Rural India Current Affairs, GK & News

What is the function of NABARD? What is its Credit guarantee scheme for NBFC-MFIs?

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) announced the introduction of a dedicated debt and credit guarantee scheme for non-banking financial companies and microfinance institutions to make sure the abundant flow of credit in COVID-19  affected rural areas. Functions of NABARD National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development is the apex development finance ..

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GoI: 19 lakh tap connections under Jal Jeevan Mision during Lock Down

On July 2, 2020, the Government of India announced that around 19 lakh tap connections were provided during lock down under Jal Jeevan Mission Jal Jeevan Mission The Mission aims to provide clean drinking water supply to all the households in the country by 2024. The objective is to provide 55 litres of potable water ..

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Gender Diversity Report 2019

The Gender Diversity Report 2019 was released as a part of the India Skills Report 2019. What percentage of Women work globally? 79.9% of women in Nepal work, the highest percentage of women working in the world in a country, followed by 63.90% in China and 57.40% in Bangladesh. 56.30% of women work in the ..

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Causes for Fiscal Distress in Rural India

While there have been several media reports about how the precarious fiscal position in Rural India has lead to a slowdown in the FMCG sector of India, causing the food giants Britannia and Parle to slash production and jobs, respectively, the reasons behind the rising fiscal distress in rural India must be understood if we ..

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National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2018-19

The National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2018-19 was conducted by an Independent Verification Agency under the World Bank support project to the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen). Findings of the Survey 93.1 per cent of households in rural India have access to toilets during the survey period and 96.5 per cent of those who had access ..

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