Indira Awaas Yojana, the Manmohan Singh government’s flagship rural housing scheme, is being recast, and its scope amplified to so as to aim for a sustainable habitat development.
In an effort to enhance rice productivity, the Manmohan Singh government has, in a policy shift, decided to encourage the cultivation of hybrid varieties by offering subsidies even in those cases where the seeds are not certified, but are truthfully labelled and notified.
Worried over the growing shortfall in the production of pulses, which has led to a spurt in the imports of the commodity’s various variants and an upward climb in its prices, the Manmohan Singh government has expedited efforts to accelerate its domestic production so as to meet the deficit.
A small group of US-based NRIs have set up rice husk-based power-generating units in the area, lighting up some 500-700 households spread over 20 villages in the district, and changing the profile of the cluster altogether.
The budget session of Parliament began with the entire Opposition joining forces to corner the Manmohan Singh government on issues such as price rise, fertiliser subsidy removal and the civil nuclear liability bill, but ended with the Opposition in disarray.
BJP contemplating withdrawal of support to Soren govt.
Arun Jaitley said that Chidambaram's speech was frightening where a promise of future reasonableness cannot act as a sweetener.
BJP withdrew support in protest of Soren's vote against cut motion.
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) founder Babulal Marandi does not want to take any step out of political expediency, and is willing to bide his time.
Modi has started arm-twisting franchisees in declaring support to him.
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