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National Programs Taking India Forward
Programs of inclusive growth and social uplift promoting independence of a different nature

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana: Freedom from Financial Exploitation

Program Mission and Objectives: Launched on 28 August 2014, this is a national mission with the objective to provide access to various financial services like a basic savings bank account, needbased credit, remittance facility, insurance, and pension to those who have so far been away from any formal banking system, especially those living in rural areas or the urban poor. The target is to provide at least one bank account per household across the country. Access to banking and financial services will provide households protection against exploitation by money-lenders.

The program envisages improving financial literacy among the disadvantaged sections of society. The beneficiaries also get a RuPay debit card with an inbuilt accident insurance cover of Rs. 1 lakh. Eventually all government benefits would be channelled to beneficiaries through these accounts.

The program entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the scale of program implementation.

Key Milestones (as on July 2016)

Swachh Bharat Mission: Freedom from Indignity

Program Mission and Objectives: A project that is close to the heart of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Swachh Bharat Mission was launched on 2 October 2014. Being implemented by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, it has two sub-missions – for rural and urban India – and covers 4,041 statutory cities and towns. Within the broad objective of a clean India, the mission aims to construct 12 crore toilets and make the country open defecation free by 2019, as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. The other objectives are: eradicate manual scavenging, introduce modern and scientific municipal solid waste management practices, enable private sector participation in the sanitation sector, and change people’s attitudes to sanitation and create awareness.

The program has roped in several celebrities as its brand ambassador such as cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar, filmstars Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan and Kamal Haasan, yoga guru Ramdev, and industrialist Anil Ambani. Citizens are being encouraged to take up challenges to clean their neighborhoods and invite others to accept similar challenges, turning it into a mass people’s movement.

Key Milestones

Swachh Bharat Mission - rural (as on July 2016)

Swachh Bharat Mission - urban (as on June 2016)

Digital India: Freedom to Achieve Digital Empowerment

Program Mission and Objectives: The Digital India program under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, aims to transform the entire ecosystem of public services through the use of information technology. It envisages transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

The three vision areas: digital infrastructure as a core utility to each citizen, governance and services on demand, and digital empowerment of citizens.

Key Milestones

Department of Telecommunications (as on February 2016)

Department of Posts (as on April 2016)

Department of Electronics and Information Technology (as on July 2016)
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