Schemes Current Affairs - 2019
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On October 2, 2019, the Chattisgarh government launches 5 new schemes. They include
- Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan
- Mukhyamantri Haat Bazaar Clinic Yojana
- Mukhyamatri Shahariya Slum Swasthya Yojana
- Universal PDS Scheme
- Mukhyamantri Ward Karyalaya
Key features of the schemes
- Under Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan, the CM Nutrition Scheme that was started in June 2019 fresh nutritious food will be provided to malnourished children and anemic women. The mission is to be achieved through panchayats and self – help groups
- Under the Muhyamantri Sahariya Slum Swasthya Yojana a mobile medical team will cater to the health needs of more than 7 lakh people.
- Under Mukhyamantri Haat Baxaar Clinic Yojana, a mobile team of doctors and nurses with necessary equipment will visit local haat – bazaars to provide health facilities to tribal and forest areas.
- Under Mukhyamantri Ward Karyalayas, citizen services and facilities will be provided immediately to city people
- Under Universal PDS (Public Distribution System) scheme, the general category families are eligible for food grains. Families with more than 3 members will receive 35kg of rice per month, family of 2 will receive 20kg rice per month and single member will be eligible to get 10 kg of rice per month.
Tags: Chattisgarh • Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan • PDS • Public Distribution System • Schemes
The Union Cabinet has given its approval for launching of Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 (VPBY 2017). The scheme will be launched as part of Government’s commitment for financial inclusion and social security.
The scheme will be implemented through Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) during the current financial year i.e. FY 2016-17. It will be open for subscription for a period of one year from the date of launch.
Features of Scheme
- The purpose of the scheme is to provide social security during old age and protect elderly persons aged 60 years and above against future fall in their interest income due to uncertain market conditions.
- It will provide an assured pension based on a guaranteed rate of return of 8% per annum for ten years, with an option to opt for pension on a monthly, quarterly, half yearly and annual basis.
- The Union Government will bear the differential return i.e., the difference between the return generated by LIC and the assured return of 8% per annum as subsidy on an annual basis.