Livelihoods News

Despite the highest ever budgetary allocation of Rs 48,000 crore for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the current fiscal year, wage payments in over 19 states have been frozen as of October 31, 2017, reported India Spend.

Over 92 million NREGA workers in these states including Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerela, Maharashtra have not received payments in the past couple of months due to delay in payments of nearly Rs 3,066 crore, an official of NREGA Sangharsh Morcha told the newspaper.

The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 2017-18 which was recently published by UNESCO reveals some key findings around education across the globe.

As per the report, 264 million children around the globe are denied education. UN in its SDG4 aims to provide elementary education to all the children globally by 2030 but the report says that though 83 per cent children go to school, only 45 per cent are able to complete secondary school education.

Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh today said that there were many opportunities in the food processing sector which can be successfully tapped by the global companies, while meeting minister’s from Serbia, Germany and Denmark today, said a press statement.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kudumbashree Mission plansto offer job-oriented skill training to 15,000 youths as part of the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) through 45 agencies in 93 urban areas of Kerala and to ensure placements for them.

To make farming a remunerative profession, the government on Wednesday approved changes to ongoing central scheme Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) with a focus on value chain, post-harvest infrastructure and agri-entrepreneur development, among others.

PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday promised to take steps to further improve the rankings.

Soon after coming into office in 2014, Modi had set an ambitious target of India being among the top 50 countries in the Bank’s ranking in three years.

The Project will support the Government of Assam to facilitate agri-business investments, increase agriculture productivity and market access, and enable small farm holders produce crops that are resilient to recurrent floods or droughts in the state.

The Centre will introduce mark sheets for gram panchayats on 21 development parameters including economic activities and human resources, a top official said on Friday, revealing the government’s latest attempt at alleviating poverty in rural India.

The village bodies will be given marks out of 100 and those with lower marks will receive more importance and resources, said Amarjeet Sinha, rural development secretary. The mark sheet will be made public next week by the Union rural development ministry.

Hyderabad : Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu said that the challenges in the healthcare sector continue to be daunting and formidable in our country even today.

Naidu inaugurated a medical camp and two skill development facilities CCTV network management and optic fiber technician courses and GATI drivers training institute at the Hyderabad chapter of Swarna Bharat Trust.

NEW DELHI: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has stressed the importance of clean cooking as an area of immense concern to the government. “India has taken the lead in providing clean cooking solutions to the rural masses through Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), a unique programme that is the biggest of its kind in the world. We have already provided more than 30 million connections, greatly impacted rural livelihoods, and we have made immense impact on health,” Pradhan said.

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