Our Policies


  1. National Food for Work Programme, 2004 - To generate supplementary wage employment and provide food security
  2. Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, 2004 - To set up residential upper primary schools for girls belonging predominantly to SC, ST, OBC and minority communities
  3. National Rural Health Mission, 2005 - To provide equitable, affordable and quality healthcare to rural population
  4. Janani Suraksha Yojana, 2005 - To reduce neonatal and maternal deaths by promoting institutional delivery amongst poor women
  5. Bharat Nirman, 2005 - A plan for rural infrastructure in the areas of irrigation, housing, water supply, electrification and telecommunication connectivity
  6. Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana, 2005 - To electrify rural households and provide connections free of charge to BPL households
  7. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, 2005 - To improve quality of life and infrastructure in cities
  8. Right to Information Act, 2005 - To promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority
  9. The Protection Of Women From Domestic Violence Act, 2005 - To provide protection for women from domestic violence
  10. Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Act , 2005 - To provide for the establishment, development and management of SEZs for the promotion of exports
  11. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF), 2005-06 - To give those candidates from the deprived sections an opportunity to undertake advanced studies and research
  12. National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, 2005 - To provide 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a year to adult members of every household
  13. National Environment Policy, 2006 - A statement of India's commitment to a clean environment
  14. Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006- To overcome constraints of the former acts in dealing with the problem of child marriage
  15. Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, 2007 - To provide financial protection against catastrophic health costs for vulnerable sections
  16. Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, 2007 - To reorient agricultural development strategies to meet the needs of farmers
  17. National Investigation Agency (NIA) established, 2008 - To combat terrorism
  18. Indo-US Nuclear Deal, 2008 - India and the US agreed to cooperate in the area of civilian nuclear energy
  19. Dhan Laxmi Scheme, 2008 - To check decline in sex ratio by providing every girl child an insurance cover of Rs 1,00,000 at her birth
  20. Right to Education Act, 2009 - To make education a fundamental right of every child between the age of 6 and 14
  21. Aadhaar, the unique ID program, 2009 - To give a unique identification number that would obtain demographic and biometric details of every citizen
  22. Integrated Child Protection Scheme, 2009 - To give a safe environment to all children to develop and flourish
  23. The Central Universities Act, 2009 - To set up one Central University each in states which did not have any till then
  24. Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students Scheme, 2009-10 - To provide integrated five year fellowships to students from minority communities to pursue higher studies


  1. National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 - National Green Tribunal was established
  2. The Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011 - To eliminate corruption in bureaucracy and protect those who make complaints against public servants
  3. Public Procurement Policy for Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) Order, 2012 - To promote MSEs by supporting them in marketing
  4. National Food Security Act, 2013 - To provide food and nutritional security to all
  5. Nirbhaya Act, 2013 - A stricter law to deal with sex crimes against women
  6. The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 - To provide protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace
  7. Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013 - To provide for the establishment of Lokpal and Lokayukta to inquire into allegations of corruption against certain public functionaries
  8. National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW), 2010 -To facilitate coordination of women’s welfare and socio-economic development programmes across ministries
  9. Land Acquisition Act, 2013 - To regulate land acquisition and lay down procedure for granting compensation, rehabilitation and resettlement to the affected persons
  10. Companies Act, 2013 - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was made mandatory
  11. Street Vendors Act, 2014 - To regulate street vendors in public areas and protect their rights


  1. Economic Liberalization, 1991 - Indian economy opened up Consumer Protection Act, 1986 - To provide better protection of consumers' interests
  2. Look East Policy, 1991: To develop economic and strategic relations with the Southeast Asian nations
  3. New Industrial Policy, 1991 - To raise industrial efficiency to international level
  4. Introduction of Panchayati Raj, 1992 - A major push towards strengthening local self-government and promote the development of, and regulate the securities market
  5. Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 - To protect the interests of investors in securities
  6. Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme, 1993 - To develop the constituencies in various sectors like health, education, drinking water etc.
  7. Mahila Samridhi Yojana, 1993 - To provide economic security and financial inclusion of rural women
  8. Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994 - To stop female foeticides and arrest declining sex ratio
  9. Mid-Day Meal Scheme, 1995 - To improve nutritional levels among children and to enhance their enrolment and attendance in schools
  10. National Social Assistance Programme, 1995 - To provide social assistance benefits to poor households for the aged, widows, disabled and in the case of death of the breadwinner


