List of Government Schemes in India (updated 2020)

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List of Government Schemes in India (updated 2020)

List of all Important Government Schemes in India:

The government always comes out with schemes every year for the betterment of the people and the development of all sectors in India. It is an important topic to be covered from the GK point of view as well. While you need to pay extra attention to the current schemes released by the government, sometimes important schemes from the past can also be asked. Hence we have prepared a list of all important government schemes in India that you can easily learn for your MBA GK section.


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List of Important Government Schemes in India:


Sr. No. Scheme Name Date Ministry About the Scheme
1. Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhyan May, 2020 Ministry of Finance Economic stimulus relief package announced for the poor to overcome difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown imposed.
2. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana 26th March, 2020 Ministry of Finance Provides Rs. 500 per month to every Women Jan-Dhan Account Holders for the next three months. 
3. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-Kisan Yojana) 24th February 2019 Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Provides all small and marginal farmers with income support of Rs.6,000 per year in three instalments, deposited directly to their bank accounts.
4. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana 12th September 2019 Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Monthly pension of Rs. 3000/- to all the farmers above the age of 60 years
5. Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Man-Dhan 15th February 2019 Ministry of Labour and Employment Old age protection and social security of Unorganised Workers (UW).
6. One Nation- One Ration Card August 2019 Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Nation-wide portability of ration card holders under the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA).
7. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) February 2019 Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Set up of 25,750-MW solar capacity by 2022
8. Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-Dhan Yojana July 2019  Ministry of Labour and Employment Small Retailer and Shopkeepers with GST turnover below Rs. 1.5 Crore will get Rs 3000 after the age of 60.
9. Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme August 2019 Ministry of Jal Shakti To provide Piped Drinking water to every household.
10. Food Safety Mitra Scheme Ministry of Health and Family welfare To engage motivated individuals with the food safety ecosystem at ground level.
11. Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood (SSANKALP) 2019 Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship To improve the quality of skill development programs and create convergence among all skill training activities
12. POSHAN Abhiyan March 2018 Ministry of Women and Child Development To ensure adequate nutrition for pregnant women, mothers, and children.
13. eSamvad portal 2018 Women and Child Development To provide a platform for NGOs and civil society to interact with the Ministry on relevant subjects.
14. Mahila e-Haat portal 2018 Women and Child Development To provide a marketing platform to women entrepreneurs for directly selling to buyers
15. e-Krishi Samvad May 2017 Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Internet-based interface that provides direct and effective solutions to the problems faced by farmers and stakeholders in the agriculture sector.
16. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana 01 January 2017 Ministry of Women and Child Development Provide a cash incentive of Rs. 5000 to pregnant women for a first living child
17. ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’ 2017 Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Collect, pasteurize, test, and safely store milk donated by lactating mothers.
18. LaQshya 2017 Ministry of Health and Family Welfare To improve quality of care for pregnant women in the labour room, maternity Operation Theatre and ICUs and HDUs.
19. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana January 8, 2017 Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurs
20. Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) December 16, 2016 Ministry of Finance
21. Skill India 2016 Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurs
22. PRASAD Scheme (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation And Spirituality Augmentation Drive) 2015 Ministry of Tourism Development and beautification of the identified pilgrimage destinations
23. Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana March 2016 Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
24. Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana January 22, 2015 Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
25. Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana April 8, 2015 Ministry of Finance
26. Atal Pension Yojana May 9, 2015 Ministry of Finance
27. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana July 25, 2015 Ministry of Power
28. Digital India July 1, 2015 Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
29. Skill India July 16, 2015 Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurs
30. Make in India September 25, 2014 Ministry of Commerce and Industry
31. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan October 2nd, 2014 Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
32. Rashtriya Gokul Mission December 16, 2014 Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare


That’s all! I hope you found this article on the list of Government schemes in India helpful and hope that it helps to increase your GK knowledge. Feel free to comment if you have any doubts or questions.

Happy preparations!

Also read: How to prepare for GK for IIFT, XAT, TISSNET, CMAT, MICAT 

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