A four-member team of the World Bank and the National Housing Bank met the State Principal Urban Development and Housing Secretary, G. S. Sandhu, here over the week-end to discuss the scope for providing finance for housing schemes.
The issue of NREGS workers being paid minimum wages has been gathering steam not only with petitions being filed from individuals from other states but a host of activists under the banner of the Rozgar Evum Suchna Ka Adhikar Abhiyan have been staging a sit in near the Statue Circle in Jaipur October 2, 2010.
The state cabinet recently approved to implement this scheme across all districts from the current financial year (2010-11). A fund of Rs. 1.52 lakh will be allotted for every village adopted under KDY.
The Punjab Government on Sunday gave green signal to a programme for developing the vocational skills of 10 lakh young people in next 10 years, to make them employable in upcoming Industry as well as in tertiary, retail and financial sectors.
As many as 30 rural borrowers have committed suicide in Andhra Pradesh in the last few months following their inability to pay back loans taken from microfinance institutions at exorbitant interest rates.
The farmers have demanded Rs 320/325 a quinatal, whereas the millers categorically stated that there are no condition to pay anything beyond last year's SAP of Rs 165 per quintal.
The problems with food management manifested in the last 18 months in the form of 20% food inflation, that too at a time when huge quantities of grain was rotting in government warehouses.
The state capital has emerged as top employment provider among tier III cities of the country with a share of 16.8%. Mangalore and Mysore were ranked second and third constituting 12.6% and 11.08% of the total vacancies tracked by Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).(The TI).