Livelihood

  • State gets country's first skill development centre August 18, 2014

    With an aim to provide job-oriented training programmes to the state's unemployed youth, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the country's first skill development centre in Udaipur. Speaking after inaugurating the centre, which has been set up under the 'Livelihood Skill Project', Raje urged the people of the state to fight...
  • Tribals relocated from Achanakmar tiger reserve face livelihood crisis August 16, 2013

    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 in...
  • Women SHGs to get bank loans at 7 per cent interest May 7, 2013

    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 to protect street vendors to be passed soon: Maken February 26, 2013

    Mumbai: A bill to regulate street vendors in public areas and protect their rights is likely to be passed in the ongoing Budget Session. The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood & Regulation of Street Vending) Bill is likely to be passed in this ongoing Budget Session, Union Housing Development and...
  • 'Govt to enact law for ensuring rights of street vendors' January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: A bill will be introduced in the Budget session of Parliament to grant rights to street vendors for ensuring their livelihood without any harassment by various agencies, Union Minister Ajay Maken said on Sunday. Maken told a delegation of NCP leaders led by Ramvir Singh Bidhuri that the...
  • Centre snatching away our livelihood: Mamata December 25, 2012

    Kolkata: Claiming that the central government was taking away West Bengal's entire revenue for servicing its debt, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused it of being insensitive towards the needs of her state. "All our revenue is being taken away by the centre for servicing the debts that were incurred...
  • Bill in LS to protect rights of street vendors September 6, 2012

    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' July 28, 2012

    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...
  • Govt unveils five-point blueprint on security March 12, 2012

    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 account...
  • World Bank approves $ 1 billion credit for NRLP July 6, 2011

    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 to...
  • UPA to launch National rural livelihood mission June 3, 2011

    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 compassionate....
  • The Real Meaning of Pranab Mukherjee’s Plan March 15, 2011

    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 government’s 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 October 7, 2010

    The growing distance between the minister and his own council members will adversely impact the architecture of the job guarantee scheme in states. ...
  • NREGA has shortcomings, but will expand: Govt June 17, 2009

    As the time for presentation of the Budget draws close, there are expectations of a boost to the rural sector. The National Rural Employment Scheme was seen as a crucial factor in the UPA's victory this election. Union Rural Development and panchayati raj minister CP Joshi says the NREGA will...