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How people gave a thumbs up to Modi's politics of performance -Asit Ranjan Mishra * Voters posed trust in Modi’s leadership for his welfare schemes like Jan Dhan Yojana * The Modi govt took a few policy missteps but came back strongly with focus on Social Sector Schemes Parkash, 30, a tractor driver from Banswara, one of the poorest regions of southern Rajasthan, is happy that his family has received cooking gas and electricity connections during the five-year tenure of the Narendra Modi government. “Our name is...

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Budget 2018 talks big on rural economy and agriculture. But where is the money? -Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava Many crucial schemes have been allocated less than last time and what the finance minister announced in Parliament. Arun Jaitley invoked Swami Vivekananda to drive home the point that the Budget for 2018-’19, which he presented on Thursday, was aimed at helping rural India and farmers. “Let her arise – out of the peasants’ cottage, grasping the plough; out of the huts of the fisherman. Let her spring from the...

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More money for social schemes in 2019 run-up

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Several Social Sector Schemes, such as MGNREGA, housing, irrigation, education and connectivity, are expected to see a significant increase over the next two financial years as the government ramps up spending in key areas ahead of the 2019 elections. According to the medium-term expenditure framework statement tabled in Parliament by finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday, the Centre's total spending is set to reach Rs 26...

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UN honours Mamata Banerjee with highest public service award for girl child project Kanyashree -Indrajit Kundu

-India Today West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been awarded the highest public service honour by the United Nations for her project on girl child empowerment- Kanyashree. In a major boost to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's pet project 'Kanyashree', the United Nations today accorded its highest award for public service to the West Bengal government for the scheme initiated to empower the girl child with education. The project was launched in 2011...

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National Food Security Act, mid-day meal, other welfare schemes suffer as states fail to lift grain quota -Sandip Das

-The Financial Express New Delhi: The states have not been lifting the entire volume of foodgrains allocated by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) for the various Social Sector Schemes including National Food Security Act (NFSA), mid-day meal and other welfare schemes for the past many years due to inadequate storage facilities. According to official data, in FY16, only 84% of wheat and 94% of rice allocated to states for distribution for...

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