The govt is giving fresh push to its flagship rural employment scheme ahead of the general elections, providing additional funds to 4 states.
"Government should focus on creating more jobs and more employment as the way to inclusion rather than hand-outs,” Arun Maira said.
The rural development ministry has asked state governments to start using waste material and locally produced fibres to build rural roads.
If the rupee-dollar rates continue to change at this level, their margins will come under pressure. However, the overall cost of power may be impacted only marginally.
The government has drawn up a plan to remove bottlenecks holding back investment in manufacturing at the state level.
The size of the special component is the real problem with RKVY, a senior official of the Planning Commission told ET.
The Planning Commission has cautioned states against doling out freebies such as free laptops, tablets, and mobiles in the name of development spending.
A committee will work out the modalities of using surplus coal from captive blocks for domestic consumption
Finance minister, in this year's budget, had allocated Rs 1,000 crore a year for the next four years as additional central assistance for these districts.
The Planning Commission has joined the league of various multi-national companies where graduates and under-graduates queue up for a shot at internship.
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