Livelihood

  • Tribals relocated from Achanakmar tiger reserve face livelihood crisis 16-08-2013 01:06 PM

    Relocated from native villages to pave way for Chhattisgarh's Achanakmar Tiger Reserve, tribals say the move has neither solved their livelihood issue nor helped in tiger conservation. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary, located around 200 kms from the state capital Raipur in Bilaspur region, was given the status of a tiger reserve...
  • Women SHGs to get bank loans at 7 per cent interest 07-05-2013 05:06 AM

    New Delhi: Women's self help groups in the country would be provided bank loans at an interest rate of seven per cent from now on, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Monday. The scheme would be initially started as a pilot project in 150 districts and in rest of...
  • Bill in LS to protect rights of street vendors 06-09-2012 03:18 PM

    New Delhi: A bill to protect the rights of street vendors and regulate street vending activities was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday amid opposition uproar over coal block allocation. The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by...
  • TN: 'Closing tiger reserve to ruin livelihood' 28-07-2012 12:42 PM

    Udhagamandalam: Protesting the closure of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR), following a Supreme Court order, shops remained shut and tourist jeeps were off the road in Masinagudi, Mavanallah and Vazhaithottam near Mudumalai on Friday. Traders and drivers while appealing to the forest department to take steps to reopen the tiger reserve,...
  • Govt unveils five-point blueprint on security 12-03-2012 12:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Government on Monday unveiled a blueprint for guaranteeing internal and external security and economic and livelihood security as it expressed confidence that it will steer the country back to the high growth trajectory of 8 to 9 per cent. With the government's image taking a knock on...
  • World Bank approves $ 1 billion credit for NRLP 06-07-2011 11:51 AM

    Washington: The World Bank has approved $ 1 billion credit for National Rural Livelihoods Project (NRLP), which it said is aimed at strengthening the implementation of the newly launched National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM). NRLM is one of the world's largest poverty reduction initiative of approximately $ 7.7 billion, aiming...
  • UPA to launch National rural livelihood mission 03-06-2011 10:07 AM

    New Delhi: After the ambitious NREGS, the UPA II's is attempting to reach out to rural India by giving makeover to a decade old poverty alleviation programme known as the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM). With this programme UPA is hoping for a makeover, from being corruption ridden to being...
  • The Real Meaning of Pranab Mukherjee’s Plan 15-03-2011 06:39 PM

    Before Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the Union Budget for 2011-12, many political observers felt that he may just use it as an opportunity to shore up the governments diminishing equity. Others expected some big-ticket reforms to indicate that the government had recovered from the sting of a series of...
  • Clash of minister with his council to hamper reforms 07-10-2010 07:48 AM

    The growing distance between the minister and his own council members will adversely impact the architecture of the job guarantee scheme in states. ...