Accountability In MNREGA

Accountability in MGREGA

MNREGA is back in the spotlight. The Union Minister for Rural Development wrote to certain states regarding potential misuse of funds, and it was announced that rural development schemes are open to CAG audit.  In large schemes like MNREGA, officials at all levels of government – central, state, district, block, panchayat – have roles to play. This can … [Read more...]

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Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana


The Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) is a major on-going programme for the self-employment of the rural poor. The programme was started from 01.04.1999 after restructuring and merging the erstwhile Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) and its allied programmes namely Training of Rural Youth for Self Employment (TRYSEM), Development of Women … [Read more...]

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Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY)


Shelter is a basic need of a citizen which is critical for determining the quality of human life. A roof over the head endows a shelter-less person, with an essential asset and improves his physical and mental well being. Hence, fulfilling the need for rural housing and tackling housing shortage particularly for the poorest is an important task to be … [Read more...]

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Greening Rural Development In India

Greening India 1

The Government of India’s 12th Five Year Plan for the first time has set for itself the goal of faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth. Sustainability has been mainstreamed as a core objective of India’s development strategy. This is hugely important paradigm shift in how we look at development. With an annual budget of around Rs. 75,000 crore, … [Read more...]

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Caste And Socio Economic Census


Highlights: The 1st ever post independence Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 began on June 29 The census begun from Sankholavillage of Hazemara block in West Tripura District As per Census Act, 1948, details of individuals collected in the Census are confidential and cannot be made public. In the SECC, it is proposed to publish all … [Read more...]