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Drought, Naxalism to dominate NITI’s meet

DNMUM437653 | 6/13/2019 | Author : Sanjay Jog | WC :471

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A drought-like situation in 50 per cent of the country, water management and relief, slide in agricultural growth and income against Centre’s target to double agri income by 2022, present status of aspirational district programmes and left-wing extremism will dominate the proceedings of the 5th Governing Council meeting of the Niti Aayog slated for June 15.
The meeting is taking place at a time when the Centre has issued a drought advisory to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu after water storage in dams dipped to a critical level. As far as the farm crisis is concerned, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has been able to offer only 38 days of employment per
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