Government Schemes in India

Latest Government Schemes Current Affairs 2019 for UPSC Exams, Bank Exams, Civil Services, SSC and other Competitive Exams. This category comprises current affairs related to various government schemes, government policies, projects, and government campaign launches such as portal, apps etc. also.

Central Employment Guarantee Council Meet chaired by Rural Development Minister

On June 2, 2020, the Union Minister of Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar chaired the 21st meeting of the Central Employment Guarantee Council.

Highlights

During the meet, it was highlighted that the GoI has created assets for irrigation and water conservation. Also, individual assets have been created to help agriculture under MGNREGA. All time high amount was allocated to MGNREGA during the COVID-19 times. The GoI allocated around Rs 61,500. Also, under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, additional amount of Rs 40,000 was allocated.

Central Employment Guarantee Council

The Council monitors and Evaluates MGNREGA. It also advises the GoI about the implementation of the scheme. The council also prepares annual reports about the implementation of the act. The act makes the council meet compulsory at least twice a year.

The CEGC is headed by the Rural Development Minister. It is made of both official and non-official members.

Legislation

The meeting was held as under Section 10 of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). There are 261 permissible works under the act. Out of these, 164 works relate to agriculture and allied activities.

Arunachal Pradesh to provide Tap connection to all by March 2023

On June 2, 2020, the National Jal Jeevan Mission approved the Annual Action Plan of Arunachal Pradesh. Under the plan, the state is to provide tap connection to all the rural households in the state by 2023.

Highlights

In order to achieve the plan, the GoI has approved Rs 255 as additional funds. The State Governments are provided with additional funds based on their achievements.

The State Government under the annual plan is to provide 77,000 tap connections to over 2.18 lakh rural households. The Sansad Adarsh Gramin Yojana villages are to be given priority under the scheme.

The Plan

The availability of water in Arunachal Pradesh is not an issue. However, the main challenge is laying pipes in the tough mountain terrains. Village Action Plan has been framed with active participation of the rural community. The unemployed youth are to be trained in plumbing, fitting, masonry and electricity skills. This is to be done as a pool of trained human resources are to be available at village level.

Funds

In order to execute the mission, strengthen existing drinking water sources for long term sustainability of drinking water, several programmes such as Swachh Bharat Mission, MGNREGA, CAMPA, Local Area Development Fund have been integrated. Also, the state has been allocated Rs 231 crores on the recommendation of Finance Commission.