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Some 20 million jobs could be created by investing in policies that support nature and address climate change, disaster risk, food insecurity, and other major challenges, according to this new report by the by the International Labour Organization (ILO), UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature.

India’s rural economy, largely dependent on rainfed agriculture, is increasingly vulnerable to climate change. More frequent, intense heatwaves and unpredictable rains undermine farmers’ efforts to protect crops and sustain their families.

Different agriculture and NRM activities are relevant for different parts of the country owing to different development requirements amidst regional agro-climatic and hydrogeological conditions.

This Report of the Standing Committee on Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (2021-22) deals with the action taken by the Government on the Observations/Recommendations contained in their Twentieth Report (Seventeenth Lok Sabha) on 'Critical Evaluation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)’ of the Ministry of Ru

This paper provides a review of approaches to delivering locally led adaptation. Drawing on examples from Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, and the Caribbean and Latin America, it provides practical recommendations for financing and implementing locally led adaptation.

The panel recommended measures such as universal healthcare, additional work days under MGNREGS and direct cash transfers for workers, Peeved at the lack of data on unemployment and welfare measures to workers, particularly those in the unorganised sector, the Parliament Standing Committee on Labour pulled up the Centre in its report on “Impact

Order of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh in the matter of Omnarayan Sharma Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 06/07/2021.

The Union Budget 2021-22 comes at a time that is unprecedented. 122 million people have lost their jobs and millions are at risk of falling back into poverty (Vyas, 2020). At the same time, the wealth of billionaires in India has continued to grow at a rapid pace— Mukesh Ambani earned INR 90 crore per hour since the lockdown began.

The Work, Time & Motion Study Report of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA (Kerala) submitted by Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA). In 2017-18, Government of India asked all State Governments to conduct Time and Motion study and came up with a template to do that as well.

The Tamil Nadu Government’s endeavour is to provide basic amenities and infrastructure facilities, expand livelihood opportunities, improve rural connectivity, provide rural housing and enable a clean and sanitized environment in rural areas, leading to substantial improvement in the quality of life of the people.

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