Central government schemes in India

Date of Launch
Outlay/Status statistics
May 9, 2015
A pension program that allows people to make voluntary contributions within a certain range in order to receive matching government contributions.
2009 25 February
reduce the cost of compact fluorescent lamps
comprehensive medical care facilities to Central Government employees and their family members
Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme
2003 1 April
Create an enabling environment to ensure equal opportunities, equity, social justice and empowerment of persons with disabilities.
Sep 25, 2014
Rural Development
It is a Government of India Project to engage rural youth specially BPL and SC/ST segment of population, in gainful employment through skill training programmes.
July 1, 2015
1 Lakh Crore
Digitally Empowered Nation
Aims to ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically and people get benefited from the latest information and communication technology
March 31, 2007
Creation of scientific storage capacity with allied facilities in rural areas to meet the requirements of farmers for storing farm produce, processed farm produce and agricultural inputs. Improve their marketability through promotion of grading, standardization and quality control of agricultural produce.
1985 Restructured 25 june 2015
Housing, Rural
Provides financial assistance to rural poor for constructing their houses themselves.[4]
Mother Care
A cash incentive of Rs. 4000 to women (19 years and above) for the first two live births[5]
October 2, 1975
Child Development
The scheme aims to tackle malnutrition and health problems in children below 6 years of age and their mothers by providing cash incentives conditional upon registration at Anganwadicentres and vaccination of newborn children.
Rural Development
self-employment program to raise the income-generation capacity of target groups among the poor and The scheme has been merged with another scheme named Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) since 01.04 1999.
Mother Care
One-time cash incentive to pregnant women for institutional/home births through skilled assistance
December 3, 2005
Urban Development[6]
a programme meant to improve the quality of life and infrastructure in the cities. To be replaced by Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation.
July 2004
Educational facilities (residential schools) for girls belonging to SCSTOBC, minority communities and families below the poverty line(BPL) in Educationally Backward Blocks
Scholarships for top Science students, Fellowships for pursuing PhD, Research Grants to researchers
Scholarship program to encourage students to take up research careers in the areas of basic sciences, engineering and medicine
Insurance to cattle and attaining qualitative improvement in livestock and their products.
February 6, 2006[7][8]
Rs. 40,000 crore in 2010–11
Rural Wage Employment
Legal guarantee for one hundred days of employment in every financial year to adult members of any rural household willing to do public work-related unskilled manual work at the statutory minimum wage of Rs. 120 per day in 2009 prices.
December 23, 1993
Each MP has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for, works to the tune of Rs.5 Crores per annum to be taken up in his/her constituency. The Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament can recommend works in one or more districts in the State from where he/she has been elected.
August 15, 1995
Health, Education
Lunch (free of cost) to school-children on all working days
March 1995
20000 Crore for 5 years
Clean & Protect Ganga
Integrates the efforts to clean and protect the River Ganga in a comprehensive manner
May 5, 1988
Make 80 million adults in the age group of 15 – 35 literate
January 1, 2004
Contribution based pension system
Financial assistance to fishers for construction of house, community hall for recreation and common working place and installation of tube-wells for drinking water
Personality development through social (or community) service
August 15, 1995
Public assistance to its citizens in case of unemployment, old age, sickness and disablement and in other cases of undeserved want
September 29, 2006
Allocation of Rs.400 Crore
Urban Infrastructure Development
Pooled Finance Development Fund (PFDF), which would enable the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) including small and medium sized municipalities to raise funds from the market on a sustainable basis to meet their investment needs. PFDF will provide credit enhancement to ULBs to access market borrowings based on their credit worthiness through State level Pooled Finance Mechanism viz. a State Pooled Finance Entity (SPEF).
July 23, 2010
Model Village
Integrated development of Schedule Caste majority villages in four states
April 2015[13]
To provide encouragement to youth for development of employable skills by providing monetary rewards by recognition of prior learning or by undergoing training at affiliated centers.
May 9, 2015
Accidental Insurance with a premium of Rs. 12 per year.
May 9, 2015
Life insurance of Rs. 2 lakh with a premium of Rs. 330 per year.
August 28, 2014
Financial Inclusion
National Mission for Financial Inclusion to ensure access to financial services, namely Banking Savings & Deposit Accounts, Remittance, Credit, Insurance, Pension in an affordable manner
December 25, 2000
Rural Development
Good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected villages
Urban Housing
It envisages a “Slum Free India” with inclusive and equitable cities in which every citizen has access to basic civic infrastructure and social amenities and decent shelter
April 2005
Rural Electrification
Programme for creation of Rural Electricity Infrastructure & Household Electrification for providing access to electricity to rural households
August 1, 2007
Achieve 4% annual growth in agriculture through development of Agriculture and its allied sectors during the XI Plan period
April 1, 2008
Health insurance to poor (BPL), Domestic workers, MGNERGA workers, Rikshawpullers, Building and other construction workers, and many other categories as may be identified by the respective states
Tuberculosis control initiative
Saksham or Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Boys
Skill Development
Aims at all-round development of Adolescent Boys and make them self-reliant, gender-sensitive and aware citizens, when they grow up. It cover all adolescent boys (both school going and out of school) in the age-group of 11 to 18 years subdivided into two categories, viz. 11-14 & 14–18 years. In 2014–15, an allocation of Rs. 25 Crore is made for the scheme.
