Category Policy Update

Nirbhaya Fund- Policy Update 2021

Sakshi Sharda The incident on December 12 2012 jolted the Government of India and conscience of the Nation into action when it came to recognizing the immobility experienced by women in public spaces due to absence of spatial security. Recognizing…

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Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0 Gramin – Policy Update 2021

On 2nd October 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission with the objective of "to accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put the focus on sanitation". Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) and Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) are two components of the Swachh Bharat Mission, focusing on rural and urban sanitation. Under Phase 1 of the mission, on 2 October 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, all villages, Gram Panchayats, Districts, States, and Union Territories in India had declared themselves "open-defecation free" (ODF) by constructing over 100 million toilets in rural India, costing close to Rs 1.3 Lakh Crore. 

National Education Mission (Samagra Shiksha Scheme) – Policy Update 2021

The Union Budget of 2018-19 proposed to treat school education holistically without segmenting pre-nursery to class 12. It was, post this announcement that the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education launched the integrated scheme for school education, Samagra Shiksha (National Educational Mission) in 2018. Samagra Shiksha is an overarching programme for the school education sector that extends from pre-school to class 12.