Yojana magazine, a popular monthly journal, is another name common in the dictionary of students preparing themselves for competitive examinations or government services examinations. The magazines discuss socio-economic issues pressing India, the condition of countries worldwide, various schemes and welfare measures, employment measures, and skilling opportunities started by government entities.
Yojana is a Hindi word that means planning.
The publication started in the initial years of independence in 1957, with Khuswant Singh as the Chief Editor. Yojana is published in many Indian languages so that it can reach the houses of the regional population too.
It is published by the Publications Division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under the Government of India.
Currently, it is published in 13 languages, namely- English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Odia, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Assamese.
Though the government funds the Yojana, it is still balanced in approach and takes up all the country’s pressing matters. The comprehensive coverage and intellectual content have also made it a favourite among students preparing for the examinations or the people living in cities, teachers, and government employees.
The magazine can be downloaded from a government website free of cost.