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24 Major Government Schemes, Projects and Yojanas 2017: Summary (Current Affairs)

Dr. Manishika Jain explains 24 Major Schemes, Projects and Yojanas 2017: Summary (Current Affairs)


Paryatan Parv

Paryatan Parv to Boosts Tourism: Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav in Gujarat

Boost tourism

Important Parts:

  • Dekho Apna Desh – Encourage Indians to visit country – J&K and also NE states
  • Tourism for All – Promote tourism across all states
  • Tourism & Governance – skill development, innovation, include ex-servicemen
  • International Promotion

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav in Gujarat – Guided heritage walk

  • Litti Chokha from Bihar, Puran Poli from Maharashtra, ‘Mave ki Kachori’ from Rajasthan
  • Pung Cholom dance (Manipur), Mer Ras (Gujarat) and Mayur nrutya (Uttar Pradesh)

Online contest on MyGov

  • Dekho Apna Desh Photo Contest
  • Incredible India Quiz
  • Dekho Apna Desh Blog Contest

Hamari Dharohar Scheme

Achievements Made Under Hamari Dharohar Scheme

  • Rich heritage of minority community
  • Maintain heritage sites
  • Digitize archives
  • Preserve and promote language
  • Everlasting Flame – Iconic exhibition of Parsis
  • Dairatul Maarifil Osmania under Osmania University, Telangana to translate 240 invaluable documents belonging to Medieval period on Medicines, Mathematics, Literature, etc. from Arabic language to English


16,200 Trainees Sanctioned to the Project Implementing Agencies in the States Under USTTAD Scheme

  • Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts Crafts for Development scheme
  • 16,200 trainees sanctioned to Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) during 2016 - 17 for training in 34 traditional arts and crafts
  • Master craftsmen and artisans capacity
  • Livelihood for marginalized community
  • Ensure dignity of labor
  • Support craft museum and minority craftsmen

Cruise Tourism

Government Efforts to Developing Domestic Cruise Industry

  • Ro-Ro Ferry – Gogha-Dahej in Gujarat
  • Transport, hotels, indirect employment
  • 40 % discount on major ports in port charges
  • e-Visa facility and e-landing card for 5 ports
  • New infrastructure at Mumbai for Rs. 300 crore


Saubhagya Scheme

Saubhagya Scheme for Household Electrification (Important)

  • Free electricity for 4 crore households identified in Socio-economic & caste census, 2011
  • Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna
  • Rs. 16,320 scheme for electricity
  • Last mile connectivity with central assistance
  • On-spot registration of application
  • Transition from electrification of villages to households
  • 60 % by center, 30 % by bank loans and 10 % by state
  • Boost growth
  • Reduce kerosene
  • Rural Electrification Corp is the nodal agency for the scheme

Bharatmala Pariyojana

Bharatmala Pariyojana: Road and Highways Project

  • Rs. 10 trillion outlay for road construction scheme
  • Subsumes all highway projects including NHDP
  • Improve connectivity
  • Comprises of Economic Corridors, Inter Corridor, Feeder Routes, International Connectivity and Coastal Roads
  • Total length of 51,000 km

FASTag Scheme of NHAI

FASTag Scheme of NHAI: NHAI Launches Mobile App MyFASTag and FASTag Partner

  • NHAI program for Electronic Toll Collection on Toll Plazas on National Highways
  • Device employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for toll payments directly from the linked prepaid account.
  • On windscreen of vehicle
  • Non-stop movement of vehicles
  • More than 6 lakhs FASTag made so far
  • MyFASTag and FASTag Partner Mobile Apps - process of purchase and recharge of FASTags. Make it possible to buy or recharge FASTags at the click of a mobile button
  • MyFASTag consumer App - purchase or recharge FASTag
  • FASTag Partner is a merchant App for agencies like Common Services Centre, banking partners and vehicle dealers to enroll FASTag
  • FASTag Partner App will convert these RFID tags into ETC Tag
  • Implement by Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL) (a company incorporated by National Highways Authority of India) and National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI)

Street Lightning Program

Street Lighting National Programme Illuminates 50,000 Km (Supporting Data)

  • Illuminate 50,000 km
  • Street with LED lights - energy efficient
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Image of India’S Major Lighting Policies

Image of India’s Major Lighting Policies

  • Reduction of 3.29 lakh tons of CO2 annually
  • Centralized Control and Monitoring System (CCMS) to enable remote operation and monitoring of the streetlights

Common Service Centers

What are Common Services Centres (CSC) and Their New Schemes

  • Multiple-Service single point model
  • Component of National e-Governance Plan
  • Approved in 2006
  • Physical facility for delivery of e-services
  • G2C & C2G communication
  • Launch of Patanjali services, Bharat Bill Payment services, DigiPay, Tele-radiology, Tally GST Service

Saur Sujala Yojana

“Saur Sujala Yojana” Launched in Chhattisgarh- (Important)

  • Solar powered irrigation pumps to farmers at subsidized price (3 HP and 5 HP capacity)
  • Strengthen agricultural development in rural Chhattisgarh
  • Benefit to 51,000 farmers
  • Implemented by CREDA (Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency)
  • Other schemes by CREDA - National Program on Bio-gas Development, Solar Thermal, Solar Photo Voltaic, Remote Village Electrification and Biomass Gasifier



SAMPADA Scheme Renamed to Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana

  • Renamed PM Kisan Sampada Scheme
  • Create job
  • Reduce food wastage
  • Boost cold chain infrastructure
  • Modernize processing and reduce agri-waste
  • Govt. allocated Rs. 6,000 crore
  • Mega food parks, integrated cold chain and value addition infrastructure, food safety and quality assurance infrastructure

Soil Heath Card & e-NAM

National Agricultural Markets (E-Names) and Soil Health Card (Important)

  • Soil Health Card – promote use of fertilizers based analysis of soil health to get maximum yield at low cost
  • e-NAM – online portal for electronic trading of agricultural produce
  • Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act – create facility for private market yards and farmer consumer markets

Enhance Farmer Income

Schemes and Steps to Enhance the Income of Farmers (Important)

  • Soil Health Card
  • Neem Coated Urea
  • Paramparaghat Krishi Vikas Yojana
  • e-NAM
  • PM Fasal Bima Yojana
  • Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana
  • National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm – Transfer of Technology
  • Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture – Capacity building and post-harvest management
  • New Model Agricultural Produce & Livestock Marketing Act
  • Market Yards of National Importance – reduce intermediaries b/w producer and buyer

- Published/Last Modified on: October 27, 2017

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