NEW SCHEMES In Union Budget 2018

1. National Health Protection Scheme

Objective & Features

  • National Health Protection Scheme (Ayushman Bharat Scheme) will cover 10 crore poor and vulnerable families.
  •  Under it, up to Rs 5 lakh insurance cover will be provided to each family per year in secondary and tertiary care institutions.
  • It will cover 50 crore beneficiaries and will be the world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme

2. Operation Green

Objective & Features

  • It is to launched with an allocation of Rs 500 crore on the lines of Operation Flood.
  • It aims to promote farmer producers organisations, processing facilities, agri-logistics and professional management.
  •  It also aims to help farmers to control and limit erratic fluctuations in the prices of tomatoes, onions and potatoes (TOP) through a price fixation scheme, that would ensure farmers the right price for their produce.

3. Eklavya School

Objective & Features

  • To be established for Scheduled Caste & Schedule Tribe students by 2022 on the lines of Navodaya schools. These schools would be part of Navodaya Vidyalayas.
  • They will be a model residential school set up in each Block.
  • It would be established in areas with more than 50% tribal areas and 20,000 tribal people.
  • It would provide training in sports and skill development and also focus on preserving local art and culture.

4. Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE) Scheme

Objective & Features

  • To lend low-cost funds to government higher educational institutions.
  • It will be launched with a total investment of Rs. 1 lakh crore over the next four years.
  • It will be financed via restructured higher education financing agency (HEFA), a non-banking financial company.

5. Kisan Credit Card to Fishermen

Objective & Features

  • This is a Card to fishermen and cattle owners.
  • This will enable them to avail easier loans.
  • The credit card scheme will help the people associated with the milk production business in rural areas

6. National Bamboo Mission


  • An amount of Rs. 1,290 crores will be allocated under this scheme.
  • This will help in the development of bamboo production as an industry especially in rural and tribal areas.

7. Gobar-Dhan Yojna (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resource Fund Scheme)

  • To improve the lives of the villagers. x Solid waste of dung and fields will be changed into compost, biogas and bio-CNG.

8. Prime Minister Fellowship Scheme
Objective & Features

  • To produce better research in India and make its institutions climb up in global rankings.
  • So, 1000 B.Tech students will be given the opportunity to do Ph.D. in IIT and IISc.

9. Saubhagya Yojna
Objective –  To increase the number of power connections in rural areas to 40 million households.

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