Unemployment Allowance under NREGS

for Ministry of Rural Development | Date - 12-12-2008

Lok Sabha

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development Shri Chandra Sekhar Sahu today informed the Lok Sabha in reply to a written question that the Wasttelsnds of India-2005 brought out by the Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development in collaboration with the National Remote Sensing Agency (NSRA), Hyderabad using satellite imagery data reveals that the extent of wastelands as 55.27 M.ha, a reduction of 8.58 M.ha.(2.71%) in the country when compared to the extent of wastelands reported in the Wastelands Atlas-2000.

The Department of Land Resources is implementing three area development programmes viz. Drought Prone Areas Programme (DPAP), Desert Development Programme (DDP) and Integrated Wastelands Development Programme (IWDP) on watershed basis. One of the main aims of these programmes is effective management of land resources in the country.



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