Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management(CWCM)

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has announced the establishment of a Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management (CWCM). What are the Wetlands? A wetland is a distinct ecosystem that is flooded by water, either permanently or seasonally, where oxygen-free processes prevail. The primary factor that distinguishes wetlands from other landforms or water

Chauri Chaura Incident

PM will inaugurate the centenary Celebrations at Chauri Chaura at Gorakhpur Dist. Uttar Pradesh. The incident took place on 4 February 1922 at Chauri Chaura in the Gorakhpur district of the United Province. A large group of protesters participating in the Non-Cooperation Movement clashed with police who opened fire. In retaliation the demonstrators attacked and

Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban)

The urban water supply mission under the Jal Jeevan Mission announced in the Budget would include rejuvenation of water bodies as well as 20% of supply from reused water. Jal Jeevan Mission, a central government initiative under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, aims to ensure access of piped water for every household in India. The

Fiscal Consolidation | Best Policies

Recently, the 15th Finance Commission’s Report was tabled in the Parliament. It provided a range for the fiscal deficit and debt path of both the Union and States. Fiscal Consolidation: Key Points Fiscal Deficit: The target for Centre: It recommended that the Centre brings down its fiscal deficit to 4% of Gross Domestic Product GDP by 2025-26

Colombo Terminal Project

After the strong opposition from within, the Sri Lankan government was forced to revoke a 2019 agreement with India and Japan to develop the strategic East Container Terminal (ECT) at the Colombo Port. PM Mahinda Rajapaksa made a statement that the operation of the east terminal would be done by Sri Lanka Ports Authority on

Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA)

The Union Budget 2016-17 announced the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) for building capabilities of Panchayati Raj Institutions to deliver on SDGs. Key local development challenges faced by the country viz. poverty, public health, nutrition, education, gender, sanitation, drinking water, livelihood generation etc are in sync with SDGs and fall within the realm of Panchayats.

Mission Antyodaya

Mission Antyodaya is a convergence and accountability framework aiming to bring optimum use and management of resources allocated by 27 Ministries/ Department of the Government of India under various programs for the development of rural areas. It is envisaged as a state-led initiative with Gram Panchayats as focal points of convergence efforts. It was Adopted

Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)

To ensure electrification of all the un-electrified villages by 2017 in mission mode. The Scheme draws its inspiration from the similar pioneering scheme implemented by the Government of Gujarat It will enable to initiate much awaited reforms in the rural areas It focuses on feeder separation (rural households & agricultural) and strengthening of sub-transmission & distribution infrastructure including

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