  1. Integrated Rural Development Programme, 1977-78 - To enable identified rural poor families to cross the poverty line
  2. Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 - To provide for the prevention, control and abatement of air pollution
  3. Anti-Hijacking Act, 1982 - To give effect to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft
  4. Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme, 1983 - To provide guaranteed employment to at least one member of every landless household upto 100 days in a year
  5. The Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), 1983 - Conceived by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam to help India attain self sufficiency in missile technology
  6. The Family Courts Act, 1984 - to secure speedy settlement of disputes relating to marriage and family affairs
  7. Creation of Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), 1984: Triggered a telecom revolution in the rural India
  8. Comprehensive Crop Insurance Scheme, 1985 - To provide security to farmers during crop loss due to natural disasters
  9. Anti-Defection Law, 1985 - Provisions for disqualification of elected members on the grounds of defection to another party
  10. National Drinking Water Mission, 1986 - To ensure the provision of adequate drinking water supply to the rural community with stress on water quality and technology intervention
  11. Mizoram Accord of June, 1986 - To end insurgency and violence and restore peace in Mizoram
  12. Consumer Protection Act, 1986 - To provide better protection of consumers' interests
  13. National Policy on Child Labour 1987 – An action plan for tackling the problem of Child Labour
  14. Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 - to combat corruption in govt agencies and public sector enterprises
  15. The Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 - To prevent atrocities against members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes


  1. Operation Flood, 1970 (White Revolution) - world's largest dairy development program aimed at helping the dairy industry sustain itself economically while providing employment to poor farmers.
  2. Abolition of Privy Purse, 1971 - Another step towards an egalitarian and just society
  3. Creation of Bangladesh, 1971 - India supported the creation of a separate state for ethnic Bengalis who were being persecuted in erstwhile East Pakistan
  4. Accelerated Rural water Supply Programme, 1972-73 - To increase coverage of drinking water supply across the country
  5. Central Council of Homeopathy was set up, 1973
  6. First Nuclear Test at Pokhran, 1974 – India became a nuclear power
  7. Twenty Point Programme, 1975 - To eradicate poverty and improve the quality of life of the underprivileged
  8. National Informatics Centre, 1976 - Set up as a promoter of digital opportunities for sustainable development
  9. Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974 – provide for the prevention and control of water pollution, and for the maintaining or restoring of wholesomeness of water in the country
  10. Press Council Act, 1978 - To preserve freedom of Press and maintain standards of news agencies
  11. Interstate Migrant Workmen Act, 1979 - To regulate the condition of service of inter-state labourers


  1. Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 - To prevent infliction of unnecessary pain on animals
  2. Establishment of IITs, IIMs and AIIMS, 1961, to raise the standard of professional education in India
  3. Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 - Consolidated anti-dowry laws passed in different states
  4. The Atomic Energy Act, 1962 - To provide for development, control and use of atomic energy for the welfare of people
  5. Official Languages Act, 1963 - To provide for the languages which may be used for official purposes
  6. The Food Corporations Act, 1964 - To provide for the establishment of Food Corporations for the purpose of trading in food-grains and other foodstuffs
  7. Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 - To provide for the payment of bonus to persons employed in certain establishments
  8. Creation of separate states, 1966 - Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh were created
  9. Green Revolution in India, 1967 - India became one of the leading agricultural nations from a food-deficient country
  10. National Education Policy, 1968 - ● Provided for "radical restructuring" and proposed equal educational opportunities in order to achieve national integration and greater cultural and economic development
  11. Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 - Made reporting and registration of births and deaths compulsory