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Haryana Government Schemes - For HCS Exam 2021
If you are a civil services aspirant and preparing for the HCS exam 2021, then you must check the HCS Previous Year Papers and examine them thoroughly. Then you will find that not only the Haryana GK but the Haryana Current Affairs also play an important part in the HPSC HCS Exam preparation. So, our team has prepared a series of important articles on Haryana's current affairs from June 2020 to May 2021. In this series, you will find topic-wise articles that are important for HCS Prelims 2021. The present article covers various schemes and policies of the Haryana government from the last year till now.
Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana
The Chief Minister announced that the poor families who have lost members prematurely during the second wave of COVID-19 and for some reason could not fill the form for the benefit of this scheme will be given a benefit of Rs 2 lakh by the State Government.
- Lakhs of families are eligible for this scheme.
- The scheme is for people between the ages of 18 to 50 years with an annual premium of Rs 330.
- The Chief Minister urged the poor families to go to the bank and fill-up the form so that they can get the benefit of Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has launched “Sanjeevani Pariyojana” a supervised home care initiative to help people quickly access medical care for mild to moderate symptoms of Covid-19 without having to leave home and travel to a hospital.
- The Chief Minister launched the initiative on May 24 through video conferencing.
- The pilot project began in Karnal district with a full roll-out across many districts to follow in the coming weeks.
- “Sanjeevani Pariyojana” will extend medical care to rural areas where awareness of the second wave of the virus and how to treat it remains low.
- Under this initiative, an Integrated Command and Control Center is established for managing critical resources like hospital bed availability, oxygen supply, ambulance tracking, and door-to-door awareness campaign.
Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon scheme
The Haryana Government has extended the Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon scheme to 17 more villages with the aim of providing 24 hours electricity to the rural areas of the state on the pattern of urban areas. (On May 2021)
- Now 5287 villages of the state are getting a 24-hour power supply under the 'Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon' scheme.
- 'Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon' scheme was launched on July 1, 2015, by Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal from Dayalpur village in Kurukshetra district.
- Under this scheme, the villagers were requested to pay the outstanding electricity bills, to prevent power theft, as a result of which 24 hours uninterrupted power supply is started by identifying the villages which have low line loss.
Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana
Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala announced that 120 roads have been approved under Phase-2 of 'Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana' in Haryana, which will cost a total of Rs 549.51 crore. The total length of these roads is 1216.95 km.
- The roads constructed under 'Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana' include 9 roads of Ambala district, 17 roads of Bhiwani, 2 roads of Faridabad, 14 roads of Fatehabad, 14 roads of Hisar, 3 roads of Jind, 7 roads of Kaithal,
- Haryana is the first state in the country to complete all the work allocated under Phase-1 and Phase-2 of 'Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana'.
- Not only this, the third batch of phase-three has got the first approval under this scheme, before phase-two of this scheme also got the first approval in the country in March 2021.
Goods and Service Tax (GST)
The Haryana became the first state in India to allow reimbursement of goods and service tax (GST) paid by companies, non-governmental organizations, and individuals on the purchase of 15 items including Covid vaccines, Remdesivir injections, ventilators, and oxygen cylinders that they have donated free of cost to the state government or state-run hospitals.
- Haryana is facing an acute shortage of liquid medical oxygen and other health equipment such as ventilators, medicines, etc.
- A large number of Corporates, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), and individuals are coming forward to help the State Government in its efforts to augment the health infrastructure and equipment by way of donating such material to Government medical facilities.
- This notification aims to encourage efforts by corporations, non-government organizations (NGOs), and individuals and facilitate donations of items such as oxygen concentrators, Covid-19 vaccines, Remdesivir injections, etc. as the country battles the intense second Covid-19 wave.
Ayushman Bharat Yojana
The Haryana Government has decided to cover nambardars under “Ayushman Bharat Yojana” to allow them benefits in case of serious illnesses.
- Apart from this, smart mobile phones will also be provided to them.
- This information was given by Haryana Financial Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Sanjeev Kaushal, at a meeting held with the deputy commissioners of the state through video-conferencing regarding ownership and other schemes.