Skill Development
Empowering adolescent girls (Age) of 11–18 years with focus on out-of-school girls by improvement in their nutritional and health status and upgrading various skills like home skills, life skills and vocational skills. Merged Nutrition Programme for Adolescent Girls (NPAG) and Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY).
September 25, 2001
Rural Self Employment
Providing additional wage employment and food security, alongside creation of durable community assets in rural areas.
February 15, 2011
Financial Inclusion
To make banking facility available to all citizens and to get 5 Crore accounts opened by Mar 2012. Replaced by Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.
April 1, 1999
Rural Employment
Bring the assisted poor families above the poverty line by organizing them into Self Help Groups (SHGs) through the process of social mobilization, their training and capacity building and provision of income generating assets through a mix of bank credit and government subsidy.
September 26, 2010
To be replaced by Atal Pension Yojana
pension scheme to the workers in unorganized sector. Any citizen who is not part of any statutory pension scheme of the Government and contributes between Rs. 1000 and Rs. 12000/- per annum, could join the scheme. The Central Government shall contribute Rs. 1000 per annum to such subscribers.
Child Care
Training Program for ICDS workers
June 18, 1997
Closed on 31 December 1998
Opportunity to the income tax/ wealth tax defaulters to disclose their undisclosed income at the prevailing tax rates.
June 2011
$5.1 Billion
This scheme will organize rural poor into Self Help Group(SHG) groups and make them capable for self-employment. The idea is to develop better livelihood options for the poor.
24 Sep, 2013
This scheme will reduce poverty of urban poor households specially street vendors who constitute an important segment of urban poor by enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities.
Jan 2015
Urban Development
The scheme seeks to preserve and rejuvenate the rich cultural heritage of the country.
22 Jan 2015
The scheme primarily ensures equitable share to a girl child in resources and savings of a family in which she is generally discriminated as against a male child.
June 25, 2015
Urban Development
To enable better living and drive economic growth stressing on the need for people centric urban planning and development.
June 25, 2015
Urban Development
To enable better living and drive economic growth stressing on the need for people centric urban planning and development.
June 25, 2015
To enable better living and drive economic growth stressing on the need for people centric urban planning and development.
launched in 9 districts in 1987 and has been expanded in January 2005 to 250 districts in 21 different states of the country
The objective of this project is to eliminate child labour in hazardous industries by 2010.
Under this scheme, the target group is all children below 14 years of age who are working in occupations and processes listed in the Schedule to the Child Labor (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986 or occupations and processes that are harmful to the health of the child.
20 July 2015
The objective of this project is to help job-seekers land up at the job they deserve.
Under this scheme, an online job-portal named as National Career Service portal has been launched which acts as a common platform for Job-seekers, employers, skill providers, govt. departments, placement organizations and counselors. The portal possesses more than 3.11 Crore registered job-seekers and more than 9 lakh employers from across the country.
NDA government
25 December 2000
Under the scheme 1 Crore of the poorest among the (Below Poverty Line)BPL families covered under the targeted public distribution system are identified.
Issue of Ration Cards Following the recognition of Antyodaya families, unique quota cards to be recognized an “Antyodaya Ration Card” must be given to the Antyodaya families by the chosen power.
The scheme has been further expanded twice by additional 50 lakh BPL families each in June 2003 and in August 2004,thus covering 2 Crore families under the AAY scheme
July 15, 2015
Seeks to provide the institutional capacity to train a minimum 40 Crore skilled people by 2022 
2007 for 5 years
It launched in 2007 for 5 years to increase production and productivity of wheat, rice and pulses on a sustainable basis so as to ensure food security of the country.
The aim is to bridge the yield gap in respect of these crops through dissemination of improved technologies and farm management practices.
1 May 2016
Rs. 8000 Crore
Launched to provide free LPG connections to women from below poverty line families.
1 July 2015
Generic Medicine
 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana’ is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Govt. Of India, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through special Kendra’s known as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra (PMBJK) have been set up to provide generic drugs, which are available at lesser prices but are equivalent in quality and efficacy as expensive branded drugs.
April 5, 2016
Loans to SC/ST/Women entrepreneurs for Greenfield enterprises
The objective of the Stand-Up India scheme is to facilitate bank loans between  INR 10 lakh (INR 1,00,000) and  INR 1 Crore (INR 20,000,000) to at least one Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST) borrower and at least one woman borrower per bank branch for setting up a Greenfield enterprise. This enterprise may be in manufacturing, services or the trading sector. In case of non-individual enterprises at least 51% of the shareholding and controlling stake should be held by either an SC/ST or Woman entrepreneur. Loans can be applied online through the Standup Mitra or Udyami Mitra portals.