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Employment Guarantee For Urban Poor

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs is implementing a Centrally-sponsored Scheme viz. the “Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)” to reduce poverty and vulnerability of urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities. The Employment through skills Training and Placement (EST&P) component of the Misssion aims …

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Preserving And Promoting The Traditional Cultural Heritage Of India

Institutions of Ministry of Culture such as the Academies namely Sangeet NatakAkademi (SNA), Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), Kalakshetra Foundation (KF), Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), National School of Drama (NSD), Sahitya Akademi (SA) and Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA) are engaged in the work of preserving and promoting the traditional …

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Measures For Population Control

The Government has been implementing the National Family Planning Program which provides voluntary and informed choices to the beneficiaries through a target free approach with the objective of checking population increase in the country. A National Population Policy has been formulated in the year 2000 with the long-term objective of attaining population stabilisation by 2045. …

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PIB News: February 3, 2011

Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs) to get access to Agriculture Infrastructure Fund In the Union Budget 2021-22, Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, announced that Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs) will become eligible beneficiaries to utilize the 1 lakh crore financing facility under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) to enhance infrastructure at regulated markets, commonly known as Mandis. APMCs are …

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Deposits Of Lithium In Mandya District Of Karnataka

The Government today said that preliminary surveys on surface and limited subsurface by Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), a constituent unit of Department of Atomic Energy have shown presence of Lithium resources of 1,600 tonnes (inferred category) in the pegmatites of Marlagalla – Allapatna area, Mandya district, Karnataka.  Lithium is a key …

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India Gets Its First Centre For Wetland Conservation And Management

On the occasion of World Wetland Day and as a part of its commitment towards conservation, restoration and management of India’s wetlands, the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Sh. Babul Supriyo on February 2, 2021, announced the establishment of a Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management (CWCM), as a part of …

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6 New Circles Of Archaeological Survey Of India Created

Archaeological Survey of India, an attached office of Ministry of Culture, Government of India vide Notification dated 28th August 2020 established Six new Circles by bifurcation of its existing Circles as per details given below:- Rajkot Circle, Gujarat – by bifurcation of Vadodara Circle. Jabalpur Circle, Madhya Pradesh – by bifurcation of Bhopal Circle. Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) …

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Training to Farmers to Increase Crop Yield

The Government has taken the following steps to educate/train farmers across the country about the latest machinery and technology to improve the quality of their crops as well as increase production and income by adopting the latest technologies for cultivation. The Government has established four Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institutes located at Budni (MP), …

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