The reign of Narendra Modi has been earmarked by government schemes that aimed to change the face of India over a span of 5 years. Health and other socio-economic reform schemes were introduced keeping in mind all the social strata existing in the country. Here is the list of all government schemes that were launched since 2014:
Government Schemes 2016-17
To get a detailed information about all the schemes started by the Modi Government in the year 2016-17 you can refer to the following post:
Government Schemes 2015
OROP: 5th September 2015
The One Rank One Pension scheme stated that individuals who retired with the same rank and service duration can avail the same amount of pension money irrespective of the year in which they retired. This scheme was started basically to cater to the army personnel as in such cases the rank matters a lot. Thus a general who retired 20 years ago will get the same pension as a general who recently retired.
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Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana: 21st July 2015
Narendra Modi launched this scheme for health reforms in the nation. This scheme stated that Jan Aushadhi stores spread all over the country would sell medicines at an affordable cost as compared to the market price. A financial assistance will be provided to NGO groups and other private hospitals by extending a fund of 2.5 Lakhs INR each to them. With these funds, the organizations were encouraged to open these Jan Aushadhi stores. The scheme ensured that everyone can afford medicines at the time of need.
Skill India: 15th July 2015
Skill India was a scheme introduced by Modi in order to create a larger platform for developing the talents of an individual with good technical skills. This scheme basically caters to the youth of India by encouraging them to enhance their talents and come forward in order to build a skillful nation.
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana: 1st July 2015
The PMKSY aimed at improving the agricultural sector of India. Under this scheme, proper irrigation facilities were to be provided to all the areas that involved agricultural activities. Thus water provision and water recycling facilities will be provided in those areas enabling the implementation of the concept of “More Crop Per Drop”. There has been a major growth in the quantity and quality of cultivable land after the introduction of this scheme.
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Digital India: 1st July 2015
Narendra Modi introduced this scheme in order to promote the development of the country by digitizing it. Digitization included providing technical education to all citizens and improving the Internet speed and connectivity. Also, the scheme involved encouraging the use of online facilities by promoting them and making their interface user-friendly.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana: 25th June 2015
This Scheme launched by Narendra Modi aims at providing housing to all Indian citizens. It basically caters to the individuals and families falling under the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Low Income Groups (LIG). The implementation will be through funding the poor families so that they can afford housing, home loans and subsidy linked housing facilities. Thus an approximate number of 5 crores homes will be provided for the financially deprived families and individuals to reside in. This scheme is to continue over a span of 4 years.
AMRUT Scheme: 24th June 2015
Atal Mission For Rejuvenation And Urban Transformation or AMRUT Scheme aimed at improving the infrastructural conditions of Urban India. This included building proper roads, improving transport facilities, providing clean drinking water and developing the sewerage systems. Another dimension of this scheme was to eradicate the pollution in urban areas by introducing pollution control methods and increasing the greenery in cities.
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Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana: 9th May 2015
This scheme was launched keeping in mind the fact that a meager population of India was covered by a proper Life Insurance scheme. Thus every individual was encouraged to contribute in this scheme for increasing the insurance coverage of citizens. Under this scheme, a minimum contribution of 330 INR yearly premium was required for a citizen to avail an insurance cover of 2 Lakhs (minimum). Thus there was an increased participation of citizens in this scheme.
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Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Beema Yojana: 9th May 2015
This government scheme aimed to increase the coverage of a citizen of India in the case of an untoward accident. An individual can avail an insurance cover of 2 Lakhs INR by investing a premium of 12 INR only. Thus the scheme spread awareness among everyone to avail for an accident cover.
Atal Pension Yojana: 9th May 2015
Another protection scheme was launched by Modi in form of the Atal Pension Scheme. This scheme ensured that every individual had a pension facility to their name. Thus the number of pension account beneficiaries were increased by promoting the requirement of a pension scheme for an individual. According to this scheme, a subsidiary can avail a pension of 1000 INR to 5000 INR per month according to the investment done.
Smart Cities Scheme: 29th April 2015
Smart City Scheme was launched under the reign of Modi to take a further step in the development of the country. Under this scheme, a smart and digitized approach will be undertaken to improve the facilities in Indian cities. This includes proper water and electricity supply along with facilities like better transportation, good Internet speed, and few safety measures.
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana: 19th April 2015
This scheme was introduced as a welfare scheme by Narendra Modi in order to provide financial support to the poverty struck citizens. The concept was to organize workshops all over the country which citizens can pay and attend. Funds raised through these workshops will go directly to the account of PMGKY. Post demonetisation, all black money holders were encouraged to get rid of their unaccounted cash via contributing a part of it to PMGKY.
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MUDRA Yojana: 8th April 2015
Micro-finance Units Development And Refinery Agency or MUDRA was a scheme launched in order to provide proper financial support to all small businesses in the country. Start-ups and other microfinance sectors can avail a loan ranging from 50,000 INR to 10 Lakhs INR under this scheme. The loan provided to these small business units will enable them to expand and develop which in turn will be profitable for the country.
