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Top 10 New Schemes Explained

The 2015 Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saw the introduction of new schemes across multiple sectors

Abheet Singh Sethi| 

Arun Jaitley, Budget 2015
FM Arun Jaitley entering the Parliament to present Budget 2015 (Pics by Sanjay Sharma)

The 2015 Union presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saw the introduction of new schemes across multiple sectors.

The list is topped by Micro Units Development Refinance Agency (MUDRA) Bank with an initial corpus of Rs. 20,000 crore and a credit guarantee corpus of Rs 3,000 crore. MUDRA bank will act as a re-finance agency providing lending priority to SC/ST businesses through the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (Prime Minister’s Micro Units Development Programme).

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) will be provided Rs 20,000 crore for boosting infrastructure investments.

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Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (Prime Minister’s Irrigation Programme) has been allocated Rs. 1,800 crore.

The programme will provide support to micro-irrigation and watershed development. This will also cover the ‘per drop more crop programme’ under the department of agriculture and co-operation.

Another important scheme for agriculture is the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (Traditional Farming Improvement Programme) that has been allocated Rs 300 crore.

The newly formed Ministry for Skill development has been allocated Rs. 1,500 crore.

Several new schemes have been launched focusing on pensions and insurance. is a data-driven, public-interest journalism non-profit

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First Published: Mon, March 02 2015. 16:31 IST