UPSC IAS Prelims: Government Schemes (sector-wise)

GK and current affairs for UPSC IAS Exam is a dynamic topic and is regarded as the most challenging area to master. A good number of questions are asked from latest current affairs in UPSC IAS Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Here we are giving the entire government schemes sector wise which is essential for UPSC IAS Exam.

List of Government Schemes for UPSC 2018




  • Soil Health Card Scheme
  • Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
    Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana
  •  National Agriculture Market


  • Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana
  • Swachch Bharat Cess
  • Gold Monetisation Scheme
  • Sovereign Gold Bonds
  • e-Biz
  • Make In India
  • Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana
  • Digi-Dhan Vyapar
  • Lucky Grahak Yojana
  • Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram

Start-up and Skill Development

  • Start Up India Scheme
  • Stand up India Scheme
  • National Student Startup Policy
  • National Skill Development Mission
  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
  • Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
  • Skill Development Initiative Scheme
  • Self-Employment & Talent Utilisation (SETU)
  • Atal Innovation Mission

Social Security

  • Atal Pension Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana


  • Nai Roshni Scheme
  • USTAAD Scheme (Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development)
  • Nai Manzil Scheme

Women and Child Development

  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
  • Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana
  • Digital Gudda Guddi Board
  • Ujjawala Scheme
  • Janani Suraksha Yojana
  • Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram
  • National Bal Swachhta Mission

Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe

  • Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana


  • Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan)


  • National Health Mission
  • National Ayush Mission
  • Swasthya Rakshan Program
  • Jan Aushadhi Scheme
  • Mission Indradhanush
  • NFHS-4 survey



  • Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat
  • Mid-Day Meal Scheme
  • Ishan Uday
  • GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks)
  • Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan
  • SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active – Learning for Young Aspiring Minds)
  • Udaan Scheme

Rural and Urban Development

  • Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
  • Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan
  • Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission
  • Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
  • Swachch Bharat Abhiyan
  • Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin
  • Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban
  • Housing for all by 2022
  • Smart Cities Mission
  • Hriday – National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana
  •  Amrut (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation)



  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)
  • Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS)
  • ‘Prakash Path’ (Way to Light)
  • UJWAL Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY)


Labour and skill development

  • Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Yojana (PDUSJY)
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY)



  • Swadesh Darshan Yojana
  • PRASAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive)


Life insurance

  • Jeevan Praman
  • Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY)
  • Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)

Environment Schemes (Water, Wildlife, river conservation etc.)

  • Project Tiger
  • Project Hangul
  • Project Elephant
  • Project  Snow leopard
  • Pragati (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation)
  • Indian Crocodile Conservation Project
  • Namami Gange Project (Integrated Ganga Conservation Mission Project)
  • Ganga Gram Yojana
    SAUNI (Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation) Yojana
  • National River Conservation Plan
  • Ecomark Scheme of India (ECOMARK) – Ecomark Labelling
  • National Afforestation Programme
  • National Action Programme to Combat Desertification
  • Jal Kranti Abhiyan

Governance and technology

  • Digilocker
  • Bharatnet Project (National Optical Fibre Network)
    Digital India
  • Pragati (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation)

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