Skill development under Samarth Scheme

The information has been provided by Srimati Smriti Zubin Irani, the Union Minister of textiles, in Lok sabha via written reply.

Except spinning and weaving, placement oriented training to 10 lakh youngsters has been assured in the textile sector. 18 State Governments have been allocated for training 3.6 lakh beneficiaries. The ministry has started the 76 empanelling industries with the training target of 1.36 lakh beneficiaries under entry-level skilling and 44 sectors with the target of 30,000 beneficiaries for the upskilling programme.

1300 crore rupees is the cost for approval of Samarth Scheme by the government.


Grand ICT challenge  under Jal Jeevan Mission

Smart water supply measurement and monitoring system are to be created by ICT Grand challenge, which has been launched under the National Jal Jeevan Mission(JJM) in the partnership with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

JJM intends to supply quality water regularly at the household level. The Grand Challenge is expected to provide support at the prototype, development stage, ideation stage, and deployment stage. Different actions will be taken like conducting pilots in a hundred villages, 50 lakh cash prize to the best solution finder, and so on. The project can also help in boosting other initiatives like Make in India, Digital India, and Atmanirbhar Bharat.


Strengthening Health Care delivery with Telemedicine Solution

CDAC-Mohali has developed eSanjeevni Telemedicine solution under the Health and centre wellness program- Ayushman Bharat. CDAC has been supporting for different operations. And eSanjeevni is compatible with advanced telemedicine tools. Under the program, the level of care, preventive measures, and health promotion are going to be updated to transform 1.5 lakh Sub health centres, urban and rural Primary Health Centres. Total funded amount in all states together is 10189.42 lakh.

Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the minister of Health and Family Welfare, is the above information giver.



Training programme for the development of Anganwadi workers and farm women along with the goal of Poshan Suraksha.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research organised training program for capacity development of Anganwadi workers. The program is to achieve the new National Nutrition Goals under the third Rashtriya poshan maah that is celebrated in September throughout the country.

According to Narendra Singh Tomar, the country is near the goal of Potion Suraksha as Krishi Vigyan Kendra distributed 100000 potion kits all over the country to Anganwadi workers. More than 700 KVKs are in the process of developing Poshan Vatikas.


Strategies for the increase in farmers’ income

The information was in a written reply in Rajya Sabha by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar.

The committee report includes 7 steps of income growth- 1) Saving in the production cost 2) Crop productivity 3) Livestock productivity 4) crop intensity elevation 5)  high-value crops 6) Improvements in real prices of farmers 7) shift to non-farm occupation

Besides, the empowered body has been constituted to monitor the progress. Manyany programs reforms policies and schemes are also adopted with higher budgetary allocation. Meanwhile, Nirmal Bharat agriculture also includes agricultural infrastructure fund. There is a location of rupees 500 crores for its upkeeping.



Agriculture export policy

Agriculture export policy is to improve the export potential of Indian agriculture and raise farmers income. Buyer Seller Meets have been organised to provide export market linkages. Also, APEDA has set Farmer Connect Portal, cooperation to interact with exporters and Farmer Producer organisations. The first ordinance implementing the schemes is that a farmer and trader now can enjoy the freedom of choice.

The second step is Empowerment and Protection Agreement Uniform Services Ordinance and Price Assurance 2020 help in farming agreements. The third step is to liberalise the regulatory system and enhance farmers’ income by increasing the competitiveness in the sector under the essential Commodities Amendment Ordinance, 2020.



Rules for E-Commerce entities

As per the consumer protection eCommerce rules, the entity will be the sort of a company, or a foreign company under the Companies Act 1956 and 2013. For the compliance with the regulations made for the act, alternate senior has designated a functionary.


Bamboo industry to drive forward the Atma nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

On the occasion of the world bamboo day, Dr Jitendra Singh informed that the Narendra Modi plans to establish the domestic Bambo industry. And the economy is expected to boom, especially in the Northeastern region to exploit its Agro farming resources for the business. The initiative is seemed to mend the century-old Indian forest act. The decision is to raise the import duty on the bamboo items by 25%. It is the national bamboo mission as the usable fuel. Startups will get viability funding from Ministry of DoNER. Dr Jitendra Singh informed that Basketry, Agarbatti, and Bamboo Charcoal would be developed around Katra, Jammu and Samba. There will be technical partnership and collaboration between the Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre and the government of Jammu and Kashmir.


Webinar on “Foundational literacy and numeracy” and “Towards Holistic and multidisciplinary education” both under Shiksha Prav Initiative

Both webinars were under Shikshak parv initiative and to highlight New Education Policy, 2020.

The webinar ‘Holistic and Multidisciplinary Education” has been compared with the Visham Guru in ancient times. The different professors provided deep insights into the benefits of holistic education like more experiential, integrated, interesting, discovery-oriented, learner-centred, and flexible.

Ministry of Education organised another webinar “Foundational Literacy and Numeracy”. Export participants of the session were the professors- Usha Sharma, NCERT, Professor Anup Rajput, Head PD, and Mrs Sudha Painuli, Vice-Principal. The topics covered in the webinar was the reasons for the need of national Mission. National education policy was presented as the practical implementation of literacy, the nutritional health of children, and training for teachers.