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bharat ias - RashtriyaVayoshriYojana

RashtriyaVayoshriYojana

RashtriyaVayoshriYojana “RashtriyaVayoshriYojana”, a ‘Scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category’ launched by the Union Government. It is the first-of-its-kind Central Sector Scheme (CCS) in India, to be fully funded by the Central Government. Scheme will be implemented through the sole implementing agency, ‘Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO)’, (a PSU under M/o SJ&E), which will undertake one year free maintenance of the aids & assisted living devices Beneficiaries will be identified by the State Governments/UTs through a Committee chaired by the Deputy Commissioner/District Collector. The devices will help the Senior Citizens to overcome their age related physical impairment and to lead a dignified and productive life. As far as possible, 30% of the beneficiaries in each district shall be women   Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has launched  Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana to scale up an ecosystem of entrepreneurship  for youngsters. Highlights of the scheme: The scheme spans over five years (2016-17 to 2020-21) It will provide entrepreneurship education and training to over 7 lakh  students in 5 years through 3,050 institutes. It will also include easy access to information and mentor network, credit, incubator and accelerator and advocacy to create a pathway for the youth. The institutes under the PM’s Yuva Yojana include 2,200 institutes of higher learning (colleges, universities, and premier institutes), 300 schools, 500 ITIs and 50 entrepreneurship development centres through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).      ...

Publishes on : 04-Jul-2017 01:41 PM
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bharat ias - PravasiKaushalVikasYojana (PKVY)

PravasiKaushalVikasYojana (PKVY)

PravasiKaushalVikasYojana (PKVY) Prime Minister on the sidelines of the 14th PravasiBharatiya Divas Convention, has announced a scheme to skill Indian youth seeking jobs abroad– PravasiKaushalVikasYojana (PKVY). The programme is also aimed at boosting the confidence of the Indian youth so that they don’t feel like strangers when they land in a country of their  choice for vocation. PKVY will train and certify Indians, who are keen on overseas employment in select sectors, in line with international standards. It will be implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation through its training partners and in consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs and the Skill Development Ministry       VayoshreshthaSamman They are National Awards for Senior Citizens and Institutions in recognition of their service towards the cause of elderly persons, especially indigent senior citizens. VayoshreshthaSamman is instituted by the Ministry of Social Justice &Empowerment(D/o Social Justice & Empowerment) initially in 2005 and was upgraded to the status of National Awards in 2013. The awards are presented on 1st of October every year pursuant to the adoption of a resolution by the UN General Assembly to observe the year 1999 as the International Year of Older Persons. ...

Publishes on : 04-Jul-2017 01:37 PM
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bharat ias - Mission Fingerling

Mission Fingerling

Mission Fingerling The Union Ministry of Agriculture has launched Mission Fingerling, a programme to enable holistic development and management of fisheries sector in India with a total expenditure of about Rs. 52000 lakh. The mission aims to achieve the target to enhance fisheries production from 10.79 mmt (2014-15) to 15 mmt by 2020-21 under the Blue Revolution.  Key Facts Government has identified 20 States based on their potential and other relevant factors to strengthen the Fish Fingerling production and Fish Seed infrastructure in the country. This program will facilitate the establishment of Fingerling rearing pond and hatcheries to ensure the fish production of 426 crores fish fingerling, 25.50 crores Post Larvae of shrimp and crab in the country. This will converge in the production of 20 lakh tonnes of fish annually, which will inturn benefit about 4 million families. The implementation of this program will supplement the requirement of stocking materials in the country up to a large extent, which is a much needed input to achieve the enhanced fish production.  Blue Revolution Blue Revolution aims to recognize the potential and possibilities in the fisheries sector of the country by unlocking country’s latent potential through an integrated approach. In its scope and reach, it focuses on creating an enabling environment for integrated and holistic development and management of fisheries for socio economic development of fishers and fish farmers. It gives greater emphasis to infrastructure with an equally strong focus on management and conservation of the resources through technology transfer to increase in the income of the fishers and fish farmers. It also seeks to achieve productivity enhancement by employing best global innovations and integration of various production oriented activities viz. production of quality fish seeds, cost effective feed and adoption of technology etc. ...

