Narendra Modi in Shirdi updates: PM says BJP-led govt working to better tourism in Maharashtra, flights to Shirdi to be increased
Narendra Modi in Shirdi updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was welcomed by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and other state BJP members after landing at Shirdi airport. He is scheduled to participate in the Sai Baba Samadhi centenary celebrations.
Chattarpur, MP: Being denied govt assistance to rebuild his roofless house for over a decade, a Dalit labourer contemplates suicide
Sarman Ahirwar, a Dalit labourer from Chattarpur district, stands at the district collectorate with a train of four small children and a rope to hang himself. Sarman’s wife was eligible for a house under the Indira Awas scheme, and now Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, 12 years ago. But, their house remained under construction. When the rains hit Bundelkhand a few weeks ago, Sarman’s kaccha house in Bhoyra village of Chattarpur, Madhya Pradesh, fell apart, leaving his family of five small children roofless.
Finance Minister in Budget 2015 is expected to incorporate Finance Commission's recommendations and cut government allocation for social sector spending by 25-30 percent.
The report tabled in Parliament today said in seven states, 33,536 beneficiaries were selected from outside the permanent IAY wait-lists and paid assistance of Rs 138.02 crore.
As part of commitment made to the people of Odisha during elections, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced a Rs 3,000 crore new scheme.
Congress on Monday held a protest demanding that Union government should not drop names of Gandhi family members from names of Central schemes.
At least 2.1 lakh houses in 18 districts of Odisha have been completely destroyed by cyclone Phailin and resultant floods that ravaged parts of the state in October this year.
A day after Rahul Gandhi voiced his concern about manual scavengers, government today announced a slew of measures including houses to them under Indira Awas Yojana and loans with lesser interest rate for the self-help groups run by women liberated from the age-old practice.
Gujarat government, which recently formulated a policy to build affordable houses for urban poor and lower middle class population in the state, is yet to submit any proposal for the year 2013-14 for the Centre's Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) for BPL households.
In February this year, the ministry had already sanctioned 118 roads and 8 bridges—1,140 kms in all—at a total cost of Rs 472 crore for Uttarakhand.
Centre today announced a hike in allocation of grants for construction of houses for BPL families under the Indira Awas Yojana from Rs 45,000 to Rs 75,000 per dwelling unit.