“Pradhan Mantri VAN DHAN Yojana” (PMVDY) is Helping Rural Tribal Forest Economy

What is the News? The Managing Director of TRIFED recently highlighted the role played by Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana in changing the rural forest-dwelling tribal economy. About Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana: The Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana in 2018, under the Forest Rights Act of 2005. Aim: To provide remunerative… Continue reading “Pradhan Mantri VAN DHAN Yojana” (PMVDY) is Helping Rural Tribal Forest Economy

“Large Area Certification Scheme”

What is the News? The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has conferred a land area in the Andaman and Nicobar with organic certification. This is the first large contiguous territory conferred with the organic certification under the ‘Large Area Certification’ (LAC) scheme. This is a scheme of the PGS-India (Participatory Guarantee System) certification program. Note:… Continue reading “Large Area Certification Scheme”

“Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana” – Centre to give 5 kg food grains free to poor

What is the News? The Union government announced that 5 kg of food grains would be provided to 80 crore beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) for the months of May and June 2021. About Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana(PMGKAY): Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana was announced as part of… Continue reading “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana” – Centre to give 5 kg food grains free to poor

“RoDTEP Scheme” -Delay in Notification of Rebate Rates

What is the News? Exporters are upset over the inordinate delay in the notification of the rates under the RoDTEP (Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products) Scheme. About Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products(RoDTEP) Scheme: Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced the RoDTEP scheme in the year 2020. It came into effect… Continue reading “RoDTEP Scheme” -Delay in Notification of Rebate Rates

“Startup India Seed Fund Scheme” launched

What is the News? Union Minister of Commerce & Industry launches the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS). About Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS): The scheme was announced during the Prarambh: the ‘Startup India International Summit’. Which marks the 5-year anniversary of the Startup India initiative. Objective: Firstly, Startup India Seed Fund Scheme(SISFS) aims to… Continue reading “Startup India Seed Fund Scheme” launched

“Lab on Wheels Programme” For Education Equality

What is the News?  Delhi Education Minister inaugurates Delhi Technological University(DTU) Lab on Wheels programme. About Lab on Wheels Programme: The Programme aims to impart education in the fields of Mathematics and Science. Especially to the students from marginalised and poor economic backgrounds. The programme aims to stimulate their interests in these subjects while pursuing… Continue reading “Lab on Wheels Programme” For Education Equality

“Shaphari Scheme” – Centre to Certify Shrimp Farms

What is the News?  Marine Products Export Development Authority(MPEDA) launches a certification scheme for aquaculture called the “Shaphari Scheme”. About Shaphari Scheme: Shaphari is a Sanskrit word that means the superior quality of fishery products suitable for human consumption. Purpose: It is an Antibiotics free Certification Scheme. It certifies hatcheries and farms for the production… Continue reading “Shaphari Scheme” – Centre to Certify Shrimp Farms

Nyuntam Aay Yojana(NYAY)

What is the News? The Congress Party has promised to implement the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) in Kerala if voted to power. About Nyuntam Aay Yojana(NYAY): NYAY is a proposed minimum income guarantee scheme. It was first proposed during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Key Features of NYAY Scheme: Beneficiaries: The target population of the… Continue reading Nyuntam Aay Yojana(NYAY)

“PLI Scheme” for white goods and solar photovoltaic modules

What is the News? The Union Cabinet approves two PLI schemes for white goods (air-conditioners and LED lights) and high-efficiency solar photovoltaic modules. About Production Linked Incentive Scheme(PLI): The Government of India launched the Production-Linked Incentive(PLI)  in March 2020. Aim: The aim is to make manufacturing in India globally competitive by removing sectoral disabilities, creating economies… Continue reading “PLI Scheme” for white goods and solar photovoltaic modules

PMAY-Gramin achieved 92% target in 1st Phase

What is the News? PMAY-Gramin (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin) achieves 92% of its target under the 1st phase (i.e. from 2016-17 to 2018-19). Target under PMAY-Gramin: PMAY-G scheme aims to construct 2.95 crore houses with all basic amenities by the year 2021-22. However, the number of beneficiaries reduced from 2.95 crores to 2.14 crore.… Continue reading PMAY-Gramin achieved 92% target in 1st Phase