Govt launches 4th round of Regional Connectivity Scheme-UDAN

The government has launched the 4th round of Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) to further enhance the connectivity to remote and regional areas of the country. The focus in this round will be North East Region, Hilly States, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Islands.

The scheme was launched in October 2016, which seeks to provide connectivity to un-served and under-served regions through the revival of existing airstrips and airports.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS SO 2019:

  • UDAN scheme came under: Ministry of Civil Aviation.
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation: Hardeep Singh Puri.

Source: The News on AIR

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