Livelihoods News

The government will use a mixed funding pattern involving the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) and subsidised loans to develop 22,000 agricultural markets as part of its strategy to fulfil one of the key rural initiatives spelt out in the Union budget.

Farmers plan to surround the Maharashtra assembly to press for their demands of loan waiver and transfer of forest land to tribal farmers who have been tilling it for years

Azad Maidan in south Mumbai turned into a sea of red on Monday morning as thousands of farmers, carrying red flags, converged here after walking around 180 km under blazing sun over the last six days.

Chandigarh, March 9: With an outlay hike of 51.22 per cent in agriculture and allied activities, 20.01 per cent in irrigation and 24.65 per cent in rural development, community development and panchayats, the state Budget is being touted as farmer-friendly by the government.

With the INLD on agitating over the SYL canal for the past one year, this Budget made a provision of Rs 100 crore for the project.

New York, 8 March 2018 - The Government of India, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) signed, on 8 March, a partnership agreement to expedite the post-earthquake reconstruction process in Nepal.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day in the 21st century, the need for empowerment of women is an idea that everyone acknowledges as important. However, following up ideas and ideals with actions is of prime importance. In this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the way.

Education of mothers on the benefits of tetanus vaccination increased immunization coverage in a randomized trial set in rural India, according to new research this week in PLOS Medicine by Timothy Powell-Jackson of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, and colleagues.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Centre has included Kannur, Malappuram and Wayanadin the first phase of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) that will be launched across the country on March 8. In the first phase, the project is being implemented in 162 districts across eight states. In Kerala, beneficiaries will be mapped through the 7,186 anganwadis in the three districts. While Kannur has 2,504, Malappuram and Wayanad have 3,808 and 874.

NEW DELHI: India’s foodgrain production is forecast to grow to a record in the crop year ending June 2018 after a normal monsoon and wider planting in winter, the agriculture ministry said.

Foodgrain output is expected to increase 0.9% to 277.49 million tonnes, exceeding the previous record of 275.11 million tonnes during 2016-17, the ministry said in its second advance estimate of major crops.

Exhorting the Indian banking sector to invest in long-term assets to improve capital formation in the agriculture sector, finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday that the credit flow target of Rs 11 lakh crore for the sector during 2018-19 is achievable.

“Investments in financial technology over the past few years have brought in efficiency, speed and transparency in the rural financial ecosystem.

New Delhi: In the latest edition of his monthly radio programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is heading towards a women-led development from only women development. It is the dream of a ‘New India’ where women are empowered and are equal partners in country’s progress, he said.

The Prime Minister said, “We are discussing development under the leadership of women. India is heading towards women-led development from only women development.”

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