Monthly Archives: May 2012

UNICEF Report on World’s Children, 2012

The Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that as per Census 2001, five states namely Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu account for 55.7% of the total slum population. In a written … Continue reading

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SARRC Countries Share Initiatives Taken to Eliminate Violence Against Children

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2012 of India evoked substantial interest among the participants during the second day of the SAIEVAC follow up on regional consultation on the UN study on violence against children, being held here … Continue reading

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International Gandhi Awards-2011 to Dr. Claire Velut & Dr. J.D. Samant

  The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari presented “International Gandhi Award-2011” to Dr. Caire Velut and Dr. J.D.Samant at a function organized by Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation, Wardha (Maharashtra) here today. Addressing on the occasion, Shri Ansari … Continue reading

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Rubber Cultivation

There are two schemes for expanding rubber cultivation in the country, namely, Rubber Plantation Development (RPD) and Rubber Development in North East (RDNE). The two schemes were implemented during the 11th Five Year Plan and proposed to be continued in … Continue reading

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Interlocutors favour review of J&K statute provisions

Ruling out a return to the pre-1953 position, the Centre’s interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir have favoured setting up a Constitutional Committee to review all Central Acts and Articles of the Constitution of India extended to the state after 1952.  … Continue reading

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Ghatowar Flags off ‘Youth to the EDGE’ Scheme to Encourage Adventure Activities in North East Region

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar has flagged off a Pilot Scheme “Youth to the Edge” yesterday in Tinsukia, Assam. On … Continue reading

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National Agricultural Innovation Project

National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) is a World Bank and Government of India funded project being implemented by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India (GOI). The project … Continue reading

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14.89 cr for drainage scheme in Tripura (Rudrasagar Drainage Development)

The Planning Commission (PC) has given an investment clearance of Rs 14.89 crore for Rudrasagar Drainage Development Scheme of Tripura to be implemented by next one year, restoring the lost glory of only water palace of eastern India-Neermahal. Human activities … Continue reading

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Awards for Tiger Conservation

Karnataka has emerged as the 1st state to deploy Special Tiger Protection Force (STPS). Giving away Awards for best performance to various Tiger Reserves of the country in the national capital the Minister of State (I/C) for Environment & Forest … Continue reading

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