New Schemes in Budget

National Health Protection Scheme
  • 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 have 50 crore beneficiaries.
  • It will be world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme.
Operation Green
  • It will be 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 aid farmers and help control and limit erratic fluctuations in the prices of tomatoes, onions and potatoes (TOP).
  • It is essentially price fixation scheme that aims to ensure farmers are given the right price for their produce.
  • The idea behind it is to double the income of farmers by the end of 2022.
Eklavya School
  • Eklavya schools will be established for scheduled caste (SC) and schedule tribe students by 2022 on the lines of Navodaya schools.
  • They will be model residential schools set up in each Block.
  • It will in areas with more than 50% tribal areas and 20,000 tribal people.
  • These schools will be part of Navodaya Vidyalayas.
  • It will provide training in sports and skill development. 
  • It has special facilities for preserving local art and culture.
Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE) Scheme
  • RISE scheme aims to lend low-cost funds to government higher educational institutions.
  • It will be launched with a total investment of Rs. 1 lakh crore in the next four years.
  • It will be financed via restructured higher education financing agency (HEFA), a non-banking financial company.
Prime Minister Fellowship Scheme
  • It is aimed at facilitating cutting edge research by provide high fellowship amounts to 1000 B. Tech students to pursue PhD in IITs and IISc.
  • Its purpose is to make to produce better research in India and make its institutions climb up in global rankings.
Kisan Credit Card to Fishermen and Cattle owners
  • Kisan Credit Card was extended to fishermen and cattle owners.
  • It will enable them to avail the easier loans.
  • It will help people associated with milk production business in rural areas by providing financial assistance and also to fisheries.
Affordable Housing Fund (AHF)
  • Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) will be created under National Housing Bank (NHB).
  • It will be funded from priority sector lending shortfall and fully serviced bonds authorised by Central Government.
  • It will be used to construct one crore households in the rural areas Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana.
Gobar-Dhan Yojna
  • Gobar-Dhan Yojana (also known as Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resource Fund scheme) aims to improve lives of the villagers.
  • Under it, solid waste of dung and fields will be changed into compost, biogas and bio-CNG.
National Bamboo Mission
  • Rs. 1,290 crore will be allocated under this scheme to help development of bamboo production as an industry in the country.
  • This will help the people of rural and tribal areas.

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