Summary of few important Government shcemes

Ujjawala Scheme

The objective of the scheme is to prevent trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation through social mobilization and involvement of local communities, awareness generation programmes, generate public discourse through workshops/seminars and such events and any other innovative activity and to facilitate rescue of victims from the place of their exploitation and place them in safe custody.

Swayam Siddha

Swayamsidha is an integrated project for the development and empowerment of women. It was introduced during 2001 to 2002 replacing the erstwhile Indira Mahila Yojana. The long term objective of the scheme is to achieve an all round empowerment of women, especially socially and economically by ensuring their direct access to, and control over, resources through a sustained process of mobilization and convergence of all ongoing sectoral programmes. The most important component of the programme is the formulation, implementation and monitoring of block specific composite projects for 4 to 5 years incorporating the following four elements Group formation or mobilization activities, Community oriented innovative interventions, Other schemes of W and CD Deptt.,namely Swawlamban, STEP, AGP, etc. if there is a felt need, Convergence of schemes of other departments, whether under GOI or State Government initiative.

Annapurna Scheme

The Annapurna scheme aims at providing food security to meet the requirement of those Senior Citizens who though eligible have remained uncovered under the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS). Under the Annapurna Scheme, 10 Kg. of food grains per month are to be provided 'free of cost' to the Beneficiary.


The Swadhar scheme caters to women in difficult circumstances, especially widows deserted by their families, women prisoners released from jails and without family support, women survivors of natural disasters, rescued trafficked women/girls, women victims of terrorists/extremist violence, mentally challenged women and deserted women with HIV/AIDS. Launched in 2001-2002, the Scheme provides for primary needs of shelter, food, clothing and rehabilitation. 


The SABLA scheme aims at empowering Adolescent Girls of 11-18 years by improving their nutritional and health status,upgradation of home skills,life skills and vocational skills.The girls will be equipped with information on health and family welfare,hygiene and guidance on existing public services


  1. very nice schemes, but are they implemented sucessfully

  2. Somewhere they are...but not everywhere.....

  3. are these important from this year mains perspective?

  4. these can be asked in 2/3/5 markers...infact all social sector schemes are important, i just listed a few..