April 07, 2020

PM Scheme Part-7 UMANG scheme, PM Ujjwala Yojana, Swadesh Darshan And PRASAD scheme,

PM Scheme Part-7 UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance)
On 23 November 2017 this app service was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi
At the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyberspace in New Delhi.
e-governance app was developed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD)
Available in 13 Languages of India
Operating system -Android, iOS, Windows, USSD
Type - Online service provider, DigiLocker, Bharat Bill Payment System
About UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance)
UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) is envisaged to make e-governance . It is developed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD) to drive Mobile Governance in India.
UMANG provides a single platform for all Indian Citizens to access pan India e-Gov services ranging from Central to Local Government bodies and other citizen centric services. UMANG intends to provide major services offered by Central and State Government departments, Local bodies and other utility services from private organizations. It provides a unified approach where citizens can install one application to avail multiple government services.
UMANG service has been made available on multiple channels like mobile application, web, IVR and SMS which can be accessed through smartphones, feature phones, tablets and desktops. UMANG has been created with a thought to add convenience to your lifestyle. UMANG will revolutionize the way how an Indian citizen avails government services today, because it leverages the current accelerated internet and smartphone penetration in our country.
UMANG or Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance, is a Government of India all-in-one single unified secure multi-channel multi-platform multi-lingual multi-service freeware mobile app for accessing over 1,200 central and state government services in multiple Indian languages over Android, iOS, Windows and USSD (feature phone) devices, including services such as AADHAR, DigiLocker, Bharat Bill Payment System, PAN, EPFO services, PMKVY services, AICTE, CBSE, tax and fee or utilities bills payments, education, job search, tax, business, health, agriculture, travel, Indian railway tickets bookings, birth certificates, e-District, e-Panchayat, police clearance, passport, other utility services from private companies and much more.This a key component of Digital India government initiative to make all traditional offline government services available 24/7 online through single unified app. App is initially available in 13 language and will replace or compliment 1500 apps launched by the government so far.Progressively more services will be brought online. This e-Gov service can be accessed via multiple channels, such as mobile app, IVR, website, etc. User numbers will be boosted by the roll out of BharatNet. Users can Create and update Profile, Sort & Filter through categories and services, or search to access relevant services while on the move.
How does the Umang app work?
Go to the Play store or App store to download the app, if you can find the application you can also give a missed call to 97183-97183 or SMS to get the app download link on your number. After installing the application on your device you will need to create a profile by entering your name, age, phone number and you can also upload your picture if need be. Umang also lets you link your Aadhaar number and also other social media accounts with the application. After creating a Umang account, you can go to the services section on the app and sort, filter through categories and services. You can simply enter the name of the category of the service that you're looking for and Umang will display the list of the related apps. For instance, if you type "Crop" Umang will list out apps like Agro advisory, Soil health card and so on.
"Apart from more than 150 government services, you can use #Umang for payment of various utility bills as well. Please download Umang and share your feedback with us," notes Law and Justice, Information Technology Minister of India Ravi Shankar Prasad. At present, around 45 services are linked to Umang including services related to - Aadhaar card, AICTE, Bharat BillPay, Bharat Gas, CBSE, DigiSevak, EPFO, My Pan NPS, Pay Income Tax and much more. Umang will be providing integration with various other services such as PayGov in the days to come.
History of UMANG
On 23 November 2017 this app service was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyberspace in New Delhi.Conceived in 2016, this e-governance app was developed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD), and went through several rounds of beta tests since November 2016 before its launch.At the time of launch the app had 162 services from 33 state and central government departments and four states, a number that will soon go up to 1,200 and more.
Target users
App is for every one who needs to interact with any government or semi-government depart at centre, state or local level in India. It makes available online plethora of off-line services through single unified app. Customer Support is available from 8 am to 8 pm all days of the year. Users can create or change Profile, browse Service Dictionary, check Transaction History, view their DigiLocker and change Settings of the app. App homepage shows recently viewed services, new services, recently updated services, trending services section, top rated services and suggested services, with ability to bookmark favorite services.
Platform & technology
This multiplatform app is available on Android, iOS, Windows, USSD.The app can be downloaded from google playstore, by giving a miss call to 97183-97183, by scanning app QR code or by submitting own cell phone number on app homepage.It is available for via multiple channels, such as mobile application, web, IVR and SMS which can be accessed through smartphones, feature phones and computers.