- There are 23,375 sanctioned posts of nambardars in the state. Under this scheme, beneficiaries were being provided funds up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary health treatment in public and private listed hospitals in India.
Mera Paani -Meri Virasat
Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal announced that the "Mera Paani -Meri Virasat" Scheme will be linked to "Meri Fasal - Mera Byora" so that the farmers get the benefit of incentive money without any delay.
- The Haryana Government will provide incentive money to farmers who conserve water.
- This scheme was implemented last year, under which incentives were given. Farmers who sow other crops instead of paddy crops will be provided incentive money at the rate of Rs 7,000 per acre.
- As a result, the farmers sowed other crops instead of paddy in 96,000 acres of land.
- The farmers will have to give detailed information of crops being sowed per acre on Meri Fasal - Mera Byora and Mera Paani – Meri Virasat portal.
The state government has announced to bear the entire cost of treatment of BPL patients of the state who are treating Covid-19 in private hospitals.
- This announcement was made by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal while reviewing the status of Covid-19 through video conference with the Deputy Commissioners of all the districts of the state.
- Earlier, the government had announced financial assistance of up to Rs 35,000 to BPL patients.
- The Chief Minister has announced that only those BPL families who are not included in the Ayushman Bharat Yojana will be eligible for this benefit.
- To get benefits, it is necessary to have a Parivaar Pehchan Card
- The families of BPL who are being covered under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana are already being given treatment facilities up to Rs 5 lakh a year by the government.
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij has announced that the Post Covid Center 'Umang' will be started in the government hospitals of the state.
- After the recovery from corona at these centers being started by the name Umang, patients will not only be treated for the problems but also trainers will be deployed for their physical fitness for the education of Yoga and Pranayam.
- Along with this, the services of physiotherapists and other necessary doctors will also be availed at these centers.
Micro Irrigation Scheme
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched a new Micro Irrigation Scheme to ensure the availability of water in each and every agricultural field in the State.
- Under this scheme, four districts namely Bhiwani, Dadri, Mahendragarh, and Fatehabad have been included in the first phase.
- National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has also agreed to give subsidy under this scheme
- Under this scheme, farmers who will make clusters of at least 25 acres of land or more will be provided water through the Micro Irrigation System.
‘Mahila Avm Kishori Samman’ Yojna’ and ‘Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphaar Yojana
Haryana Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal launched ‘Mahila Avm Kishori Samman’ Yojna’ and ‘Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphaar Yojana
- On August 5, 2020, through video conferencing from Chandigarh
- The sanitary napkins and fortified flavored skimmed milk powder were distributed by the Anganwadi workers from door to door to the beneficiaries on 5th August 2020 at the village level.
- As per available data, there are 11,24,871 BPL families in the state.
- By assuming that each such family might have two adolescent girls or women below the age of 45 to whom sanitary napkins will be provided.
- The expected number of womenfolk of BPL families in the age group of 10-45 years would thus be approximately 22.50 lakh and each of them
- The State Government has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 39.80 crore for this ambitious scheme namely ‘Mahila Avm Kishori Samman Yojana for the welfare and healthy life for the women.
Mukhyamantri Bagwani Bima Yojana
The state government has launched a new horticulture insurance scheme, Mukhyamantri Bagwani Bima Yojana based on the trust model of the Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme (PM Fasal Bima Yojana)
- To ensure uninterrupted flow of vital medical supplies to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in the State, Haryana Government has announced the “Haryana Covid Emergency Loan Scheme” for new and old entrepreneurs supplying medicines, oxygen, and other medical facilities to Covid-19 patients.
- For this, the State Government has set up a fund of Rs 500 crore.
- The State Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar gave the approval to launch the scheme.
- “Under the scheme, Haryana Government will help businessmen, presently working in the state, to increase their current production or to set up new units to meet various requirements to tackle Covid-19 pandemic.
Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan
The 'Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan' scheme is being started from April 1, the goal of this scheme is to increase the income of 1 lakh poor families in the first phase.
- This umbrella scheme which consists of all the government’s welfare programs will give each family a tailored package of measures including education, skill development, wage employment, self-employment, and job creation among others to ensure their economic upliftment so as to reach a minimum economic threshold of Rs 1.80 lakh per annum.
