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1. 1952: Community Development Programme (CDP) overall development of rural areas and people’s participation.

2. 1960-61: Intensive Agriculture Development program (IADP) To provide loan for seeds and fertilizers to farmers

3. 1964-65: Intensive Agriculture Area programme (IAAP) To develop special harvest in agriculture area.

4. 1965 : Credit Authorization Scheme (CAS) Involved qualitative credit control of reserve bank of India

5. 1966-67: High yielding variety programme (HYVP) To increase the productivity of food grains by adopting latest varieties of inputs of crops.

6. 1966-67: Green Revolution: To Increase productivity. Confined to wheat production.

7. 1969: Rural Electrification Corporation To provide electricity in rural areas

8. 1972 : Scheme of Discriminatory Interest Rate To provide loan to the weaker sections of society at a concessional interest rate of 4%

9. 1972-73 : Accelerated Rural water Supply Programme (ARWSP) Providing drinking water in villages

10. 1973: Drought Prone Area Programme: Protection from drought by achieving environement balace and by developing ground water

11. 1973: Crash Scheme for Rural Employment CSRE For rural employment

12. 1973-74 : Marginal Farmer and Agriculture Labor Agency (MFALA) Technical & financial assistance to marginal farmers

13. 1974-75: Small Farmer Development Scheme SFDS Technical & financial assistance to small farmers

14. 1975: Command Area Development Programme: (CADP) Better utilization of irrigational capacities

15. 1975: Twenty Point Programme (TPP) Poverty eradication and an overall objective of raising the level living

16. 1977: National Institution of Rural Development Training, investigation and advisory for rural development

17. 1977-78 : Desert Development Programme: (DDP) To control the desert expansion by maintaining environment balance

18. 1977-78: Food For Work Programme: providing food grains to labor

19. 1977-78 : Antyodaya Yojna : Scheme of Rajasthan, providing economic assistance to poorest families

20. 1979 : Training Rural Youth for Self Employment TRYSEM (launched on 15th August) educational and vocational training

21. 1980 : Integrated Rural Development Programme :IRDP (launched on October 2, 1980) overall development of rural poor

22. 1980 : National Rural Development programme NREP employment for rural man force

23. 1982 : Development of Women & Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA) sustainable opportunities of self employment to the women belonging to the rural families who are living below the poverty line.

24. 1983 : Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme (RLEGP) (Launched on August 15) employment to landless farmers and laborers

25. 1983-84: Farmers Agriculture Service Centers FASCs Tell the people use of improved instruments of agriculture

26. 1984 : National Fund for Rural Development : To grant 100% tax rebate to donors and also to provide financial assistance for rural development projects

27. 1985: Comprehensive Crop Insurance Scheme: Crop Insurance

28. 1986: Council of Advancement of People’s Action & Rural Technology (CAPART) Assistance to rural people

29. 1986: Self Employment Programme for the Poor SEPUP Self employment through credit and subsidy

30. 1986: National Drinking Water Mission: For rural drinking water renamed and upgraded to Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission in 1991.

31. 1988: Service Area Account Rural Credit

32. 1989: Jawahar Rozgar Yojna : JRY Employment to rural unemployed

33. 1989: Nehru Rozgar Yojna NRY Employment to Urban unemployed

34. 1990: Agriculture & Rural Debt Relief Scheme: ARDRS Exempt Bank loans up to Rs. 10000 for rural artisans and weavers

35. 1990: Scheme for Urban Micro Enterprises SUME Assist urban small entrepreneurs

36. 1990: Scheme of Urban wage Employment SUWE Scheme for urban poor’s

37. 1990: Scheme of Housing and Shelter Upgradation (SHASU) Providing employment by shelter Upgradation

38. 1991: National Housing Bank Voluntary Deposit Scheme Using black money by constructing low cost housing for the poor.

