A survey currently underway in states to calculate the number of below poverty line households is being opposed tooth and nail by civil society groups under the 'right to food' campaign. They are objecting to the exercise on two counts: firstly, the crite
Switching entirely to LPG to meet household energy needs is one way of reducing indoor air pollution. It also has the additional benefits of facilitating convenience in cooking and saving cooking time. Although there are a number of reasons why many households do not use LPG, the primary reason is that the poor cannot afford it. The Andhra Pradesh government has launched an innovative, targeted subsidy programme - the Deepam scheme - to encourage the LPG consumption among low-income households.
SHILLONG, June 23: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister in-charge of Finance Dr Mukul Sangma today placed the Budget estimate of the State for the current fiscal that is expected to close with a deficit of Rs 400,31,25,640.