Karnataka government introduced the “Krishi Yatra” programme

The “Krishi Yatra” program has been initiated by the Karnataka government. The Kashi Yatra program provides cash aid of Rs 5,000 to each of the 30,000 pilgrims ready to make the journey to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh’s Kashi Vishwanath Temple. For this scheme, the government will be using funds of up to Rs 7 crores from the accounts …

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Punjab government’s doorstep ration delivery scheme

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced the home delivery of foodgrains to beneficiaries. Under the Ghar Ghar Ration Yojna, the state government would deliver wheat, packed in bags, to the doorstep of the beneficiaries. What is doorstep ration delivery scheme? Under the new Ghar Ghar Ration Yojna the beneficiaries of the Atta-Dal Scheme of the …

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Maharashtra may withdraw from the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yogna (PMFBY)

Maharashtra is the latest state to threaten to withdraw from the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yogna (PMFBY) if changes to it are not carried out. Key-Points Introduced in the 2016-17 kharif season, PMFBY is a central-state scheme which aims to cushion farmers against crop loss. The central and state governments pay more than 95 per …

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Various issues are hampering the MGNREGA Scheme [Report]

Various issues are hampering the MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) scheme, according to a Parliamentary Standing Committee report submitted to the Lok Sabha. Key-Points Some of these issues are Fake job cards, widespread corruption, late uploading of muster rolls, huge pending payments for wages and materials, and insufficient funding. Genuine labourers not …

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You Can Now Donate A Pension To Unorganised Workers

In a new development that is aimed at making the lives of unorganised workers better, the Union Labour and Employment Ministry launched the “donate a pension” scheme allowing any citizen to pay the premium amount on behalf of an unorganised worker under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Scheme. These schemes were being run by …

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Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS)

The Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) will be extended to cover the next fiscal as well, with expanded guarantee cover of Rs 5 lakh crore, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in her budget presentation. An additional guarantee amount of Rs 50,000 crore has been announced for the hospitality sector. Under ECLGS, which is for …

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Scheme Of Assistance To National Sports Federations

The Union Government has approved continuation of Scheme of Assistance to National Sports Federations (NSFs) with an outlay of Rs. 1575 crore for XV Finance Commission Cycle (2021-22 to 2025-26). The Scheme of Assistance to NSFs is the flagship Central Sector Scheme. It is the main source of funding for preparation of national teams for …

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Scheme On Enhancement Of Competitiveness In The Indian Capital Goods Sector- Phase-II

Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) has notified the Scheme on Enhancement of Competitiveness in the Indian Capital Goods Sector- Phase-II for providing assistance to Common Technology Development and Services Infrastructure. The scheme has a financial outlay of Rs. 1207 crores with Budgetary support of Rs.975 crore and Industry Contribution of Rs.232 crore . The scheme …

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Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally launched the revamped CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) website (www.cghs.gov.in) and mobile app, “MyCGHS”. The various features of the upgraded CGHS website are as follows: The Website has been developed in accordance with GIGW (Guidelines for Indian Government Websites). These standards and guidelines make the website 3U …

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