Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN): Calls for objective assessment & transparency of scheme
Part of: GS Prelims and GS II- Governance
- The Air Passengers Association of India wants UDAN scheme to be fine-tuned and recalibrated with details of the scheme to be made public -money spent by the government in airline subsidies, the number of routes suspended
- 35 lakh passengers have availed benefit under the scheme since its inception
Value Addition for Prelims
- Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) was launched in 2016 to make air travel affordable for people through subsidised ticket rates and to provide air connectivity to smaller towns
- In order to expand UDAN to international circuits, Centre has also unveiled the International Air Connectivity (IAC) scheme.