Sreedharan, known as ‘Metro man’ for his pivotal role in implementing the Delhi Metro rail project, said the decision to not allow concessions of any kind in Delhi was taken by him at the inception of the project.
Narendra Modi govt's new focus: The scheme ‘Nal se Jal’ to provide piped drinking water to every household will be a component of the government’s Jal Jivan Mission. This was among the primary promises made in the BJP’s vision document released in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
For the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Grameen, the data was used to zero-in on beneficiaries who live in kutcha houses or are homeless — unlike the UPA’s Indira Awas Yojana (IAY), which relied on poverty estimates from states. As a result, in the last five years, 15 million houses were completed.
The NCW has asked UP DGP O P Singh to thoroughly investigate the matter and take action against the “erring officials”. The letter added, “The Commission is seriously concerned about the rise in crime against women and also the reported police apathy”.
In its order passed on January 14, 2019, the NCW directed Prasar Bharati to give a hearing to all 17 complainants from across the country where such allegations have been made and report back to the NCW on the action taken against the accused in all cases.
For 2018-19, which has seen one of the highest ever work generation under the scheme — 265 crore person days at last count — data shows that the average days of employment provided per household is 50.
With effect from April 1, rural NREG labourers in six states and Union territories will see no annual increase in their daily wages this financial year while workers in another 15 states will get a daily wage hike of between Re 1 and Rs 5.
The SECC has identified a total of 1.82 lakh households where at least one person is employed in manual scavenging in rural India, numbers which have been dismissed as gross underestimate by organisations working in the area.