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Employment schemes launched by Jharkhand  

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  • May 7, 2020
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Employment schemes launched by Jharkhand  

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Welfare Schemes 

 In News: 

Recently, Jharkhand launched three employment schemes — Birsa Harit Gram Yojana (BHGY), Neelambar Pitambar JAL Sammridhi Yojana (NPJSY) and Veer Sahid Poto Ho Khel Vikas Scheme (VSPHKVS) — to create wage employment for workers in rural areas. 

The schemes are formulated in convergence with the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). 

Important value additions: 

Birsa Harit Gram Yojana (BHGY): 

  • It shall bring over two lakh acres of unused government fallow land under the afforestation programme. 
  • About 5 lakh families will be provided 100 fruit-bearing plants 
  • The afforestation will be taken up through MGNREGA. 
  • The ownership of land will remain with the government. 

Neelambar Pitambar Jal Sammridhi Yojna (NPJSY): 

  • Under this, the government is aiming at creating agro-water storage units by arresting rainwater and runaway groundwater. 

Veer Sahid Poto Ho Khel Vikas Scheme (VSPHKVS): 

  • Under VSPHKVS, the government is linking sports with rural job schemes for creation of assets in the rural areas in order to give a boost to sports. 

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