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.

WCD Ministry formed 4745 SHGs in UP and Bihar under ‘PRIYADARSHINI’ scheme

The Ministry Women and Child Development (WCD) has supported 4745 Self Help Groups (SHGs) under its project Priyadarshini. The pilot project is being administered by the Ministry in 13 blocks spread across 5 districts in Uttar Pradesh and 2 districts in Bihar. Also, 2534 SHGs have been savings linked-1243 in Bihar and 1291 in Uttar Pradesh. To promote the project Rs 15 crore has been sanctioned for the year 2012-13.


  • A pilot project for Women Empowerment and Livelihood Programme in Mid- Gangetic Plains which is currently being implemented in UP and Bihar.
  • It will also empower the beneficiaries to address their political, legal, health problems issues through rigorous capacity building.
  • Target to cover over 1,00,000 households and form 7,200 SHGs during the project period 2016-17.
  • Target to establish total 48 Community Service Centres (CSCs) in entire project period. So far, NABARD has set up 3 fully operational CSCs per block which makes total 39 CSCs.

Union Cabinet’s approves the launch of NUHM as a sub-mission under the National Health Mission (NHM)

The National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) will be launched as a new sub-mission under the extensive National Health Mission (NHM), as approved by the Union Cabinet. The Union Cabinet had already approved the continuation of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the other sub-mission under NHM till 2017.

Focus of NUHM: Primary health care needs of the urban poor.

Key proposals approved under NUHM scheme:

  • One Urban Primary Health Centre (U-PHC) for every fifty to sixty thousand population.
  • One Urban Community Health Centre (U-CHC) for five to six U-PHCs in big cities.
  • One Auxiliary Nursing Midwives (ANM) for 10,000 population.
  • One Accredited Social Health Activist ASHA (community link worker) for 200 to 500 households.

Cost and Coverage

  • Estimate Cost of NUHM for 5 years: Rs.22,507
  • Centre-State funding ration: 75:25 (except for North Eastern states and other special category states of Jammu and  Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand for whom the funding pattern will be 90:10)
  • To be implemented in 779 cities and towns with more than 50,000 population and will cover about 7.75 crore people.

Expected positive impact:

  • Reduction in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR)
  • Reduction in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR)
  • Universal access to reproductive health care
  • Convergence of all health related interventions.