Livelihoods News

Summary: "A fund of Rs 700 crore has been provisioned in this year's budget for the skill development program," Das said.The CM further announced that the government is gearing up to establish a state industries board, which will connect women of 32,000 villages for providing them alternative livelihoods. ""Jharkhand produces roughly 82% of the total silk that is produced in India.

Union minister Venkaiah Naidu today said the Centre and the state government are working towards doubling the farmers’ income by 2022, and focusing on four ‘I’ i.e. irrigation, infrastructure, interest rates and insurance.

UNITED NATIONS, MAY 22 (PTI): Nearly 2.8 million people in India have been internally displaced last year due to disasters and conflicts linked to identity and ethnicity, a new report by a monitoring centre said.

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) released a new report which ranked India third among countries most affected by displacement related to disasters followed by China and the Philippines.

NEW DELHI: A gram panchayat's success in reducing poverty will be judged by the number of households with over Rs 20,000 in savings bank accounts or percentage of families with Aadhaar-linked bank accounts. Or, by the percentage of its households which have availed over Rs 20,000 as bank credit.

LONDON: Social scientists from the US and the UK have found that providing electricity to rural communities in India has not brought about the socioeconomic benefits that were predicted.

NEW DELHI: Timely wage payments under the rural job guarantee scheme have clocked a sharp rise in the first month of the financial year, raising hopes of checking a major malaise that has been plaguing the flagship employment programme.

Thanks to the ClimaAdapt project, 90,000 Indian smallholders now have access to extensive knowledge on how they can adapt their agricultural practise to a changing climate.

Nearly a million workers–forming the frontline of India’s faltering public health system–are inadequately trained and are underpaid, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of health ministry data, imperilling the country’s progress in healthcare efforts.

KOCHI: The surge in the coastal aquaculture shrimp production to over 5 lakh tonnes consistently in the last two years has helped boost the seafood exports from India, according to Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA).

Kakinada:  NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) has introduced a subsidised  scheme for young entrepreneurs to set up various units for encouraging  organic farming  in a big way .

These include fruit and vegetable compost huts, organic fertiliser and organic pesticide units and soil testing labs with subsidy on unit cost in the current financial year 2017-18.