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Education & Skills

Educational and Skills are the bases on which the edifice of an innovative and developing economy is built. For the first time ever, the government has embarked on an extensive grass-root consultative process to encourage citizens to actively contribute to the development of the New Education Policy. In this section, you can view the government initiatives and policies aimed at inclusive growth through better education. You can also learn more about Skill India and how it has radically transformed the youth and job scenario in India.

Farmer Welfare

Farmers welfare has been given a renewed emphasis in the 2016-17 Budget. This section includes information on various policies adopted by the government to improve not only agricultural yield, but also to double farm income in the next five years and ultimately transform the rural economic landscape. This section presents details of irrigation projects initiated by the government, insurance programs launched for the financial security of farmers, measures taken for providing better fertilizers, development of allied sectors such as fisheries and animal husbandry and promoting good soil health practices.

Governance

Governance is the overarching framework of laws, policies and rules which sets the roadmap for the government’s effort aimed at individuals or the society. The Government of India has implemented the Digital India Mission to make all government services available to the citizens of India via electronic media. In the Governance section, you will find information about internal affairs, consumer affairs, public grievances, disaster management and various laws that affect the governance of a country.

Health & Social Welfare

A healthy mind in a healthy body – no amount of development investment can bear fruit if the population is not healthy and fit, ready to take up the challenge of the hard work required to develop the nation. This section will provide you information about the Government of India’s initiatives for ensuring basic health care facilities, focusing specifically on women, children, senior citizens etc. You can explore this section to know about the benefits of Yoga and the government’s efforts to disseminate information about Yoga as the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. You will also find information about the plans and policies for Women & Child Development and Tribal Welfare. Additionally, this section provides information about the various programs aimed at ensuring social inclusion.

India & the World

India has always been a world leader, spreading the message of peace, harmony, knowledge and wisdom. The Ministry of External Affairs has spearheaded efforts to promote a peaceful and stable external environment, which also leads to domestic economic development and poverty reduction. India’s foreign policy also recognizes that issues such as food security and climate change, while being crucial to the nation’s transformation, also require global cooperative solutions. View this section, India & the World to know more about India’s external affairs initiatives, national defence issues, climate and environmental changes, culture and tourism.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure is a key driver of the overall development of Indian economy. This sector focuses on major infrastructure sectors such as power, roads and bridges, dams and urban infrastructure. The changing infrastructure landscape in India has generated significant interest from international investors. This section provides details of various Government of India policies and plans aimed at improving the infrastructure, with specific focus on urban transformation (Smart City, AMRUT, HRIDAY) and Namami Gange. Explore this section to know more about the measures taken to improve our country’s highways, power, railways, mining and civil aviation.

Rural Development

Rural development involves both economic development as well as social transformation. The Ministry of Rural Development is implementing several programs through the State Governments to promote better prospects for economic development, aimed at poverty reduction, rural infrastructure habitant development, provision of basic minimum services and providing employment to marginal farmers/labourers to discourage seasonal and permanent migration to urban areas. This section has information on the major missions and initiatives, such as Rurban (Mission launched to transform rural areas and develop them to reduce the gap between rural & urban), Gramoday (focusing on the development work done in villages), the Ujjawala Yojana (for providing LPG cylinders in every household) and projects undertaken for providing clean drinking water.

Technology

Technology is the axis around which the 21st century revolves. The Government of India has taken a number of steps to foster growth in various technology sectors such as electronic goods manufacturing, software, computers and IT related products and services. The technology sector is playing a vital role in propelling the overall economic development in India. IT has transformed the world’s perception of India into a land of technologically innovative entrepreneurs. The Technology section provides a glimpse of the Government of India’s initiatives in the field of Communication and Science & Technology, including the Digital India Mission and the achievements in Space and Atomic Energy.

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