Evening Edition

  • Microfinance:

    • The Annual Policy Conference on Microfinance was held last week “to streamline India’s mircrofinance infrastructure, facilitating sustainability to support the Indian microfinance sector’s current rate of growth and provide for future growth rates.”
  • Agriculture: A pilot with agro-industries will involve a 40 crore project in every state, with the intent to utilize manpower and raw products in rural India to create livelihood opportunities.
  • Health: The government plans to introduce the HiB vaccine, which will vaccinate children against pneumonia. Pneumonia kills 4 lakh children every year in India.

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