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The Central government has given a go ahead to the state’s proposal for setting up of a water testing laboratory in Dehradun.

The performance of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Rajasthan was debated for its stupendous performance in the initial years of the scheme, but also for the relative sharp decline after 2010. Based on a large representative primary survey, this paper argues that the decline in performance of this scheme in Rajasthan is not entirely due to the lack of demand. Instead, the supply-driven top-down nature of the programme has led to a "discouraged worker" syndrome with workers showing disinterest in demanding work and passively waiting for availability of NREGS work.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on changes in MGNREGS, 27/11/2014.

People can approach village panchayat or block development office

Food inflation in India has remained stubborn in recent years.

A total area of 6,305 hectares identified for the project

State specific issues under various rural development schemes.

While government spending on pro-poor community asset creation and income-transfers could have compounding positive effects on poverty reduction, it is important to first study trends in the allocation of funds, particularly as they relate to the susceptibility of the program to political clientelism.

A total of 77,522 sq km area in Madhya Pradesh and 67,321 sq km area in Arunachal Pradesh are under forest cover, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Guidelines/framework for planning for works and preparation of labour budget under the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA for the FY 2015-16.

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