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Important Central Government Schemes 2013-17

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Here we are providing list of important schemes launched by government from 2013-17 which are important for upcoming Mains Exams like IBPS PO/Clerk, RBI Asssistant.

List of Important Central Government Schemes 2013-17


Sr.No. Name of the Scheme Objective & Target
 1. Atal Mission for
Rejuvenation and Urban
Transformation (AMRUT)Launched: June, 2015
Objective: To establish infrastructure that could ensure adequate robust sewerage networks and water supply for urban transformation.

Target: Ascertaining that everyone has access to tap water and
sewerage facilities, maintenance of greenery and open spaces, and smart facilities like weather prediction, internet and Wi-Fi.

2. Atal Innovation Mission
and SETU in NITI AAYOGLaunched: February, 2016
Objective: To give substantial boost to the innovation ecosystem and to catalyze the entrepreneur spirit in the country.

Target: Entrepreneurship promotion through self-employment and talent utilization and to provide a platform where innovative ideas are generated.

3. Atal Pension Yojana

Launched: May, 2015

Objective: To bring pension benefits to people of the unorganized sector.

Target: Reduce the number of zero balance accounts in the country.

4. Bal Swachta Abhiyan

Launched: November, 2014

Objective: To increase awareness about the cleanliness of the children all over India.

Target: It will be observed from 14th to 19th November. The campaign has been planned out in the following way: 14th November: Clean Schools/Surroundings/Play areas

15th November: Clean Food

17th November: Clean Self, Personal Hygiene, Child Safety

18th November: Clean Drinking Water

19th November: Clean Toilet

5. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana

Launched: January 2015

Objective: To generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services meant for women.

Target: To ensure education, survival and protection of the girl child, and prevent gender biased sex selective elimination.

6. Cataract Treatment
SchemeLaunched: March, 2017
Objective: To treat cataract patients

Target: Free India from cataract by 2022

7. DBT Scheme for Kerosene

Launched: April, 2016

Objective: To enable consumers to pay non-subsidized price of kerosene at the time of purchase.

Target: To enable users to buy the cooking fuel at market rate and get financial support in their bank accounts.

8. Deenadayal Upadhyaya
Grameen Kaushalya
YojanaLaunched: September,
Objective: To enhance the employability of rural youth.

Target: Start 1000-2000 training centres across India by 2016.

9. Deendayal Upadhyaya
Gram Jyoti Yojana

Launched: 2015

Objective: To provide electrification to all villages.

Target: To invest 756 Billion rupees for rural electrification, feeder separation to ensure sufficient power to farmers and regular supply to other consumers and metering to reduce the losses.

10. Dairy Processing and
Development Fund (DIDF)Launched: September,
Objective: To build efficient milk procurement system by setting up of chilling infrastructure and installation of electronic milk adulteration testing equipment.

Target: To benefit 95,00,000 farmers in about 50,000 villages.

11. Digital India

Launched: July, 2015

Objective: Aims to bring Digital empowerment to India and aid in its transition to becoming a knowledge economy.

Target: To create 17 million direct and 85 million indirect jobs, while significantly reducing Indian imports of electronics.

12. Ganga Gram Yojana

Launched: January, 2016

Objective: To develop the villages located along the main stem of river Ganga.

Target: To develop 1600 villages situated along the banks of river Ganga.

13. Gram Uday Se Bharat
Uday AbhiyanLaunched: April, 2016
Objective: To strengthen Panchayati Raj in villages and ensure social harmony in villages.

Target: To promote rural development and foster farmers’ welfare and livelihoods of the poor.

14. HRIDAY (National
Heritage City
Development and
Augmentation Yojana)
schemeLaunched: January, 2015
Objective: Conserving and preserving the heritage characters of 12 cities: Amritsar, Varanasi, Gaya, Puri, Ajmer, Mathura, Dwarka, Badami, Velankanni, Kanchipuram, Warangal (Telangana) and Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh).

Target: To develop tourism and job creation and bring together urban planning, economic growth and heritage conservation by 2017.

15. Indradhanush Scheme

Launched: December, 2014

Objective: To immunize unvaccinated children.

Target: To cover all those children by 2020 who are either unvaccinated, or partially vaccinated against vaccine preventable diseases.

16. Intensified Mission
Indradhanush (IMI)Launched: October, 2017
Objective: To improve immunization coverage.

Target: To ensure full immunization to more than 90% by December 2018.

