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Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC)

For the success of any targeted approach, the identification of the real beneficiaries is of paramount importance. In line with this approach, the Dr. N. C. Saxena Committee was constituted ..

Grant-in-Aid under Article 275 (1)

Grants in Aid under Article 275(1) is a Central Sector Scheme under which 100 per cent financial assistance is being provided to the States through the nodal Ministry of Tribal ..

Social Justice & Social Empowerment

Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, viz., Implementation of Protection of Civil Rights (PCR) Act 1955 and Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, since 1989, financial assistance is ..

Economic Empowerment

Accomplishment of ‘Inclusive Growth’ is also envisaged through economic empowerment of the SCs living in economic backwardness. Available data suggest that 36.8 per cent of rural SCs and 39.9 per ..

Scheduled Castes

As per 2011 Census, SCs accounted for 201.4 million (16.6 per cent); STs 104.3 million (8.6 per cent); Minorities 244.6 million (20.20 per cent); Persons with Disabilities 26.8 million (2.21 ..

Inclusiveness through Employment Programmes

One of the most important interventions for fostering inclusion during Eleventh Plan was the MGNREGA. While its achievements in ameliorating poverty and preventing acute distress during times of drought have ..

Poverty and Food Security

According to the data of the 66th round of the National Sample Survey (2009-10), the average dietary energy intake per person per day was 2147 Kcal for rural India and ..

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in its 17th session in September 2015 announced a set of 17 SDGs and 169 targets which will stimulate action over the next 15 ..

Financing Urbanization

A well-functioning city needs to reap the benefits of agglomeration. To make cities functional, they first need strong local government finances, fiscal health and e>cient markets, and when those basic ..

Equity and Climate Change

Two Dimensions of Equity (i) There are two dimensions of equity – inter-generational and intra-generational. In the specific context of climate change, intergenerational refers to the spatial distribution of global ..