bharat ias - Tejaswini


Tejaswini The Union Government has signed a Financing Agreement with World Bank for IDA credit of $63 million for the Tejaswini Socio-Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Project.  It is World Bank’s first project in India solely focused on the welfare of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged between 14 and 24 to complete their secondary level education and provide relevant skills for job market. It seeks to empower adolescent girls with basic life skills to acquire market driven skill training or completion of secondary education, depending on the inclination of the beneficiary. Its three main components are Expanding social, educational and economic opportunities: Support Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW )to achieve greater social, educational, and economic empowerment at community level and institutional level. Intensive service delivery: It will evaluate more intensive community-level service delivery models focused on increasing AGYW’s access to educational interventions, training and employment opportunities State capacity-building and implementation support: It aims to support strengthening of institutional capacity and outreach of concerned government agencies to enable effective and efficient delivery of services for AGYW in the state. Life skills education includes four core elements: Resilience and soft skills Rights and protections Health and nutrition. Financial literacy. The project is being delivered in 17 Districts of Jharkhand. About 680,000 adolescent girls and young women in these districts are expected to benefit from the program.  ...

Publishes on : 04-Jul-2017 01:42 PM
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bharat ias - 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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