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Andhra Pradesh CM to inaugurate YSR Aarogyasri scheme

ysr aarogyasri scheme

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will inaugurate YSR Aarogyasri scheme at Eluru in West Godavari district. The scheme will be inaugurated in each district by respective mandal and district officials. Over one crore individuals will be benefited under this new health scheme. A total of 2,059 medical ailments have been covered under the scheme.

In all, 16,37,230 Aarogyasri cards will be distributed across the State. While a few cards will be handed over on an inaugural day, the rest of the beneficiaries will get them by the end of February. The chief minister has also announced to compensate for wage loss incurred during the post-operative period. With monthly cap of Rs 5,000 Dr YSR Aarogyasri Health Care Trust will pay Rs 225 per day for the prescribed recovery period.

This category of allowance will be applicable for 836 kinds of surgeries out of the total ailments covered under the scheme. Patients suffering from leprosy will also be given Rs 3,000 a month as pension. YSR Aarogyasri scheme is applicable to people having an annual income of up to Rs 5 lakh.

Govt authorizes Rs. 5559 cr for “Indradhanush” gas grid project

The Union Government has authorized the amount of Rs 5559 crore for 1656 Km long Indradhanush Natural Gas Pipeline Grid project. The amount will be provided as Viability Gap Funding (VGF). The amount will be used to set up Natural Gas Pipeline Grid connecting 8 North Eastern states which includes: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. 

The total expenditure of the project is estimated as Rs 9,256 crore and the above sanctioned amount is expected to cover 60% of the project. The Indradhanush Gas Grid project is expected to provide natural gas to different types of customers and will also reduce the dependence on liquid fuels.

Andhra Pradesh CM set to launch ‘Jagananna Amma Vodi’ scheme

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will launch ‘Jagananna Amma Vodi’ programme in Chittoor. Under Jagananna Amma Vodi scheme, financial assistance of Rs 15,000 will be given to nearly 43 lakh mothers or guardians to send their children to school. With the announcement of the scheme, student enrolment surged by 30 per cent in the current academic year.

The government in the fiscal year 2019-20 has allocated Rs 6455.80 crore budget for the scheme, in which financial assistance of Rs 15,000 will be provided to the mother or guardian who is below the poverty line, irrespective of the number of children in that family studying in between class 1 and 12.

The scheme is applicable from the academic year 2019-20 in all the government, private aided, private unaided schools/junior colleges. It will also include residential schools and colleges in the state. The scheme is not applicable to dropouts from school or colleges. Government employees and income taxpayers are also not eligible for the scheme.

West Bengal: Dharmendra Pradhan launches mission PURVODAYA

Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Steel launched mission PURVODAYA for the development of eastern India through integrated steel hub in Kolkata, West Bengal. Through this programme, the government aims to transform logistics and utilities infrastructure which would change the socio-economic landscape in the eastern India.

The mission will drive India’s march towards five trillion dollar economy set by the government. The steps, under mission, also include growth of steel industry along with employment opportunities across the entire value chain.

Chhattisgarh: CM launches ‘Rojgar Sangi’ mobile app

The Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel has launched ‘Rojgar Sangi’ an employment oriented mobile app at the ceremony of youth fest 2020 held at Science College premises in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The app is developed by state run Chhattisgarh State Skill Development Authority (CSSDA).

The app is designed to provide employment to trained youths under their skill development programme. It is expected that through this app, lakhs of unemployed youth of the state will be able to get employment. Information of trained and certified youths from more than 400 courses has been included.

The app will act as a bridge between the employment generating institutions or individual and skill-trained youth. In this, the institutions or individuals providing employment can contact the youth trained in skill training as per their requirement. Any organization and person can post information on vacancies as per their requirement through this app.

Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana launched in Uttar Pradesh

Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana has been launched by the government of Uttar Pradesh to provide financial assistance of five lakh rupees to the family of farmers who die or become handicapped while working in fields.

