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 3 Years of NDA Government and its key initiatives









  • Announced in Budget 2017-18
  • Aims to bring 1 Crore households out of poverty
  • To make 50,000 Gram Panchayats poverty free by 2019 (150th birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi)




Over Rs 3 lakh Cr spent in rural areas every year for rural poor





  • Maximum budget allocation 48,000 crore (highest budget in 2017-18)
  • Expenditure in FY 2016-17 so far is Rs.51,902 crore and is the highest since inception
  • 51.3 lakh works completed so far in FY 2016-17, from an average of 25 to 30 lakh works till FY 2013-14
  • Women participation rose to 56% in FY 2016-17, highest ever participation of women since inception of the programme
  • Against the target of 5 lakh ponds, now 10 lakh farm ponds to be completed by March 2017
  • Over 95% wages of MGNREGA laborers being paid through DBT from 37% in 2013-14
  • Geo-MGNREGA implemented in FY 2016-17, nearly 65 Lakh assets geo-tagged and made available in the public domain





JAN DHAN (Finance)


Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)


  • Launched by the Prime Minister on 28 August 2014 for financial inclusion.
  • More than 27 crore new bank account opened under Jan DhanYojna
  • 62% bank accounts opened in rural areas
  • Around 67,000 crore rupees deposited in these accounts.
  • More than 19 crore Rupay debit cards issued. (indigenous debit cards)




Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY)


  • Launched by the Prime Minister on 9th May 2015 in Kolkata
  • Provides natural and accidental death risk coverage of Rs.2 lakhs to any Savings Bank holders of 18-50 years
  • Premium Rs.330/- per year
  • Nearly 3 crore people have already been enrolled under this scheme (28 December 2016).


Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)


  • Launched by the Prime Minister on 9th May 2015 in Kolkata
  • Covers accidental death risks
  • Provides a cover of Rs.2 lakhs for a premium of just Rs.12 per year.
  • 9.88 crore are enrolled as on 28th December, 2016


Atal Pension Yojana (APY)


  • Launched by the Prime Minister on 9th May 2015 in Kolkata
  • Focus on the unorganized sector
  • Government would contribute 50 percent of beneficiaries’ premium (upto Rs. 1000) for 5 years in new accounts opened before December 31, 2015.
  • 38.23 lac individuals included by 28 December 2016.
  • Rs 1344 crore disbursed as pension.





  • Savings due to Direct Benefit Transfer over the last 3 years around Rs.50,000 crores  (31st December,2016)


  • Subsidy amount goes directly into accounts of correct beneficiaries and it eliminates ghost beneficiaries


  • 33 crore people receive various subsidies directly into their bank accounts through DBT.


  • 84 Schemes in 17 Ministries Covered under DBT at present compared to only 34 in March 2015


  • Target is to bring 533 Central payment schemes under DBT by March 31, 2018




Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh: Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG consumer (DBTL) scheme.


Launched in 54 districts on 15.11.2014 and expanded to 622 more districts from 1 January 2015.

  • Direct transfer of subsidy to bank accounts of LPG consumers
  • About 16.93 crore people benefitted till date
  • World’s largest cash transfer program Rs. 40,000 crore transferred so far as subsidy directly into accounts
  • Subsidy savings of Rs. 22,515 crore from 2014-17




Launched on 27th March 2015


  • ‘Give lt Up’ campaign- About 1.05 crore consumers have given up subsidy
  • ‘Give Back’- 65 lakh connections given back to BPL families



FOOD SECURITY FOR POOR (Food & Public Distribution)


  • National Food Security Act , NFSA extended all over the country
  • 81.34 crore persons now get wheat at Rs. 2/ kg and rice at Rs. 3/ kg.
  • NFSA launched in 2013 was being implemented only in 11 states in May 2014.




