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PMAY empowered millions furthering Ease of Living, says PM Narendra Modi

On the completion of three years of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, PMAY , Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that  the scheme has significantly contributed in furthering the Eas of Living.  Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is an initiative by Government of India in which affordable housing will be provided to the urban poor with a ..

Inaugural Conclave on “National Capital Region -2041” held in Delhi

Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, chaired the inaugural conclave on “National Capital Region -2041” organized by the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) on 12 Nov  in  New  Delhi. The theme of the conclave was “Planning for Tomorrow’s Greatest Capital Region”. The Conclave had participation from ..

Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019

To remove illegal squatters and occupants from government properties and the land, the Indian Government has decided to bring the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants), Amendment Bill, 2019 to provide more power to the evicting officials. ?What happens? The Government has a lot of land and property in prime locations, all of which can ..

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs launches Shehri Samridhi Utsav

On 5th February, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched Shehri Samridhi Utsav to extend the outreach of DAY-NULM (Deendayal Antyodaya Mission – National Urban Livelihoods Mission) to the most vulnerable. The event will also showcase its initiatives and facilitate access of Self-Help Group (SHG) members to the other government schemes. Through ..

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 ..

2018-CGS-21: Mains Revision-8: Government Schemes, Development Industry, NGOs

NGO’s Role in Addressing the Problems Aftermath Partition NGOs played a vital role in addressing the problems haunting the country aftermath partition like food security, illiteracy, vast population and depletion of resources etc. Role played by NGOs: Population control The Rockefeller foundation (RF) took steps to examine population growth rates and initiate a programme of human fertility ..

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship joins hands with Ministry of Power to support household electrification scheme ‘Saubhagya’

The Union Ministry of Power has partnered with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to train the manpower in six states – Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh – for speedy implementation of its household electrification scheme ‘SAUBHAGYA’ on March 27, 2018. The scheme is undertaken as a special project under ..

Dharmendra Pradhan launched a nation-wide ‘Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat’

Dharmendra Pradhan, the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, has launched a nation-wide ‘Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat’ at Mota Ishanpur village in Gandhinagar district of Gujarat on September 23, 2017. The new scheme is a backup to the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to distribute LPG connections among the rural areas where conventional fuel is ..