[Short Note]What’s in a Name? A Lot About Government Schemes

Summary: In the words of Shakespeare, ‘What’s in a name?’ When it comes to Indian government schemes, the answer is: quite a lot. Over the past year, I’ve observed an intriguing pattern in the naming of various Indian Government schemes. The cleverly crafted names not only use Hindi words that reflect the essence of the schemes, but also reveal English acronyms that directly describe the programs.

Below is the list of various such schemes which you might find interesting.

  • ASPIRE : A scheme for Promoting Innovation, Rural Industry & Entrepreneurship
  • FAME : Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles
  • LiFE : Lifestyle for the Environment
  • PARAKH : Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development
  • PM MITRA : Pradhan Mantri Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel
  • PM PRANAM : PM Promotion of Alternate Nutrients for Agriculture Management Yojana
  • PM WANI : PM Wireless Access Network Interface
  • RAMP : Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance
  • STRIVE : Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement
  • TEJAS : Training for Emirates Jobs And Skills
  • UDAN : Ude desh ka aam nagrik (Let the common citizen fly), part of the Regional connectivity scheme
  • UJALA : Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All
  • UMANG : Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance

 Feel free to share more such schemes or suggest new ideas by contacting me here or leaving a comment below. Also, the co-author for this blog is ChatGPT.

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