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Schemes// Remember, one small step from you can be a giant leap for your brethren.

Bihar Foundation facilitates diaspora involvement in development of the state. We’ve been examining the many ways in which diaspora contribute to development and explore what is required to enable diaspora to have greater impact including personal capacity development, public policy mechanisms, and institutional support.

There is a new drive to do something for Motherland and make an impact. Use innovations, incentives and investments, in ways which are practicable, so that the land and its people are benefited. Remember, one small step from you can be a giant leap for your brethren.

“Adoption of Animals” Scheme

Land Donation Scheme for Aanganwadi Centre

Land Donation Scheme for Healthcare Centre

Land Donation Scheme for School

Schemes for Diaspora – Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Govt. of India

Tracing the Roots
Bihar, the land of your ancestors, remembers you. Bihar Foundation, under the government’s initiative called “Tracing the Roots”, helps the Bihari Diaspora in tracing their cultural roots and ancestral homes. The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs is running a scheme known as “Tracing the Roots” to facilitate PIOs in tracing their roots in India. PIOs who intend to trace their roots in India need to apply in a prescribed Form, through the Indian Mission/Post in the country of their residence. To know more about this scheme click here or email at
Study India Programme
The Study India Programme initiated by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs is envisaged as a means of enhancing engagement with the diaspora youth. The objective of the Scheme is to enable overseas Indian youth i.e. foreign citizens of Indian origin in the age group of 18-26 years to undergo short term courses in the nature of summer schools to familiarize them with the art & culture, heritage, history, economy and development of India. Such short term courses shall aim at providing an opportunity to the overseas Indian youth to better understand and appreciate contemporary India, foster closer ties with the land of their ancestors and enhance their engagement with India. Know more…
Know India Programme
Know India Programme of the Ministry is a three-week orientation programme for diaspora youth conducted with a view to promote awareness on different facets of life in India and the progress made by the country in various fields e.g. economic, industrial, education, Science & Technology, Communication & Information Technology, culture. KIP provide a unique forum for students & young professionals of Indian origin to visit India, share their views, expectations & experiences and to develop closer bonds with the contemporary India. 4-5 such programmes are conducted every year in partnership with one or two State Governments. Based on recommendations received from Heads of Indian Missions/Posts abroad, About 35 Indian Diaspora Youth in the age group of 18-26 years, are selected for each programme Selected participants are provided with full hospitality in India during the duration of the programme. Know more…
Scholarship Programmes for Diaspora Children
Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) was introduced in the academic year 2006-2007 with the objective to make higher education in India accessible to the children of overseas Indians and promote India as a centre for higher studies. Under the scheme, 100 PIO/NRI students are awarded scholarship of up to US$ 4,000 per annum for undergraduate courses. The scheme is open to NRIs/PIOs from over 40 countries having substantial Indian Diaspora population. The applications from the students who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria may be sent to the Indian Missions / Posts abroad. Read more…
Overseas Citizenship of India Scheme
In response to persistent demands for “dual citizenship” particularly from the Diaspora in North America and other developed countries and keeping in view the Government’s deep commitment towards fulfilling the aspirations and expectations of Overseas Indians, the Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) Scheme was introduced by amending the Citizenship Act, 1955 in August 2005. The Scheme provides for registration as Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) of all Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) who were citizens of India on 26th January, 1950 or there after or were eligible to become citizens of India on 26th January, 1950 except who is or had been a citizen of Pakistan, Bangladesh or such other country as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify. Read more…
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