PRASAD Scheme: 9th March 2015
Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive or PRASAD Scheme aimed at providing an excellent tourism framework to the famous spiritual cities of India. This included cultural promotion of these cities via different media. Also, it involved the development of facilities to attract more tourists and make these cities a hub for financial income through tourism.
Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana: 22nd January 2015
Narendra Modi launched this scheme to empower the girl child. The scheme stated that the parents of a girl child could start a Sukanya Samriddhi Account under her name for a duration of 14 years. This sum deposited in the account matures at a rate of interest as decided by the government. When the girl child is 18 years of age, then withdrawal can be made from this account for her education purposes. Also investing in this scheme would qualify for tax exemption under the Section 80C.
HRIDAY Scheme: 21st January 2015
The Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana was launched in order to revitalize the Indian roots by the development of the heritage sites of India. 12 heritage cities were funded under this scheme to undergo development in terms of road connectivity, sewerage facilities, living conditions and a tourism friendly environment. The HRIDAY also aimed at financially supporting these cities by increasing the development on the tourism front. Also, the scheme ensured that the historical pride of India remains intact and protected.
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Government Schemes 2014
Indradhanush Scheme: 25th December 2014
Indradhanush Scheme is a health and welfare scheme launched by the Modi government with the objective of protecting every Indian child from threatening diseases. The implementation of this Scheme involves vaccination of all children against diseases like polio, tuberculosis, tetanus, measles, pox, hepatitis, etc.
Relaunch of PAHAL: 15th November 2014 (LPG Subsidy Scheme)
The PAHAL Scheme or LPG subsidy scheme employs the direct benefit transfer of LPG subsidy. This means that the LPG subsidy will be directly linked to the bank account of an individual from a particular domestic household. The bank account will be linked to the Aadhar card in this case. Thus the extra charge that is taken for transportation and other purposes is not actually government approved procedure. Basically, to eradicate those purposes, PAHAL was launched.
Pradhan Mantri Bal Swacchta Mission: 14 November 2014
Another health and sanitation mission was undertaken by the government with this scheme. The main objective of Bal Swacchta Mission was to spread awareness regarding cleanliness habits among the children of India. This was done by implementing practices that ensured a clean environment, drinking water and sanitation facilities for children in schools and other surrounding areas.
UDAAN Scheme: 14th November 2014
UDAAN Scheme was introduced by the Modi Government in order to promote the concept of women empowerment. Under this scheme, a meritorious female child can avail education, mentoring and scholarship services from the government in order to gain knowledge in the technical field. The scheme also wants to implement better education practices by enhancing teaching methods that will help these meritorious students.
Pradhan Mantri Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana: 11th October 2014
A huge step was taken towards rural development with the launch of this scheme. The aim of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana was to revolutionize the framework of rural India. To enable this all kinds of cultural, economic and structural reforms were undertook in villages. The concept was that each Member of Parliament is to take the responsibility of developing the conditions of three villages by 2019.
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana: 11th October 2014
One of the largest cropping zones in India is where the Rabi and Kharif crops grow. These crops are sensitive and liable to damage in case of untoward natural conditions. Thus farmers responsible for growing these crops will be provided an insurance cover under this scheme. The insurance can be availed by paying a small premium. In the case of damage to these crops, farmers will be given the insurance amount thus ensuring that they can avail the minimum means to sustain.
Swacchh Bharat: 2nd October 2014
Launched on Gandhi Jayanti, this scheme aims at fulfilling Gandhi’s mission to achieve a clean nation. Thus Swacchh Bharat aimed at providing public awareness for maintaining a clean environment by inculcating sanitary habits. It also aimed at improving the drinking water facilities and the cleanliness amenities in deprived and rural areas.
Make In India: 25th September 2014
The Make In India Scheme was launched to inculcate within the citizens a tendency to depend on Indian manufactured products rather than foreign goods. Thus may small and multinational companies were engaged in building Indian products of the best quality to attract people. Also, an awareness was spread among the nation stating that if the scheme was successful, India will develop economically to a large extent.
Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushlaya Yojana: 25th September 2014
This scheme was launched in rural India to increase the productivity of rural India by increasing the number of employed individuals. Thus there will be overall skill development among rural workers if they are engaged in different means of earning regular wages. The entire scheme will thus lead to the growth or “kaushlaya” of a village.
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana: 28th August 2014
Previously India was underdeveloped in the financial sector due to many citizens not having a bank account. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana aims at spreading an awareness and educating every citizen regarding the banking facilities that exist. Thus the idea of banking, savings, investment and insurance policies were promoted enabling everyone to implement them. Also, many bank branches were started in remote areas for the convenience of people residing there.