User Statistics
1.2 billion Indians and many more who interact with Indian government are potential users.                                           Swadesh Darshan Scheme and PRASAD
In pursuance of the budget announcement 2014-15, the Ministry of Tourism has launched two new plan schemes (i) “National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD)” and (ii) “SWADESH DARSHAN”. Both the schemes are to be implemented in mission mode. Developing world-class infrastructure in the respective destinations/circuits is one of the mission objectives of the schemes. 
Under PRASAD, initially, twelve cities namely Amritsar, Ajmer, Amaravati, Dwaraka, Gaya, Kanchipuram, Kedarnath, Kamakhya, Mathura, Puri, Varanasi and Vellankani have been identified for development.
The Union Budget 2017-18 has announced that Government will set up five Special Tourism Zones in partnership with States.
These five special zones will be anchored as Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) that will be set up in partnership with the States. In this budget, government has allocated Rs. 1,840.77 crore to the Tourism Ministry, Rs. 250 crore more in the 2017-18 fiscal.
Other tourism related announcements in Budget
To boost the image of India in the international travel market Incredible India 2.0 Campaign will be unveiled across the world the nancial year 2017-18.
959.91 crore has been allocated for the Integrated Development of Tourist Circuits around specific themes under Swadesh Darshan scheme.100 crore has been allocated for Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD). Rs. 412 crore provided for promotion and publicity of various programmes and schemes.Besides, Government has asked the Railways to start dedicated trains for tourism and pilgrimage purposes.              Swadesh Darshan Scheme:
Under it, 13 thematic circuits have been identied for development, namely North-East India Circuit, Buddhist Circuit, Himalayan Circuit, Coastal Circuit, Krishna Circuit, Desert Circuit, Tribal Circuit, Eco Circuit, Wildlife Circuit, Rural Circuit, Spiritual Circuit, Ramayana Circuit and Heritage Circuit.
Swadesh Darshan Scheme Key Features
The scheme was completely funded by the central government of India. There are 13 cities that are under consideration of development. These 13 cities are all pilgrimage sites. There are 13 tourist circuits that are proposed and started under the scheme. Under these 13 circuits there are many cities and sites are added for the visitors to get down there and enjoy their holiday. The scheme is a joint venture by the central government and ministry of tourism. By launching the scheme both the ministry will be able to develop the heritage cities of the nation and conserve them for the tourists from across the globe.
The objectives of Swadesh Darshan Scheme:
(a) Develop circuits having tourist potential in a planned and prioritized manner;
(b) Integrated development of infrastructure in the identified theme-based circuits;
(c) Promote cultural and heritage value of the country;
(d) Provide complete tourism experience with varied thematic circuits;
(e) Enhancing the tourist attractiveness in a sustainable manner by developing world-class infrastructure in the circuit destination;
(f) Follow community-based development and pro-poor tourism approach;
(g) Creating awareness among the local communities about the importance of tourism for them in terms of increase in sources of income, improved living standards and overall development of the area;
(h) Promote local arts, culture, handicrafts, cuisine, etc., to generate livelihood in the identi-fied regions;
(i) Harness tourism potential for its direct and multiplier effects in employment generation and economic development;
(j) Leverage public capital and expertise.
Under Swadesh Darshan, the following five circuits have been identified for development:-a) North East Circuitb) Buddhist Circuitc) Himalayan Circuitd) Coastal Circuite) Krishna Circuit
Tourist Circuit and Swadesh Darshan Scheme
1.Buddhist Circuit
2.Coastal Circuit
3.Krishna Circuit
4.Ramayana Circuit
5.Desert Circuit
6.Spiritual Circuit
7.North-East Circuit
8.Himalayan Circuit
9.Heritage Circuit
10.Tribal Circuit
11.Rural Circuit
12.Eco Circuit
13.Wildlife Circuit
PRASAD Scheme:
Under it, 13 cities Ajmer, Amritsar, Amravati, Dwarka, Gaya, Kamakhaya, Kancheepuram, Kedarnath, Mathura, Patna, Puri, Varanasi and Velankanni have been identied for development
The objectives PRASAD Scheme:
• Integrated development of pilgrimage destinations in a planned, prioritized and sustainable manner to provide complete religious tourism experience.
• Harness pilgrimage tourism for its direct and multiplier effects on employment generation and economic development.
• Follow community-based development and pro-poor tourism concept in development of the pilgrimage destinations. • Leveraging public capital and expertise.
• Enhancing the tourist attractiveness in a sustainable manner by developing world-class infrastructure in the religious destination.
• Creating awareness among the local communities about the importance of tourism for them in terms of increase in sources of income, improved living standards and overall development of the area. • Promote local arts, culture, handicrafts, cuisine, etc., to generate livelihood in the identified places.
