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CURRENT AFFAIRS - GOVERNMENT SCHEMES Shauchalaya Nirman, Ghar ka Samman – Scheme to Help Build Toilets | 14-Oct-2016 18:31

Shauchalaya Nirman, Ghar ka Samman is a new scheme launched by the Nitish Government as a part of the 7 resolves to transform Bihar. The scheme was launched on 28 September 2016 along with another scheme named as Har Ghar Nal ka Jal.

Shauchalaya Nirman, Ghar ka Samman Objectives

The main objective of the Shauchalaya Nirman, Ghar ka Samman scheme is to end the evil practice of outdoor defecation by the year 2019. To achieve the objective, the state government would provide a financial support to each household to build an indoor toilet.

The state government under the scheme would also invest a large amount on building community toilets across the state.

Under the 2 resolves to transform Bihar, the state government is launching 7 different initiatives to improve the social and economic lifestyle in the state.

Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY) to Launch on 21 October | 14-Oct-2016 18:30

Health Insurance

The revamped mega health insurance scheme of state government of Maharashtra has been re-scheduled to launch on 21st October. Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana (RGJAY), which was revamped as the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY) in August, was scheduled to be launched last Saturday but the deadline has been missed.

The reasons of the delay are some technical and administrative reasons as reported by the asianage.com.

Under the revamped Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY) will provide insurance for over 1100 ailments instead of 900, as was the case in the earlier scheme.

However, the doctors in the state civil hospitals are still working as per the older RGJAY scheme.

Kushal Yuva Program Bihar | 14-Oct-2016 18:28

Kushal Yuva Program

The state government of Bihar has launched Kushal Yuva Program along with the student credit card schemeand Swayam Sahayata Bhatta Yojana for students and unemployed in the state. Under the Kushal Yuva Program, the state government would be providing skill training to the youth.

Eligibility for Kushal Yuva Program

Youth of 15-25 age group who have passed class 10th or class 12th, have dropped out of formal education and are looking for jobs are eligible to apply for this scheme.

The program will be a 240 hour training program spanning across three months. The courses offered under the program will be job ready skill development courses to make the candidates more confident and suitable for employment.

The course will focus on the basic computer literacy, language skills and soft skills. The candidates will receive a certificate after the successful completion of the course.