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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contamination of Ground Water, 09/02/2017. 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 is contaminated with Fluoride, Nitrate, Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, Chromium etc. The State-wise details of districts affected in parts with ground water contamination are given at Annexure I.

This document presents a rapid drought impact assessment that was carried out by UNICEF’s India Country Office in eight states with the aim of providing insights into drought management practices and their effectiveness. It identifies UNICEF’s role in supporting efforts to achieve long-term climate and disaster resilience.

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 Lok Sabha on Evaluation of MGNREGS, 15/12/2016. MGNREGA is a demand driven wage employment programme, hence no State/UTwise allocation of fund is made. The central funds are released to the States/UTs on the basis of agreed to Labour Budget and taking into consideration the performance and the pace of

The State Government has decided to take up construction of pig shelters under the MGNREGS.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : State government has approved the guidelines for well recharge scheme to be implemented as part of Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee scheme.

A primary drought assessment done by ActionAid in 38 villages (covering districts of Bargarh, Kandhamal, Sundergarh, Ganjam, Bolangir, Koraput and Nuapada) in Odisha on May 2016 show that about 57% of the ponds and bandhas created by MGNREGA have failed to work because the structures were badly planned with the inlets and outlets damaged.

Urbanization has both benefits and costs. In a market economy, the trade-off between benefits and costs determines the level, speed, and place of urbanization. This paper summarizes research findings on how urbanization enhances productivity and economic growth in both rural and urban sectors, taking the case of India.

The experience of countries that succeeded in reducing poverty significantly indicates the importance of high rates of economic growth in achieving this.

Himachal Pradesh government has set a target of planting over one crore saplings this year to increase the depleting green cover in the state.