  • Over Rs. 16000 crore have been made available to SHGs in the current Financial Year



UJJWALA (Petroleum)


Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana


  • Scheme for Providing Free LPG connections to Women from BPL Households launched by PM in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh on 1.5.2016
  • To  ensure universal cooking gas coverage, empower and protect women’s health, reduce cooking time
  • Also to create jobs for rural youth in supply chain.
  • Rs.8000 crores earmarked
  • Target is to provide five core LPG connections over the next three years (2016-19).
  • Over 2 crore LPG connections distributed till now.

MUDRA (Finance)


Pradhan Mantri MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) Yojana


  • Launched by PM on 8th April, 2015 to promote entrepreneurship spirit among the youth.
  • Easy, loans without guarantee under three categories – Shishu, Kishore and Tarun by the banks.
  • Loans more than Rs.2.34 lakh crore disbursed to over 2 crore borrowers by 10th February 2017.
  • Mobile App to be launched soon.




  • Indian Postal Payment Bank to take the banking system to the doorstep of the poor and the unbanked
  • Over 2.5 lakh Gram Dak Sewaks can work as Banking Correspondents




  • Three-fold increase in allocations for PMEGS & Credit facilities




  • To meet the objective of Housing for All by 2022 – 75 years of Independence

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna – Gramin


  • Foundation stone laid by the Prime Minister in Naya Raipur on 21st February, 2016.
  • To provide financial assistance for construction of pucca house to all houseless and households living in dilapidated houses.
  • Aim is to construct 1 crore affordable houses for the poor in rural areas by 2019.
  • Allocation increased from Rs 15000 crores in 2016-17 to Rs 23000 crores in 2017-18


Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna- Urban


  • PMAY launched by PM on 25th  June 2015
  • Aim is to construct 2 crore affordable houses for the poor in urban areas over the span of seven years span till 2022
  • 2508 cities in 26 states identified for providing affordable houses to the urban poor.
  • 17.68 lakhs houses sanctioned for financing
  • 4.66 lakhs houses built from 2014-17




  • Launched by Prime Minister in Naya Raipur on 21st February, 2016.
  • Aim is to reduce migration, rural –urban divide and stimulate skill development.
  • 300 RURBAN Clusters to be developed with an investment of Rs 5,100 crore in three years.
  • 100 clusters to be taken up this year.



  • To be set up  in 14 lakh Anganwadi Kendras at the cost of Rs.500 crores




  • India’s biggest ever cleanliness drive launched by the Prime Minister on  Gandhi Jayanti, 2nd October 2014 at Rajghat in New Delhi.
  • PM urges everyone to devote 100 hours every year that is two hours every week towards cleanliness.
  • Campaign aimed at the Mission Clean India by 2nd October 2019 to coincide with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
  • More than 3 Crore toilets constructed
  • Sanitation coverage which was 42% previously has become 60%
  • Open Defecation Free (ODF) States : Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala
  • Urban Areas of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat and Sikkim declared ODF.


Swachch Bharat Gramin:


  • Over 3.6 crore household toilets constructed since the launch of the Mission
  • 1,74,557 villages, 118 districts and 3 States declared ODF
  • Incentive for individual toilet has been increased to Rs. 12,000.
  • 80 lakh toilets constructed from 2.10.2014 to 2.10.2015 against expected 60 lakh. (Data of 2015-16 & 2016-17)??)
  • Against the yearly target of 50 lakh for individual latrines for the year 2014-15, 58,54,987 latrines were constructed, which is achievement of 117% of the target.(Comparison with 2016 17 )
  • 45.59 lakh and 49.76 lakh toilets were constructed in 2012-13 and 2013-14 respectively. On the other hand, in the first two years of NDA Government, 58.54 lakh and 97.73 lakh toilets have been constructed in 2014-15 and in 2015-16 (upto 29.2.2015).


