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The failed promise of employment -CP Chandrasekhar

-Networkideas.org As election 2019 approaches, the Modi government, damaged by agrarian distress, is also being challenged by evidence that its record on Employment Generation has been extremely poor. To recall, in its campaign during the 2014 election which brought it back to power, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) promised to create 10 million jobs every year. The best source of information on employment we currently have is the privately conducted (and...

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The coast is unclear: on the 2018 CRZ notification -Kanchi Kohli & Manju Menon

-The Hindu The Coastal Regulation Zone notification of 2018 increases the vulnerability of coastal people to climate disasters The National Democratic Alliance government has unleashed several extremely unimaginative developmental policies that target areas that have retained some degree of ecological value to turn them into sites for industrial production. This is despite evidence of the damaging effects of such policies. The latest instance of this is the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification...

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How the Modi Government Pads up Job Numbers -Subodh Varma

-Newsclick.in In the flagship programme for setting up micro-enterprises (PMEGP), the estimates of employment are highly inflated. In response to a question put up by a group of MPs in Lok Sabha, Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Gangwar said on December 17 that the Pradhan Mantri Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) has “generated” 17.6 lakh jobs since 2014-15. He gave year-wise figures till November 30, 2018. These figures seem to be highly inflated and...

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'62% of SEZs are operational and have created 20 lakh jobs' -Radheshyam Jadhav

-The Hindu Business Line TN, Kerala, M.P. ranked on top, according to data The Ministry of Commerce and Industry data show that 230 out of the 373 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in India are operational and have provided employment to as many as 20 lakh people. In Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Punjab and Chandigarh all approved SEZs are operational while among four States which have more than 50 approved SEZs, Tamil Nadu tops the chart...

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Drought: Govt. asks farmers to go for short duration crops -GVR Subba Rao

-The Hindu Contingency plan focusing on alternative crops drawn up VIJAYAWADA (Andhra Pradesh): After declaring 296 mandals as drought affected, the State government has suggested the farmers to cultivate short duration varieties like jowar, horsegram, cowpea, korra, red , green and black gram. Seed distribution The Agriculture department has prepared a contingency plan to handle the situation focusing on alternative crops, supply of sufficient quantities of seed and Employment Generation work. As part of...

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