The Mines and Minerals Act and District Mineral Foundation

Reading Time: 7 mins The Parliament recently passed the Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The mining sector in India has been going under a face change since last year as the government took a series of actions regarding the mining sector. In the fourth tranche of the Atmanirbhar economic package, the Finance Minister spelled out reforms in the Mining sector. In this background, it is important to study the above-mentioned Bill.

Atal Pension Yojana: Features, Significance, Achievements in five years

Reading Time: 5 mins In a country where around 90% workforce is engaged in an unorganized sector, the framing of social security schemes is a very challenging task. The humungous population with dynamic demographic patterns, diverse socio-economic conditions from state to state, and huge informal sector make the task of designing a foolproof scheme faces many structural and functional challenges. On this backdrop the Atal Pension Yojana, the flagship social security scheme, must be analyzed for its efficacy. Recently, it completed five years of its operation.

Migration during the pandemic – Reasons, Impacts, Solutions

Reading Time: 9 mins The Coronavirus Pandemic has affected everyone but to some, it has led to complete disturbance in their lives. One such section is the migrant workforce of the nation. The people walking to their home states in desperation has been one of the dark images of the pandemic hit the nation. The world bank estimates that the lockdown has impacted over 40 million internal migrants in India.

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana: features, significance during pandemic

Reading Time: 4 mins The Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana has been in the news as it has been entire country is under the lockdown, the demand for medicines and medical equipment is on the rise. To cater to this demand PMJAKs have delivered a record amount of affordable and quality medicines to the public during the lockdown.X

Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan(Self-reliant India Mission): program, significance, issues

Reading Time: 9 mins As India continues to fight the pandemic of COVID-19, The PM recently made a clarion call for a post-pandemic economic redemption. The Atmanirbhar Bharat i.e. Self-reliant India is a policy that aims to convert the crisis into opportunity and boost the Make in India program. The Finance Minister explained the nitty-gritty of the policy in a press conference.

Atal Innovation Mission: Objectives, Programs, Significance

Reading Time: 7 mins Continuing its efforts in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, Atal Innovation Mission has engaged in contributing to the society in these times of pandemic through an inter-ministerial working group.  Let us understand the working and program of Atal Innovation Mission in this article.

Member of Parliament Local Area Development scheme (MPLADS) – Issues, Suspension, Criticism

Reading Time: 4 mins Recently, the Central government decided to suspend the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme for two years in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. It sought to garner around 7,900 crores by suspending the scheme for the fight against the corona crisis. Following this, few state governments decided to suspend their MLALAD schemes too. This decision attracted diverse commentary by media and civil society.

Gold Monetization Scheme & Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme – Success or Failure?

Reading Time: 5 mins India has been one of the largest markets for gold. Its growing affluence is making the demand to grow even more. Gold has an important place in the country’s culture. Gold has a store of value, is a symbol of wealth and status and a fundamental part of many rituals. Indian households may have accumulated up to 25,000 tonnes of gold, thereby retaining the tag of the world’s largest holders of the metal, according to the World Gold Council (WGC). The attraction of gold comes with a catch of high import value among other things. So, the government of India launched the two schemes to attract investment and provide earning options to the people.