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Popular Government Welfare Schemes

Published on Friday, September 05, 2014
Important government welfare schemes.

Read summary of all Government welfare scheme scheme in tabular form here

RMSA (Rastriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan)

Launched in 2009 with an objective to achieve enrollment ratio of 75%, in 2005 the enrollment was just 52.26%, for class IX-X within 5 years by providing a secondary school with reasonable distance of every habitation, target for 2017 is fixed at 100% retention at secondary level. It is a flagship programme for secondary education, In the budget 2014-15 the allocation for RMSA was Rs.4966 Crore.

RUSA (Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyaan)

It was announced in 2007, but the financial architecture was only finalized in 2010, the main concern was over low enrolment ratio in higher education, under this 374 Model Degree colleges in educationally backward districts will be opened just to remove imbalances in unserved and undeserved area. The Present level of higher education is just 12.4% enrollment which has been targeted to 30% by 2020. For finances the ratio between centre and the state would be 75:25 and in special category state it would be 90:10. Under Budget 2014-15, Rs.2200 Crore have been allocated for RUSA in the last budget there were only Rs.400 Crore, and further proposed to set up 5 IIMs and 5 IITs.

SJSRY (Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rojgar Yojana)

For the gainful employment to Urban Poor, Unemployed and under employed. It is provided to BPL, educated upto 9th class and maximum unit cost should be Rs.50000. SJSRY was launched in lieu of Nehru Rojgar Yojana and other schemes.

Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan Scheme (Total Sanitation Campaign)

During 12th five year plan Rs.36000 Crore have been allocated for Drinking Water and Sanitation, under this scheme Rs.10000 is provided for each household latrine in rural areas, Rs.3200 from centre, Rs.1400 from State govt. Rs.900 from home owner and Rs.4500 leverage from MGNREGS will be provided, India target is to eradicate Open Defecation from India by 2019. Rs.5 Lac award is given to Each Nirmal Gram Awardee. The Brand Ambassador of this is Vidya Balan. The new govt. target is by 2019 achieving “Swachh Bharat”.

Nirmal Gram Puraskar Yojana

To encourage Panchayati Raj Institution to take up total santitation campaing (TSC) an award of Rs.5 Lac is given to PRIs that attain a 100% open defection free village, Sikkim has become the 1st Nirmal State of India, 2nd State is H.P.

NUHM (National Urban Health Mission)


Coverage of districts having above 50000 population. One ASHA for every 200-500 slums and urban poor households. 30-100 bedded health centre for 5 Lac population. One ANM for every 10000-12000 population. Urban Primary Health Centres for every 50000, located with or near slums like settlement. 779 urban having more than 50000 populations will be covered by 2015 is the target.

Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakaram: National Adolescent Health Programme

It is nation’s 1st comprehensive programme on adolescent, in this age group between 10 to 19 years are taken with the dimension on mental health, nutrition, substance misuse, gender based violence and non communicable diseases. 243 millions adolescents constitute 21% of the total population in India. The National Family Health Survey-3 indicates that 56% pf girls and 30% of boys aged 15-19 years are anemic.

Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya’s Teacher Training Programme


For preparing the Teaching staff of global standard Rs.500 Crore has been allocated for this programme in the Budget 2014-15.

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana

Goverhnment has introduced a new scheme called Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, which will help in generating awareness and improving the efficiency of delivery of welfare services meant for women with an initial corpus of Rs.100 Crore. The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley announced in his maiden Budget speech that government would focus on campaigns to sensitize people of this country towards the concernes of the girl child and women. He said that the process of sensitization must begin early and therefore the school curriculum must have a separate chapter on gender mainstreaming.

Sharing the concerns of the members on Women’s safety, the Finance Minister informed the House that Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will spend Rs.50 Crore on pilot testing a scheme for safety of women on public road transport. Similarly, Ministry of Home Affairs will spend Rs.150 Crore on a scheme t increase the safety of women in large cities. The Finance Minister also proposed to set up Crisis Management Centres in all the districts of NCT of Delhi this year in all government and private hospitals. The funding will be provided from the Nirbhaya Fund, the Minister added.

RSBY (Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojana)


Launched in 2007 for BPL (a unit of 5 family members) in the un organized sector, A smart card for cash less health insurance cover is provided, with the sum insured is Rs.30,000 per family and expenses bearing ratio of centre and state 75:25 in case of NE states it is 90:10.

Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV)

Under this scheme a provision of settings up residential schools at upper primary level for girls belonging to SC/ST and OBC and minority, it was implemented in EBB (Educatonally Backward Blocks) where rural femaly literacy is below 30% and in select areas where female literacy is below national average KGBV is later on merged with SSA in 2007.

Rythu Ratnam


It is mobile van started by Andhra Pradesh to educate farmers; it is equipped with the latest technology mainly to provide information to farmers.

Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Gram Jyoti Yojana


Rs.500 Crore were allocated for this yojana in the Budget 2014-15 for 24 x 7 days uninterrupted power supply to all homes, strengthening sub-transmission and distribution system and power will be supplied to all rural areas.

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY)

Implemented thru ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) Scheme, In IGMSY Rs.4000 is given in 3 installments from the 2nd trimester of pregnency and until the child is 6 months old is available for above 19 years olds, ensuring proper nutrition for new born.





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