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This Section contains Info on all Welfare Schemes launched by Government of India.


Scheme Name Ministry Launched Description Sub Schemes (s)
Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABY)Water Resources,River Development and Ganga RejuvenationFebruary 2018Recharging Ground water and ensure adequate water availability for farming.
Teacher Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE)Science and TechnologyJanuary 2018to tap latent potential of faculty working in academic institutions.
Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR)Science and TechnologyJanuary 2018to encourage young science scholars across country.
SERB Distinguished Investigator Award (DIA)Science and TechnologyJanuary 2018To recognize and reward Principal Investigators (PIs) of SERB/DST projects who have performed remarkably well
Overseas Visiting Doctoral FellowshipScience and TechnologyJanuary 2018enhancing international mobility of Indian research students which has the potential to create a talented pool of globally trained manpower.
Transformation of Aspirational Districts schemeHome AffairsJanuary 2018Aims at Transformation of 115 selected backward districts by 2022.
Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas YojanaRural DevelopmentApril 2016Construction of Houses for Rural Poor.
Digital India MissionElectronics and InformationTechnologyJuly 2015Promotion of Digital Payments and Activities across India.
  1. Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDisha)
Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Urban)Urban DevelopmentJune 2015Urban Housing Scheme with Tagline - Housing for All by 2022.
Atal Pension YojanaFinanceMay 2015Old age pension scheme for unorganized sector workers.
Ujjwala YojanaPetroleum and Natural GasJanuary 2015Promoting Use of Environment friendly LED Bulbs, in place of CFL Bulbs.
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM)Rural DevelopmentSeptember 2014Rural Population Welfare Scheme
  1. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY)
  2. Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)
Gramin Bhandaran YojanaAgriculture and Farmers Welfare2001Setting up rural godowns and help farmers preserve yield and get better returns.
Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)Health and Family Welfare1954Provide comprehensive medical care to the Central Government employees and pensioners



Scheme Name Launched Description Sub Schemes (s)
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shram Anna Sahayata YojnaSeptember 2017nutritious meal for Rs 5 will be provided to labourers.


Delhi (UT)

Scheme Name Launched Description Sub Schemes (s)
Free Surgery SchemeJuly 2017Delhi government announced this scheme to provide free surgery at private hospitals if patient don’t get response for a surgery at a govt. hospital within 1 month. For this, Delhi govt tied up with 48 hospitals to facilitate 30 surgeries free of charge for patient referred by govt. hospitals in Delhi, Gurugram, Faridabad and Noida.



Scheme Name Launched Description Sub Schemes (s)
Indira Canteen SchemeAugust 2017Karnataka government launched ‘Indira Canteen’ in Bengaluru with an aim to reach out to the poorer sections of society. Canteens offer breakfast at Rs 5 and lunch and dinner at Rs 10 per plate. Of a total of proposed 198 canteens, 101 were launched on August 16, 2017 and rest started functioning from October 2, 2017. State government later decided to set up Indira Canteen in all taluk and district headquarters and provide subsidised food from January 1, 2018.


Madhya Pradesh

Scheme Name Launched Description Sub Schemes (s)
Mission One ClickJanuary 2018Madhya Pradesh government initiated Mission One Click scheme to distribute 30 types of scholarship in schools, through Samagra Education Portal.



Scheme Name Launched Description Sub Schemes (s)
Balasaheb Thackeray Shaheed Sanmaan schemeJanuary 2018Under This, family members of martyrs would be provided jobs with Maharashtra State road Transport Corporation (MSRTC). Apart from jobs, wives of martyrs would also be provided with lifetime free bus passes.
Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani YojnaJanuary 2018Promoting Climate Resilient Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare.



Scheme Name Launched Description Sub Schemes (s)
Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT)January 2018A health assurance scheme for the poor and disabled people.
Chief Minister-Gi Sotharabasingi Tengbang (CMST)December 2017Social Welfare Scheme for PWD people.



Scheme Name Launched Description Sub Schemes (s)
Mukshyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Jojana (MMKSJ)January 2018Aims at welfare of over 50000 artists across state of Odisha.
Ahar YojanaApril 2015Provide subsidized food at INR 5.



Scheme Name Launched Description Sub Schemes (s)
Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana (MGSVY)January 2018Aims at welfare of downtrodden people across state.



Scheme Name Launched Description Sub Schemes (s)
Amma KudineerSeptember 2013Provide pure mineral water at subsidized prices.
Amma Canteen SchemeFebruary 2013serving subsidised food to poorer sections of society at low prices.