Schemes launched by Govt. Of India[Updated]

26 July 2017

Nai Roshni Scheme

Objective – Leadership Development of Minority Women.

Aims – to empower and instill confidence among minority women by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for interacting with Government systems, Banks and other institutions at all levels.

Implemented through Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The scheme is implemented with the involvement of the Gram Panchayat at village level and Local Urban bodies at the District level.

Hamari Dharohar Scheme

Scheme for preservation of rich heritage and culture of minority communities of India in 2014-15.

Implemented by: Ministry of Minority Affairs. 100% central Sector scheme.


  1. Support and promotion of calligraphy
  2. Documentation of oral traditions and art forms.
  3. Curating iconic exhibitions.
  4. Preservation of literature/ documents etc.
  5. Support and promotion of calligraphy etc.
  6. Research and Development.

21 July 2017

(PMVVY), a pension scheme exclusively for senior citizens, has been launched.

Launched On 21 July 2017.

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana launched  exclusively for the senior citizens aged 60 years and above through LIC.


  1. Assured return of 8% p.a. payable monthly (equivalent to 8.30% p.a. effective) for 10 years.
  2. Pension is payable at the end of each period, during the policy term of 10 years, as per the frequency of monthly/ quarterly/ half-yearly/ yearly as chosen by the pensioner at the time of purchase.
  3. On survival of the pensioner to the end of the policy term of 10 years, Purchase price along with final pension installment shall be payable.

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

PMMVY(Renamed in 2017) earlier known as Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) launched in 2010 is a maternity benefit program run by the government of India.

Implemented by Ministry of women and child Development

Highlights of Scheme

  1. scheme for pregnant and lactating women of 19 years of age or above for first two live births.
  2. It provides a partial wage compensation to women for wage-loss during childbirth and childcare and to provide conditions for safe delivery and good nutrition and feeding practices.
  3. In 2013, the scheme was brought under the National Food Security Act, 2013 to implement the provision of cash maternity benefit of ₹6,000 (US$93) stated in the Act.
  4. Sharing ratio between the Centre and the States & UTs with Legislature is 60:40, for North-Eastern States & three Himalayan States, it is 90:10 and 100% Central assistance for Union Territories without Legislature.

Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana

New sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) which will be named as “Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)”.

Implementing Agency Ministry of Rural Development


  1. provide an alternative source of livelihoods to members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) under DAY-NRLM by facilitating them to operate public transport services in backward rural areas
  2. This will provide safe, affordable and community monitored rural transport services like e-rickshaws, 3 and 4 wheeler motorised transport vehicles to connect remote villages with key services and amenities including access to markets, education and health for the overall economic development of the area.