification by FSSAI to do their work and get paid by food businesses for their services.

YSR Navodayam scheme

(Andhra Pradesh)

(Updated 17th October)

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on 17th October launched ‘Dr. YSR Navodayam’ scheme.

About Scheme: Under which the State government will reimburse 50% (not exceeding ₹2 lakh per account) of the auditors’ fee for preparation of techno-economic viability reports required for One-Time Restructuring (OTR) of stressed loans of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) by banks and NBFCs as per the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) norms up to March 31, 2020.

‘AB-MGRSBY’ ( Rajasthan)

(Updated 10 September )

The Rajasthan state government has launched a new health insurance scheme called Ayushman Bharat-Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Swasthya Bima Yojna (AB-MGRSBY) by integrating the Bhamashah Health Insurance Scheme(BSBY) of the State Government and Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna Scheme(AB-PMJAY) of the Central Government.
Credit Linked Capital Subsidy and Delayed Payment ( MSME)

(Updated 12 September )

Credit Linked Capital Subsidy and Delayed Payment of MSMEs’ held at New Delhi, the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Nitin Gadkari has launched the updated Credit linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) to enable micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) access to capital.
E-assessment Scheme 2019 (Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)

(Updated 15 September )

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) notified the e-assessment scheme 2019 for conducting faceless scrutiny assessment of income tax returns (ITR). It will be established at regional and national level with auto-allocation of different scrutiny matters.
‘Aponar Apon Ghar’  (Assam)

(Updated 25 September )

It is an upgraded version of the previous Apun Ghar home loan subsidy scheme, which will provide a subsidy of up to Rs 2.5 lakh on home loans up to Rs 40 lakh to all citizens of the state.

(Updated 25 September )

it is an Education Loan Subsidy scheme, under this every student in the state of assam having active education loan account regardless of the amount for pursuing higher education can get benefitted. The Assam government will provide a one-time subsidy of up to Rs 50,000 to all educational loans.
Free Drugs Scheme(Assam)

(Updated 25 September )

Under this scheme, 142 essential drugs, 47 surgical items, 45 consumables/linens and 6 numbers of disinfectants would be provided free of cost to the 651 tea garden hospitals of the state. An amount of Rs 20 crore would be spent every year on the scheme. The scheme is for the patients of the tea tribe community.
‘Save Green, Stay Clean’
(West Bengal) (Updated- 2August)
The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee launched an awareness campaign‘Save Green, Stay Clean’ for preserving the greenery and keeping the environment clean in Kolkata, which will be celebrated every year. She participated in the Padayatra for this purpose.
‘Odisha Small Savings Incentive Scheme‘

(Odisha) (Updated- 8August)

Odisha government unveiled the ‘Odisha Small Savings Incentive Scheme‘ for the calendar year 2019 under the notation “AQ” series. The aim of the scheme is to stop people from transacting with ‘suspicious’ non-banking private financial institutions.
“Mo Sarkar”

(Odisha) (Updated- 15August)

During the independence day celebration in the state, the Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik announced the “Mo Sarkar” initiative. It is an initiative to ensure transparency in governance focusing fully on the common public and will be commenced from October 2, 2019, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi.
“School Fagadaba”

(Manipur) (Updated- 17August)

Chief Minister (CM) of Manipur, N Biren Singh has launched “School Fagadaba” (Make education better) scheme with the aim to improve the infrastructure, quality education and overall improvement of government schools.
“Supra”- (Scientific and Useful Profound Research Advancement)

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) 

The scheme has designed as a part of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100-day transformative ideas.
Aim: The aim of this scheme is to fund new scientific and engineering breakthroughs with global impact.
NISHTHA- National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement 

Union Human Resource Development Minister (Updated- 21August)


National Mission to improve Learning Outcomes at the Elementary
Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojna
Haryana (Updated- 21August)
The scheme provides social security to people in terms of life/accidental insurance cover and pensionary benefits to individual families.
.Eligibility:  To avail benefit of the scheme, the annual family income should be less than Rs 1,80,000 or a total landholding of less than two hectares.
Insurance Benefits:  The eligible beneficiary family will get Rs 500 per month. Out of this amount, the premium for the life insurance of a member of the age group of 18 to 50 years will be paid from his account at the rate of Rs 330 per year.
‘Vhali Dikri Yojna’

Gujarat (Updated- 3rd August)


Gujarat for the welfare of girl child in the state. The scheme launched in order to improve the child sex ratio in the state, which currently stands at 890 girl child per 1000 male child.

At the time of admission to class 4th- Rs. 4,000

At the time admission to class 9th- Rs. 6,000

At the time of taking admission for higher education at the age of 18- Rs.1-lakh

At the time of marriage-Rs. 1-lakh

·    Kalia scholarship scheme (Odisha) Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA).

