Government Schemes in India Current Affairs - 2020

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Atal Bhujal Yojana: GoI and World Bank signed loan agreement of 450 million USD

On February 17, 2020, the World Bank and the Government of India signed a loan agreement to support the national programme that aims on strengthening ground water institutions and also arrest the depletion of ground water resources.

Highlights

The project supported by the World Bank called the “National Ground Water Management Improvement Programme” is to be implemented in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Haryana. The programme is to cover 78 districts. The districts were selected based on degree of ground water depletion, degradation and exploitation of groundwater, institutional readiness in implementing initiatives related to management of groundwater. The states were selected as they span hard rock aquifers that are present in peninsular India and alluvial aquifers that are found in Indo-Gangetic Plains.

Key Features of the Programme

The Programme is also called Atal Bhujal Yojana. It is a centrally sponsored scheme. Under the scheme the World Bank will provide Rs 6,000 crores for sustainable management of groundwater. The scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Jal Shakti.

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GoI approves two AIIMS institutes and 9 medical colleges for Jammu and Kashmir

Since the Abrogation of Article 370, the GoI has been keenly focussing on improving the infrastructure in the Kashmir region.

Highlights

The AIIMS proposal was approved by the Union Government under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana. The cost of the project estimated is Rs 1,661 crores. The project is to be completed by 2022. The AIIMS will also hold nursing college. Above al, the building is to be constructed as green building.

Green Building

Green Building is a structure that is resource efficient and environmentally responsible. The building is resource efficient through out its phase starting from design, construction, maintenance, renovation and demolition.

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana

The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana was launched in 2006. Under the scheme, 6 institutions of AIIMS were to be built in first phase. They were in the states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Odisha, Uttaranchal and Rajasthan.

In the second phase, 2 AIIMS were set up in UP and West Bengal. Also, 6 medical colleges were set up

In the third phase existing medical colleges were upgraded.

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