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Plan to regulate E-flow for polluted stretches of six rivers, UP govt tells Centre
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

The last Shramik train before Friday had left the city for Manipur on June 30. Ansari neither had money to board the other trains that had started operations nor could he manage to find a job despite the gradual opening up of the city.

Rise in work demand: 12 districts shoot past whole fiscal’s NREGA work generation budget in under 4 months
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Barring Mirzapur in UP, none of these districts is included in the official government list of 116 districts that received most returning migrant workers during the lockdown, and where the government had launched the PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan on June 20.

First time, Panchayat funds to be audited online
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

The exercise, to be conducted through AuditOnline, an application developed by the Ministry, is a bid to ensure accountability in the utilisation of funds at the ground level.

Global Hunger Index 2019 does not represent India’s progress, says NITI CEO
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

“Data used for computation of GHI 2019 rankings in the average value over varying periods i.e., 2016-18 for Undernourishment; 2014-18 for Wasting & Stunning and of 2017 for Under-five Mortality (source of data is from World Bank, FAO, WHO & UNICEF),” Kant said.

Draft rules give e-commerce sites 48 hours to note complaints
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Though most of the sections of the new consumer law came into force on Monday, provisions related to e-commerce and direct selling are yet to be notified.

Share of kids in English medium steadily up, dips in poorer states
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Over 50 per cent of pre-primary schoolchildren — nursery, KG — who spoke one of 13 regional languages at home, including Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Punjabi, were enrolled in English medium schools.

One Nation, One Ration Card: Govt focus on districts that receive or send most migrants
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

As of July 19, at least 20 states have come on board the One Nation, One Ration card platform, while 3 others are expected to see its implementation by August 10. In the rest of the states, it is expected to be rolled out by the end of this year.

On government’s table, proposal to hike minimum selling price of sugar
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

The government think tank, NITI Aayog too has favored a hike in the minimum selling price of sugar.

India calls for developed nations to assist developing ones
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

The call has been given in India’s Second Voluntary National Review of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) report presented to the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Monday.

Only 13% of allocated free food grain handed out to returning migrant workers, reveals govt data
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Eleven states and one UT did not distribute even 1 per cent of the quantity they had lifted to the beneficiaries during June. These are Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Ladakh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Tripura.

Poor hardest hit, PM extends free rations until November
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

"Rs 90,000 crore to be spent more on providing free ration to poor for five more months under the PM Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana. Including last three months expenditure, this expenditure goes up to Rs 1.5 lakh crore," PM Modi said.

50 per cent of Jal Jeevan target to be met by retrofitting old taps this year
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

The Jal Jeevan Mission is an ambitious programme of the Narendra Modi government in its second term to provide functional tap connections to all households by 2024.

86 per cent jump in MGNREGA demand in districts most migrants returned to
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

An analysis of data on the MGNREGA portal shows that the number of households availing MGNREGA work in these districts jumped to 89.83 lakh during May — 86.27 per cent up from 48.22 lakh in the same month last year.

Withdraw concession on skimmed milk import: Co-op dairies to Centre
Fri, Jun 26, 2020

The latest decisions reverse the Union Budget move, in which the government had withdrawn the concessional duty of 15 per cent applicable on imports of up to 10,000 tonnes of SMP during a fiscal under the TRQ scheme.

Only 6% ventilators under PM-CARES manufactured so far
Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Indian firms, including those which have got orders for supplying ventilators under PM-CARES fund, expressed disappointment over the quality of components being supplied by a top component manufacturer.

Model village scheme hit by lack of interest, funds: ministry study
Mon, Jun 22, 2020

The study was conducted as part of the Fifth Common Review Mission (CRM) for “independent assessment” of the progress of various programmes and schemes of the Rural Development Ministry.

No one has entered Indian territory or captured any military post, PM tells leaders of all parties
Sat, Jun 20, 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s remarks that no one had intruded into Indian territory, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury said: “Then there is no conflict? Why have our brave soldiers been martyred? Why this all-party meeting?”

Jal Shakti bats for control of 50% finance panel grants for rural local bodies
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

According to sources, this was suggested by the Jal Shakti Ministry during a meeting between Fifteenth Finance Commission (FC-XV) chairman N K Singh and Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Wednesday.

Ram Vilas Paswan calls for boycott of Chinese products
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

“I have told the officers of my Ministry that no Chinese product will be bought for office use today onwards,” he said.

Rs 50,000-crore scheme to provide jobs for migrants returning home
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

The move has come at a time when lakhs of migrants have returned to villages in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak and the demand for employment has gone up in rural areas.

Govt asks states to construct Gram Panchayat buildings ‘in mission mode’
Wed, Jun 17, 2020

Data available with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj shows that out of over 2.5 lakh village panchayats across the country, about 60,346 Gram Panchayats — around a fourth — do not have a Panchayat Bhawan.

Include quota-related laws in 9th Schedule to bar them from judicial review: Paswan
Sat, Jun 13, 2020

Paswan said the judgment “raises resentment in the minds of people belonging to SC, ST, OBC and the poor sections of upper caste” communities.

Gujarat govt’s water plan keeps out SC/STs, displays ‘apathy’, says ministry
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

What prompted the Central officials to comment was the state's proposal to provide functional household tap connections (FHTC) to only 62,043 SC/ST households of the total target of 11.15 lakh households in the current financial year.

Amid sliding maize prices, trouble brews for Bihar farmers
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

The feed grain is a major crop in nine districts covering 50 out of the state’s 243 Assembly seats

Sending money abroad: April marks 50-month low at $499 mn
Mon, Jun 08, 2020

Over 65% dip in education and travel expenses compared to April last year