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Schemes under Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers

Schemes under Ministry of Chemicals

Government schemes launched by the Government of India are vital for addressing the socio-economic welfare of our citizens. They tackle various issues plaguing Indian society and align with the constitutional vision of creating a welfare state. Let’s explore the range of initiatives undertaken by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers over the years. We’ll delve into their objectives and highlight key features, understanding their significance in improving the lives of our people.

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadi
The aim is to make quality medicines available at affordable prices for all.– It was earlier known as Jan Aushadi Pariyojana and recently renamed as Pardhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadi Pariyojana.
– To provide generic drugs at lower prices, but those are equivalent in quality as expensive branded drugs.
– Create awareness about generic medicines by providing education and publicity so that quality is not synonymous with an only high price.
– The implementing agency is the Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India(BPPI)
Suvidha SchemeThe objective is to ensure the achievement of the government’s vision of Affordable and Quality Healthcare for all.– In the scheme, the affordable sanitary napkin will be available for Rs 2.50 per pad.
– It would ensure ‘Swachhta, Swasthya and Suvidha’ for the underprivileged Women of India.
Pad will be available at Janaushadhi Kendras across India.
– The Sanitary Pad is 100% Oxo-biodegradable as a special additive has been added, which makes it biodegradable when reacted with Oxygen after use.
Nutrient based subsidy schemeThe aim is to ensure balanced use of fertilizers, improve agriculture productivity.
To promote the growth of indigenous fertilizer industry, encourage competition among fertilizer companies
– Under the Nutrient Based Subsidy Policy, a fixed amount of subsidy decided on an annual basis is given on each grade of the subsidized Phosphatic & Potassic (P&K) fertilizers depending upon its nutrient content.
– Minimum Retail Price (MRP) of P&K fertilizers has been kept open, and the manufacturers, importers, and marketers are allowed to fix MRP of P&K fertilizers at a reasonable level.
City composts schemeTo support Swachh Bharat Mission and provide City Compost at subsidized rates to farmers.– Market development assistance of Rs. 1500 per tonne of city compost provided.
– Fertilizer companies and marketing entities responsible for promotion.
– Adoption of villages by companies to promote compost usage.
Plastic Park SchemeTo increase competitiveness and investments, achieve environmentally sustainable growth, and adopt the cluster development approach in the plastic sector– Envisaged in National Plastic Park Policy in 2010, modified in 2013 – Supports setting up need-based Plastic Parks with state-of-the-art facilities.
– Funding pattern: Centre provides 50% of project cost up to Rs. 40 crore, remaining contributed by SPV constituted by State Government or State Industrial Development Corporation.

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