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.

Shahakar Mitra Scheme launched

On June 12, 2020, the Union Agriculture Minister shri Narendra Singh Tomar launched Shahakar Mitra scheme. The scheme has been launched to assist the cooperative institutions to access innovative ideas of young professionals. In return the young interns will gain confidence to become self-reliant in the field.

Highlights

The Scheme is an internship programme for the youths in the country. It is an initiative of the National Cooperative Development Cooperation (NCDC).

The scheme promotes “Vocal for Local” that was launched under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme will help the young professionals gain practical experience and also learn from cooperatives and NCDC. The cooperative on the other hand will learn about the latest technologies and practices that help boost agriculture and its allied sector.

The interns will also be provided with financial support for a period of 4 months.

Eligible Applicants

The professional graduates in Agriculture, IT and allied areas are eligible for the internship. Also, persons that have completed MBA degrees in finance, agriculture, forestry, business, project management, international trade, rural development are also eligible to apply.

An online application portal has been launched to help the interested candidates apply to the scheme.

Bharatmala Pariyojana delayed

The Bharatmala Pariyojana that was scheduled to be completed in 2021-22 is to be completed by 2025-26. The announcement of delay was announced by the rating agency ICRA (Investment Information and credit Rating Agency).

Highlights

The prevailing COVID-19 crisis could delay the asset monetization plan of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). Until February 2020, Rs 2.38 lakh crores were awarded to Bharatmala Pariyojana scheme. The average cost awarded to the scheme was Rs 23.8 crores per km. This was 54% higher than the estimated cost of Rs 15.52 crore per crore.

Bharatmala Pariyojana

The scheme was launched for road construction in India. It gives special importance to projects connecting far-flung areas and rural areas. The scheme will build 4-lane highways, move 80% freight traffic, interconnect logistics parks. It will also connect 7 north east Multi-Nodal Waterway ports.

Waterway Ports

There are 111 Inland waterways in India. They were identified under the National Waterways Act, 2016. Out of the 111, 106 were created in 2016.