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.

Rozgar Setu Scheme launched by Madhya Pradesh for skilled workers

On May 28, 2020, the Madhya Pradesh Government launched Rojgar Setu Yojana to help migrant workers. The scheme provides employment to the migrant workers.

Key Features of the Scheme

The Rozgar Setu scheme will provide employment to migrant workers that have returned to their homes. The scheme is to conduct a complete survey on population of the state.

Along with the scheme, the Madhya Pradesh State Government is planning to implement Svamitva Scheme. The Swamitva scheme was launched by PM Modi during Panchayati Raj Day in 2020.

Svamitva Scheme

The Svamitva Scheme was launched to map rural lands that are inhabited. The mapping is to be done using drones. Svamitva is Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas.

The scheme will help to provide integrated validation solution. The scheme will also help in revenue collection in rural areas.

The programme is currently being implemented in Karnataka, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

9 Crore 60 lakh Farmers Benefitted under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

On May 27, 2020, the Government of India announced that around 9 crore 60 lakh farmers were benefitted under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. This was mainly done through the PM-KISAN Scheme

Highlights

During lock down, around 9.67 crore farmers were benefitted through Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi. This was done through the funds allocated under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. Since the lock down, that is in the months of April and May, 2020 around 19,000 crores of rupees were released. The amounts under the scheme has been transferred to the accounts of the farmers directly.

The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana aimed to ease the life of the people during lock down.

PM-KISAN Scheme

The PM-KISAN scheme was launched in 2019. The estimated cost of the scheme was around Rs 75,000 crores. Under the scheme Rs 6000 was deposited to the accounts of eligible farmers in three installments annually.

The scheme targeted the small and marginal farmers. It aimed to save these farmers from falling into the hands of moneylenders.