List of Government Schemes in India 2016-17

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Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DUGJY):

Launched25th July 2015 in Patna
Aim: To bring reforms and uninterrupted power supply in rural areas of the country


  • Funding of of 43,033 crores w
  • BPL will get a free electricity connection with LED lamps at Rs.3000 per connection. 
  • GARV-2 app launched to provide realtime data about the six lakh villages of the country. 
  • 100% electrification of rural areas

Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY)

Launched: 1st of May 2016 in Uttar Pradesh.
Aim: Social welfare by providing LPG connections to BPL households in the country.


  • To replace the unclean cooking fuels with the clean and more efficient Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). 
  • Financial support of Rs. 1600 for each LPG connection 
  • Implemented by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas 

Urja Ganga Yojana (UGY)

Launched: 24th October, 2016 in Varanasi
Aim: A 2540 km long gas pipeline which will guarantee supply of clean and eco friendly fuel to at least seven main cities – Varanasi, Patna, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack .


  • To provide the accessibility of approx. 5 lakh LPG gas cylinders within next 5 years.
  • 20,000 vehicles will get CNG

Swachh Swasth Sarvatra Abhiyan (SSSA)

Launched: 25th December 2016 by Union Health Ministry  in collaboration with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Human Resource Development
Aim: To strengthen health centers in open defecation-free blocks


  • Grant of Rs 10 lakh to each Community Health Centres (CHCs) in ODF blocks of the country. 

Main components

  • Community Health Centres (CHCs) in ODF blocks supported to achieve Kayakalp certification.
  • Gram Panchayat of Kayakalp Primary Health Centres (PHCs) prioritized to become ODF.
  • Training in WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene ) of CHC/PHC nominees. 

Deendayal Antyodaya Mission (DAM)

Launched: June 2011
  • To nurture rural power till they comes clear of abject poverty
  • To expand livelihoods in small enterprises; agriculture based rural areas and employment in formal sector. 


  • Also known as National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)
  • SAMARTHYA – A set of 10 training programmes focusing on technical education created under MGNREGA 
  • Provides scope for value addition, innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA):

Launched: 9th June 2016
Aim: To improve the quality and coverage of Antenatal Care with Diagnostics and Counselling services as part of Reproductive Maternal Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health.


  • Offers some additional opportunities to all pregnant women who have missed their ante-natal visits due to some reasons. 
  • Provides care provision by a Doctor, Physician or Specialist in the second or third trimester. 
  • Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan will be held on the 9th of every month.

Pradhan Mantri Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyaan (PMVSA)

Launched: 1st December 2016 by Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi.
Aim: To go for cashless transaction and payment modes like using credit or debit cards or the payment wallets to reduce the malpractice in the country.


  • To stop the malpractice of corruption and to finish black money in India. 
  • Encourages the common people to evolve and opt for cashless transactions 

Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana (DDVY)

Launched: 15 December 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi 
Proposed by: NITI Ayog headed by Arvind Panagariya
Aim: To increase the “Cashless Transactions”


  • NITI Ayog stands for the “National Institution for Transforming India”.
  • Prizes for Merchants for all digital transactions are worth Rs. 50,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs. 2,500. 
  • Incentives shall be restricted to transactions within the range of Rs 50 and Rs 3000 (common people). 
  • The winners will be selected through a random draw of the eligible Transaction IDs. 

Lucky Grahak Yojana (LGY)

Launched: 15th December 2016 by NITI Aayog and NPCI.
Aim: To increase the “Cashless Transactions”


  • In this Yojana, there is a lucky draw for those who will do more cashless transactions during a particular period. This scheme is for merchants and customers only. 
  • Those who are doing cashless transactions by using AEPS, USSD, UPI, RuPay. They will be eligible for this scheme. 

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY)

Launched: December 2016
Aim: To improve the financial position of the poor people


  • To organise Garib Kalyan Mela
  • Make our country developing to developed. 

