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.

PM-KISAN Scheme: Rs 18,517 crores released

On May 14, 2020, the Agriculture Ministry released Rs 18,517 crores under PM-KISAN scheme. This will help benefit 9.25 crores of families.

Highlights

The Government of India has so far released Rs 18,517 crores under PM-KISAN scheme since the lock down. The funds were released as a part of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana.

On one side, GoI is distributing food grains and pulses for free under the Public Distribution System to ease the lives of the people during lock down. On the other side, the Government is procuring rabi crops. During this rabi season 2020-21, the GoI has procured 269 lakh tonnes of wheat through Food Corporation of India. Also, 3.17 lakh tonnes of grams, 3.67 lakh tonnes of mustard and 1.86 lakh tonnes of Toor have been procured.

PM-KISAN

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana was launched on 24th February, 2019. Under the scheme, all the small and marginal farmers are to be provided with income support of Rs 6,000 per year in three installments. The amount is to be directly deposited to the farmers’ accounts. The annual expenditure estimated to implement the scheme is Rs 75,000 crore.

Jal Jeevan Mission: J&K, Haryana to provide Tap Connections to all by 2022

The Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide drinking water to every household. It aims to provide tap connections to every rural household. With the COVID-19 crisis at its peak, the central government is to implement the mission based on priority basis.

Highlights

The Central Government has advised the state governments to take up the mission to achieve twin objectives. This includes providing tap water connections to every rural household and also to create job opportunities to local people and migrants.

Based on these orders, the Jammu and Kashmir administration and Haryana Government have framed a plan to implement the mission by 2022

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir will receive RA 680 crores for the Jal Jeevan Mission. So far, 5.75 lakhs have been covered out of 18.17 lakh households. The Territory plans to cover 1.76 lakh households by 2020-21.

Also, J&K will use the help of 98 water testing laboratories to achieve the mission.

Haryana

The Haryana Government has provided 1.05 lakh tap connections in the year 2019-20 under the mission. There are 28.94 households in Haryana. Out of these, 18.83 lakhs already have tap water connections and 10.11 lakh households are to be covered.

In order to achieve this, the Haryana Government will take help from 44 NABL accredited laboratories in the state.

What is the plan?

The states will frame Village Action Plans. Also, separate Village Water and Sanitation Committees will be constituted to execute the plans at village level. The Gram Panchayats will play a major role in implementing the plans.

The mission aims to ease the life of women in the country!