What are the small saving scheme options available in India?

There are a good number of investment options available in India. Some of them involve high risk and some of them involve low risk.It is totally dependent on your smartness and discretion that what option you are selecting. In high risk investment option mutual fund is there and for safest investment options you are having Fixed Deposit. However there are some investment options which is giving high return like the Public Provident fund (PPF).