NTR Arogya Rakshya Scheme

Launched: 1st December, 2016 in Vijayawada
Aim: To provide medical treatment to the people belonging to Above Poverty Line (APL) at Rs. 1200 premium per annum


  • Offers health insurance cover up to 2lakh and free treatment
  • Provides medical treatment for 1044 health and
  • The new Married couple either the wife or husband belongs to other state can be registered under one family by paying the entire annual premium. 
  • People can resister for this scheme at any of the Mee Seva centers till 28th February, 2017. 

Digi-Locker scheme

Launched: 1 July 2015
Aim: To provide a secure storage of documents in digital form.I


  • Helpful in sharing the e-documents through the registered repositories,
  • Digital document contains the URL’S of the documents issued by the government agencies or any other entities. Uploaded documents contain all the documents uploaded by the user,each not exceeding 10 mb of space

Atal Amrit Abhiyan (AAA)

Launched: 25 December 2016 on 92nd birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Aim: To provide health insurance against 437 illnesses including 5 critical diseases.


  • The scheme will roll out from 1 April, 2017. 
  • A Health/Smart Card will be given at the cost of Rs 100/- 
  • 437 illnesses are divided into six groups which are kidney, cardiovascular, cancer, burns, neo-natal and neurological conditions

Nagar Uday Scheme (NUS)

Launched: 25th December, 2016, on the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Launched by: Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Aim: To assess service being provided to citizens and bring them at standard life.


  • To inform lower income class people about public welfare scheme and provide benefit. 
  • Under this scheme CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan flagged off Uday Abhijan Rath and 51 e rickshaws. 

Voluntary Disclosure and Surcharge Wavier Scheme

Launched: 19th November, 2016 by Haryana Government 
Aim: For declaring tampered or defective meters for all category of consumer having sanctioned load up to 5KW and for small domestic and non-domestic consumers having sanctioned load up to 2 KW in rural areas.


  • Applicable to only those consumers falling in the aforesaid three categories, who were in default as on 30th September, 2016
  • To replace old meters with a new electronic meter within three days. 
  • No checking during the period of operation of the scheme for consumers having load up to 5KW. 

Baristha Bunkar Sahayata Yojana (BBSY)

Launched: 7th August, 2016 by Odisha Government
Aim: All weavers within age of 60 years would get a monthly pension of 500 rupees per month.


  • Weavers above age of 80 years would get 700 rupees per month. 
  • Weavers within age of 60 years would get a monthly pension of 500 rupees 

Pradhan Mantri Zero Deficit Zero Effect Scheme (ZED)

Launched: 2016 by Prime minister Narendra Modi. The scheme is launched
Aim: To suppress the bad effect of products on environment.


  • Micro Small and Medium Enterprises companies which follows the guidelines set by ZED and meet the standards set by the ZED will be awarded ZED certification along with various benefits. 
  • More emphasis on producing items that have “Zero Deficits” so as to achieve the quality
  • To encourage a sustainable environment & development 

E-Nirvan: Online Tax Related Grievance Scheme

Launched: September 8 2016 by CBDT. 
Aim: To reduce the forged cases on tax evasions & to provide assistance through electronic media.


  • Works will be done under paperless environment under the eyes of an assessment officer of IT department. 
  • Everyone will be able to track their complaint and get a solution on the real-time basis. 
  • A separate and dedicated window for grievance redressal in the Income Tax Business Application 

Mission Bhagiratha: Safe drinking water scheme

Launch: August 7, 2016 in Telangana
Aim: To provide safe drinking water to everyone in the State through dedicated water pipeline channels in the state. 


  • The state government has designed a water grid project to provide a sustainable and durable solution to the problem of safe drinking water. 
  • Mission “Bhagiratha” will provide 100 litres & 150 litres of clean drinking water per person in rural households and in urban households respectively. 

Kayakalp Award Scheme

Launched: 15th May 2015 by Ministry of Health And Family Welfare 

  • To promote cleanliness and enhance the quality of public health facilities in Hospitals, Clinics, Public Space, 
  • To incentivize and recognise such public healthcare facilities that show exemplary performance in adhering to standard protocols of cleanliness and infection control. 