- The scheme is created on the principle of Antyodaya – the economic upliftment of the poorest
- This Abhiyan will draw verified data from the Parivar Pehchan Patra (family ID card) and identify the poorest one lakh families in the state.
- Once these one lakh families are successfully uplifted, then the government will identify the next lot of the poorest one lakh families and work for their economic upliftment
- Each department of the government will prioritize schemes implemented by them for the upliftment of the identified poorest families
The Haryana government is going to implement the law of providing 75 percent reservation to the youth of the state in the private sector jobs from "Mazdoor Divas i.e. May 1".
- This will be applicable at various stages.
- Now instead of 50 thousand rupees, this reservation will be applicable for jobs ranging from 20 to 25 thousand rupees.
The Mahagram Yojana will be implemented in village Chautala of Sirsa district in such a way that this village can emerge as a model in the entire State.
Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala directed the officers concerned to complete all the works related to Mahagram Yojana to be carried out in this village within the stipulated time period.
- Mr. Dushyant Chautala, who also holds the portfolio of Development and Panchayat Department, held discussions with senior officers of Public Health and Engineering and Development and Panchayat Departments to review the Mahagram scheme and also took stock of the ongoing progress works under this scheme.
- Deputy Chief Minister was apprised that the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Mahagram Yojana in Chautala village has been prepared and work will start soon.
- The officers informed that the State Government will start a micro-irrigation project in this village along with a Solid Treatment Plant so that the treated water released from the plant can be used for irrigation
The Haryana government has decided to raise orphans. For this, the new scheme named 'Harihar' has been approved by the cabinet.
- Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal announced to implementation of the Harihar Scheme on the occasion of International Women's Day on March 8.
- Under this scheme, the state government will bear the expenses for the upbringing and education of all the orphans who come to the children's homes.
- After completing the age of 18 years, such youth will be directly covered by the Ex Gratia Policy and will be given Group-C and Group-D jobs. For this, they will not have to give any kind of exam.
Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) Scheme
The Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal launched the ambitious ‘Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) Scheme’ which will ensure that benefits of education and health reach the beneficiaries.
- It is a landmark scheme and will further enhance the vision of being ‘self-reliant’.
- Mr. Dalal has participated in the state-level program from Bhiwani for distribution of Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) to 20 beneficiaries through video conferencing by the Chief Minister from the PWD Rest House at Sector 1, Panchkula.
- The year 2020 is being celebrated as ‘Susashan Sankalp Varsha.
- The e-governance has enabled the government to take a step forward towards good governance simultaneously,
- The welfare schemes of the government will be linked to the ‘Parivar Pehchan Patra’ so that people get the benefit of the schemes automatically as per their eligibility.
- The people of the state can get their ‘Parivar Pehchan Patra’ issued from the nearest Common Service Centers (CSCs).
Public Welfare Schemes
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced four public welfare schemes during a state-level program organized on the occasion of the 644th birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas.
- The first phase of Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana will begin on April 1.
- This scheme aims to uplift 1 lakh families with low family income residing in the state. The families having lower income would be identified through the Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) Portal.
- A possible effort will be made to increase the family income of such families to at least Rs 8,000 to Rs 9,000 per month.
- For this, the state government will emphasize the skill development of such families, providing employment opportunities to the unemployed members and also providing financial assistance.
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Sant Mahapurush Vichar Samman and Prasaar Yojana
A number of Rs 11 crore has been allocated under the Sant Mahapurush Vichar Samman and Prasaar Yojana.
- Under the scheme, financial assistance of a minimum of Rs 50,000 and a maximum of Rs 1 lakh will be provided to the social and religious organizations for organizing programs on the birth anniversaries of great men at the block and gram levels.
- The announcement has been made by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on the occasion of the 644th birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas.
Dr. BR Ambedkar Awas Navinikarn Yojana
Khattar announced that the financial assistance of Rs 50,000 is given under the Dr. BR Ambedkar Awas Navinikarn Yojana for the repair of the house to Scheduled Caste families living below the poverty line was increased to Rs 80,000.
