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  1. Narendra Modi’s birthday today: Housing to gold, top 10 key schemes launched in 2015

Narendra Modi’s birthday today: Housing to gold, top 10 key schemes launched in 2015

On PM Narendra Modi's birthday today, when he turned 65, we present here a list of top 10 public welfare schemes the Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) NDA government has launched in 2015.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 19, 2015 7:44 PM
Narendra modi birthday

To celebrate PM Narendra Modi birthday today, Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma unveiled a 365 kg ‘ladoo’ in New Delhi and said there can’t be a better way of celebrating it than declaring the occasion as ‘Swachhta Diwas’ (Cleanliness Day) – PM turned 65 today. (AP)

On PM Narendra Modi’s birthday today, when he turned 65, we present here a list of top 10 public welfare schemes the Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) NDA government has launched in 2015.

1. Housing for All Scheme: Narendra Modi-led government identified 305 cities and towns across nine states for implementation of its ambitious ‘Housing for All’ scheme. Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) Ministry. would provide assistance of over Rs. 2 lakh crore over the next six years for enabling two crore urban poor own their own houses.

The selected cities and towns are in Chhattisgarh (36 cities/towns), Gujarat (30), Jammu and Kashmir (19), Jharkhand (15), Kerala (15), Madhya Pradesh (74), Odisha (42), Rajasthan (40) and Telangana (34).

2. The Atal Pension Yojana (APY), like the National Pension System (NPS), seeks to provide monthly pension to subscribers from the age of 60. While the APY is open to all citizens of India between 18-40 years, it is focussed on workers in the unorganised sector.

3. ‘Smart City‘ is one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet projects. The government recently identified 98 cities for the project. Modi had launched the criteria and guidelines for 100 Smart Cities to be selected through city challenge competition in June 25. Centre has earmarked Rs 48,000 crore for development of 100 smart cities.
Each smart city would get a Central assistance of Rs 100 crore per year for five years.

4. Seeking to bridge the rural-urban divide, Modi government will set up 300 rural clusters by 2019-20 across the country as the Union Cabinet approved Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission with an outlay of Rs 5142.08 crore.
The mission aims to spur economic, social and infrastructure development in rural areas.

5. Narendra Modi-led government implemented One Rank One Pension scheme (OROP) under which there would be revision of pension every five years as against two years demanded by the ex-servicemen.

The base year would be calender year 2013 for calculation of the OROP and it will be implemented from July 2014.

6. Skill India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ambitious projects that aims to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022.

The initiatives include National Skill Development Mission, National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme and the Skill Loan scheme.

7. Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme: Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme aims at encouraging people to save for girl child’s education and marriage. Under the scheme, parents and legal guardians can open accounts in the name of two girl children up to 10 years of age. The minimum investment is Rs 1,000 a year. Further investments have to be in multiples of Rs 100. The maximum amount one can deposit is Rs 1.5 lakh, irrespective of the number of accounts.

8. AMRUT: Making an initiative for urban development Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) scheme to ensure basic infrastructure and sanitation in the country adding that two crore new houses will be built for urban poor. “AMRUT will build 2 crore houses for urban poor. Every uban poor will be able to hold a house,” PM  Modi said.

9. Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana: Under this scheme, the person will be given Rs 2 lac for accidental death or full disability. If the person suffers partial disability he will be given Rs 1 lac. The scheme will be available to those bank account holders whose age group is 18 to 70 years. The premium in PMSBY will collected through ‘auto debit’ facility.

10. Narendra Modi govt approved Gold Bond and Gold Monetisation schemes to reduce the metal’s demand in physical form and fish out idle gold lying with households and other entities. The Gold Bond scheme will have an annual cap of 500 grams per person and such bonds would be issued for a period of 5-7 years.

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