Government Schemes In India-2
◆ Solar power scheme – Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) for farmers
- The Gujarat government on Saturday launched a solar power scheme for farmers- Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) enabling them to generate electricity for their captive consumption as well as sell the surplus power to the grid and earn an extra buck.
- As per the scheme, farmers having existing electricity connection will be given solar panels as per their load requirements. The State and Central governments will give 60 per cent subsidy on the cost of project. The farmer is required to take 5 per cent cost, while 35 per cent will be provided to him as an affordable loan with interest rates of 4.5-6 per cent.
- The scheme duration is 25 years, which is split between 7-year period and 18-year period.
◆ Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana
- Odisha Govt. is going to launch Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana in the state. Under this Health Insurance Scheme, the state govt. will provide Rs. 5 lakh per family per annum as healthcare assistance for secondary and tertiary procedures of treatment. This cashless treatment will benefit 70 lakh families (3.5 crore people) at all govt. and private empanelled hospitals. On the eve of 72nd Independence Day, the state govt. has roll-out this scheme.
- The state govt. has also launched Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Scheme. All the citizens visiting any government Health Institution from District to Sub-Center level will be provided all Health Service absolutely free of cost.
- The health insurance cover to each member is Rs. 5 lakh. An additional amount of Rs. 2 lakh would be given to the women beneficiaries. CM Naveen Patnaik has launched Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) on 15 August 2018
◆ Electoral Bond Scheme 2018
- Government of India has notified the Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 dated 02nd January 2018.
- As per provisions of the Scheme, Electoral Bonds may be purchased by a person, who is a citizen of India or incorporated or established in India. A person being an individual can buy Electoral Bonds, either singly or jointly with other individuals.
- It may be noted that Electoral Bonds shall be valid for fifteen days from the date of issue and no payment shall be made to any payee Political Party if the Electoral Bond is deposited after expiry of the validity period. The Electoral Bond deposited by an eligible Political Party in its account shall be credited on the same day.