17. Kisan Vikas Patra
Launched: 2014
Objective: To provide attractive returns to money invested.

Target: To provide double the amount invested, after 8 years 4 months, with an interest of 8.7% per annum.

18. Make in India

Launched: Sept, 2014

Objective: To transform India into a global design and manufacturing hub.

Target: 24 manufacturing cities envisaged. In the first phase, 7
cities to be completed by 2019.

19. Middle Income Group
SchemeLaunched: February, 2017
Objective: Provide legal services to the middle and relatively lower income groups.

Target: Provide services in the Supreme Court, to litigants whose
gross income does not exceed Rs. 60,000 per month or Rs.7.5
lakh per annum.

20. Mission Fingerling

Launched: March, 2017

Objective: To achieve blue revolution.

Target: To enhance fisheries production from 10.79 mmt (2014-15) to 15 mmt by 2020-21 under the blue revolution.

21. MUDRA Bank Yojana

Launched: April, 2015

Objective: Regulate lending and borrowing activities in the
microfinance setup of India.Target: To provide crediting services and financial support to the microfinance entities, that are functioning across the country.
22. Namami Gange
Launched: July, 2014
Objective: Clean and protect the Ganga river in a comprehensive manner.Target: To arrest the pollution and revive the Ganga river within 18 years.
23. National Policy for Skill
Development and

Launched: 2015

Objective: To create an ecosystem of empowerment and promote a culture of innovation based entrepreneurship.

Target: To bridge existing skill gaps, promote industry engagement, leverage technology and promote greater opportunities for apprenticeship training.

24. National Rurban Mission

Launched: February, 2016

Objective: To Spur, social, economic and infrastructure development in rural areas.

Target: To develop a cluster of 300 smart villages over the next 3 years across the country.

25. National Sports Talent
Search Scheme
Launched: 2015
Objective: To find and nurture sports potential and make them excel at national and international sports competitions.

Target: To identify sports talent among students in the age group of 8-12 years and nurture it.

26. Padhe Bharat Badhe
Launched: 2014
Objective: To improve reading and writing skills of children in classes 1 and 2.

Target: To make children keen and self-sufficient writers and readers and enable them to possess the skills that last a lifetime

27. Pandit Madan Mohan
Malaviya National Mission

Launched: 2015

Objective: To address various shortcomings related to teachers and teaching across the educational spectrum.

Target: To provide1 lakh qualified teachers for schools, colleges and universities, create 87 new institutional structures and create subject-based networks in various disciplines.

28. Pandit Deendayal
Upadhyay Shramev
Jayate Karyakram

Launched: October, 2014

Objective: To create conductive environment for industrial development and doing business with ease and expand government support to impart skill training for workers.


  • Allot Labour Identification Number to 6 lakh units
  • Upload inspection reports within 72 hours of inspection
  • Enable 4.17 crore employees to have their PF account
    portable and accessible
  • Support manufacturing units by reimbursing 50% of the
    stipend paid during first two years of training
  • Introduce smart cards to workers
29. Pradhan Mantri Gram
Sinchai Yojana
Launched: July, 2015
Objective: To irrigate fields of farmers across the country and promote effective use of water.

Target: To attract investments in Irrigation system and expand the cultivable land in the country.

30. PowerTex India Scheme
Launched: April, 2017
Objective: To develop powerloom sector.

Target: To develop powerloom sector simultaneously at over 45 locations in the country.

31. Pradhan Mantri Vaya
Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)
Launched: July, 2017
Objective: For welfare of senior citizens above 60 years.

Target: To make the pension scheme available from 4th May 2017 to 3rd May 2018 for senior citizens above 60 years.

32. Pradhan Mantri Garib
Kalyan Yojana
Launched: April 2015
Objective: Welfare the poor people through effective implementation of schemes.

Target: To apprise member of parliaments to help in effective implementation of government run schemes for the welfare of poor across the country.

33. Pradhan Mantri Jan
Aushadhi Yojana
Launched: 2015
Objective: Improve the quality of health care and make it accessible across the country.

Target: To provide good quality health care by improving access to quality medicines at affordable costs.

34. Pradhan Mantri Jan
Dhan Yojana
Launched: August, 2014
Objective: To achieve financial inclusion of every individual who does not have a bank account.

