Government Schemes Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadi Pariyojana
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)
The 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 scheme
- The 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 scheme
The aim is to support Swachh Bharat Mission and provide City Compost at subsidized rates to farmers.
- Under the scheme, a market development assistance of Rs. 1500 per tonne of city compost for boosting up production and consumption of the product is given.
- Fertilizer companies and marketing entities will do the promotion of city compost.
- Companies will also adopt villages to promote the use of compost.
Plastic Park Scheme
To increase competitiveness and investments, achieve environmentally sustainable growth, and adopt the cluster development approach to consolidate the capacities in the plastic sector.
- Plastic Park scheme was envisaged in the National Plastic Park Policy in 2010, which was modified in 2013.
- The scheme support was setting up a need-based "Plastic Parks' an eco-system with state of the art facility
- Funding Pattern: The centre will provide 50% of the project cost subject to a ceiling of Rs. 40 crore per project and the remaining will be contributed by the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) constituted by State Government or State Industrial Development Corporation.
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