Livelihoods News

Karnataka State Government expects an average annual investment of Rs. 20,000 crore in infrastructure development projects being implemented in the Public-Private Partnership model in the next five years, said Minister for Tourism and Infrastructure Development G. Janardhan Reddy recently.

The Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited (TIDCO), a State-owned company, has caused a minimum loss of Rs.148 crore to the government by adopting wrong guideline value.

While alienating government land to DLF Limited, a joint venture promoter for developing SEZ in Taramani, TIDCO deviated from government policy and adopted the guideline value applicable for residential area instead of an industrial area, according to the CAG (commercial) report tabled in the Assembly recently.

The text books that are supplied free of cost to the students studying in government and municipal schools have arrived in Vijayawada city. The textbooks are being supplied to all the schools from Bishop Azaraiah High School.

Even as Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) faces the ire of citizens for inadequate supply of water in several parts of the city, especially in east and north Nagpur, around 1 million litres per day (MLD) water from old Gorewada is leaking for the last many years.

Auto unions have postponed the strike on May 17 for a month, after transport minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said their demand of a fare hike will be examined by the government. The auto unions were told they will have to get Global Positioning System (GPS) fitted in the vehicles and provide a reliable service. Sources, however, said that commuters can expect fares to remain the same for a few months at least as the fare hike process will take time.

Central Railway (CR) will operate a mega block on its suburban sections May 16 for carrying out important maintenance work.

In what is likely to trigger further controversy, a top government official today stirred the hornet’s nest by claiming that there are currently over 20 million ‘irregular migrants’ in the country.

Women folks of this village know exactly how much water they will fetch from the village tubewells. Under constant stress of severe water scarcity, habitants of Galapada in Angul district have developed an unwritten understanding for rational distribution of water this summer.

Orphanages getting government grant are unable to take care of street children because it is difficult to give them a destitute certificate. The government should make amendments in its rules to make it possible for orphanages to give protection and care to street children.

Kerala State-level inauguration of the Rs.105-crore modernisation programme for lift irrigation schemes was done by Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac at Aluva in Kochi District. The project has been devised to revamp the 418 lift irrigation schemes across the State.