Vulnerable Groups

Daily PIB News (October 1, 2020): Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030)

Dr.  Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare restated commitment of the Government to healthy ageing on October 1 on the occasion of International Day for Older Persons. Every year 1st October is celebrated as the International Day of Older Persons, as declared by United Nations, to recognize, enable and expand the contributions …

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Raising women's marriage age

Should Women’s Legal Age For Marriage Be Raised?

During his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “We have formed a committee to ensure that the daughters are no longer suffering from malnutrition and they are married off at the right age. As soon as the report is submitted, appropriate decisions will be taken about the age of marriage of daughters.” According …

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Quality education in rural areas

Initiatives Taken By Government To Ensure Quality Education In Rural Areas

The Government of India has launched SamagraShiksha – an Integrated Scheme for school education, w.e.f. 2018-19, which is an overarching programme for the school education sector extending from pre-school to class XII and aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels of school education.  It envisages the ‘school’ as a continuum from …

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Quality education for vulnerable groups

Steps Taken By The Government To Ensure Quality Education For Vulnerable Groups

Government is committed to ensure equal access to online/digital education, even when done remotely. Quality Online courses are provided through SWAYAM which is an indigenously developed MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) platform. Since everyone does not have access to internet, under one of the flagship Initiatives,SWAYAM-Prabha, Ministry of Education is providing 34 educational TV channels covering educational …

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23 Additional Minor Forest Produce (MFP) Items Under Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) Scheme

Ministry of Tribal Affairs has announced Inclusion of 23 additional MFP Items (Minor Forest Produce) items and stipulation of their Minimum Support Price (MSP) under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme titled “Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and development of value chain of MFP“. This  decision enhancing the coverage from …

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Covid-19 Relief: Targeting Challenge In India’s Welfare Programs

India does not have an inclusive, responsive welfare system which can take care of those who are out of formal system of workforce. Unprecedented humanitarian crisis, flight of migrant labourers from cities, food insecurity in the wake up Covid-19 lockdown has India’s welfare system has some serious flaws. Exclusion In Our Welfare System At the …

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