Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: PMAY-G

Focus on rural India, women, SC/STs — Budget 2020 fits into Modi govt’s welfare plank

The Ministry of Rural Development has been allocated Rs 1,22,000 cr, with a mammoth share — Rs 61,500 cr — going to the MGNREGA.

Affordable housing gets another boost as Budget again cuts loan interest

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an additional interest deduction on housing loans, and proposed coming up with a law for rental housing.

Less than 25% of ‘landless’ have benefitted from Modi’s rural housing scheme so far

PMAY-G, which aims at housing for all, was a key priority for the first Modi government. So far, only 21.9% of the identified landless beneficiaries have been provided land.

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Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.