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FAQs Mission Indradhanush

1. What is Mission Indradhanush ? Mission Indradhanush is a nationwide initiative launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on December 2014 to achieve full immunization coverage for all children in the country, protecting them against seven preventable childhood diseases. This will be achieved through intensive efforts and special immunization drives. 2. Why was the scheme launched ? India records 5 lakh child deaths annually due to vaccine preventable diseases. 1 out of every 3 children in India do not receive all vaccines that are available under UIP. 5 % urban children and 8 % rural children are un-immunized. Besides, the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) in the last 30 years has been able to cover only 65 % immunization, and the increase in coverage has stagnated in t...

Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana | Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY)? Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) is a self-employment programme of the Ministry of Rural Development aimed at providing assistance to rural BPL households for establishing micro-enterprises through bank credit and government subsidy to acquire income generating assets. The scheme aims to provide them a sustainable income source and bring them out of poverty. 2. How does the SGSY provide assistance to poor BPL families? Under the SGSY scheme, the poor BPL families are mobilized into effective Self-Help Groups (SHGs), after which assistance is given to them by building their capacities and skills, providing better access to bank credit and government subsidy, infrastructure and technology support including marketing services. 3. ...

Pradhan Mantri Nai Manzil Scheme | Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Pradhan Mantri Nai Manzil Scheme? Pradhan Mantri Nai Manzil Scheme is a government scheme under the Ministry of Minority Affairs which provides formal education and livelihood skill training for the youths belonging to the minority communities. 2. Why was Nai Manzil scheme launched in India? As per the 2011 Census, more than 20 % of India’s population consists of minorities. The school drop-out rate of minorities is very high, standing at 14 % at primary level and 18 % at secondary level. Besides, the workforce participation rate of minorities is lower than the national average which indicates the lack of employability skills amongst the minorities. Hence, Nai Manzil was launched in order to ensure access to education which will have direct returns in terms of employability of m...

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana |Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY)? Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) is a scheme which provides persons having undisclosed income in the form of cash or deposit in an account (with bank or post office or any other specified entity) to declare such incomes by paying tax, penalty, surcharge including a mandatory deposit. PMGKY is a constituent of the Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016. 2. When and why was the PMGKY scheme introduced in India? PMGKY scheme was introduced by the central government after demonetisation on December 17, 2016 with the aim to unearth black money in circulation and bring it back to the system. 3. Who is eligible to declare their undisclosed income under PMGKY? Any person who declares undisclosed income under sub-section (1) of s...

Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana | Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)? Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) is a Personal Accident Insurance Scheme formally launched by PM Modi on May 9, 2015. The scheme will be a one year accidental death and disability cover for death or disability due to an accident, which can be renewed from year to year. 2. What are the benefits of the PMSBY scheme? The benefits are as follows: • The total sum-assured for accidental death is Rs 2 lakh. • Rs 2 lakh is the coverage for disability involving total and irrevocable loss of both eyes / loss of use of both hands or feet / loss of sight of one eye and loss of use of hand or foot • Rs 1 lakh is the sum assured for total and irrevocable loss of sight of one eye or loss of use of one hand or foot. 3. What is the premium ...

PM Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana | Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY)? PM Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) is a low cost life insurance policy designed to create a universal security system especially for the poor and underprivileged. The scheme will provide a one year insurance cover for death due to any reason, which is renewable on a year basis. 2. What are benefits under the PMJJBY scheme? Rs 2 Lakhs is payable to nominees on a subscriber’s death due to any reason. PMJJBY is a pure insurance cover for the risk of death only. 3. What is the premium payable for PMJJBY and how should the premium be paid? The premium payable is Rs 330 per annum per subscriber. The premium amount will be auto-debited by the bank from the subscriber’s savings account, as per the consent given by the subscriber at...

Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana | FAQs

1. Why was the Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP) launched in India? About 80% of the Indian women workforce are employed in agriculture and allied activities. Rural women employed in agricultural activities are not able to get adequate access to government schemes/services and production assets like credit, technology and subsidy. Most of them are not recognized as farmers for want of ownership of land and their efforts and activities are not adequately valued and considered economically less important. Hence to improve the status of women in agriculture and to empower them with more opportunities, the Government of India launched the Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana in 2010-11. 2. What are the objectives of the MKSP scheme? The MKSP scheme was launched in order to enhance ...

Ujjawala, frequently asked questions

1. Why was Ujjawala scheme launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development? India has alarmingly emerged as a source, destination and transit point for both in-country and cross-border trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation. The Ministry has identified that trafficking is an organized crime violating the basic human rights of vulnerable women and children who are exposed to trafficking just the more because of complex issues like poverty, low status of women and lack of a protective environment, etc. To tackle these pressing issues, the Ministry launched the Ujjawala scheme on December 04, 2007 in order to combat trafficking and to facilitate the rescue and rehabilitation of victims. 2. What are the objectives of the Ujjawala scheme? Ujjawala scheme wa...

Mahila E-Haat | FAQs

1. What is Mahila E-Haat? Mahila E-Haat is an online marketing platform where women entrepreneurs/self-help groups/NGOs can exhibit and sell products / services they have manufactured through a web portal specifically created for the purpose. 2. Who launched it and when was it started? The platform was launched on March 07, 2016 with an investment of about Rs 10 lakh by Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK), an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Women & Child Development. 3. How does the portal allow women to do business? The products and services of women vendors/participants are displayed on the RMK website along with its description, images, price and contact details of the vendors. Consumers can directly contact the women vendors and purchase the products online. 4. What is the ob...

Swadhar Greh | FAQs

1. How did the Swadhar Greh scheme come into existence? The Ministry of Women and Child Development was earlier running two schemes, namely, Swadhar and Short Stay Homes to provide temporary accommodation and serve the primary needs of women in difficult circumstances in order to rehabilitate them. Since the effectiveness and the positive impact of these two schemes was similar, it was decided to merge both of these into a new scheme now known as Swadhar Greh with effect from January 01, 2016. 2. What are the provisions under Swadhar Greh scheme? Swadhar Greh provides temporary residential accommodation for women victims of unfortunate circumstances with provision of food, clothing and medical facilities. It also offers vocational training and skill up-gradations for economic rehabilitatio...

Janani Suraksha Yojana Frequently Asked Qustions

1. What is Janani Suraksha Yojana? Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood programme for pregnant women, which offers cash incentive and institutional care during pregnancy, delivery and post-delivery period. 2. Why was JSY launched? JSY scheme was launched with the objective of decreasing the rate of infant and maternal mortality in India and to encourage poor pregnant women to deliver in health institutions with the help of skilled doctors and nurses. 3. When was the scheme launched and by whom? The scheme was launched on April 12, 2005 and is being implemented under the National Rural Health Mission. 4. Who are eligible for benefiting from the JSY scheme? All pregnant women from low performing states (LPS) who deliver in government hospitals or accredited private health instit...

FAQs Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

1. What is Unnat Bharat Abhiyan? Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) is national mission for rural upliftment which is inspired by the vision of transformational change in rural development processes. It aims to build the architecture of an inclusive India by involving premier institutes of higher education to address the development challenges of local communities using appropriate technology. 2. Why was Unnat Bharat Abhiyan mission launched in India? In India, 70 % of the population lives in rural areas engaged in agrarian economy. 51% of the total workforce is employed in agriculture and allied sectors which accounts for only 17 % of the GDP. Moreover, there are huge disconnects such as inequity in health, education, incomes and availability of public services and assets. Hence the UBA mission w...

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