Category: Schemes

‘Saubhagya’ scheme completes three years

Saubhagya
  • The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana -“Saubhagya Scheme” has completed three years which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25th of September, 2017 with an outlay of Rs. 16,320 crore.
  • This scheme aims to achieve universal household electrification by providing last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all households in rural areas and all poor households in urban areas across the country.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana completes 6 years

Money
  • The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana completed six years on August 28, 2020.
  • The key features of the scheme included the opening of basic saving bank deposit accounts with relaxed KYC, zero balance and zero charges and the issuance of debit cards with free accident insurance coverage of Rs 2 lakh and micro-insurance and overdraft for consumption, micro-pension and micro-credit facilities.

“Manodarpan” initiative to be launched by the HRD Ministry

  • Ministry of Human Resources and Development will launch “Manodarpan” initiative under Atam Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
  • The initiative is being launched to provide psychosocial support to the students for their mental well-being.
  • The Ministry of Human Resources and Development believes that it is essential to provide focus on the mental health of the students along with academic importance.

“Navin Rojgar Chhatri Yojana” started by Uttar Pradesh

  • Navin Rojgar Chhatri Yojana” for all-round development of the Scheduled Castes is launched by the CM of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath.
  • He provided financial assistance of 17.42 crore online to 3,484 people under the ‘Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Swarojgar Yojana’ and interacted with some beneficiaries from Rae Bareli, Gorakhpur, Basti, Meerut, Azamgarh, and Moradabad districts through video conferencing.

Odisha Extends Madhu Babu Pension Benefits To Transgender Community

  • The Odisha government has decided to include transgender community under its social welfare scheme- Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY).
  • In order to avail the benefit, transgenders will have to visit the official website of MBPY and apply for the pension in the given form.
  • Pension ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 900 will be provided to them in accordance with their age group.
  • The CM has also ordered to provide additional Rs 1000 Covid financial assistance to Madhu Babu pensioners.
  • The Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY) is a pension scheme introduced in the Indian State of Odisha with the objective of providing financial assistance to the destitute elderly and destitute differently-abled persons in the state. The chief minister of Odisha launched the Madhu Babu pension scheme by merging the two pension schemes, i.e., name, Revised Old Age Pension Rules, 1989, and Disability Pension Rules, 1985.