Swachch Bharat Urban:


  • 31 lakhs individual household toilets constructed from 2014-17; 1.25 lakh Community and Public Toilet seats constructed
  • 39,995 out of total 81,015 urban wards covered under 100% Door to Door collection of solid waste from 2014-17
  • Waste  processing increased to 21.51% from 16% in 2014
  • Waste to Compost conversion increased to 13.13 lakh tons/year from 1.50 lakh tons per year in 2014
  • 633 cities have been so far declared Open Defecation Free and 531 of them have been independently verified and certified as ODF
  • All cities of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Sikkim declared ODF


Swachch Vidyalaya:


  • Target was fully achieved with 4.17 lakh toilets added to 2.61 lakh government elementary and secondary schools from 15.8.2014 to 15.8.2015.
  • 13.77 crore children in 11.21 lakh government schools all over the country now have access to toilet facilities




  • Rural drinking water supply coverage – No. of fully covered habitations increased from 73.66% as on 1.4.14 to 77.01% as on 28.2.17
  • 2,67,057 habitations covered from 2014-2017 (till 28.02.17)
  • 55 percent of the rural population have access to tap water
  • Clean Water to Arsenic and Fluoride  affected 28000 habitations by 2020







  • Aims to achieve full immunization of at least 90% children by 2020


  • Full immunization cover to missed out and left out children and pregnant women during routine immunization rounds, against 7 life threatening diseases.


  • Vaccination against Japanese Encephalitis provided in select endemic districts


  • 505 districts across 35 state/UTs covered under various phases of Mission Indradhanush


  • A total of 2.1 crore children and around 56 lakh pregnant women immunized as on 1st March 2017


  • A monumental feat: Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Eliminated in May 2015 well before the global target of December 2015.


  • Four new vaccines launched: Inactivated Polio Vaccine, Japanese-B Encephalitis vaccine, Rotavirus vaccine and Measles Rubella (MR) Vaccine (replacing Rubella Vaccine).




Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan-PMSMA


  • PMSMA launched to provide free health check-ups to pregnant women at Government Health Centers and hospitals.
  • Free check- ups and treatment on 9th of every month.
  • Rs 6000 to be given to the pregnant mother for institutional delivery in hospitals
  • More than 35 lakh antenatal checkups have been conducted at PMSMA sites for comprehensive services under the program
  • Over 3500 volunteers are registered on PMSMA portal across all State/UTs.
  • PMSMA conducted at over 11000 health facilities across all State/UTs


Availability of Cheaper Medicines  (Chemicals&Pharmaceuticals)


  • A total of 981 essential medicines, including life saving drugs, have been brought under the Price Control regime
  • Expansion of Jan Aushadhi scheme (renamed as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras)
  • Total of 846 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras opened as on 02.03.2017 from 99 in May 2014
  • Scheme’s product basket has been expanded to cover more than 600 medicines and 165 surgicals and consumables covering all therapeutic categories


AMRIT (Health)


  • AMRIT (Affordable Medicine and Reliable Implants for Treatment) stores to provide affordable cancer and cardiovascular diseases drugs and implants.
  • 16 stores opened so far and more than 6.48 lakhs patients served.
  • Resulted in savings of more than Rs. 35 crores to the patients
  • Medicines and Implants costing more than Rs. 58 crores sold for less than Rs. 23 crores



New AIIMS (Health)


  • 6 new AIIMS functional
  • 4 new AIIMS to be set up in Mangalagiri (Andhra Pradesh), Kalyani (West Bengal), Nagpur (Maharashtra) and Gorakhpur (Uttar Prdesh)
  • 2 new AIIMS at Jharkhand & Gujarat announced in Union budget 2017-18




  • Unique Labour Identification number allocated to give permanent identity to labourers. EPFO issued 6.57 crores UAN out of which 2.5 crore have been activated through mobile phones.




Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana: (DDUGJY)


  • Scheme launched on 25th July 2015
  • Launched with an initial allocation of Rs. 500 crores to ensure power supply to the rural poor.
  • The initial target of 2,800 villages; 7,108 village electrified in one year
  • Target of electrifying 18452 villages till May 2017
  • 13,988 out of 18,452 un-electrified villages electrified as on 14.03.17 (75.8%)


Source: PIB

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