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‘Maternity scheme reaches only one-third of beneficiaries’, says RTI data

As per the recent data obtained under the Right to Information Act (RTI) Act, revealed that, almost 61% of beneficiaries registered under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) between April 2018 and July 2019 received the full amount of Rs. 6,000 promised under the scheme. The RTI survey was conducted to assess the implementation ..

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October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The United Nations declared October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) in 1992. Significance According to internationally agreed poverty line, one in 10 people in developing regions are still living on less than 1.90 USD per day. Though significant progress has been made in certain countries in Eastern and South ..

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NALCO to get President’s award for excellent CSR in social development

National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), an Odisha-based Navaratna Company has been selected for President’s award for utilisation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund in social development. NALCO was selected for its Aliali Jhia Scheme. About Aliali Jhia In 2015 NALCO started a scheme called Aliali Jhia. The scheme was on the line of Beti Bachao ..

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Rajasthan government increases financial assistance given to school girls under ‘Aapki Beti’ scheme

The Rajasthan government has recently increased the financial assistance given to school girls under the ‘Aapki Beti’ scheme and ex-gratia payment to the families of polling personnel who die during election duty. Under the Aapki Beti scheme, girls living under the Below Poverty Line (BPL) and whose mother or father or both have died get ..

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Kerala is set to become India’s first smoke-free State

Kerala is now set to become the India’s first smoke-free State with public sector oil companies eyeing 100% LPG penetration here. It is estimated that one crore tonnes of emissions, from poisonous gases like firewood cooking, have been contained and 25 lakh trees have been saved with the introduction of LPG in villages. The target ..

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