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PIB Summaries 08 December 2022


  1. NaviC system
  2. RoDTEP Scheme
  3. Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan
  4. ODOP initiative

NaviC System

Focus: GS III- Science and technology

Why in News?

The Centre informed that the usage of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (NaviC system) has increased in India.

What is NavIC?

  • NavIC, or Navigation with Indian Constellation, is an independent stand-alone navigation satellite system developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation.
  • NavIC was originally approved in 2006 at a cost of $174 million. It was expected to be completed by late 2011, but only became operational in 2018.
  • NavIC consists of eight satellites and covers the whole of India’s landmass and up to 1,500 km (930 miles) from its boundaries.
  • Currently, NavIC’s use is limited. It is being used in public vehicle tracking in India, for providing emergency warning alerts to fishermen venturing into the deep sea where there is no terrestrial network connectivity, and for tracking and providing information related to natural disasters.

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RoDTEP Scheme

Focus: GS III- Indian Economy

Why in News?

Taking a major step to boost exports, Centre further expanded the scope of RoDTEP Scheme (Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products) by including the exports made from the Chemical sector, Pharmaceuticals sector and exports of articles of iron & steel

About RoDTEP scheme:

  • RoDTEP stands for Remission of Duties and Taxes on Export Products.
  • It replaced MEIS (Merchandise Exports from India Scheme).
  • The scheme will ensure that the exporters receive the refunds on the embedded taxes and duties previously non-recoverable.
  • The scheme was brought about with the intention to boost exports which were relatively poor in volume previously.

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Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Why in News?

Under the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan scheme, Rs 1,538.32 crore has been released to States/ UTs during the last three years

About Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA)

Nodal : Ministry of Panchayati Raj

  • It is central government scheme that aims at making rural local bodies self-sustainable, financially stable and more efficient.
  • Restructured RGSA to focus on training, building infrastructure, stepping up initiatives for e-governance under e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project (MMP) to deliver Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • The scheme will extend to all states/UTs of country and will also include institutions of rural local government in non-Part IX areas, where Panchayats do not exist.
  • Under the scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan there is no provision for forming new Panchayats. Formation or reorganization of Panchayats is done by the respective States/ Union Territories as per their requirement.

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ODOP Initiative

Focus: GS III- Agriculture

Why in News?

ODOP initiative is operationally merged with ‘Districts as Export Hub (DEH)’ initiative of the DGFT, Department of Commerce, with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) as a major stakeholder.

About One District, One Product

Nodal: Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI). 

  • The ODOP initiative is aimed at manifesting the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to foster balanced regional development across all districts of the country.
  • The idea is to select, brand, and promote One Product from each District of the country
    • For enabling holistic socioeconomic growth across all regions
    • To attract investment in the District to boost manufacturing and exports
    • To generate employment in the District
    • To provide ecosystem for Innovation/ use of Technology at District level to make them competitive with domestic as well as International market

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December 2023