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Modi asks District Collectors to prepare vision document for 2022



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New Delhi, Aug 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked District Collectors across India to prepare a vision document for their districts by August 15 to reflect 10-15 objectives which should be achieved by 2022, the 75th anniversary of country’s Independence.

Addressing the district administrative heads across the country through video-conferencing on the theme “New India – Manthan”, Modi asked them to decide where they must see their districts in 2022 in terms of removal of deficiencies and improvement in services, an official release said.

Noting the government is asking each individual, each family and each organisation to aim for certain goals which they should accomplish by 2022, he asked the Collectors of 100 most backward districts to work in a mission mode and listen carefully to the poor who approach them with their grievances.

The first-of-its-kind interaction with the Collectors was held on 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement with the aim of catalysing the “manthan” at the grassroots level.

According to the statement, Modi asked the Collectors to seek help from colleagues, intellectuals of the district, and students of schools and colleges, to prepare a vision, or resolution document for their district before August 15.

He said August 9 is intrinsically linked with the mantra of “Sankalp se Siddhi – Achievement through Resolve” and the date symbolises the willpower and ambition of the youth.

Citing how senior leaders of the freedom movement were arrested at the beginning of the Quit India Movement but youth across the country successfully carried the movement forward, he said Collectors were not only representatives of the districts but also of the youth.

“When youth assume a leadership role, goals are sure to be achieved,” Modi said adding that Collectors were fortunate as they have been given the opportunity to dedicate themselves to the nation.

The Prime Minister noted that some districts have always lagged in basic services such as electricity, water, education and when socio-economic conditions improve, it would give a big boost to the overall development parameters of the country.

Practices where good results have been achieved in districts should be replicated and scaled up, he said, adding that as he is doing the manthan with the collectors, they can do the same in the districts.

Noting many schemes fail to have the desired impact many times just because people are not aware about them, he asked the Collectors to make people aware about the benefit of initiatives such as LED bulbs and BHIM App. He said that Clean India Campaign was dependent on a responsive administration and awareness among people and the real change can only come through public participation.

Urging the Collectors to go out in the field more to understand ground realities, he said that the more a Collector visits the field, “the more active he will be on files”.



IAF fake recruitment website found, FIR filed



New Delhi, March 22: The Indian Air Force on Thursday filed an FIR against unidentified persons for creating a fake website to provide employment opportunities in the IAF.

The fake IAF website was identified by one of the officers of IAF and hence a complaint was registered on March 16, under the Information Technology Act, ANI reported.

According to FIR, the reprobates, who created the fake website called applications for various posts.

Wing Commander Manjit Singh, said “The application form said it was for a vacancy in the ‘civilian group C posts in the Air Force record offices.”

Singh posted at the Army headquarters in New Delhi immediately noted down the website’s name “”.


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PM Awas Yojana: Only 8 percent houses built in 3 years



New Delhi, March 22: The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) for urban areas which promised “housing for all” by 2022, has barely completed target of  8%, or 3 lakh of the 40.6 lakh houses in last three years.

However, the condition of the rural version of PMAY is better, as under this scheme 30%, or 28.8 lakh houses, have been completed against the 95.4 lakh targeted by the rural development ministry in 15 months since the plan was inaugurated, the Times of India reported.

According to data on the websites of the urban affairs and rural development ministries, on March 5 this year, the ministry had considered 8,341 projects under PMAY involving 40.6 lakh houses.

But only 3.4 lakh houses have been constructed so far. while work is underway on 18 lakh or about 44% of the target.

However, the data doesn’t show the stage of development for these houses.

Among those completed, about 3 lakh houses are occupied.

On June 25, 2015, the PMAY (Urban) was launched by Prime Minister Modi aiming to build two crore houses for the poor in urban areas by 2022.

Responding to TOI’s questions, the joint secretary and mission director, housing for all, in the urban housing ministry stated, “Keeping in view that housing projects take 18-24 months to complete (in case of projects under two categories), we can expect that in the financial year 2018-19, the pace of PMAY (U) will pick up quite significantly”.

While, PMAY (Rural) was inaugurated on November 20, 2016, and projected to build 1 crore new houses by March 31, 2019. Ou of which, 51 lakh houses were to be completed by end-March 2018. Thus, the 27.7 lakh actually completed are only about 54% of the target at present.


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Delhi Budget 2018-19: 26 % allocation for Education, Health gets 12.7 %



New Delhi, March 22: Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday presented Budget for 2018-19 before the assembly with emphasis on environment and health. 

While announcing the Budget, Sisodia said it estimates are pegged at Rs 53,000 crore which is 19.45 percent more than the revised budget estimates of Rs 44,370 crore for the last fiscal.

Sisodia also described the budget a “Green Budget” and vowed of round-the-year, real-time pollution study.

The study will be a part of a 26-point programme to control pollution in Delhi.

“We are going to thread 26 programmes and schemes of transport, power, environment and PWD for devising a unified system of pollution control, bringing down levels of different pollutants,” he added.

Below we have enlisted top announcements of the Budget 2019-19:

Rs 6,729 crore has been allocated for the health sector, which is 12.7 percent of the total

Project to install 200-250 CCTVs will be completed by June 2019

Rs 100 crore sanctioned for free WiFi scheme

Rs 1500 crore allocated for infrastructure development of unauthorised colonies.

1000 electric buses to be on roads by March 2019

Rs 403 crore had been allocated for Mohalla Clinics and Polyclinics. Also, mobile van clinics were to be established with Rs 15 crore

For Infrastructure development Rs. 1,500 crore allocated

1,000MW of solar and wind power will be bought

Tablets will be provided to all teachers in government schools in a bid to help them keep an online record of students

Twenty-six percent of the Rs 53,000 crore has been allocated for education


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