Welfare Scheme

GIG WORKERS

The recent strike by Zomato-owned Blinkit delivery agents has once again brought to the forefront issues plaguing the gig economy in the country. Who is a ‘gig worker’? Gig workers refer to workers outside of the traditional employer-employee relationship. When gig workers use online algorithmic matching platforms or apps to connect with customers, they are called platform …

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NATIONAL SC-ST HUB SCHEME

PM appreciates success of National SC-ST Hub Scheme The National SC/ST Hub (NSSH) would provide professional support to the SC/ST enterprises enabling them to effectively participate in public procurement process. The Hub would also work towards the development of new entrepreneurs to participate in procurement process leveraging on the ‘Stand up India’ programme. Selected entrepreneurs would be provided with support and mentoring by industry …

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NEW INDIA LITERACY PROGRAMME

New India Literacy Programme launched to cover a target of 5.00 crore non-literates in the age group of 15 years and above It is a centrally sponsored scheme. The government plans to implement during five years from 2022-23 to 2026-27. Aim: To provide educational aids to five crore students during the five years under the Foundational Literacy and Numeracy …

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UNNATHI PROGRAMME

The President of India recently launched Unnathi programme. The President inaugurated the silver jubilee celebration of ‘Kudumbashree’ – one of the largest women’s self-help networks in the world. She also launched ‘Unnathi’ Programme. It is an umbrella programme to create opportunities for employment and self-employment, among the youth belonging to SC and ST communities. SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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ATL SARTHI AND ATAL INNOVATION MISSION

Atal Innovation Mission – NITI Aayog launches ATL Sarthi What is ATL Sarthi? It is a comprehensive self-monitoring framework to strengthen the ever-growing ecosystem of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL). ATL Sarthi will enable the ATLs to be efficient and effective. The initiative has four pillars: a self-reporting dashboard known as ‘MyATL Dashboard’ Compliance SOPs for schools to ensure financial and non-financial …

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SAANSAD ADARSH GRAM YOJANA

The Members of Parliament (MPs) have adopted 3154 Gram Panchayats under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) from 2014-15 to 2022-23. Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) was launched in 2014. To translate the comprehensive vision of Mahatma Gandhi about an ideal Indian village into reality. To trigger processes which lead to a holistic development of the identified Gram …

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AGITATION IS INCOMPLETE WITHOUT THE STRENGTH OF WOMEN

Unity is meaningless without the accompaniment of women. Education is fruitless without educated women and agitation is incomplete without the strength of women. This quote is given by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Unity is meaningless without the accompaniment of women. Here unity is stressed as an aspirational ideal. But the role of women is also highlighted, …

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LAKHPATI DIDI SCHEME

In a historic step to make Lakhpati Didis from the Self Help Groups (SHGs), Ministry of Rural Development signs MoU with Ministry of Ayush for skilling of rural youth and empowering women Under the ‘Lakhpati Didi’ (Women with annual earnings of Rs. 1 lakh and more) scheme for women belonging to Self Help …

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SAUBHAGYA ELECTRIFICATION SCHEME

Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy informed that under the scheme a total 2.86 crore households have been electrified. Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – Saubhagya  was launched in 2017. Achieving universal household electrification, by providing electricity connections to all un-electrified households in rural areas and all poor households in urban areas in the country. …

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ATAL JYOTI YOJANA

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy informed the Lok Sabha about the progress of Atal Jyoti Yojana. Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) is a sub-scheme under Off- Grid and Decentralized Solar Application Scheme. It comes under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). Aim: Under AJAY, Solar LED Lights are being installed in rural, semi-urban and urban areas which don’t have adequate …

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