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Drought-hit Rajasthan villages to get 150 days of work under job scheme 18.1.2018 Hindustan Times - jaipur
The Centre has sanctioned 50 additional workdays under the national rural job scheme for 4151 villages in 13 drought-affected districts of Rajasthan.
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At pre-Budget 2018 meet, states flag drop in revenue on GST roll out 18.1.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal asked the Centre to announce a farm debt waiver for the entire country
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Sushil demands additional central assistance for backward 18.1.2018 General News
Bihar today urged the Centre to grant additional assistance to economically backward states so that these could develop at a faster pace. The state's point of view was put across by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi at a meeting of finance ministers of all states in the national capital. "Due to inadequacy in the funds provided under central share, a backward state like Bihar not only has to face resource crunch for execution of developmental schems but is also forced to incur internal and external debt, which adversely affects the fiscal management of the state", an official release said. The meeting, which was held at Vigyan Bhawan, was chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. In his speech, Sushil drew Jaitley's attention towards "continued reduction in the central share of some important centrally sponsored schemes" like Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, National Social Assistance Programme, MGNREGA, PM Awas Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. Sushil,
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50 houses destroyed in fire, no casualty 18.1.2018 General News
At least 50 houses in a slum near Biju Patnaik Park here today were destroyed in a fire which broke but there was no report of any casualty, police said. Properties worth around Rs 21 lakh was gutted in the fire, Fire Brigade sources said. At least four fire fighters along with 17 fire tenders took around two hours to control the blaze. "The intensity of the fire is very severe. At least four LPG cylinders exploded in the fire accident", said assistant fire officer, Berhampur, Sanatan Mohapatra. He said the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. "We suspected the fire due to leakage of the cooking gas from a house", he said. The district administration has arranged two nearby schools for temporary accommodation of the victims. The victims will be provided foods, said sub-collector of Berhampur, Sdharth Shankar Swain. Berhampur MLA R Ch Chyaupatnaik, former Union minister and senior Congress leader Chandra Sekhar Sahu, Berhampur Mayor K Madhavi also rushed to the ...
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J-K govt committed to conduct panchayat polls: Minister 18.1.2018 General News
Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Abdul Haq Khan today said that the state government was committed to strengthen democracy at the grassroot level by holding panchayat elections. He also said that arrangements were being made to ensure smooth conduct of the polls and that a formal notification in this regard would be issued soon by the competent authority. The minister said this at the end of a debate in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on 'Demand for Grants of the Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and allied departments'. "The government is committed to strengthen democracy at the grassroot level and has directed field officers to organise gram sabhas so that people themselves decide about the development works to be taken up and not the contractors or officials," he said. The minister said that the gram sabhas should play a vibrant role in effective execution of developmental programmes by taking advantage of schemes like the
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Aadhaar-Enabled Starvation in Narendra Modi’s ‘New India’ 18.1.2018 The Wire

It is evident that prime minister Modi’s ambitious strides in search of a 'New India', coupled with his government’s disdain for welfare, are leaving the basic lifelines of the poor far behind.

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Broken promises 17.1.2018 FrontLine: Home
Data show that the National Democratic Alliance government has not fulfilled its promises with regard to the welfare of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, the Other Backward Classes and other weaker sections. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
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State Budget Session from March 12 16.1.2018 Hindu: Home
More funds for clean and healthy rural Telangana, says Chief Minister
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Odisha target to supply piped water to all GP hq by Mar'19 16.1.2018 General News
Odisha government has set a target to supply piped water to all the gram panchayat (GP) headquarters of the state by March 2019. The decision in this regard was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here yesterday. An official release said that at least 5586 out of 6801 panchayat headquarters in the state have been provided with piped water supply. Similarly, 15,265 habitations having partial pipe water supply, will be covered fully by May 2018. The state government has decided to provide potable drinking water in areas having high fluoride and saline content in water by March 2018 on temporary basis while piped water supply projects in these areas will be completed in the next two years, the release said.
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J-K minister offers to resign after allegations of corruption 16.1.2018 Hindustan Times - india
Jammu and Kashmir rural development minister Abdul Haq Khan said he will leave the ministry if the allegations of corruption are proved right.
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J-K minister offers to resign after allegations of corruption 16.1.2018 General News
Jammu and Kashmir Rural Development minister Abdul Haq Khan today offered to resign after a Congress legislator levelled allegations of corruption against him in the implementation of a centrally-sponsored scheme. "I will leave the ministry if the allegations of corruption are proved right," Khan said in the Legislative Assembly after Congress MLA from Banihal Vikar Rasool raised the issue of alleged malpractices in the MGNREGA scheme. Unsatisfied with the answer of the minister, Rasool staged a walkout from the Assembly. "I am serious about my words. There are Rs 9 crore liabilities pending in my district since the past two years even as MGNREGA makes it clear that the workers given their payment within 15 days," Rasool told reporters outside the House. He said he raised the issue to seek an independent probe into the alleged malpractices and corruption in the rural development schemes "but the government, instead of taking a serious note of the issue, tried to put a ...