Publishes on : 04-Jul-2017 01:36 PM
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bharat ias - DigiYatra , SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters), Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)

DigiYatra , SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters), Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)

DigiYatra The Ministry of Civil Aviation under the proposed “DigiYatra” initiative is looking forward to make boarding pass and security check-ins digital at airports using Aadhaar and mobile phones. Under this initiative, a digital mode for airport entry and verification of passengers would be used. The move is aimed to ease the security and boarding procedure. In a sum, the initiative aims to make the whole air travel experience completely digital. the proposed initiative would not require any paperwork and the traveller will be securely identified through Aadhaar number, passport or other documents. The government has decided to come with a no-fly list in the wake of instances of unruly behaviour by air passengers that endanger the safety of all passengers in an aircraft. By having a ‘no fly list’, the government wants to ensure that the unruly passengers are not able to fly and are appropriately dealt with   SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) The re-structuring the schemes of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) under new Central Sector Scheme called as SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) for the time period 2016-20. SAMPADA is an umbrella scheme incorporating ongoing schemes of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) such as Mega Food Parks, Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure, Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure, etc. It will also incorporate the new schemes like Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters, Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages, as well as Creation / Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities. SAMPADA with an allocation of Rs. 6,000 crore is expected to benefit 20 lakh farmers and generate 5,30,500 direct and indirect employment opportunities in the country by the year 2019-20 The objective of SAMPADA is to supplement agriculture, modernize processing of agri products and decrease their wastage. renewed thrust to the food processing sector in the country. It aims to develop modern infrastructure to facilitate entrepreneurs to set up food processing units based on cluster approach and provide effective and seamless backward and forward integration for processed food industry. It proposes to achieve this by plugging gaps in supply chain and development of infrastructure facilities for processing and preservation and modernization of existing food processing units. As a result, SAMAPADA will result in the creation of modern infrastructure coupled with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to a retail outlet. It would provide better prices to farmers and would help in doubling their incomes. Implementation of the scheme will result in creating huge employment opportunities, especially in rural areas. From the perspective of the consumer, it would promote the availability of safe and convenient processed foods at an affordable price.   Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) The Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry has launched Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme for developing export linked infrastructure in states with a view to promoting outbound shipments. TIES seeks to bridge the critical infrastructure gap and provide forward and backward linkages to units engaged in trade activities. Objective: Enhance export competitiveness by bridging the gap in export infrastructure, which has not been addressed by any other scheme. It would focus on projects like customs checkpoints, last mile connectivity, border haats and integrated check posts. Beneficiaries: All central and state agencies including Commodities Boards, Export Promotion Councils, SEZ authorities and Apex Trade Bodies recognised under EXIM policy of Central Government are eligible for financial support. Funding: The cost of projects will be equally shared by the Centre and the states in form of grant-in-aid. In normal cases centre will borne 50% of the total equity in the project. For projects located in north-eastern and the Himalayan region states, Centre may bear 80% of the cost. ...

Publishes on : 04-Jul-2017 01:34 PM
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bharat ias - ‘Rich get bail, poor remain in jails’

‘Rich get bail, poor remain in jails’

‘Rich get bail, poor remain in jails’ Context Law Commission advocates relaxation of bail provisions for undertrial prisoners What has happened? Law Commission has come out with its 268th report Observations The rich and powerful get bail with ease while the commoner and the poor languish in jail Prolonged periods in prison where undertrials and convicts were not segregated would only make hardened criminals of the former A majority of the undertrials (70.6 per cent) are illiterate or semiliterate and belong to socio-economically marginalised groups. Sixty-seven per cent of the prison population is awaiting trial The Commission quoted an expert study which said that a majority of the arrests are for “very minor prosecutions.” Over 60 per cent of arrests were unnecessary and such arrests accounted for 42.3 per cent of jail expenditure Pressure on prisons: According to the Prison Statistics of India, the prison occupancy stands at 114 per cent. The prisons have 53,009 officials to take care of 4,19,623 inmates which amounts to one official per eight inmates Recommendations Amendments to bail provisions: The Commission recommended to the government amendments to the bail provisions in the Criminal Procedure Code with emphasis on the early release on bail of undertrials Undertrials who have completed one-third of the maximum sentence for offences up to seven years be released on bail Those who are awaiting trial for offences punishable with imprisonment of more than seven years, should be bailed out if they have completed one-half of their sentence New legal provisions for remission: The Commission said new legal provisions for remission should be included to cover those undertrials who have already endured the full length of the maximum sentence ...

Publishes on : 04-Jul-2017 01:31 PM
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