Contents:

  1. Drip Irrigation
  2. Farm Mechanization for Doubling Farmers’ Income
  3. Kisan Credit Card(KCC)
  4. State of The World’s Children Report 2019
  5. Improvement in Sex Ratio
  6. Change in Medical Expenditure Patterns
  7. Reduction in incidents of  Naxal violence
  8. Police Modernization

DRIP IRRIGATION

  • Per Drop More Crop component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY-PDMC) is operational in the country from 2015-16
  • The Government provides financial assistance @ 55% for small and marginal farmers and @ 45% for other farmers for installation of Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation systems.

FARM MECHANISATION FOR DOUBLING FARMERS’ INCOME

  • Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) has been introduced by Government, under which subsidy is provided for purchase of various types of Agricultural implements and machinery used for tillage, sowing, planting, harvesting, reaping, threshing, plant protection, inter cultivation and residue management.
  • The Government has introduced the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) Scheme, which enables farmers to purchase agricultural inputs and draw cash to satisfy their agricultural and consumption needs.
  • With a view to ensure availability of agriculture credit at a reduced interest rate of 7% p.a. to the farmers, an interest subvention scheme for short term crop loans upto Rs.3.00 lakh is implemented. 
  • The scheme provides interest subvention of 2% per annum to Banks on use of their own resources. 

KISAN CREDIT CARD (KCC)

  • To enable universal access to Concessional Institutional credit, Government of India has initiated a drive in Mission Mode for saturating all PM-KISAN beneficiaries with Kisan Credit Card (KCC).
  • In addition to the KCC, with a view to provide social security to the PM KISAN beneficiaries, eligible farmers will also be enrolled for the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Pradhan Mantru Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana (PMJJBY), after obtaining their consent.

STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN REPORT 2019

  • As per UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children Report 2019, the Under 5 Mortality Rate in India is 37 per 1,000 live births against Global average of 39 per 1,000 live births in 2018, which translates to more than 8 lakhs under 5 deaths in India.
  • Government of India has launched POSHAN (Prime Minister Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment) Abhiyaan, to address malnutrition challenges in India by engaging all the important stakeholders in a convergent approach.
  • The goals of POSHAN Abhiyaan is to prevent and reduce stunting, underweight and low birth weight by 2% per annum and the reduction of anemia by 3% per annum
  • Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) is being supported to provide vaccination to children against life threatening diseases such as Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Polio, Tetanus, Hepatitis B, Measles, Rubella, Pneumonia and Meningitis caused by Haemophilus Influenzae B.
  • The Rotavirus vaccination has also been rolled out in the country for prevention of Rota-viral diarrhoea.
  • Mission Indradhanush is targeted to immunize children who are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated i.e. those that have not been covered during the rounds of routine immunization for various reasons. Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 2.0 is rolled-out as per road-map for achieving 90% full immunization coverage across the country.

IMPROVEMENT IN SEX RATIO

  • As per Census conducted by Registrar General of India, the trend in sex ratio has improved to 943 in 2011 from 926 in 1991
  • As per the National Health Profile, India has declining birth rate (from 20.8 in 2015 to 20.2 in 2017) & death rate (from 6.5 in 2015 to 6.3 in 2017) over the last three years, based on the latest SRS Bulletin published by Registrar General of India

CHANGE IN MEDICAL EXPENDITURE PATTERNS

As per the National Health Accounts estimates, the Out-of-Pocket Expenditure (OOPE) as a percentage of Current Health Expenditure, during the latest four years for which data is available

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REDUCTION IN INCIDENTS OF NAXAL VIOLENCE

Naxal violence incidents have continuously gone down in the period 2017-19.

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POLICE MODERNISATION

Crime & Criminal Tracking Networking System (CCTNS) in 15152 out of 15985 police stations of the country which has digitised police processes like registering complaints, FIRs, Investigation details, etc.

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