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NDA vs. UPA Governments- Facts Analysis-Oct. 2013

Unlike the NDA government (1999-98 to 2003-04), the last nine years of UPA government (2004-05 to 2012-13) followed a completely different strategy which is far more meaningful whether it is social or economic policies towards achieving of inclusive development wherein equal opportunity is ensured at most care to every citizen of the country.

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Amendment Bill-2011

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) have several medical and scientific uses. Their permissible use worldwide is for medical & scientific purposes only. At the same time, these drugs & substances have tremendous potential for abuse. In fact, these are abused and trafficked worldwide.

National Food Security Act- Arunachal Pradesh

India’s high economic growth rate in the past decade has not been fully reflected in the health status of its people, with 22 per cent of its population undernourished. According to the National Family Health Survey 2005-06, 40.4 per cent of children under the age of three are underweight, 33 per cent of women in the age group of 15-49 have a body mass index below normal and 78.9 per cent of children in the age group of 6-35 months are anemic.

NARA for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, 2010

Education in India has always been a significant instrument for social and economic transformation. Educated and skilled population not only drives national/economic development but also ensures personal growth. The challenge to ensure education for all requires concerted efforts to strengthen the education system at all levels – elementary education, secondary and higher secondary education, higher and professional education.

Multi-Sectoral Development Programme

The Programme Multi-sectoral Development program (MsDP), implemented by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, is a special area development programme under centrally sponsored scheme of India. It has been implemented from 2008-09 in Minority Concentration Districts (MCDs) identified on the basis of substantial minority population and relative backwardness in terms of selected socio-economic and basic amenities parameters.

Multi State Co-operative Socities Amendment Bill- 2010

In an evolving global economy of new order, it has become major driving force in many sectors other than the agriculture in recent decades. Moreover, cooperatives are very powerful financial instrument for poor and marginalized sections of people for overcoming many impediments in social and economic pursuit of livelihoods.

MGNREGA in Idukki and Women's

MGNREGA : Introduction
 The primary objective of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is to ensure livelihood security for all rural households, in addition to asset creation for a more productive rural economy, extending social safety to vulnerable households and aiding in tackling poverty and rural distress. The Act guarantees a minimum of 100 days of employment to every household whose adult members volunteer to undertake manual unskilled labour. In this light, the Act makes the following provisions:


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