India is experiencing paradigm shift in rural sanitation with the launch of the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC). Mobilisation, motivation and innovative financial incentives are bringing about positive sanitation and hygiene behaviour changes amongst rural communities.

The basic purpose of National Rural Livelihoods Mission is to put in place a dedicated and sensitive support structure from the national level to the sub-district level which will
focus on the poor, build and sustain their organizations at different levels.

The main objectives of the TSC are: Bring about an improvement in the general quality of life in the rural areas; Accelerate sanitation coverage in rural areas to access to toilets to all by 2012; Motivate communities and Panchayati Raj Institutions promoting sustainable sanitation facilities through awareness creation and health education; In rural areas, cover schools and Anganwadis by March 20

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An Act to provide for the establishment, administration and management of a system of conclusive property titles with title guarantee and indemnification against losses due to inaccuracies in property titles, through registration of immovable properties and further to amend the relevant Acts as stated in the Schedule and matters connected therew

The main objectives of Nirmal Gram Puraskar (NGP) are: to bring sanitation to the forefront of social and political discourse for development in rural India; to develop open defecation free and clean villages that will act as models for others to emulate; to give incentive to PRIs to sustain the initiatives taken by them to eliminate the practice of open defecation from their respective geographic

This manual has been prepared with the idea to describe the forestry based activities which can be taken up for employment generation under the NREGA by the village people or other grassroots level implementing agencies. The manual consists of seven chapters. The First one gives a brief profile of climate, people inhabiting and other physical features.

Panchayats at different levels play an important role in the implementation of rural development schemes. Under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Panchayats are the principal implementing agencies. However, most of the panchayats do not have proper place to efficiently discharge their duties and responsibilities.

In 2008, the Ministry of Rural Development issued guidelines on convergence of MNREGA with other development programmes and schemes to enable creation of durable assets and strengthen the livelihood resource base of the rural poor. In the framework for convergence, the role of NREGS is to provide the primary input for natural resource generation.

The Ministry of Rural Development in association with states/UTs conducts the BPL Census generally in the beginning of a Five Year Plan. The objective of the BPL Census is to identify the rural households living Below the Poverty Line who could be provided assistance under various programmes of the Ministry.

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