Category: Livelihoods

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Jan Kalyan Yojana

In early January 2016, job forums on the Internet started reporting about a Jan Kalyan Yojana announced by the Uttar Pradesh Government for recruitment of 72,530 Vikas Karmi or Development Managers. Many users paid money to register on the different websites to become eligible for taking part in the written selection test. So is the […]

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G20 launches US$100 Million Innovative fund to boost Farmer Livelihoods

An innovative initiative that will enhance global food security and improve the livelihoods of developing country farmers through prizes and other market-based incentives was announced yesterday by G20 Leaders. With a results-driven funding model that rewards innovators for tackling some of the biggest problems in food security and agricultural development, AgResults addresses global challenges in […]

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Walmart Foundation gives Rs 50 Lakh to help cashew-based livelihoods in India

The Walmart Foundation announced a USD 100,000 (Rs 50 Lakh) donation to a project to help small scale farmers , including 900 women, affected by Cyclone Thane in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, where the Walmart Foundation’s Cashew Value Chain Initiative is currently underway. This project will be implemented by CARE, a leading international humanitarian organization. Through the […]

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National Urban Livelihoods Mission to setup Aadhar Kendras

The Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has envisaged to launch a National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM). This will replace the existing SJSRY from the beginning of the 12th Five Year Plan. National Urban Livelihoods Mission NULM would be target-oriented with specific focus on the primary issues pertaining to urban poverty such as skill […]

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State Of India’s Livelihoods Report 2011

The fourth volume of the State of India’s Livelihoods (SOIL) Report 2011 was released in December 2011 by Access Development Services. The Report is focused on the 4Ps – Poor, Promoters, Policies and Potential with reference to livelihoods of the poor. The report is currently not available for download in PDF format and can be […]

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National Urban Livelihoods Mission in India 2012

The Ministry for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India has released a draft concept note on the National Urban Livelihoods Mission which is expected to be launched in 2012. The proposed National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) is expected to focus on the primary issues pertaining to urban poverty in India such as skill up-gradation, […]

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Share of women in employment : India

The Government of India last week released data on share of women in employment as per National Sample Survey Office data. According to this survey conducted in 2009- 2010, the share of females employed on usual status basis was 26.1% in rural area and 13.8% in urban area. This share was 29.9% in rural area and […]

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Get subsidy under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme

Khadi and Village Industries (KVI) production has been growing at a compound annual growth rate of 14.80% over the last 10 years. This is as per the data relating to KVI Sector compiled by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a statutory organization established under the KVIC Act 1956 for promoting and developing khadi and […]

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Rs 700 Crore multi-state North East Rural Livelihood Project approved

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs last fortnight approved the implementation of the North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP) at an estimated cost of Rs.683.2 crore (US $ 144.4 million) comprising assistance as a soft loan from the World Bank of Rs.614.8 crore (US $ 130 million) and central Government funding of Rs.68.4 crore (US […]