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Schemes and Programmes
The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)
Summary :The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) was conceived as a centrally sponsored scheme at the end of the Ninth Five Year Plan to improve the educational status through interventions designed to improve accessibility, reduce gender and social gaps and improve the quality of learning.
  
Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
Summary :Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) is a massive city-modernisation scheme launched by the Government of India under Ministry of Urban Development.Its aim is to encourage reforms and fast track planned development of identified cities.
  
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
Summary :The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
  
Indra Aawas Yojana (IAY)
Summary :Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Rural Development to provide houses to the poor in the rural areas and to primarily to help construction/upgradation of dwelling units of members of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, freed bonded labourers, minorities in the below poverty line (category1) and other below poverty line non-SC/ST rural households by providing them a lump sum financial assistance.
  
National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)
Summary :National rural health mission is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Rural Development to provide accessible, affordable, accountable, effective, and reliable primary health care, especially to poor and vulnerable sections of the population. It also aims at bridging the gap in rural health care.
  
National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP)
Summary :National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) is a flagship programme of the government, providing human security to the poor and the destitute. The programme was launched on 15 August 1995 as a wholly Centrally funded program to give financial assistance to families with little or no regular means of subsistence, living below the poverty line. NSAP presently consists of three components, namely, NOAPS, NFBS, and Annapurna Scheme.
  
Provisions Of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA)
Summary :Provisions of urban amenities in rural areas (PURA) is a flagship programme of Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), for holistic and accelerated development of compact areas around a potential growth centre in a Gram Panchayat (or a group of Gram Panchayats) through Public Private Partnership (PPP) framework for providing livelihood opportunities and urban amenities to improve the quality of life in rural areas.
  
Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY)
Summary :Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) is a flagship programme of The Ministry of Rural Development to bring the assisted poor families (Swarozgaries) above the Poverty Line by ensuring appreciable sustained level of income over a period of time by organising the rural poor into Self Help Groups (SHGs) through the process of social mobilization, their training and capacity building and provision of income generating assets.
  
Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF)
Summary :The Backward Region Grant Fund is designed to redress regional imbalances in development. The fund will provide financial resources for supplementing and converging existing developmental inflows in to identified districts.
  
Central Sector Scheme on Rural Business Hubs (2007-08 to 2011-12)
Summary :The Ministry of Panchayati Raj has adopted the goal of “Haat to Hypermarket” as the overarching objective of the Rural Business Hubs (RBH), initiative aimed at moving from mere livelihood support to promoting rural prosperity.