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English Release 30-October 2014
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  • President's Secretariat
  • President to flag off the ‘Run for Unity’ tomorrow at Rashtrapati Bhavan
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  • STUDENTS FROM J&K UNDER AEGIS OF SADBHAVNA EDUCATIONAL /MOTIVATIONAL TOUR CALL ON VICE PRESIDENT
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  • PM condoles loss of lives in Sri Lanka landslide
  • Shri Azim Premji calls on the Prime Minister
  • Goa CM calls on PM
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  • Engineers’ Conclave-2014 to be held in Bangalore
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  • Good Performance of NCDC
  • Min of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
  • Sugar production estimated 250.46 lakh tons during 2014-15
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Government Announces Measures for Fiscal Prudence and Economy; Every Ministry / Department to Effect A Mandatory 10% Cut in Non-Plan Expenditure; Utmost Economy to be Observed in Organizing Conferences/Seminars/Workshops; Ban on Purchase of Vehicles; in all Cases of Air Travel, the Lowest Air Fare Tickets Available for Entitled Class to be Purchased/Procured.
  • Government Committed to Increase Savings Rate in the Country: Secretary, Financial Services;
  • Finance Minister Asks the Senior Officers of the Income Tax Department not to Lose Sight of Domestic Black Money
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • For ending TB, Dr Harsh Vardhan calls for “Power of belief”
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Activities on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations on 31st October
  • Union Home Minister Approves Grant of Higher Compensation to Victims of Riots, Naxal and Terrorist Violence
  • Min of Human Resource Development
  • Ministry of HRD to Host 2nd Meeting of SAARC Education Ministers
  • Min of Minority Affairs
  • Shri Arvind Mayaram is New Secretary of Minority Affairs
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • Early closure of Government Offices today in connection with the “Run for Unity” flag off at Vijay Chowk
  • ACC Appointments
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 85.14 per bbl on 29.10.2014
  • Min of Urban Development
  • Japan offers assistance in promoting Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Uma Bharti to Visit Kanpur Tomorrow
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Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation02-May, 2013 13:33 IST
Categorization of People as EWS
The Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA)has categorized the urban poor households earning uptoRs. 1 lakh per annum as Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and those having a household income between Rs. 1-2 lakh as Lower Income Group (LIG) for availing benefits under the schemes being implemented by this Ministry. This was stated by Shri Ajay Maken, Union Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA), in the Rajya Sabha today, in a written reply to a question by Shrimati Jaya Bachchan.

The Minister further stated that these classifications are based on various income and expenditure parameters as well as cost of housing in urban areas viz., growth in Per Capita Income, minimum wages for non- agricultural Workers, Consumer Price Index , Consumer Food Price Index ,monthly per capita expenditure and RESIDEX : National Housing Bank (NHB)’s property price tracking index.

The Minister further stated that The households categorized as EWS/LIG will be entitled to capital subsidy as per relevant scheme guideline for Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM)/Rajiv AwasYojana (RAY) and interest subsidy under Interest Subsidy Scheme for Housing the Urban Poor (ISHUP) [ being revamped as Rajiv RinnYojana (RRY)]. Also they will be entitled to the houses constructed under Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) which encourages Public Private Partnership (PPP) model for housing. Thus the increased income criteria will enlarge the set of urban poor who are entitled for housing benefits as stated above, the Minister added.

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