This draft Bill seeks to balance the need for facilitating land acquisition for various public purposes including infrastructure development, industrialisation and urbanisation, while at the same time meaningfully addressing the concerns of farmers and those whose livelihoods are dependent on the land being acquired.The issue of who acquires lan

The Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC), 2011 is being carried out by the Government of India to generate information on a large number of social and economic indicators relating to households across the country.


The study presents the revised approach in the programme which emphasizes more on Information, Education and Communication (IEC), Human Resource Development, Capacity Building and Hygiene Education for effective behaviour change or activities to increase awareness among the rural people and generation of demand for sanitary facilities with involvement of PRIs, CBOs, and NGOs etc.

All rural households have access to piped water supply in adequate quantity with a metered tap connection providing safe drinking water, throughout the year, that meets prevalent national drinking water standards, leading to healthy and well nourished children and adults and improved livelihoods and education.

The following draft of certain rules which the Central Government, in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by the sub-section (1) of section 24 of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (Central Act 42 of 2005), is hereby published as required by sub-section (1) of section 32 of the

This Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for rural water supplies by the Department of Drinking Water And Sanitation and Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank complements their Gram Panchayat Handbook released in 2010 and provides further technical and managerial information on the process and content through which village level water supply schemes are operated and maintained t

This is an environmental assessment study for the proposed National Rural Livelihood Project (NRLP) to be implemented in 100 districts and 400 blocks of 12 Indian states with an aim to increase and sustain income of the poor, especially women.

This Social Assessment for the National Rural Livelihoods Project (NRLP) has been prepared after careful review and analysis of the experiences of previous state- and civil society-supported livelihood projects including World Bank-assisted livelihood projects.

The Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Division of the

State Ministers Conference is scheduled to be held on 28th October, 2010 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.