Salma Dam Project

It is an under construction hydroelectric and irrigation dam project located on the Hari River of Herat Province in western Afghanistan relaunched in 2006 with financial support of India. The project is aimed at irrigating 75,000 hectares of land and generates 42 MW of power. Salma dam was originally constructed in 1976 on the Hari […]

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Sarju Area Development Action Plan (SADAP)

Sarju Area Development Action Plan (SADAP) is the proposed rural livelihood development plan for holistic development of adivasi and tribal people across rebel-hit Sarju-Kone area in Latehar, 200km from Ranchi, under the Ministry of rural development, GOI. The plan is similar to Saranda Action plan but is for 2,500sq km the Jharkhand-Chhattisgarh border which offers […]

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Saranda Action Plan

Saranda Action Plan is the name of a rural livelihood development plan for naxal hit areas of under developed region Saranda Region in West Singhbhum District, Jharkhand by Government of India launched in 2011 with Ministry of Rural Development as the implementing agency. It also involves Members of Rural ministry, Govt. of Jharkhand, World Bank […]

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Salvage Regimen

To salvage literally means “to prevent being ruined, destroyed or lost”. Salvage Therapy is the common term used for a treatment given after an ailment does not respond to standard treatment. The most common diseases that require salvage therapy are HIV and various tumors. Salvage therapy drugs or drug combinations are called "Salvage Regiment". Its […]

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Steps Taken by Government to Tackle LWE

Government has adopted both violent and peaceful strategies to tackle threat posed by naxals. But lately it seems government is keener to follow peaceful strategy of development as a tool to dissuade potent recruits from joining armed struggle in naxal hit areas in cooperation with State government. However, ‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’ being State subjects, […]

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Structural Reforms in Indian Economy

Of late 2011 and early 2012, Indian economy has shown resilience and positive growth momentum. It is true that India has come out reasonable well in macro-economic policy reforms compared to many other countries with inflation moderating and the government taking measures to check its deficit. Inflation has eased from close to double digits indicating […]

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Somalia War- Important Terms

  Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs) The Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs) are the three key foundations of the central government of Somalia. Created in 2004, they include the Transitional Federal Charter (TFC), the Transitional Federal Government, and the Transitional Federal Parliament. The Transitional Federal Charter outlines a five-year mandate leading toward the establishment of a new […]

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Swadhar Scheme

Swadhar Scheme was launched in 2001-02, recognising the need for a project based approach to address the requirements of women in difficult circumstances. The objective of the scheme is to comprehensively rehabilitate widows, victims of trafficking, victims of natural calamities, mentally challenged and destitute women. The scheme provides for support like food and shelter, counselling, […]

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Saksham Scheme

Saksham is a new scheme proposed for holistic development of Adolescent Boys, on the pattern of SABLA. The proposed scheme Saksham, would aim at the all-round development of Adolescent Boys to make them self-reliant, gender-sensiive and aware citizens, when they grow up. The scheme will primarily focus on all out-of-school Adolescent Boys (10 to 18 […]

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SFURTI

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and the Coir Board are implementing a scheme called the Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI). The scheme has been introduced all over India to generate employment in rural areas.Under this scheme 29 khadi, 47 village industries and 21 coir clusters have been made functional by […]

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