Indian Government is aggressively spending for rural development. Active steps are being taken to improve healthcare. Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) was launched in 2008. Its purpose is to cover all BPL families with a health insurance of Rs. 30,000/ (government or private hospital treatment, no age limit and pre-existing ailments are also covered).
One thousand more PG seats are sanctioned for private medical colleges, and 4000 more seats are created in existing government colleges. Land required to open a medical college is being reduced from 25 to 20 acres. To meet the shortage of teachers in medical colleges, age-bar for faculty posi- tion is being increased from 65 to 70 yrs. To encourage rural healthcare, 50% PG seats are allocated to doctors working in rural areas