The beneficiaries will be provided scholarships to pursue higher education in professional courses at free of cost.

·   Shehri Samridhi Utsav (Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs) Aim to extend the reach of Deendayal Antyodaya Mission – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).
·     Mukhya Mantri Vriddha Pension Yojana (MMVPY), (Bihar) The scheme facilitates the amount of Rs. 400 monthly pension for all in the state above the age of 60 years who are not getting pension from the government.
·      ‘Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan’ (Finance Minister) Under this scheme, workers of unorganized sectors whose monthly income is less than Rs. 15,000 may avail the benefits by contributing Rs. 100 per month to further get Rs. 3000 per month after 60 year of age.
·        KALIA Chhatra Bruti’ (Odisha) It aims at providing financial assistance for technical and professional education to farmers’ children by incurring all expenses involved in various levels of education, such as course fee, hostel fee, mess fee by state govt.
·        Khusi scheme (Odisha) Aimed at improving menstrual hygiene among adolescent girl students in the state, with an outlay of Rs 466.08 crore over a period of 5 years.
·     Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme (i)The scheme will provide Rs 6,000 per year to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding/ownership of upto 2 hectares.
(ii). The amount will be given in three installments of Rs 2,000 each and will be transferred directly to the bank account of the beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer, ensuring transparency in the entire process and saving time for the farmers.
·     ‘Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana’ (MP) Guarantees 100 days of employment every year to urban youth from Economically Weaker Sections(EWS).
·       Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Yojana Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN (Jaiv Indhan – Vatavaran Anukool fasal awashesh Nivaran) Yojana.
It will provide financial support 
integrated Bioethanol projects using lignocellulosic biomass and other renewable feedstock. The total financial outlay is of Rs.1969.50cr for the period from 2018-19 to 2023-24.
·                     Arun-3 Hydro Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project (Nepal portion) by Sutlej Jal Vikas Nigam (SJVN) Limited. The project is on Arun River in Sankhuwasabha district of Eastern Nepal.
·       Gram Samridhi Yojana (Ministry of Food Processing Industries )


The scheme is aimed at helping the cottage industryfarmer producers’ organisation and individual food processors to increase capacity, upgrade technology besides skill improvement, entrepreneurship development and strengthening the farm-to market supply chain.
· Mukhyamantri Parivar Samman Nidhi Yojana 2019 (Haryana)


It is primarily meant for farmers of the state who cultivate on land with areas upto five acres and the families with an income of less than Rs. 15,000 per month.

The scheme would provide a sum of Rs. 6,000 yearly and each family has to nominate a member who will be provided with this amount.

· ‘Jal Amrutha’ (Karnataka Government


For the purpose of inauguration of the scheme, a function was organized by the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj department at Dr B R Ambedkar Bhavan in Bengaluru.
The scheme plans to make people aware about the importance of conserving water and to prompt them to come up with ways to avoid wastage of water.
·     STARS scheme (HRD Ministry) i)Funds worth Rs 250 crore have been approved by the HRD ministry which will be utilised to sponsor about 500 science projects, selected on the basis of competitions.
ii) The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is the coordinator of the project, to whom the interested candidates would submit their applications.
·  Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) scheme Government of India with a view to boost to export of farm commodities to certain countries in Europe and North America introduced a scheme for providing financial assistance for transport and marketing of agriculture products.
·                     ‘Mukhya Mantri Karigar Sahayata’ (Odisha) The nodal department of the scheme is the Directorate of handicrafts.

i)Craftsmen with 10 years of experience and having annual income below Rs.1 lakh are eligible to get an assistance of Rs.800 per month.
ii) For craftsmen above 80 years of age would get Rs.1000 per month allowance for those has the same experience and annual income as above.

·   Yuvashree Arpan scheme (West Bengal) Yuvashree Arpan under which 50,000 youths will receive financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh for setting up an their own business initiatives.
·   Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana (Uttarakhand) The scheme aims to provide 100 ml milk twice a week, free of cost, to 2.5 lakh children at 20,000 Anganwadi kendras of Uttarakhand.


·                     ‘Atal Aahar Yojna’ (Maharashtra) The target is set to cover 20000 workers and provide them with good quality food at a nominal cost of Rs.5 in the first phase of the scheme.
 The government is already providing a Subsidy of Rs.4.5 lakh to labourers for house construction and is planning to provide help in education, income and health as well.
·     Doorstep Banking (SBI) The State Bank of India has initiated a new ‘doorstep banking’ service for senior citizens, differently-abled and infirm account holders as well as visually impaired customers.
·      Wings’ (Aviva Life Insurance) It will helps women dream about what they will become, giving them a clearer picture of their future and their growth prospects. The programme will give them an avenue to freely communicate in a safe environment, allowing them to focus on growth and improvement.
·                     Young Scientist Programme’ or ‘YUva VIgyani KAryakram’ (YUVIKA 2019) To get young school children interested in space science and technology

The ISRO Young Scientist Programme YUVIKA 2019, which received an astounding response from students across the country, will be inaugurated on 13 May 2019. The Indian Space Research Organisation, in a fresh announcement today, stated that YUVIKA 2019, which is a two week summer vacation residential programme, will be conducted from 13 to 26 May 2019.

