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Geo-tagging of MGNREGA assets reach the one crore landmark -Arindam De /Bijin Jose

ts created range from plantations, rural infrastructure, water harvesting structures, flood control measures such as check dams etc., infrastructure for the community and assets promoting sustainable Livelihood. All the assets created under the program will be geotagged. According to ministry sources assets relating to water works will receive primacy. Please click here to read more.

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MGNREGA clean-up leaves many jobless in Jharkhand -Sanjoy Dey

-Hindustan Times Ranchi: Jharkhand’s bureaucrats have denied thousands of farm workers their legally mandated Livelihoods under the guise of plugging leakages in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), say activists. Earlier this month, HT reported that the ministry of rural development had cancelled 93 lakh MGNREGA job cards — of which 2.67 lakh cards were from Jharkhand — to weed out duplicates

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Cry for Pehlu & all dairy farmers

Haryana's Nuh region converged in the capital today to not only demand justice for Pehlu Khan - the latest victim of cow vigilantism - but also drive home the point that cattle trade was a matter of Livelihood. The mobilisation was part of the Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan and brought on the platform leaders of various parties, like the Janata Dal United, NCP, CPI and the CPM-L. All of them were one in pointing out that while cow politics was being fu

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Anaj Bank Frees Dalits From Fear of Hunger in Bihar -Mohd Imran Khan

have changed since then. Today, hundreds of women in dozens of villages in Patna district of Bihar, mostly from the marginalised Mahadalit community, have turned to community farming for self-reliant Livelihoods, ridding them of the fear of hunger and merciless exploitation from powerful landlords. This remarkable turnaround has been made possible by setting up of an Anaj Bank (grain bank) by these women themselves with initial support from a local

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Are farmers collateral damage of modern economic growth? -Sanjiv Phansalkar

-VillageSquare.in People living in villages, who are migrating in large numbers to urban spaces in search of Livelihoods, could be victims of our economic development or perhaps the dismal income growth of farm households is semi-deliberate to keep labor costs low Till about 1990 since Independence, our country followed what may be broadly termed an import-substitution strategy for economic growth. This meant high import duties and rigid non-t

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Govt to conduct survey on 'Hilsa' fish to save the species -Mayank Aggarwal

important and lucrative commercial fish of the Indo-Pacific region. Due to its unique taste and nutritional value, it is considered among the topmost food fishes. It thus provides direct or indirect Livelihood to millions of fishers along the coastal and riverine stretches in its range of distribution. As per the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Hilsa has witnessed a decreasing trend in India and Bangladesh. The main reasons

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High Court to Yogi: Choice of Food is Part of Citizen's Right to Life

should be simultaneous with facilitating the carrying of lawful activity, particularly that relating to food, food habits and vending thereof that is undisputedly connected with the right to life and Livelihood,” justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi and justice Sanjai Harkauli said on April 3 according to the Hindustan Times. According to the court, the “non-availability” of legal slaughtering facilities is the “major concern&rdquo

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Job creation is a major challenge before the govt.

nister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) scheme, and National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM).  References: Lok Sabha List of Questions for Written Answers, dated 6 February, 2017, please click here to access

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Local tribes protest changes in Jharkhand land laws -Alok Gupta

illageSquare.in Recent amendments to laws that govern the use of land owned by tribals in Jharkhand has led to a rash of protests because local communities feel that they might lose their land and Livelihoods to industrial development Last year in May, when the Jharkhand government announced to remove handcuffs from all the statues and pictures of Birsa Munda, the indigenous people of the state lauded the newly appointed first non-tribal chief m

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