Important Government Scheme -7

Important Government Scheme -7

1) Lucky Grahak Yojana and the Digi-Vyapar Yojana

Aim: The primary aim of these schemes is to incentivize digital transactions so that electronic payments are adopted by all sections of the society, especially the poor and the middle class.


  • Daily reward of Rs 1000 to be given to 15,000 lucky Consumers for a period of 100 days.
  • Weekly prizes worth Rs 1 lakh, Rs 10,000 and Rs. 5000 for each Consumer who uses the alternate modes of digital Payments.
  • This will include all forms of transactions viz. UPI, USSD, AEPS and RuPay Cards but for the time being exclude transactions through Private Credit Cards and Digital Wallets.

Digi-Vyapar Yojana (Merchants)

  • Prize for Merchants for all kinds of digital transactions conducted at Merchant establishments.
  • Weekly prizes worth Rs. 50,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs. 2,500
  • Mega Draw on 14th of April (Ambedkar Jayanti)
  • 3 Mega Prizes for consumers worth Rs, 50 lakh and 25 lakh for digital transactions between 8thNovember, 2016 to 13th April, 2017 to be announced on 14th April, 2017.
  • 3 Mega Prizes for merchants worth Rs 50 lakhs, 25 lakh, 12 lakh for digital transactions between 8th November, 2016 to 13th April, 2017 to be announced on 14th.

2) First Flight under UDAN Scheme to Take off


  • To form more airports and to make air service available at low cost. Launched: The Minister of State for Civil Aviation JayantSinha, on January 19, 2017 announced that the under UDAN Scheme is likely to take off in February 2017.


  • Presently there are 75 operational airports in the country and after the implementation of UDAN scheme 43 new airports will be added.
  • Under this scheme traveller can buy tickets at Rs.2500. from 9 seats to maximum 40 seats can be booked by single user.

3) Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme


  • To further incentivize investments in Electronic Sector and further move towards the goal of ‘Net Zero imports’ in electronics by 2020. Launched: By Union Cabinet on 18 January


  • The incentive under the scheme will be available from the date of approval of a project and not from the date of receipt of application.
  • The incentives will be available for investments made within 5 years from the date of approval of the project.
  • Approvals will normally be accorded to eligible applications within 120 days of submission of the complete application.
  • A unit receiving incentives under the scheme will provide an undertaking to remain in commercial production for a period of at least 3 years.
  • The Appraisal Committee recommending approval of project will be chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT.

4) CCEA approves 40,000-mw solar park scheme


  • For the development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power parks.


  • By the Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.


  • This Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects with the production target enhancement to 40,000 MW from the present 20,000 MW.
  • The enhanced target capacity would ensure development of at least 50 solar parks each with a capacity of 500 MW and above in various parts of the country
  • In the recent development smaller parks in Himalayan and other hilly States where contiguous land may be difficult to acquire in view of the difficult terrain, will also be considered under the scheme.

5) Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) of PMAY


  • TO extend the tenure of loans under the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) of PMAY from 15 to 20 years
  • Launched: By PM Modi has given its approval on February 1, 2017


  • The scheme has been introduced for the middle income group (MIG) category and an initial allocation of Rs. 1000 crore has been made at Budgetary Estimate stage in 2017-18 for the proposed CLSS for MIG.
  • The Primary Lending Institutions (PLIs) that have signed a MoU with the Central Nodal Agencies (CNAs), under the CLSS of PMAY (Urban) have also been directed to extend the necessary conditions of their MoU to CLSS for MIG with appropriate changes as applicable.
  • The schemes aim to ensure greater participation amongst the Economically Weaker Section (EWS), LIG and MIG segment of the society to provide Housing for All by 2022.

6) Mission Fingerling


  • To achieve Blue Revolution with the holistic development and management of fisheries in the country.
  • Launched: By Union government on March 11, 2017


  • The Blue Revolution program focuses on creating an environment that envisages integrated and holistic development and management of fisheries for the socio economic development of the fishers and fish farmers.
  • The main motive behind this program is to enhance the fisheries production from 10.79 mmt to 15 mmt by 2020-21.
  • The Department has identified 20 States based on their potential and other relevant factors to strengthen the Fish Seed infrastructure in the country.

7) Solar Energy Scheme


  • To mitigate the problem of power cut/ shortage faced by decentralized power loom units in the country so as to improve utilization, efficiency, productivity to face both the domestic and international markets competitively. Launched: April 1, 2017


  • To provide financial assistance/capital subsidy to small power loom units, for installation of Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) plant.
  • The Scheme is meant for Units having 04, 06 & 08 power looms and subsidies for different SPV plants will be given in the range of Rs 2,25,000 to Rs 8,55,000 depending upon the capacity of the SPV plant (4KWP, 6KWP, 8 KWP).
  • The Government of India will provide financial assistance/capital subsidy to the extent of 50%, 75% & 90% of the basic cost of the Solar Energy Plant (Cost of Solar Panel + Inverter + batteries) to the applicants of General category, SC & ST respectively.

8) Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana


  • To provide Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category. Launched: On 1st April, 2017


  • Free of cost distribution of the devices, commensurate with the extent of disability/infirmity that is manifested among the eligible senior citizens.
  • In case of multiple disabilities/infirmities manifested in the same person, the assistive devices will be given in respect of each disability/impairment.
  • The devices will help the Senior Citizens to overcome their age related physical impairment and to lead a dignified and productive life with minimal dependence on care givers or other members of the family.
  • The scheme is implemented through the implementing agency, ‘Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO) a PSU under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

9) Deendayal Rasoi Yojana

  • Launched by: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
  • Total Budget: Rs. 10 Crore
  • Under this scheme poor people will get good Quality food at cheaper rate
  • Cost of breakfast will be Rs. 5 and Lunch at Rs. 8
  • It will be completely monitored by Level Coordination and Monitoring Committee

10) Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme

  • Launched by: Minister of states for communication, Manoj Sinha
  • Aim: Main Objective of this scheme is to train rural youth to maintain mobile towers properly, to repair optical fibers and ability to fix communication technology related issues
  • Under 1st phase, 10000 people from 10 states/UT will be trained
  • Total Budget: Rs. 7 crore.

11) SAMPADA Scheme

  • Launched On: May 26, 2017
  • Launched by: PM Narendra Modi
  • Full Form: Scheme for Agro Marine Processing and Development of Agro Processing clusters.
  • Aim: Main Objective of this scheme is to bring more income to farmers by 2022
  • Total Budget: Rs. 6000 crore

12) Antyodaya Anna Yojana

  • Launched By: Haryana Government
  • Aim: Main objective of this scheme is to provide meals at low cost to registered construction workers
  • Under this scheme meal will be served between 8 am to 2 pm

13) SAMADHAN Strategy

  • Launched By: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh
  • Launched on: May 8, 2017
  • Aim: Main Objective of this scheme is to abolish left wing terrorism
  • S for Smart Leadership
  • A for Aggressive strategy
  • M for Motivation and Training
  • A for Actionable Intelligence
  • D for Dashboard KPI and KRA
  • H for Harnessing Technology
  • A for Action plan for each theatre
  • N for No access to financing

14) Interest Subvention Scheme

  • Under this scheme small saving interest were reduced by 0.1%
  • It provides short term crop loan of Rs. 3 lakh at a interest rate of 4 % per annum to farmers.
  • Total Budget: Rs. 20,339 crore
  • Implemented by: NABARD and RBI
  • Aim: Main Objective of this scheme is to provide short term crop loan at lower interest rate to boost agricultural productivity in the country.

15) Single Women Pension Scheme:

  • Launched on: June 4, 2017
  • Launched by : Telangana Government
  • Aim: Main objective of this scheme is to provide 1000 financial assistance per month to single women like unmarried and divorced women

16) JIGYASA Scheme

  • Launched by: CSIR- Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
  • Aim: Main Objective of this scheme is to connect students and scientist and to extend students classroom learning into research based laboratory.

17 ) National Bio-pharma Mission

  • Launched by: Union ministry of science and technology
  • Aim: Main Objective of this mission is to improve India’s technological and product development capabilities to globally competitive level in the next decade.

18) Scheme COMMIT

  • Stands for Comprehensive Online Modified Modules on Induction Training Aim: Main objective of this scheme is to improve the public service delivery mechanism.

19) VAJRA Faculty Scheme

  • VAJRA stands for “Visiting Advanced Joint Research” faculty scheme.
  • This scheme was launched by department of science and technology on the advise of PM Modi, at Bengaluru on 8th January 2017 , during 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention.
  • It enables NRI scientist s to participate and give their contribution to the research and development in India.
  • Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, secretary at department of science and technology said, that the main objective of the Scheme is to bring the best of the world to India and to conduct research in India.
  • Minister of science and technology, Harsh Vardhan launched the web portal of VAJRA in New Delhi.
  • This scheme will be implemented by SERB ( The Science and Engineering Research Board)
  • VAJRA faculties will engage in collaborative research in public funded institutions and national laboratories.
  • These faculties can reside in India for a period of one month to max three months a year.
  • Maximum number of scientists who can take part in the program can be 1000.
  • Salary for these faculties will be $15000 for first month and $10000 p.m for the rest two months.
  • Additional perks like accommodation , medical insurance etc are not provided
  • These faculties are been selected and evaluated by a selection committee of eminent scientists.
  • The committee will meet twice a year on January and July.
  • SERB will announce the result in the month of April and september.
  • They will co- guide and mentor the students in collaborative programs.