·                     SIDBI’s pilot scheme Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) launched a pilot scheme to extend financial assistance of up to Rs 10 crore to new-age fintech non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) engaged in financing small businesses and other income-generating activities.
·                     ‘SMESuvidha’ State-owned Corporation Bank has launched ‘SMESuvidha’ scheme to provide loans to the GST-registered MSMEs at affordable interest rates.

The product is designed as a part of the lender’s efforts to improve service and provide best products to MSME sector

·                 “Paramarsh” (HRD)

          (Updated- 19th July 2019)

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) launched a Scheme called “Paramarsh” of University Grants Commission (UGC) in New Delhi.

This scheme aims at mentoring National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) accreditation aspirant institutions to develop quality assurance in Higher Education.

· ‘Internet Saathi’  (Google India & Tata Trusts)

(Updated -July 16, 2019)

Internet Saathi initiative, a collaborative programme of Google India and Tata Trusts, will be expanded to villages in Punjab and Odisha.

Aims to facilitate digital literacy among women in rural India.)

·            Kaushal Yuva Samwaad” (Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship) (MoSDE)

           (Updated-July 15 2019)


World Youth Skills Day and celebrate the 4th Anniversary of the Skill India Mission, the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE) launched ‘Kaushal Yuva Samwaad’ (A Youth Dialogue) in New Delhi.
·‘Save Water Day’ (West Bengal government)

(Updated-July 12 2019)

West Bengal government celebrated it first ‘Save Water Day’ on July 12, 2019 to spread the message of water conservation. Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee and other eminent persons from various fields participated in the Padayatra from Jorashanko Thakurbari to the base of Gandhi Statue, Kolkata.
·    “Operation Thirst” Railway Protection Force (RPF)  The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has launched an all India drive ‘Operation Thirst’ (on 8-9 July 2019) in New Delhi to crackdown the selling of unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water (PDW) in the premises of railway stations.
· “Swadhar Greh” (Ministry of Women and Child Development)

·                     (Updated- 12 July 2019)


The Ministry of Women and Child Development(WCD), Government of India is implementing the Swadhar Greh Scheme for the rehabilitation of women in difficult circumstances so that they could lead their life with dignity.

Aim:  It envisages providing shelter, food, clothing, and health as well as economic and social security for the women who are deserted and without any social and economic support, victims of domestic violence, family tension, and natural disaster.

·  Bicycle-Sharing Scheme (Puducherry) In an innovative eco-friendly initiative of bicycle-sharing in the city, a Bicycle-Sharing Scheme, conceived and prioritized under Puducherry Smart City Development Plan, is to be introduced in Puducherry.
·                     ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ (Haryana)


(Updated-July 4, 2019)

The Chief Minister of Haryana Government Manohar Lal Khattar has launched online portal named “Meri Fasal MeraByora” ( )for farmers to directly avail crop related benefits of state government schemes after self -reporting their land and crop-related details.
· “Operation Milap’ (Delhi Police) Delhi Police Crime Branch has rescued 333 children in 7 months
·‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme The central government’s ambitious project of ‘One Nation One Ration Card’, under which beneficiaries can buy subsidized foodgrains from any ration shop in the country will begin on 1 July 2020.
·  Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana  All eligible farmer families, irrespective of the size of their landholding. Earlier, it was applicable to farmers having two hectares of land.  The extension will include additional of 2.5 crore farmers which will led to rise its coverage to 14.5 crore farmers. The outlay of the revised scheme will be Rs 87,217.50 crore for 2019
·    Krishi Kiosk (Haryana) Om Prakash Dhankar, Haryana agriculture, and farmers’ welfare minister launched ‘Krishi kiosk’ for farmers at Panchkula, Haryana.

The kiosk comes under state’s ’‘Digital Kisan Suvidha’ plan, will give farmers the information about government schemes and also help them file claims under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’ Scheme.

·    Bangla Shashya Bima

(West Bengal)

West Bengal Government launched a crop insurance scheme, Bangla Shashya Bima (BSB) for the 2019 ‘Kharif’ season to protect farmers from losses due to natural disasters and provide a steady income in case of unstable market prices.


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