Under the ‘PRASAD’ scheme the focus is on development and beautification of the identified pilgrimage destinations. Whereas, in the ‘Spiritual Circuit’ identified under the Swadesh Darshan scheme, the thrust is on development of particular thematic circuit consisting of various religious/spiritual destination in a State and Union Territory.                                                                  Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)
Launch Date 01 May 2016 by Narendra Modi Government
Main objective Provide LPG connections to women from BPL households
Other objectives Reduce health hazards/diseases and air pollution caused by the use of unclean fossil fuels
Target Distribution of LPG connections among 5 Crore BPL households by the year 2018-19
Time Frame 3 Years, FY 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19
Total Budget Rs. 8000 Crore
Financial Assistance Rs. 1600/- per LPG connection
Eligibility BPL candidates available in SECC-2011 data Other benefits EMI facility for meeting the cost of stove and refill
About Ujjwala Yojna
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is an ambitious social welfare scheme of Narendra Modi Government launched on 1st May 2016 from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. Under the PM Ujjwala Yojana, the government aims to provide LPG connections to BPL households in the country. The scheme is aimed at replacing the unclean cooking fuels mostly used in the rural India with the clean and more efficient LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas).
PMUY is likely to result in an additional employment of around 1 Lakh and provide business opportunity of at least Rs. 10,000 Cr. over the next 3 Years to the Indian Industry. Launch of this scheme will also provide a great boost to the "Make in India" campaign as all the manufacturers of cylinders, gas stoves, regulators, and gas hose are domestic.
The launch of PMUY in Ballia was followed by launch of the scheme in Dahod in Gujarat by Petroleum Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and BJP President Shri Amit Shah. PMUY has also been launched in several districts in UP and Bihar.
Objectives of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
Ujjwala Yojana is aimed at providing 5 Crore LPG connections in the name of women in BPL (Below Poverty Line) households across the country. The government has set a target of 5 Crore LPG connections to be distributed to the BPL households across the country under the scheme. Some of the objectives of the scheme are
Empowering women and protecting their health.Reducing the serious health hazards associated with cooking based on fossil fuel.Reducing the number of deaths in India due to unclean cooking fuel.Preventing young children from significant number of acute respiratory illnesses caused due to indoor air pollution by burning the fossil fuel.                                        How to Apply for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
The eligible women candidates from BPL families can apply for the scheme by filling up the Ujjwala Yojana KYC application form and attach required documents along with the form. The basic details such as Name, Contact details, Jan Dhan / Bank account number, Aadhar card number etc are required to fill in the application form. The applicants also need to mention their requirement of cylinder type i.e. 14.2KG or 5KG. KYC Application forms for Ujjwala Yojana can also be downloaded online and submitted to nearest LPG outlet along with required documents.
Eligibility for PM Ujjwala Yojana
The applicant should be a women above the age of 18 years.
The women applicant should belong to BPL (Below Poverty Line).
The women applicant should have a saving bank account in any nationalized bank across the country.
The applicant’s household should not already own a LPG connection in anyone’s name.
Below is the list of mandatory documents to be attached along with the filled application form.
BPL Certificate Authorized by Panchayat Pradhan / Municipality Chairman
BPL Ration CardOne Photo ID (Aadhar Card or Voter ID Card)One Recent Passport Size PhotographBudget and Funding of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
The government has already allocated Rs. 2000 crore for the Ujjwala Yojana implementation for the financial year 2016-17. Government will distribute LPG connections to about 1.5 Crore BPL families within the current financial year.
A total budgetary allocation of Rs. 8000 Crore has been made by the government for the implementation of the scheme over three years. The scheme will be implemented using the money saved in LPG subsidy through the “Give-it-Up” campaign.Financial Assistance
The scheme provides a financial support of Rs. 1600 for each LPG connection to the eligible BPL households. The connections under the scheme will be given in the name of women head of the households.
The government will also provide EMI facility for meeting the cost of stove and refill.
Implementation of PM Ujjwala Yojana
The scheme will be implemented by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. This is first time in the history that Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is implementing such an enormous welfare scheme which will benefit Crores of women belonging to the poorest households.
This Scheme would be implemented over three years, namely, the FY 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.
Current state of LPG distribution in India
India is home to more than 24 Crore households out of which about 10 Crore households are still deprived of LPG as cooking fuel and have to rely on firewood, coal, dung – cakes etc. as primary source of cooking.    
Ujjwala Yojana has been launched in 7 states after its countrywide launch on May 1st by Narendra Modi.   PM scheme Part-8 MUDRA Yojana, PM Jan Dhan Yojana, Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme, please click here

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