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Double food subsidy, grains to Bihar: Jairam Ramesh

According to Union Minister for Rural Development, Bihar would get double foodgrain allocation and food subsidy following the implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA). It would make Bihar the biggest beneficiary of the NFSA and the state would start getting 56 lakh tonnes of foodgrains per annum against its current allocation of 28 lakh tonne per annum. Similarly, ..

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Fact Box: "ROSHNI" – A new programme launched by Rural Development Ministry in 24 naxal affected districts

The Ministry for Rural Development has launched a new skill development scheme called Roshni for rural youth from 24 most critical left-wing extremism affected districts in the country. ROSHNI: Aim: Skilling and Placement of 50,000 youth from 24 selected naxal affected districts. Cost : Rs 100 crore over the next 3 years, will be shared jointly by ..

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Women's self-help groups to get cheaper loans (at 7%) under NRLM

The Indian Government has approved the proposal of providing loans to Women Self-Help Groups (SHGs) at a lower interest rate of 7% as compared to present rate ranging between 11.5 – 14% to eradicate poverty through women empowerment. The programme will be operated under NRLM (National Rural Livelihood Mission) to provide loans up to Rs.3 lakhs ..

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Indira Awaas Yojana gets more fund

The Union Cabinet gave nod to the Ministry of Rural Development’s proposal to increase the unit cost under Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY), considering the sharp rise in the cost of materials. As per the approved cost, in plain areas, unit assistance under the scheme has been raised from Rs 45,000 to Rs 70,000 and from ..

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Land Acquisition Bill finalized by Ministry of Rural Development

The Ministry of Rural Development finalized the draft of Land Acquisition bill. As per the draft bill the government will require consent from 80% of the land owners for acquiring land for any project, be it owned by state or the private industry or under a PPP. The bill is expected to be tabled in ..

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