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National Security Act, 1980

National Security Act, 1980 The NSA is a preventive detention law. Preventive Detention involves the detainment (containment) of a person in order to keep him/her from committing future crimes and/or from escaping future prosecution. Preventive detention laws in India date back to the early days of the colonial era when the Bengal Regulation III of 1818 was enacted to empower the government to arrest anyone for defence or maintenance of public order wi

Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana Erstwhile SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters). It is under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries. Tenure: SAMPADA launched in 2017 for 2016 - 2020 coterminus with the cycle of 14th FC. Funding: Central Sector Scheme with the allocation of Rs. 6000 crores. The objective of PMKSY is to supplement agriculture, modernize processing and decrease Ag

Healthcare systems in Rural areas

Healthcare systems in Rural areas Health and Wellness centres under AB-PMJAY HWCs are providing a package of the following 12 services to make basic health facilities equitable, accessible, and affordable to under-served people, especially in rural and remote areas: Care in Pregnancy and Child Birth. Neonatal and Infant health care services. Childhood and Adolescent health care services. Family planning, contraceptive services and other reproductive health care services Mana

Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs)

Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) ITIs are the backbone of the vocational training system, and the only source of supply of skilled manpower to the manufacturing industry. There are 11,500 ITIs having about 16 lakh seats.  But this is grossly inadequate.  Only 10% of the workforce has got formal or informal technical training. Only one-fourth of this is formally trained. The intake capacity of UG engineering colleges was >

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