1. Aam  Aadmi is the focus of all UPA's schemes
  2. Mandate for inclusive growth
  3. National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) Allocation hiked by 144% to Rs. 39,100 crore
  4. NREGA  provided employment opportunities to more than 4.479 crorehouseholds in 2008-09
  5. Rs. 100 per day as entitlement under NREGA
  6. Pilot Project to be taken up in 115 districts by converging NREGA with other schemes
  7. Bharat Nirman allocation hiked by  45%
  8. Indira Awaas Yojna allocation up by 63% to Rs 8,883 crore
  9. Rs 2,000 crore for rural housing fund under National Housing Bank
  10. Rs 100 crore one-time grant to expand banks in unbanking areas
  11. PM Gram Sadak Yojna  hiked up by 59 per cent to Rs.12,000 crore.
  12. PM Grameen Adarsh Yojna on pilot basis in 100 villages with SC/ST population.
  13. Swarna Jayanti Swarozgar Yojna (SGSY) now as  National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) to make it universal, more focussed and time bound for poverty alleviation by 2014
  14. Target to enroll 50% cent of rural women in self-help groups over the next five years
  15. Rural mega clusters in Bengal and Rajasthan
  16. Incentives in interest rates to farmers to pay back
  17. Interest subsidy for home loans up to Rs 1 lakh
  18. Work on National Food Security scheme for subsidised food
  19. Govt to shift to nutrient based fertiliser subsidy regime
  20. Fertiliser subsidy to go directly to farmers
  21. Incentives in interest rates to farmers to pay back
  22. Target for agriculture credit raised to Rs 3,25,000 crore in 2009-10
  23. Additional budget allocation to farmers
  24. Allocation of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna stepped up by 30%
  25. Banking network to be expanded
  26. One banking centre in every bloc


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