Modi govt likely to slash school education budget by Rs 3,000 crore citing funds crunch

The Print | Kritika Sharma | Dec 09, 2019

A sum of Rs 56,536 crore was sanctioned to the school education department in 2019-20, from which the finance ministry is likely to cut Rs 3,000 crore.

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is likely to cut the school education budget for 2019-20 by Rs 3,000 crore on account of a “funds crunch”, ThePrint has learnt.

Highly-placed sources in the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry — which oversees education — said the Ministry of Finance had cited lack of funds as the reason behind the proposal. Read more

Stepping up Government Leadership – Forum on Business and Human Rights 2019

25 Nov 2019 –  High-level plenary: focus As the central focus of the 2019 Forum is to reinforce the call on governments for action on business and human rights, the Working Group on Business and Human Rights that chairs the Forum is convening a high-level panel involving governments from different regions to hear the perspectives of government leaders on the way forward. This plenary session addresses the Forum’s theme on government action and leadership, with the title “Stepping up government leadership: from commitments to action”. Read more

Ten years after Shivraj Singh Chouhan govt rejected recommendation, MP to give eggs to children from next year

The Economic Times | Vasudha Venugopal | Nov 23, 2019

According to official records, the proposal to give eggs to children was first suggested to the Shivraj Singh Chouhan led MP government in 2009 as part of formulating the Atal Bihari Vajpayee child health and nutrition mission to address the issue..

NEW DELHI: Ten years after the BJP government of Madhya Pradesh first rejected a proposal to give eggs to children to address the alarming levels of malnutrition in children, and followed it up with many rejections of the same proposal in the subsequent years, the Congress-led MP government now has now decided to launch the scheme not just for children, but also for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Read more

Charges Against Man, Sons For Allegedly Forcing 6 Tribals Into Bonded Labour

NDTV.COM | Nov 23, 2019

The accused would hold back 13-year-old girl while relieving the members of the family from the kiln to visit their village, to ensure they returned, police said.

THANE: A man and his two sons have been charged by Palghar police in Maharashtra for allegedly forcing six tribals, including three children, into bonded labour and making them work in a brick kiln, an official said on Friday. Read more

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