Welfare Schemes

  • People under the age group of 60 will get pension: Inder Singh Namdhar August 8, 2014

    Former Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari on Friday alleged several people under 60 years of age were being benefited from the old age pension scheme in Palamu district. "The old age pension scheme is eligible for 60yearold people and above. But when I checked the list in Gahuganva village in...
  • Akhilesh Yadav asks officebearers to maintain clean image June 16, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and SP state head Akhilesh Yadav has directed all officebearers of the party to maintain a clean conduct and image. "The state president has directed that existing and former officebearers of the party must not indulge in any activity which dents the image of the government or...
  • Vasundhara Raje to hold 'Sarkar Apke Dwar' programme in all divisions February 28, 2014

    After successful tour of Bharatpur division to hear the people's grievances, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday said her government would also reach out to the people of other divisions of the state. "After the 'Sarkar Apke Dwar (government at your doorstep)' programme is held in all divisions, we will...
  • Raman Singh announces setting up of new Law Commission in state February 26, 2014

    A new Law Commission will be set up in Chhattisgarh to suggest changes in laws as per the geographical and social requirements of the State, Chief Minister Raman Singh announced in the Assembly on Tuesday. Some laws in Chhattisgarh are in force since it was a part of Madhya Pradesh. They...
  • Media focuses only on negatives of Samajwadi government: Akhilesh Yadav January 17, 2014

    Upset over criticism for organising Safai Mahotsava, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said his government has been running various social welfare schemes also which were not highlighted by the media as much. "We Samajwadis are ahead in doing development work, but poor in highlighting them...Now, is the time...
  • Bihar government initiates action against 5 officials for complacency December 21, 2013

    Bihar has initiated action against five senior officials for complacency in implementation of welfare schemes, state Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said Saturday. "We have initiated action against five deputy development commissioners (DDCs) for their failure to achieve the target of Indira Awas Yojna for 201314, noncompletion of houses taken up...
  • Allahabad HC seeks UP's response on minority welfare scheme October 2, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court (HC) sought the Uttar Pradesh government's response on a PIL seeking to know why only Muslim girls were being given benefits and financial aid under its minority welfare scheme "Hamari Beti, Uska Kal". A bench of the Allahabad HC consisting of acting chief justice Laxmikant Mohapatra and...
  • Will personally monitor welfare schemes: Minister August 17, 2013

    Jharkhand Minister Jai Prakash Bhai Patel on Friday assured people that he would personally monitor all the welfare schemes allotted to Hazaribagh district. "I will monitor effective implementation of all the poverty alleviation Centrally sponsored schemes in the district as the people are facing problems in getting essential commodities," the Urban...
  • Kashmiris on a 10day trip to UP meet Akhilesh Yadav August 16, 2013

    Ahead of a visit to the Taj, a group from Jammu and Kashmir, including children, met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Thursday, an official said. The delegation is on a 10day trip to the state as part of the army's programme to take people from the Kashmir...
  • GoM to suggest modalities for AP Girl Child Promotion Bill June 11, 2013

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Monday constituted a ninemember Group of Ministers (GoM) to suggest modalities for the proposed AP Girl Child Promotion and Empowerment Bill, 2013. The Council of Ministers that met on Friday last did not approve the draft legislation proposed by Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and...
  • Congress to organise meet to gear up for local body polls May 22, 2013

    Hyderabad: The ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh plans to organise a convention of party leaders from the block level to gear up the party machinery for local body polls. The meeting would also discuss ways to spead numerous welfare schemes being implemented by the Centre and state governments, state Congress...
  • PM directs cash transfers for welfare schemes September 29, 2012

    New Delhi: To ensure that the government's $65billion worth subsidies and welfare measures reach intended targets without pilferage, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has put in place a new system to ensure the beneficiaries receive cash directly through banks. The move comes on a day when a committee under former finance secretary...
  • Modi slams Cong 'ad campaign' on welfare schemes September 16, 2012

    Vadodara: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday criticised Congress for its advertisement campaign claiming credit for state welfare schemes, saying the Centre is merely disbursing the money it has collected from people in taxes. "Centre collects Rs 60,000 crore from Gujarat every year and allocates Rs 6,000 crore to...
  • Nitish asks officials to crack down on middlemen September 6, 2012

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday directed a crack down against middlemen in development and welfare schemes so that the benefits could reach in their entirety to the people. The state government will not tolerate the role of middlemen in government schemes and the district administration should launch...
  • As crops rot, millions go hungry in India July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Every day some 3,000 Indian children die from illnesses related to malnutrition, and yet countless heaps of rodentinfested wheat and rice are rotting in fields across the north of their own country. It is an extraordinary paradox created by a rigid regime of subsidies for grain farmers, a woeful...
  • Govt needs to finalise National Food Bill: Montek June 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The government should form a clear idea about the proposed National Food Security Bill as the new poverty list may not be available soon, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Wednesday. The proposed National Food Security Bill, the 2009 election promise of the UPA government, aims...
  • Sonia to visit Rae Bareli to evaluate development November 29, 2010

    New Delhi: United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi will be visiting her constituency Rae Bareli on Monday to evaluate the status of developmental schemes. During her threeday visit, she will be meeting locals and party members. The UPA Chairperson is also likely to attend a social program. On the...
  • Common man gets a treat, over 15 schemes July 6, 2009

    New Delhi: In keeping with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's "inclusive growth" mantra, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday announced a slew of schemes for the aam aadmi (common man). The major welfare measures for announced in his Budget are: Allocation towards National Rural Employment Guarantee Act increased by Rs.39,100 crore Agriculture...
  • Bihar's family planning: More kids, more money February 28, 2008

    Patna: The Government may be spending lakhs of rupees on population control, but some schemes are turning out to be counterproductive. CNNIBN found that in rural Bihar, villagers are having more babies just to get money promised under welfare schemes. In Katihar, its a common sight to see a long queue...
  • BJP tunes in to PM's minority program, Cong bungles February 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may be politically surprised. His 15point programme for the minorities is being implemented mostly in BJP states. And in states ruled by socalled secular parties, like Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, the same programme has largely been a nonstarrer. The Prime Ministers initiative was...
  • Assocham to study minority quota June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Affirmative action in the private sector has been on the UPA's lips for a while. The UPA Government is keen on helping India's minorities, by letting them make the most of a booming private sector. And India's corporate sector has already started doing it's homework. Industry body ASSOCHAM...
  • Many schemes for minorities: Prez June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre is considering making a development programme for districts and towns which have the high population of minorities, said President APJ Abdul Kalam on Friday. ''We will take all measures necessary to ensure that the fruits of development are shared equitably, and backward minority groups become active participants...