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Issues

Court rejects sub-quota for religious minorities

The Andhra Pradesh High Court opined that there was no rationale or data to justify such a quota

Centre to offload 6 months PDS grains

The decision has been taken in view of its overflowing granaries

Panel to review methodology of poverty estimates

It will examine whether the poverty line should be fixed solely in terms of a consumption basket

Assam to reclaim land lost in erosion

It has lost 4.27 lakh hectares due to erosion in various districts

UP releases vision document for development

Its agenda is aimed at better facilitation in departments where the public interface is maximum

Govt enforces stricter fiscal norms for MGNREGA

Now village panchayats will have to get their spending related to MGNREGA audited by a chartered accountant to get fresh installment of the fund

Assam gears up to tackle Maoists, fake currency

It will soon set up two exclusive cells of the state police to tackle Maoist activities and the menace of counterfeit currency

Pilot projects on aquifer mapping in 5 states

Taken up in parts of Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, it will help in assessing the country’s ground water resources

"No change in norms for drought relief till 2015"

The Government has ruled out changes in norms for providing relief in the cases of drought as they were fixed by a Norms committee

0.4% of rural India has access to Internet

Maharashtra leads the race in urban cities while Goa is the leader in having such facility in rural areas

 
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