Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections of the Population by the Centre and States



Important points:

  • The RashtriyaYuvaSashaktikaranKaryakram Scheme is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and has been continuing since the 12th Five Year Plan.
  • The Scheme aims to develop the personality and leadership qualities of the youth and to engage them in nation building activities.
  • The Scheme beneficiaries are youth in the age-group of 15-29 years. In case of programme components specifically meant for adolescents, the age group is 10-19 years.


  1. Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (launched in 1972, it is one of the largest youth organisations in the world)
  2. National Youth Corps
  3. National Programme for Youth and Adolescent Development
  4. International Cooperation
  5. Youth Hostels
  6. Assistance to Scouting and Guiding Organisations
  7. National Young Leaders Programme


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