Target: To ensure financial access to everyone who was not able to get benefits of various finance related government schemes.

35. Power for All Scheme
Launched: April, 2017
Objective: To offer people uninterrupted power supply.

Target: To ensure that by 2018 October, each house in UP will receive this benefit.

36. Pradhan Mantri LPG
Launched: September,
Objective: To spread awareness among LPG users about the proper use and benefits of LPG.

Target: NA

37. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal
Kendra (PMKK)
Launched: October, 2017
Objective: To bring momentum in skilling through collaborative efforts.

Target: NA

38. Pradhan Mantri Jeevan
Jyoti Bima Yojana
Launched: May, 2015
Objective: Increase the number of insurance.

Target: To reduce number of zero balance accounts.

39. Pt. Deen Dayal
Upadhayay Vigyan Gram
Sankul Pariyojana
Launched: September,
Objective: To formulate & implement appropriate S & T interventions for Sustainable development through cluster approach in Uttarakhand.

Target: To benefit about a lakh of people directly or indirectly in 4 identified clusters of 60 villages in Uttarakhand.

40. Pradhan Mantri
Suraksha Bima Yojana
Launched: May, 2015
Objective: To increase insurance penetration level in the country.

Target: The insurance covers death or disablement of the policy holder caused due to accident or accidental injuries.

41. Pradhan Mantri Kisan
Sampada Yojana
Launched: August, 2017
Objective: For agro-marine processing and development of agro processing clusters.

Target: NA

42. Pradhan Mantri Fasal
Bima Yojana
Launched: January, 2016
Objective: To boost farming sector in the country.

Target: Aims to reduce the premium burden on farmers and ensure early settlement of crop Insurance claim for the full insured sum.

43. Pradhan Mantri Gramin
Digital Saksharta
Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)
Launched: February, 2017
Objective: Making one person in every family digitally literate.

Target: Make 6 crore persons in rural areas, across states/UTs, digitally literate, reaching around 40% of rural households.

44. Prasad (Pilgrimage
Rejuvenation and
Spiritual Augmentation
Launched: 2014
Objective: To promote tourism and Develop cultural places.

Target: To achieve 1% share of international tourist arrivals by 2016-17.

45. Pradhan Mantri Awas
Launched: 2015
Objective: To provide houses at affordable rates.

Target: To provide interest subsidy of 6.5% on housing loan for 15 years and use sustainable and eco-friendly technologies
during construction process.

46. Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala
Launched: May, 2016
Objective: To provide LPG connections to BPL households in the
country.Target: To replace the unclean cooking fuels mostly used in rural India with clean and more efficient LPG.
47. Pandit Deen Dayal
Upadhyaya Sanchar
Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan
Launched: May, 2017
Objective: To train rural youth to maintain mobile towers, repair
optical fibers, and fix other communication technologies.Target: To impart training to 10,000 people from 10 States/UTs in the first phase.
48. Rashtriya Vayoshri
Launched: April, 2017
Objective: Provide physical aid and assisted-living devices for
senior citizens belonging to BPL category.Target: To benefit 5,20,000 senior citizens over a period of 3 years.
49. Rashtriya Avishkar
Launched: July, 2015
Objective: To leverage the potential for science, mathematics
and technology learning in non-classroom settings.Target: To make Science, Mathematics and Technology exciting for children and encourage them to have an enduring interest in the subjects both inside and outside the classroom.
50. Revenue Insurance
Scheme for Plantation
Crops (RISPC)
Launched: February, 2017
Objective: Protect growers from risks such as pest attacks, yield loss, and income declined caused by fall in prices.

Target: To implement on pilot basis for 2 years covering tea, coffee, rubber, cardamom, and tobacco in eight districts in West Bengal, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Sikkim, and Tamil Nadu by the commodity boards.

51. Sansad Adarsh Gram
Launched: October, 2014
Objective: To develop social, cultural and infrastructures in villages.

Target: To develop infrastructure of 3 villages by 2019 and 8 villages by 2024.

52. Skill India
Launched: July, 2015
Objective: To create jobs for the youth of the country.

Target: Aims at providing training and skill development to 500 million youth of our country by 2020.

53. Smart Cities
Launched: 2015
Objective: To drive economic growth and improve the quality of
life of people by enabling local development and harnessing technology as a means to create smart outcomes for citizens.Target: To cover 100 cities in 5-year duration.
54. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Launched: October, 2014
Objective: To make India clean.

