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.

Union Government launches Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana in Patna

Union Government launched Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DUGJY) in Patna, Bihar.

The flagship scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an aim to provide 24×7 uninterrupted electricity supply to each rural household across the country by 2022.

Facts about Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DUGJY)

  • It focuses on feeder separation for rural households and agricultural purpose.
  • Seeks to strengthen the distribution and sub-transmission infrastructure, including metering at all levels in rural areas.
  • Major components of the new scheme: strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution network, feeder separation, Metering at all levels including at input points, feeders and distribution transformers.
  • It also seeks to strengthen Micro grid and off grid distribution network of rural electrification.
  • Funds: The scheme has budgetary outlay of 76,000 crore rupees for implementation of the projects of which Union Government will provide grant of 63,000 crore rupees.

It should be noted that, this scheme replaces Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), which was launched by previous UPA government led by then PM Manmohan Singh.

Apart from launching this scheme, Prime Minister also

  • Flagged off Patna-Mumbai AC Suvidha Express and Rajgir-Bihar Sharif-Daniawan-Fatuha passenger train.
  • Inaugurated the Daniawan-Bihar Sharif new railway line.
  • Inaugurated campus of Indian Institute of Technology, Patna Campus.

Maharashtra cabinet approves Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Jan Van Vikas Scheme

Maharashtra Cabinet has approved Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Jan Van Vikas Scheme for for development of villages around tiger reserves.

The scheme will be launched on project basis from 2015-16 to 2019-2020 and has been proposed by State Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.

Facts about Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Jan Van Vikas

Aim: Comprehensive development of villages in and around the buffer zones of tiger reserves.

Objective: To achieve sustainable development of these villages and reduce the man-animal conflict.

The scheme will reduce the dependence of villagers on the forest. It will also boost the supplementary businesses to farming activities and create alternative employment possibilities to the villagers in these areas.

Facts: Melghat, Tadoba, Pench, Sahyadri, Nawegaon-Nagzira and Bor are 6 Tiger Reserves loacted in Maharashtra. Except Sahyadri Tiger Reserve, remaining are located in Vidarbha region of state.