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Policy Buzz

Accountability Initiative Staff

22 August 2021

Keep up-to-date with all that is happening in welfare policy with this curated selection of news, published every fortnight.


Policy News

  • To address the problem of malnutrition, the government has announced that the rice available through every scheme shall be fortified by the year 2024.
  • Under the Bharat Net programme, six lakh villages of the country will get internet connectivity by 2024.
  • The government has launched the second phase of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), or Ujjwala 2.0, in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Odisha launched a health insurance scheme called Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana Smart Card scheme in the tribal-dominated Malkangiri district.
  • The Chhattisgarh government has launched the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumihin Majdur Nyay Yojana’, to support rural landless labourers with minimum wages.

Coronavirus-focus News

  • India has allowed foreign nationals residing in the country to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by registering themselves on the Co-Win portal.


  • According to a new UNICEF report, India is among four South Asian countries where children are most at risk of the impacts of climate change.

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