Target: To provide facilities to every family including toilets, solid
and liquid waste disposal systems, village cleanliness, and safe and adequate drinking water supply by 2nd October, 2019.

55. Solar Energy Scheme for
Small Powerloom Unites
Launched: March, 2017
Objective: To provide financial assistance/capital subsidy to small powerloom units.

Target: Provide financial assistance/capital subsidy to the extend of 50%, 75%, and 90% of the basic cost of the solar energy plant (cost of solar panel + inverter + batteries) to the applicants.

56. Saubhagya Scheme
Launched: September,
Objective: To provide electricity connection to families in rural and urban areas.

Target: To provide electricity connections to around 40 million families by December 2018.

57.  Swachh Vidyalaya
Launched: 2014
Objective: To provide toilets in all government schools.

Target: To provide separate toilets for boys and girls in all government schools within 1 year.

 58.  Swadesh Darshan
Launched: Jan, 2015
Objective: To accelerate domestic as well as International tourism in India and to develop theme based tourist circuits in the country on the principles of high tourist value, competitiveness and sustainability, in an integrated manner.

Target: Expecting to attract over 13 million foreign tourists by 2020.

 59.  Shaadi Shagun Scheme
Launched: October, 2017
Objective: To encourage higher education of girls.

Target: Give Rs. 51,000 to meritorious Muslim girls who
complete their graduation before marriage.

60. Sukanya Samridhi Yojana
Launched: Jan, 2015
Objective: To ensure bright future for girl children in India.

Target: To provide financial security and independence to the girls and help them with their education and marriage.

61. Soil Health Card Scheme

Launched: February, 2015

Objective: Issue soil card to farmers to help them get good
harvest by studying the quality of soil.Target: Issue soil cards to about 14 crore farmers spread across
62. Shyama Prasad Mukherji
Rurban MissionLaunched: September,
Objective: To drive economic, social and infrastructure
development in rural areas.Target: Provisioning of economic activities, developing skills and local entrepreneurship and providing infrastructure amenities in rural areas.
63. Standup India Scheme

Launched: April, 2016

Objective: To promote entrepreneurship among people from SC/ST and woman.

Target: To provide loan between Rs.10 lakh and up to Rs.1 crore to entrepreneurs for setting up new enterprise.

64. Sampada Scheme

Launched: May, 2017

Objective: To supplement agriculture, modernize processing, and decrease agri waste.

Target: To give a renewed thrust to the food processing sector in the country and create modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet.

65. Seema Darshan

Launched: January, 2016

Objective: To provide an opportunity to children to experience the border environment and to foster patriotism and nationalism among the students.

Target: To make students visit border areas of our country and present them before our soldiers. To showcase the tradition and
culture of our country through traditional songs and dances.

66. Special home for widows

Launched: March, 2016

Objective: To provide homes to widows in Vrindavan.

Target: To construct special Homes on 1.424 hectare of land for 1000 widows at Vrindavan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

67. Science and Technology
of Yoga and Meditation
Launched: November, 2015
Objective: To strengthen research in areas of Yoga and Meditation.

Target: To identify various issues and challenges related to human well-being and address them. To investigate on the effect of Yoga and meditation on physical and mental health, and on the effect of Yoga and meditation on the body, brain and mind.

68. Trade Infrastructure for
Export Scheme (TIES)Launched: March, 2017
Objective: To bridge the infrastructure gap and provide forward
and backward linkages to units engaged in trade activities.Target: Provide assistance for setting up and upgradation of infrastructure projects with export linkages.
69. Udaan Scheme
Launched: 2013
Objective: To provide an exposure to the unemployed graduates to the best of corporate India.

Target: Reach 40,000 youth in J&K in 5 years.

70. Unearth Black Money

Bill passed: May, 2015

Objective: To unearth black money by enabling those with
undisclosed income and asset located in India.Target: NA
71. Varishta Pension Bima
YojanaLaunched: January, 2017
Objective: To provide annuity payouts like an immediate annuity
plan to senior citizens.Target: NA
72. Visiting Advanced Joint
Research Faculty
(VAJRA) SchemeLaunched: May, 2017
Objective: To bring together the Indian scientists abroad and
India-based researchers for conducting joint researches in India.

Target: To boost research work, and lead to newer, cutting edge
technologies, which is needed in India.

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