  • Few parameters on which the performance of Health Facilities Centre would be judged are as Hospital or Facility Upkeep, Sanitation and hygiene, Waste Management, Infection control, Support Services, Hygiene Promotion

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

Launched: 13th January 2016 by Government of India
Aim: To provide insurance coverage and financial support to the farmers in the event of failure of any of the notified crop as a result of natural calamities, pests & diseases.


  • It replaced the National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS) and modified NAIS. 
  • Covers nearly 50 percent of the total cropped area in our country in the next three years
  • Offers a uniform premium rate of 2 percent for kharif crops and 1.5 percent for Rabi crops. 

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)

Launched:  25 th June 2015.
Aim: Provide affordable houses to Indian citizen


  • More than 2 Crore houses to be built among which 1 crore houses are to be built by 2019. 
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty alleviation (HUPA) is the nodal agency. 
  •  It has a cost of 1.25 lakhs per unit. 
  • The houses constructed under PMAY will be in accordance with “Going Green” concept. 

UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All)

Launched: 1st May 2015 by Piyush Goyal
Aim: It aims at replacing 77 crores of incandescent lamps with LEDs which are much more energy saving.


  • Domestic Efficient Lighting Program (DELP) has come up with this new UJALA scheme. 
  • EESL (Energy Efficient Services Limited) has implemented the UJALA scheme. 

Lalima Abhiyan

Launched: November 1 2016 by CM of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chauhan 
Aim: To make the Madhya Pradesh anaemia free


  • Iron folic acid tablets will be provided free in aaganwadis, hospitals and academic institutions. 
  • Ferrous escorbate tablets will be distributed by the health minister JP Nadda. 

Kalinga Shiksha Sathi Yojana (KSSY)

Launched:  27th June 2016 by Chief Minister of Orissa Mr. Naveen Patnaik
  • To reduce the financial stress of the parents facing hardship in paying high rate of interest of educational loans
  • Provide the education loan at only 1% interest rates


  • The loan facility will be given to the students on the basis of their merit and the total annual income of their family. 
  • Release the financial burden from the shoulders of the parents of the aspiring students. 
  • The Odisha government is allotted the budget for this scheme is nearly 500 crore from its own resources. 

Sovereign Gold Scheme

Launched: Budget session 2016
Aim: To reduce the demand of physical gold thus keeping a tab on gold imports and utilising resources effectively.


  • On gold bond maturity, redemption will be made in Rupee only
  • Price of gold bond will vary with the market prices of gold
  • RBI has fixed tenor of the bond from 5 to 7 years to protect the investors from medium term volatility.

Annapurna Rasoi Yojana

launched: December 15, 2016 by Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Annapurna
Aim:  To provide nutritious food to street-dwellers, vendors, rickshaw-pullers and students and working women


  • People will be provided breakfast at Rs. 5 and nutritious will be provided at Rs. 8.
  • The scheme is implemented in 12 districts including Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Bikaner, Udaipur, Bharatpur and many other districts along with Raje’s constituency Jhalawar.
  • The skilled will prepare meals with their gloves, head-masks and aprons on.

Niramaya Health Insurance

Launched: October 2016
Implemented & monitored by: National Trust with the active participation of the Local Level Committees (LLC).
Aim: To enable and empower persons with disability to live as independently and as fully as possible, health services and their access to persons with disabilities assume a very significant role.


  • Scheme available all over India except J&K
  • Insurance cover of up to 1 lac to PwDs
  • PwDs with disabilities under the National Trust Act are eligible

Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme

Launched: 2nd October 2015
Implementing agency: New India Assurance Company
Aim: To provide affordable health facilities


  • Uniform premium of 357 rupees per PwD person through out the country
  • Sum insured is 2 lacs for a year and will cover PwDs in the age group of 0 to 65 years
  • OPD benefits include 10000 p.a per PwD and 3000 p.a for mentally retarded people
  • No premedical tests involved
  • Swavlamban excludes people with autism, cerebral palsy and Multiple disabilitie
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