Government Schemes: Ministry of Civil Aviation

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

Government Schemes launched by the Government of India with the aim of addressing the socio-economic welfare of the citizens of this nation. Such schemes play a very important role in solving many problems that beset Indian society and helps in achieving the goals to achieve welfare nation as enshrined in our Constitution. In this article, we will look at the complete list of schemes by the Ministry of Civil Aviation launched in past years along with their objectives and some important features of the scheme. This is very crucial for the preparation of UPSC and State PCS exams as the number of questions from the Government schemes have increased in recent years.

 Government Schemes: Ministry of Civil Aviation

UDAN scheme

UDAN is an innovative scheme to built the regional aviation market.

It is a market-based system in which airlines bid for seat subsidies.



  • This first-of-its-kind scheme globally will provide affordable, economically viable, and profitable flights on regional routes so that flying becomes affordable for everyone
  • The scheme would be in operation for ten years.
  • The UDAN scheme will be applied on flights between 200 km and 800 km There is no lower limit given for hilly, remote, islands, and regions
  • The state governments can reap the benefit of the development of remote areas
  • It helps in enhancing trade and commerce and tourism expansion.
  • The scheme provides connectivity to unutilized and under-served airports of the country through revival of existing airstrips and airports.
  • The operators can seek a Viability Gap Funding (VGF) along with various concessions.
  • The scheme aims to increase air travel in Tier II and Tier III cities by capping fares at Rs 2,500 per one hour flight.
  • The Airports Authority of India(AAI) is the implementing authority of the UDAN scheme.
  • According to the scheme, the Union Government will subsidize the losses incurred by airlines flying out of dormant airports.

Digi Yatra

It facilitates paperless travel and avoids identity checks at multiple points in an airport. Each passenger would get a unique Digi Yatra ID.

  • It is a biometrics-based digital system for passengers entry and related requirements at the airport

NABH(Nextgen Airports for Bharat)

It aims to establish 100 airports in 10-15 years at an estimated investment of Rs 4 lakh crore, and a large percentage of the investment is to come from the private sector.

  • It seeks expansion of the airport capacity more than five times to handle a billion trips a year.

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