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Government Schemes, Web Portals & Apps Launched in January 2018

Government Schemes Launched in January 2018

  1. Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojana
    Government: Haryana
    Aim/Purpose: With a view to protect the farmers interest and encourage them to resort to diversification of crops in which tomato, onion, potato and cauliflower have been included. To assure farmers of fair prices for their produce and emphasising on diversification of crops.
  2. 24×7 power supply
    Government: Telangana
    Aim/Purpose: To provide free power supply to agriculture sector
  3. ‘Electoral Bonds’ scheme
    Government: Central Government
    Aim/Purpose: for increasing transparency in political funding. It makes India first country in the world to have such unique bonds for electoral funding.
  4. Integrated solar based micro irrigation scheme (ISBMI)
    Government: Haryana
    Aim/Purpose: Solar based micro irrigation system would not only save electricity and water considerably but also prove to be economical for the farmers. The farmers would not be required to install tubewells at their own level instead they just have to pay a nominal amount for water according the crops.
  5. Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana (MMKSY)
    Government: Odisha
    Aim/Purpose: To give financial assistance to artists. Under this scheme, male artists with minimum 50 years of age and female artists with minimum 40 years of age can avail the financial assistance under this scheme.
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  6. Balasaheb Thackeray Shaheed Sanmaan’ scheme
    Government: Maharashtra
    Aim/Purpose: The family members of the martyrs will be provided in the MSRTC (Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation). Under the Balasaheb Thackeray Shaheed Sanmaan scheme the widows of the martyrs will be given lifetime free MSTRC bus passes.
  7. Rapid Reporting System for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls.
    Government: The Secretary of Ministry of Women and Child Development
    Aim/Purpose: Scheme for Adolescent Girls — a web-based online monitoring to take corrective measures for their nutritional and health status through ensuring faster flow of information, accurate targeting of beneficiaries and reduction of leakages
  8. ‘Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana’
    Government: Punjab
    Aim/Purpose: This scheme is aimed at the inclusive growth of the distressed sections of the society. It will be on the line of Antyodaya principles (Antyodaya’ means rise of the last person) and will be implemented in the state’s rural areas.
    The objective of scheme is to identify poor and distressed households which have been deprived of the benefits of the various welfare schemes launched by state government. It will give distressed sections much need socially or economically or psychologically help.
  9. Saksham (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav)
    Government: Central Government
    Aim/Purpose: Aims at creating focused attention on fuel conservation through people centric activities and efficient use of petroleum products leading to better health and environment.
  10. Khelo India School Games
    Government: Central Government
    Aim/Purpose: To revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports played in our country and establishing India as a great sporting nation
  11. Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative
    Government: MeitY
    Aim/Purpose: To strengthen the cyber security ecosystem in India and it also aims to ‘Digital India’.
  12. Stree Swabhiman Initiative
    Government: MeITY
    Aim/Purpose: Its aim is to create sustainable model for providing adolescent girls and women an access to affordable sanitary products by leveraging Common Service Centres (CSCs).

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Applications Launched in January 2018

  1. NARI App: To empower women with easy access to information on government schemes and initiatives for women.
  2. e-Samvad Portal: To facilitate a platform for NGOs and Civil Societies to interact with the Ministry of Women & Child Development.
  3. Allied and Healthcare Professionals’ database Portal: Aims to ensure better systems and frameworks for the healthcare workforce of the country.
  4. High Risk Pregnancy (HRP) Portal: Helps in early identification of high-risk pregnant cases up to the basic level and also ensures their timely referral to the civil hospitals for further management and delivery by specialists.
  5. e-Sansad in Parliament and e-Vidhan in State Legislatures: To make the functioning of Parliament and State Legislatures paperless, participative, responsive, transparent, productive and more accountable.This environment friendly initiative is also in line with the Go Green initiative of the government.
  6. Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) App: To plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations. With this application, movement of freight trains on Geographic Information System (GIS) view can be tracked. Both passenger and freight trains can be tracked over through this application.
  7. Odisha e-Hospital Management Information System (OeHMIS): To provide a computerized platform for online recording of clinical parameters of patients and reporting of performance criteria of hospitals. According to the system, patients can be registered online and can view and download their individual electronic health records at their doorstep through web portal or mobile application.
  8. Management Information System (MIS) Portal: For Anganwadi Services Training Programme and to submitte applications/estimates by NGOs for carrying out Anganwadi Services (ICDS) Training through AWTCs/MLTCs.
  9. Shakthi App: Quick police response cases of crimes against women.
  10. Rail Yatri Guide’ Kiosk: A single point enquiry station for answering all the queries of passengers including guidance and navigation for accessing various facilities available at the station, read an official note.


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