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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)

Facilities to Farmers

  • ATMA Scheme: Set up autonomous institutions in planning, executing and implementation.
  • Mass Media Scheme: Educate farmers
  • Kisan Call Centres (KCCs) Scheme: Farmers’ queries answered on telephone in their own dialect.
  • Kisan Suvidha Mobile App: Provides information on weather report, plant protection, input dealers, agro-advisory and marketing.
  • Pusa Krishi Mobile App, Agri-Market App and Crop Insurance Mobile App
  • ICAR’s network of 680 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) for technology assessment and demonstration
  • Crop Development Schemes: Scientific crop production technologies
  • National Food Security Mission (NFSM) on rice, wheat, pulses, coarse cereals
  • Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI) and Crop Diversification Program (CDP) for commercial crops (cotton, jute & sugarcane)
  • Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) – ‘Per Drop More Crop’ for water use efficiency at farm level
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Ecological approach to keep pest population below economic thresholds level through alternate pest control strategies

Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium

  • Established in 1994
  • Facilitate agri-business ventures by catalyzing private investment by Venture Capital Assistance
  • Promote small agri-business
  • Develop Farmer Producer Organization
  • Improve working capital and development of business activities
  • SFAC – central procurement agency for oilseed and pulses under Price Stabilization Fund

Evergreen Revolution

  • From green revolution – commodity centered
  • To evergreen revolution – farming system centered
  • Term given by Swaminathan – increase production and productivity for short term & long term
  • Produce more from less land, less pesticide, less water
  • Use wasteland and seed village program

PM Fasal Bima Yojana

  • Crop Insurance Scheme
  • Maximum financial protection against non-preventable natural risks
  • Reduced premium for all food and oilseeds crops kept at a maximum of 1.5 % for Rabi, 2 % for Kharif and 5 % for annual horticultural and commercial crops
  1. Simplified provisions
  2. Reduced premium
  3. Increase in coverage area
  4. Increase in sum insured
  5. Increase in risk coverage
  6. Improved technology
  7. Non-loanee farmers and sharecroppers
  8. Claim settlement

Aims to:

  • Provide financial support to farmers
  • Stabilize income of farmers
  • Encourage innovative and modern agricultural practices


Reduce IMR schemes

  • Decreased 58 % during 1990 - 2015
  • Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram (JSSK)
  • Special Newborn Care Units (SNCU)
  • Establish Newborn Stabilization Units (NBSU) and Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) units for care of sick and small babies
  • Home Based Newborn Care (HBNC)
  • India Newborn Action Plan (INAP)
  • Universal Immunization Program (UIP)
  • Mission Indradhanush – fully immunize children
  • Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) - promotes health screening, early detection of birth defects, diseases

Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY)

  • Reduce ‘socioeconomic disparities’ existing in maternal care
  • Modified from National Maternity Benefit Scheme
  • Launched in 2005 as part of NRHM
  • 100 % centrally sponsored
  • Focus on poor pregnant women with special allowance for states having low institutional delivery rates


Project Insight

  • Data mining and data analytics to curb black money
  • Detect mismatch between income and spending
  • Effort after ‘Operation Clean Money’ after demonetisation, Income Disclosure Scheme, GST implementation & amendment of Data Exchange rules (DTAA) with other countries
  • PAN and Aadhaar as key identifier
  • Catch tax evaders
  • Set up new Compliance Management Centralized Processing Centre (CMCPC) for handling preliminary verification, campaign management, generation of bulk letters and notices and follow-up.
  • It will widen tax base
  • Will use data shared on social networking like foreign trips and purchases



  • Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme Act
  • Enhance livelihood security in rural areas by guaranteeing 100 days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work
  • Timely payment increased from 26.5 % in FY 2014 - 15 to 84.87 % in FY 2017 - 18
  • Electronic Fund Management System
  • 2 crore assets geotagged
  • Aadhaar seeding and social audit system
  • Made mandatory to geotag 3 stages of asset creation
  • Bottom-up participatory approach
  • Convergence with Aawaas Yojana and SBM
  • For the States with minimum wages higher than Rs. 100, those wages were taken as MGNREGA wages
  • For States with minimum agricultural wages less than Rs. 100/- MGNREGA wages were notified as Rs. 100
  • MGNREGA wages are increased based on changes in Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Labours

PM Employment Generation Program

  • Credit linked subsidy program for self-employment opportunity
  • Above 18 years of age to set project of Rs. 10 lakh in manufacturing and Rs. 5 lakh in service sector
  • Khadi, Pachmina Wool, Handloom and Powerloom

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana

  • Continuous power supply to Rural India
  • Govt. plan to invest Rs. 756 billion for rural electrification
  • Focus on feeder separation into rural households
  • Provide clock power to rural households
  • Metering to reduce losses
  • GARV-II: Realtime data of 6 lakh villages in India
  • Improve Health, education and banking and better social security

NABARD Schemes

  • National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development
  • Institutional credit to boost rural economy
  • Constituted Committee to Review the Arrangements For Institutional Credit for Agriculture and Rural Development (CRAFICARD) in 1979, under Chairman B. Sivaraman
  • Farm Sector Schemes
  • Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme
  • Capital Investment Subsidy
  • Rural Godowns
  • Agricultural Market & Agribusiness
  • Solar Mission
  • Livestock Mission
  • Interest Subvention Scheme
  • Off-Farm Schemes
  • Weaver’s Package
  • Credit Linked Capital Subsidy
  • Deendayal Antodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission
  • e-Shakti – for digitization of SHGs and enable banks for informed credit decisions


SAUNI Yojana

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SAUNI Yojana - Boon for 11 Districts of Saurashtra Region - Key MAP Locations

Dr. Manishika Jain explains the region of Saurashtra and changes in structure for district from 2011 to 2013.

  • Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Scheme
  • Divert Sardar Sarovar Dam waters to Saurashtra Region – 115 dams & canals of 1, 125 km
  • Link 4: From Limbdi Bhogavo-II Dam of Surendranagar District to Hiran-II Irrigation scheme of Junagadh with carrying capacity of 1200 cusecs filling 40 reservoirs of Rajkot, Surendranagar, Junagadh, Porbandar, Gir Somnath, Amreli and Botad Districts through 54.70 Km long pipeline.

Inter-Linking Rivers

  • Ken-Betwa Linking Project
  • Damanganga- Pinjal Link Project
  • Par-Tapi-Narmada Link – Surplus waters from Western Ghats to water deficit Saurashtra and Kutch
Map of Inter-Linking Rivers

Map of Inter-Linking Rivers

Map of Inter-Linking Rivers

  • Irrigation
  • Hydropower
  • Flood relief

- Published/Last Modified on: October 27, 2017

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