- The terms and conditions of this scheme are as under:-
- The applicant should belong to Scheduled Castes/Vimukat and Tapriwas Jaties and should be a domicile of the Haryana State.
- The name of the applicant should be on the list of the people living below the poverty line.
- The house should be in the name of the applicant and at least 10 years old and repairable.
- The applicant had not taken any grant for the repair of the house from any other department.
Solar Energy related Schemes
Haryana Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister, Mr. Ranjit Singh announced that several schemes are being run by the government to promote solar energy in the state.
The subsidy is being given on solar energy equipment, therefore people are now shifting towards buying this equipment.
- This step is proving to be extremely beneficial in urban and rural areas as well as in small dhanis, as using solar energy not only saves electricity bills but is environment friendly also
- Under the ‘Manohar Jyoti Yojana’, every family is provided with a 150 Watt solar system, along with a lithium battery.
- Under the scheme, the cost of all the goods including 150-watt solar panels comes only to Rs. 22,500 and on this, a subsidy of Rs 15,000 is being given by the State Government.
- Beneficiaries can avail of this scheme by depositing an amount of Rs. 7500.
New beneficial scheme for Farmers
The Haryana Government has come up with another new beneficial scheme for farmers, which will reduce the cost of chemical fertilizers used in the production of crops, while the production of organic crops will enhance the ability of the people of the state to fight pandemics like COVID-19.
- According to the scheme, the pits that are dug in the land for making organic fertilizers will be dug free by the State Government under MGNREGA.
- With this, where the laborers will get wages, the farmers will get organic fertilizer for free.
- The fertility of the land will increase and it will help to boost the cleanliness in the villages. As per the directions of Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala, the Rural Development Department has decided that pits for indigenous manure will be dug in villages under MGNREGA.
Haryana State Training Policy, 2020
Haryana Government has decided to implement the Haryana State Training Policy, 2020 to provide efficient, transparent, and time-bound governance of high quality to the people of Haryana
- The State Training Policy envisages the ultimate objective of achieving 'Training for All' and to provide the necessary infrastructure, institutions, and personnel for achieving this objective of providing training to all of its employees.
- Under this policy, all employees of the Government of Haryana, State undertakings, State-funded co-operative institutions including Panchayati Raj Institutions and Local Bodies will be provided with training to equip them with the competencies for their current and future jobs, this training would be given to the employees at the time of their entry into service, at appropriate intervals in the course of their careers.
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Eco-Friendly Housing Policy
Haryana cabinet accorded approval to Policy for Grant of Change of Land use for setting up of "Eco-Friendly Housing Policy" in the Residential zone in a cabinet meeting presided over by Mr. Manohar Lal, Chief Minister Haryana.
- Under this policy, eco-friendly housing will be constructed over an area of more than 2000 square meters in residential zones.
- This policy is an addition to the existing policy dated February 27, 2012, and August 2, 2012, which will also be operative in connection with land-use change for residential purposes in residential pockets by the government in the licensed colonies and Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP).
Social Security Pension Schemes
Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal inaugurated the integration of three social security pension schemes of the Social Justice and Empowerment Department with the Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) Portal at Chandigarh.
- The Chief Minister inaugurated the integration of three pension schemes – Old Age Samman Allowance Scheme, Divyang Jan Pension Scheme, and Widow and Destitute Women Pension Scheme.
- The beneficiaries of the three schemes of the Social Justice and Empowerment Department will be registered for the respective schemes through the Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP). With access to the PPP, the details of the family will be readily available for the issuance of the pension to the beneficiary.
He further added that if the beneficiary doesn’t have a Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) then the process of making a new family id will be initiated.
Kisan Mitra Yojana
Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal directed the officers to proactively prepare 'Kisan Mitra Yojana' as early as possible to ensure that the farmers can get the benefits of the welfare initiatives taken for those with a landholding of two acres or less.
- In addition, the Chief Minister has also directed them to speedily work on the Pashudhan Credit Card Scheme which is on the lines of the Kisan Credit Card to make Haryana a leading state in the per capita production of milk in the country.
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