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Aadhaar has built a strong base for India's digital achievements 16.1.2018 Hindustan Times - analysis
Today, 119 crore Indians have Aadhaar in a population of nearly 130 crore. It stands tall as an Indian innovation, globally acknowledged as the world’s largest digital identity programme.
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Public meeting on MGNREGA, resolutions adopted 15.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Public meeting on MGNREGA, resolutions adopted
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50,000 artists to get govt assistance in Odisha 15.1.2018 General News
Odisha government today announced an artists' assistance scheme called the 'Mukshyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Jojana' (MMKSJ) under which 50,000 artists from across the state will get a monthly assistance of Rs 1,200. The announcement in this regard was made by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after a meeting, attended by culture minister A C Panda, Chief Secretary A P Padhi and other officials. "The government has decided to give Rs 1,200 per month as artist assistance. About 50,000 artists from across the state will get the benefit," Patnaik told reporters adding that earlier only 4,000 artists were being given Rs 1,000 as the artist assistance per month. Patnaik said the state government has also changed the eligibility criteria for availing the artist assistance. Now under the new scheme, a male artist can avail assistance after attending the age of 50 years instead of the present 60 years, while the age criteria for female artist is reduced to 40 years from 50 ...
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Nallah Maar - A requiem for Srinagar's buried stream 14.1.2018 General News
A wooden boat glides through placid waters against a setting sun as fishermen row close to waterfront houses with gardens that burst with colours. It's an idyllic picture of a Srinagar that once was, a visual recall of a waterway punctuated by arched bridges that was not just a navigational lifeline for the city but also a protection from heavy rains and floods. The Nallah Maar (Maar is the Kashmiri word for snake), called so because it snaked through the city, is no more. In its stead is a wide road that runs through Old Srinagar, providing connectivity but choking other water bodies linked to it and blocking drainage avenues. It is a story of heritage lost to urbanisation, neglect and environmental apathy, said old-timers and scholars. The road paved the canal, some said, because it had become a garbage dump. Others saw it as a political move. Nallah Maar is believed to have existed from ancient times, but it was 14th century King Shams-ud-Din Shah Mir who demarcated it .
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Odisha man carves mountain to build 8 km road for his 3 school-going children 14.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Eight hours of gruelling work every day for two years, Jalandhar Nayak has been single-handedly moving mountains to construct a 15-kilometre road, connecting his village Gumsahi to the main road in Phulbani town of Kandhamal district.
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No framework to check rising unemployment: Tarigami on budget 11.1.2018 General News
CPI(M) MLA from Kulgam, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami alleged that there was no suggestion of a framework to tackle the unemployment problem, in the Rs 80,313 crore budget unveiled by the Jammu and Kashmir government today. "No policy framework has been suggested to address this huge and vulnerable problem. In absence of other viable avenues, government sector is the only area which provides some opportunity of employment generation," he told reporters. "But, the inability of the government in creating such opportunities the future seems to be bleak for our younger generation," Tarigami said. He claimed that thousands of cases regarding payment of monthly financial assistance under various social welfare schemes were pending in every district and budgetary support should have been earmarked for one-time settlement of these cases. "The announcement of accepting the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission and the commitment to implement it retrospectively from January, ..
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Farmers should get cost of their paddy within 24 hours: Naveen 11.1.2018 General News
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked officials to pay cost of paddy to farmers within 24 hours through cooperative banks and within 72 hours through other banks. He also directed the officials to ensure that all mandis remain open during paddy procurement. Patnaik's directions were issued yesterday during a review meeting of the ongoing paddy procurement programme. He said more farmers, especially small and marginal ones, should register their names for selling paddy at mandis this year. At least 11.05 lakh farmers have registered their till January 9 against 9.76 farmers enrolled during the corresponding time during the last Kharif season. A total of 17.90 lakh tonne of paddy worth Rs 2,736 crore has been procured from 3 lakh farmers till January 9 and a total of Rs 2,356.75 crore has been disbursed to farmers. By this time last year, 14.11 lakh metric tonne of paddy had been procured, officials said.
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Odisha's 'Manjhi' Carves Mountains, Builds Road To Send Sons To School 11.1.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Not unlike Bihar's 'mountain man' Dasrath Manjhi - who spent 22 years to build a 360-foot-long road - a man in Odisha has single-handedly been moving mountains to construct a 15 kilometre road - all...
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Sarpanch Sangh suspends plan to boycott Narendra Modi in Barmer 10.1.2018 Hindustan Times - jaipur
Sarpanch Sangh had earlier announced the boycott, however, on Wednesday the representatives said the organisation will suspend the protest if their demands are met by Thursday evening.
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