39. 1992: National Renewal Fund This scheme was for the employees of the public sector

40. 1993: Employment Assurance Scheme (EAS) (Launched on October, 2) Employment of at least 100 days in a year in villages

41. 1993: Members of parliament Local Area Development Scheme MPLADS (December 23, 1993) Sanctioned 1 crore per year for development works

42. 1994: Scheme for Infrastructural Development in Mega Cities : SIDMC Water supply, sewage, drainage, urban transportation, land development and improvement slums projects in metro cities

43. 1993: District Rural Development Agency DRDA Financial assistance to rural people by district level authority

44. 1993 : Mahila Samridhi Yojna (October 2, 1993) Encourage rural women to deposit in Post office schems

45. 1994 : Child labor Eradication Scheme Shift child labour from hazardous industries to schools

46. 1995: prime Minister Integrated Urban Poverty Eradication programme PMIUPEP To eradicate urban poverty

47. 1995 : Mid day Meal Scheme: Nutrition to students in primary schools to improve enrolment, retention and attendance

48. 1996: Group Life Insurance Scheme for Rural Areas Insurance in rural area for low premium

49. 1995: national Social Assistance programme: Assist BPL people.

50. 1997-98; Ganga Kalyan Yojna Provide financial assistance to farmers for exploring ground water resources

51. 1997 Kastoorba Gandhi Education Scheme: (15 August 1997) Establish girls schools in low female literacy areas (district level)

52. 1997: Swaran Jayanto Shahari Rojgar Yojna: Urban employment

53. 1998: Bhagya Shree Bal Kalyan Policy Upliftment of female childs

54. March 1999 : Annapurna Yojna 10 kgs food grains to elderly people

55. April 1999: Swaran Jayanto Gram Swarojgar Yojna Self employment in rural areas

56. April 1999: Jawahar Gram Samriddhi Yojna Village infrastructure

57. August 2000 : Jan Shree Bima Yojna Insurance for BPL people

58. 2000 : Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojna Basic needs of rural people

59. December 25, 2000 : Antyodaya Anna Yojna To provide food security to poor

60. December 25, 2000 : Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna: Connect all villages with nearest pukka road.

61. September 2001: Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojna Employment and food security to rural people

62. December 2001: Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojna VAMBAY Slum houses in urban areas

63. 2003: Universal health Insurance Scheme: Health insurance for Rural people

64. 2004: Vande mataram Scheme VMS Initiative of public Private partnership during pregnecy check up.

65. 2004: National Food for Work programme Supplementary wage as foodgrains for work

66. 2004: Kastoorba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Setting up residential schools at upper primary levels for girls belonging to predominantly OBC, SC & ST

67. 2005: Janani Suraksha Yojna Providing care to pregnant women

68. 2005, Dec. 16 : Bharat Nirman Development of India through irrigation, Water supply, Housing, Road, Telephone and electricity

69. 2005: National Rural Health Mission: Accessible, affordable, accountable, quality health survices to the porest of the poor on remotest areas of the country.

70. 2005: Rajeev Gandhi Grameen Vidyuti Karan Yojna: Extending electrification of all villages and habitations and ensuring electricity to every household.

71. 2005: Jawahar Lal Nehru national Urban Renewal Mission: (JNNURM) Click here to read more

72. 2006: February 2 : National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme NREGS 100 days wage employment for development works in rural areas.

73. 2007: Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojna : Health insurance to all workers in unorganized area below poverty line.

74. 2007: Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna Insurance cover to the head of the family of rural landless households in the country.

75. 2009: Rajiv Awas Yojna To make India slum free in 5 years

76. Which scheme merged with which? National Food for Work program was merged with NREGA Sampoorna Grameen Rojgar Yojna merged with NREGA Intesified Jawhar Rozgar Yojna 1993 was merged with Employment Assurance Scheme 1996 which was later merged with Sampoorna grameen Rozgar Yojna 2001. IRDP , TRYSEM, DWCRA, Million Wells Scheme, SITRA & Ganga kalian Yojna merged with Swaran jayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna. Rural Landless Employment Guarantee programme merged with Jawahar Rojgar Yojna which was replaced by Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojna (1999) and Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojna was merged with Sampoorna grameen Rojgar Yojna (2001)