Ram Vilas Paswan interview on CAA protests: "We too have sympathy towards the agitating people. The Government does not want to see them protesting. We are pro-Dalit and pro-minority. I think the stand-off can be resolved through dialogue only"
While the latest data on stray cattle is not available as the final results of the 20th Livestock Census (2019) are yet to be made public, the number stood at 5.29 million in 2012, with Uttar Pradesh alone accounting for about 1 million.
“All ministries have been directed to reduce wasteful expenditure on travel, food and conferences by 20 percent. The CCIG has asked the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, to take necessary action in this regard,” a source told The Sunday Express.
Atal Bhujal Yojana has been launched amid growing concerns over the country’s groundwater resources. A look at the extent of depletion of these resources, and how the scheme will seek to address such issues.
"While whole country is burning, should we remain silent? Bhim Army stands for the protection of the Constitution which is bestowed by B R Ambedkar. We will not allow the division of the country," Azad said.
According to the sources, the Home Ministry has sought Rs 8,754 crore for Census 2021 and Rs 3,941 crore for updating the NPR. The Cabinet, headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is likely to approve the proposal on December 24.
NITI Aayog’s move comes four months after the Prime Minister voiced concern over the issue. Modi said in his Independence Day speech, “This rapidly increasing population poses various new challenges for us and our future generations.”
A scrutiny of revenue figures of 16 major states reveals a sluggish growth in non-GST tax collection during the first seven months of the current financial year as compared to the same period last fiscal.
Mukherjee also suggested that the number of seats in Lok Sabha be increased to 1,000 from the present 545, and advocated a corresponding increase in the number of MPs in Rajya Sabha and the state legislatures.
A document presented at the National Ganga Council meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, shows that as on September 30, the existing sewage capacity is 1,957 MLD (million litres per day).