Rural Development: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

National Rural Livelihood Mission: Union Cabinet approves Rs 520 crores for Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir

On October 14, 2020, Union Cabinet approved the special package of Rs 520 crores under National Rural Livelihood Mission for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Key Highlights The cabinet has approved the package for a period of five years till 2023-24. The National Rural Livelihood Mission enables to increase household income. National Rural Livelihood Mission ..

Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan: 32 crore man days of employment generated

The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan is currently on its 15th week of implementation. So far 32 crore man days of employment have been provided. The Government of India has spent Rs 31,577 crores in these 15 weeks to create employment opportunities under the programme. Highlights Under the scheme, large number of structures were created. This ..

SVAMITVA Scheme: Property cards for rural landowners

On October 11, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will distribute property cards to rural land owners under svamitva scheme. Highlights The property cards are to be distributed to villages in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttarakhand. Around 763 villages are to be benefited. This includes 346 villages from Uttar ..

“Digital Seva Setu Programme” launched by Gujarat Government for rural areas

On October 6, 2020, the Gujarat State Government launched “Digital Seva Setu Programme” for rural areas. The programme was launched under the Bharat Net Project of the Centre. Highlights The programme connects village panchayats and will provide twenty types of pro-people services. This includes providing ration cards at door steps. It is a digital form ..

CSIR Technologies for Rural Development launched

On October 1, 2020, the Union Minister of Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan launched CSIR Technologies for rural development. CSIR is Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Highlights It is a joint initiative of CSIR, IIT-Delhi, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and Vijnana Bharti (VIBHA). The initiative was launched during the celebrations of 40th foundation day ..