Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) - Agriculture Irrigation Scheme. Key points: 1. Scheme aims at providing irrigation facilities to every village in the country by converging ongoing irrigation schemes implemented by various ministries. 2. Budgetary allocation: 1,000 crore rupees for fiscal year 2015-16. 3. Funding Pattern: Centre- States will be 75: 25 per cent. In case of north-eastern region and hilly states it will be 90:10.
Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana: It is a small deposit scheme for the girl child. Key points of the scheme – 1. In one family, a maximum of two accounts can be opened for two girl children. The account can be transferred anywhere in India from one Post office/Bank to another. 2. Age Limit: The upper age limit of the girl child for opening this account is 10 years. The govt. has given a relaxation of one year in the upper age limit for those opening accounts till December 1, 2015. 3. Documents required: 1. Birth Certificate of the girl child. 2. Address proof. 3. Identity proof. 4. Minimum & Maximum deposit: The minimum deposit under the scheme is Rs. 1000/-. The maximum deposit is Rs. 1.5 lakhs. There is no limit on the number of investments one can make in an account either in a month or in a year. 5. Interest rate: The government will announce the interest rate of the scheme every year. However, the government of India has increased the rate of interest from 9.1% (2014-15) to 9.2% (2015-16) for this financial year. 6. Maturity period: The maturity period of the scheme is 21 years from the date of account opening, though deposits need to be made only for the first 14 years. The minimum lock-in in period under the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana is 11 years.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY): 1. The scheme aims to impart skill training to youth with focus on first time entrants to the labor market and class 10 and class 12 drop outs. 2. The scheme will be implemented by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). I 3. It will cover 24 lakh persons and skill training would be based on the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and industry led standards
Bhagyashree scheme: It is girl child scheme was launched in Maharashtra. Bollywood actress Bhagyashree is the brand ambassador of the scheme. Key points of the scheme: 1. The state government will deposit an amount of 21200 rupees in bank for a girl child born in a Below the Poverty Line (BPL) family. 2. The scheme aims at providing one 1 lakh rupees on maturity after the girl completes 18 years of age. 3. The scheme would be linked to the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme of Union Government.
Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA): Former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam launched the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) in New Delhi. The abhiyan aims to inculcate a spirit of inquiry, creativity and love for Science and Mathematics in school children. Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan is a concept developed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. RAA is an effort to take forward the Prime Minister Narednra Modi’s vision of Digital India, ‘Make in India’ and ‘Teach in India’.
About Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana: 1. It is a low premium insurance scheme which will link with the Pradhan Mantri Jhan Dhan Yojna. Key points of the scheme: 2. Eligibility: Minimum 18 years and maximum 50 years and have bank account are eligible for the scheme. If the account is opened before attaining the age of 50 years, the life cover would remain intact up to the age of 55 years, if premium is paid regularly.
3. Premium payable for this scheme is Rs.330 per year i.e. less than Rs.1 per day. Risk coverage of Rs.2 Lakh in case of death for any reason. The premium paid will be tax-free under section 80C and also the proceeds amount will get tax-exemption u/s 10(10D).
About Atal Pension Yojana (APY): It is a scheme mainly for workers in unorganised sector. The scheme will be administered by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and replace the previous government's Swavalamban Yojana NPS Lite. Key points of the scheme: 1. The subscribers who will joined the scheme would receive the fixed pension of Rs. 1000 per month, Rs. 2000 per month, Rs. 3000 per month, Rs. 4000 per month, Rs. 5000 per month, at the age of 60 years, depending on their contributions. 2. Age limit: Minimum 18 years and maximum age is 40 years. A subscriber can contribute for minimum period of 20 years or more and pension payment will start at the age of 60 years. 3. The government of India has decided to co-contribute 50% of the subscriber's contribution or Rs. 1000 per annum, whichever is lower, to each eligible subscriber account, for a period of 5 years, i.e., from 2015-16 to 2019-20, who join the NPS before 31st December, 2015 and who are not income tax payers.
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana: It is an insurance scheme which covers death or disablement of the policyholder caused due to accident or accidental injuries. Key points of the scheme: 1. Age limit: Minimum 18 yrs and maximum 70 years. The scheme will be a one year cover, renewable from year to year and would be administered through the Public Sector General Insurance Companies in collaboration with Banks. 2. Risk coverage: The Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana will offer an accidental death and full disability cover of Rs. 2 Lakh and for partial disability cover of Rs. 1 Lakh. 3. Premium: Rs.12 per annum. The premium will be directly auto-debited by the bank from the subscribers' account.