Important Central Government Schemes

Important Central Government Schemes


Government Schemes

National Food For Work Programme:

The National Food for Work Programme was launched on 14 November 2004 in 150 of the most backward districts of India with the objective of generating supplementary wage employment. The programme is open to all rural poor who are prepared to do manual, unskilled labour. It is implemented as a centrally-sponsored scheme. Food grains are provided to the States free of cost.


Antyodaya Yojna :

Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) is an Indian government sponsored scheme for ten millions of the poorest families. It was launched on December 2000. It is on the lookout for the poorest of the poor by providing them 35 kilos of rice and wheat at Rs.3 & Rs.2 per kg. Respectively


Training Rural Youth for Self Employment :

Educational and vocational training . launched on 15th August, 1993


National Drinking Water Mission:

For rural drinking water renamed and upgraded to Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission in 1991.


Jawahar Rozgar Yojna : JRY

Jawahar Rojgar Yojna (JRY) is a poverty alleviation scheme, which falls under the category of works program for creation of supplementary employment opportunities. JRY was formed in 1st April 1989 by amalgamating two wage employment programs viz., National Rural Employment Program (NREP) and Rural Employee Guarantee Program (RLEGP).


National Renewal Fund :

This scheme was for the employees of the public sector


Employment Assurance Scheme :

Employment of at least 100 days in a year in villages


Members of parliament Local Area Development Scheme: MPLADS

Sanctioned 1 crore per year for development works in constitution of respective MPs


Mahila Samridhi Yojna :

Encourage rural women to deposit in Post office schemes

Indira Awaas Yojana :

Indira Awaas Yojana is a Government of India social welfare programme to provide housing for the rural poor in India. Started in in 1985 as part of the Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme (RLEGP), Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) was subsumed in Jawahar rojgar Yojana (JRY) in 1989 and has been operating as an independent scheme since 1996


Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana:

Death and disability insurance for rural landless households.


Gramin Bhandaran Yojna:

Creation of scientific storage capacity with allied facilities in rural areas to meet the requirements of farmers for storing farm produce,

processed farm produce and agricultural inputs. Improve their marketability through promotion of grading, standardization and quality control of agricultural produce. Launched on March 31, 2007


Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana:

A cash incentive of Rs. 4000 to women (19 years and above) for the first two live births. Launched on 2010


Integrated Child Development Services:

tackle malnutrition and health problems in children below 6 years of age and their mothers. Launched on October 2, 1975


Integrated Rural Development Program:

self-employment program to raise the income-generation capacity of target groups among the poor. Launched on 1978


Janani Suraksha Yojana:

One-time cash incentive to pregnant women for institutional/home births. Launched on 2005


Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya:

Educational facilities (residential schools) for girls belonging to SC,

ST, OBC, minority communities and families below the poverty line in Educationally Backward Blocks. Launched on July 2004


Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana:

Scholarship program to encourage students to take up research careers in the areas of basic sciences, engineering and medicine. Launched on 1999


Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act:

Legal guarantee for one hundred days of employment in every financial year to adult members of any rural household willing to do public work-related unskilled manual work at the statutory minimum wage of Rs. 120 per day in 2009 prices. Launched on August 25, 2005


National Scheme on Welfare of Fishermen:

Financial assistance to fishers for construction of house, community hall for recreation and common working place and installation of tube-wells for drinking water


Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana:

Integrated development of Schedule Caste majority villages in four states. Launched on July 23, 2010


Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana:

Good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected villages. Launched on December 25, 2000


Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana:

Health insurance to poor (BPL), Domestic workers, MGNERGA workers, Rikshawpullers, Building and other construction workers, and many other categories as may be identified by the respective states. Launched on April 1, 2008


Sabla or Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls:

Empowering adolescent girls (AGs) of 11–18 years with focus on out-of-school girls by improvement in their nutritional and health status

and upgrading various skills like home skills, life skills and vocational skills. Merged Nutrition Programme for Adolescent Girls (NPAG) and Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY). Launched on March 8, 2011


Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana:

Providing additional wage employment and food security, alongside creation of durable community assets in rural areas. Launched on September 25, 2001


Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana:

Bring the assisted poor families above the poverty line by organising them into Self Help Groups (SHGs) through the process of social mobilisation, their training and capacity building and provision of income generating assets through a mix of bank credit and government subsidy. Launched on April 1, 1999.


Thanks n Regards

Jeevanandam K

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