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Punjab to involve Arhtiyas in Direct Payments to Farmers

The Punjab State Government recently told the Union Government that it will pay the Minimum Support Price directly into the accounts of farmers starting this procurement season. However, the Arhtiyas in the state have been opposing to the direct payment. Arhtiyas are Commission Agents in the state. They used to pay the farmers earlier in ..

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Orundoi Scheme: Key Facts

The scheme is to be launched by the Assam government in 29 districts across the state. Through this scheme, the government seeks to empower women by transferring a minimum amount of Rs.830 each month directly to the bank accounts of the nominated female head of the household. More than 18 lakh beneficiaries have already been ..

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Financial Assistance of Rs 4957 Crore provided to 17.5 Million Building & Other Construction Workers

In order to help the Building & Construction workers to overcome the financial impacts of COVID-19 lockdown, on 24th March 2020, the Chief Minister of all States and Union Territories were advised by the Union Minister of Labour and Employment to create a framework with bank account details of building & construction workers of their ..

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Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana: 6.8 crore free Cylinders distributed

On May 21, 2020, the Government of India announced that around 6.8 crore free cylinders have been distributed under Prdhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana. Highlights Under the scheme, free LPG cylinders are being provided by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. This covers more than 8 core beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana. The beneficiaries ..

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NITI Aayog Report: 28% of Aadhaar based payment are going to wrong accounts

The NITI Aayog has released a progress report on National Nutrition Mission (Poshan Abhiyaan). According to the report, one in three Aadhaar based payments was credited to a wrong bank account, especially in Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana. Highlights This is the second report prepared by the think tank. The report was prepared and released ..

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