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Ayushman Sahakar Scheme

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    20th Oct, 2020

  • Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched the Ayushman Sahakar Scheme.
  • The scheme will assist the cooperatives to play a crucial role in creating health care infrastructure in the country.
  • The scheme was formulated by the National Cooperative Development Corporation.
  • The NCDC will provide loans of Rs 10,000 crores to the cooperatives under the scheme. This includes financial assistance and working capital to meet operational requirements in health sector.
  • The scheme also provides 1% interest subvention to the cooperatives where women are in majority.
  • The scheme is aligned with that of the National Health Policy, 2017.
  • The scheme will provide funds to assist cooperative hospitals. It will also cover health insurance, medical, nursing education and paramedical education.
  • Also, the scheme includes health systems such as AYUSH.
  • It operates under Ministry of Agriculture and Family Welfare.
  • It plans, promotes and finances programmes that are related to storage, processing, marketing, import and export of agricultural produce. It finances projects in rural industrial cooperative sectors.
  • The funding of NCDC comes through allocation by GoI, international assistance and market borrowings.

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