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Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is the world’s largest work guarantee programme that guarantees 100 days of wage employment per annum for rural households. The 2021-22 Union Budget allocation for the initiative is Rs.73,000. This is 34.52 per cent less than the revised estimate of Rs.111,500 crore for 2020-21. This comes despite the growing and persistent demand for the scheme amid the COVID-19 crisis.

National Climate Vulnerability Report

The Department of Science and Technology recently launched the National Climate Vulnerability Report. According to the report, eight Eastern States in the country are highly vulnerable to climate change. They are Mizoram, Bihar, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam. Key Findings of the report The report has developed state level “vulnerability indices” ..

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Jal Jeevan Mission: State-Wise Planning Exercise started for 2021–22

The Ministry of Jal Shakti recently announced that it is to roll out annual planning exercise with the States and Union Territories. What is the plan? The exercise is to be conducted by a committee chaired by the Secretary of Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The Committee will take up two states or Union ..

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Commercial Jute Seed Distribution Scheme launched

The Union Textile Minister, Smriti Irani, has launched the commercial Jute seed distribution scheme on February 15, 2021. Key Facts The Commercial Jute Seed Distribution Scheme was launched in the backdrop of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Jute Corporation of India and the National Seeds Corporation. The MoU was signed in the ..

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Goa: First to become Har Ghar Jal State; to provide 100% Tap Water Connections

On October 9, 2020, the Ministry of Jal Shakti announced that Goa has become the first state in India to provide 100% tap water connections in rural areas. Around 2.3 lakh households were covered in the state. Highlights On its successful implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission, Goa has become the first “Har Ghar Jal State” ..

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India-UK Water Partnership Forum discuss on water conservation

The India-UK Water Partnership Forum was recently held. The forum discussed on developing water infrastructure in India. The countries linked Memorandum of Understanding between Ganga and British waters. Highlights The forum also discussed Namami Gange Programme, Jal Jeevan Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission. It showcased the investment and business opportunities in the Indian water sector. ..

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