Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Release of MGNREGA funds to drought hit states, 20/03/2017. The details of drought declared by various states is at Annexure. The Government approved the provision of additional employment of 50 days over and above 100 days per household under MGNREGA in the drought notified areas in FY 2015-16.

A goal of agricultural policy in India has been to reduce farmers’ dependence on informal credit. To that end, recent initiatives have been focused explicitly on rural areas and have had a positive impact on the flow of agricultural credit.

The Budget is a political one with a focus on farmers, rural area, on the poor, on women, on infrastructure, on digital economy and bringing in good governance.

The Budget broadly focussed on 10 themes.

At the 'ratri choupal,' the village meeting held with the district collector on Friday, villagers of Korna, Pachpadra tehsil, in Barmer district protested against the administration's plan to const

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Status of Implementation of MGNREGS, 15/12/2016. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA),

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Employment and Unemployment Survey, 07/12/2016. Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment conducts Annual Employment-Unemployment Surveys (EUS) to assess the status of employment and unemployment. So far five such surveys have been conducted by Labour Bureau and based on the results, the State-wise Unemployment Rate (UR) according to Usual Principal and Subsidiary Status (UPSS) approach are enclosed at Annex- I.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Employment and Unemployment Survey, 07/12/2016. Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment conducts Annual Employment-Unemployment Surveys (EUS) to assess the status of employment and unemployment. So far five such surveys have been conducted by Labour Bureau and based on the results, the State-wise Unemployment Rate (UR) according to Usual Principal and Subsidiary Status (UPSS) approach are enclosed at Annex- I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contamination of Ground Water, 01/12/2016. Ground water quality data generated by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) during various scientific studies and ground water quality monitoring indicates that ground water in isolated pockets in parts of various States including Delhi and Bihar is contaminated with Fluoride, Nitrate, Arsenic, etc.The number of Blocks in each State, affected with ground water contamination are given at Annexure-I.

NASHIK: The forest department has begun preparations to generate seedlings for the massive tree plantation drive to be conduced over the next three years.

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