The scheme will cover farmers and their family members in the age group of 18-70 years and for the first time, will also include the Bataidars, who work in the field of other persons and share the crop after it is harvested.

Government has also decided to implement Mukhyamantri Paryatan Samvardhan Yojana to boost tourism in state under which one tourist point will be developed with a fund of 50 lakh rupees in each and every assembly segment of the state.

Maharashtra Government launches its ‘Shiv Bhojan’ scheme

Maharashtra government launched ‘Shiv Bhojan‘ scheme on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day. The scheme aims to provide a meal to the poor for just 10 rupees. The scheme has been launched on a pilot basis and under the scheme, thalis or lunch plates would be available to people at designated centres during a stipulated time in all the districts.

In Mumbai, district Guardian Minister Aslam Shaikh inaugurated the ‘Shiv Bhojan Thali’ canteen at the civic-run Nair Hospital. A similar centre was unveiled by Tourism Minister and Mumbai suburban district Guardian Minister Aaditya Thackeray at the Collector’s office in Bandra. Guardian ministers of Pune and Nashik, Ajit Pawar and Chhagan Bhujbal formally launched the scheme in their respective districts.

The thalis would be available for people between 12 noon and 2 pm and each canteen is going to serve at least 500 thalis (plates) per day. The state government is expected to incur an expenditure of Rs 6.4 crore for the pilot ‘Shiv Bhojan’ thali project that will run for three months. The decision on extending the scheme to other parts of the state would be dependent upon the response.

Haryana starts ‘Reading Mission’ initiative

Reading Mission

The state government of Haryana has started an initiative called ‘Reading Mission- Haryana’. The initiative was launched to encourage reading habit among the young students of the state.

Student Health Card scheme for school children started in J&K

Student Health Card

A “Student Health Card” scheme has been started in the Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir. The scheme targets to check the malnutrition in school going children and to ensure good health of every school going children. The “Student Health Card” scheme was started during the programme which was organised by Directorate of Mid Day Meal, School Education Department in cooperation with the National Health Mission.

Objective: to ensure good health of school-going children, as health is a significant part of imparting quality education.

Eligibility: School children

Workshop-cum-Awareness Programme on Skill Development organized at Kulgam

Workshop-cum-Awareness Programme on Skill Development

The District Employment and Counseling Centre has launched a Workshop-cum-Awareness Programme on the Skill Development for Unorganized Workers in Kulgam, Jammu & Kashmir. The workshop for the unorganized workers was launched under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan (PMSYM) Scheme.

Google India starts Skill Development Programme For Women


Google India introduced DigiPivot, a skilling programme designed for women who are looking to return to their corporate careers after a break or simply planning to make mid-career shifts to digital marketing. It was developed in association with Avtar, a career portal service for women, and the Indian School of Business, the programme aims to influence the overall gender mix in the digital marketing landscape in India and will provide an opportunity for 200 women professionals to re-skill themselves.

Cabinet approves the Scheme for RoDTEP


The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) led by PM Narendra Modi launched the Scheme for Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP). The Scheme will make a mechanism that will create for reimbursement of taxes/ duties/ levies at the central, state, and local levels. The Scheme will be in line with “Digital India.” The Scheme will create a mechanism that will create for reimbursement of taxes/ duties/ levies at the central, state, and local levels.

UP govt releases three schemes for skill development in the state

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  • Uttar Pradesh government has released three ambitious schemes for skill development and employment generation for youths in the state. 
  • The three schemes are Kaushal Satrang, Yuva Hub and apprenticeship scheme in Lucknow. UP government also declared to depute ”Arogya Mitras” at all primary health centres to inform people about govt health schemes.

Manipur CM announces CMAST & CMAT scheme to encourage athletes & artists

Manipur CM
  • Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has announced the scheme for the welfare of sportspersons and artists of the State.
  • Chief Minister’s Akhannaba Sanaroising gi Tengbang (CMAST) is for the welfare of sportspersons
  • Chief Minister Artist Sing gi Tengbang (CMAT) is for the betterment of artists

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