Today in Pics: Sonia Gandhi seeks quick implementation of rural livelihood scheme

Buoyed by the response to UPA's rural livelihood scheme, Congress President Sonia Gandhi sought quick implementation of Aajivika mission across the nation especially its central and eastern parts. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
Buoyed by the response to UPA's rural livelihood scheme, Congress President Sonia Gandhi sought quick implementation of Aajivika mission across the nation especially its central and eastern parts. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
Sonia Gandhi's thrust on the scheme comes at a time when Congress is bracing for Lok Sabha elections due next year and assembly elections in five states including BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh this year. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
Sonia Gandhi's thrust on the scheme comes at a time when Congress is bracing for Lok Sabha elections due next year and assembly elections in five states including BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh this year. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
Giving a thrust to poverty alleviation in her address at the second anniversary of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) here, Sonia Gandhi said that the empowerment of weaker sections and women has been the main pillar of our UPA government. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
Giving a thrust to poverty alleviation in her address at the second anniversary of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) here, Sonia Gandhi said that the empowerment of weaker sections and women has been the main pillar of our UPA government. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
The Congress President also chose the occasion to announce that a special package is being prepared for North Eastern states and hilly states like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh to give a fillip to such measures. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
The Congress President also chose the occasion to announce that a special package is being prepared for North Eastern states and hilly states like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh to give a fillip to such measures. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
She said that in the next ten years, 7 crore BPL families have to be freed from poverty, which is not an easy job. "But by adopting the Aajivika Mission, many states have proved that through women SHGs, economical and social changes can be brought in the rural areas. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
She said that in the next ten years, 7 crore BPL families have to be freed from poverty, which is not an easy job. "But by adopting the Aajivika Mission, many states have proved that through women SHGs, economical and social changes can be brought in the rural areas. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
"Seeing this success, it seems that now the Aajivika Mission will have to be implemented fast across the country especially in central and eastern India," Gandhi said. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
"Seeing this success, it seems that now the Aajivika Mission will have to be implemented fast across the country especially in central and eastern India," Gandhi said. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
Aajeevika was launched by Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) in June 2011. It aims at creating efficient and effective institutional platforms of the rural poor enabling them to increase household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial services. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
Aajeevika was launched by Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) in June 2011. It aims at creating efficient and effective institutional platforms of the rural poor enabling them to increase household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial services. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
Despite mounting pressure, BCCI president N Srinivasan refused to resign on Sunday (May 2), but agreed to "step aside" till the board's internal probe into the IPL spot-fixing controversy is over. (Reuters)
Despite mounting pressure, BCCI president N Srinivasan refused to resign on Sunday (May 2), but agreed to "step aside" till the board's internal probe into the IPL spot-fixing controversy is over. (Reuters)
Cricket Association of Bengal president Jagmohan Dalmiya, a former president of the BCCI and ICC, has been appointed as the "interim head", and will take over the executive powers. Editorial: Of the BCCI, for the BCCI. (PTI)
Cricket Association of Bengal president Jagmohan Dalmiya, a former president of the BCCI and ICC, has been appointed as the "interim head", and will take over the executive powers. Editorial: Of the BCCI, for the BCCI. (PTI)
Setting the tone for the BCCI's emergent working committee meeting, Srinivasan reportedly began by saying that he had no intention of resigning. "Tell me why should I resign? It is not me who has done anything wrong," he reportedly said in his opening remarks. "If Gurunath (Meiyappan) has done something wrong, the law will take its own course and I will accept it." (PTI)
Setting the tone for the BCCI's emergent working committee meeting, Srinivasan reportedly began by saying that he had no intention of resigning. "Tell me why should I resign? It is not me who has done anything wrong," he reportedly said in his opening remarks. "If Gurunath (Meiyappan) has done something wrong, the law will take its own course and I will accept it." (PTI)
"I have been under terrible pressure. People have been talking non-stop. I have been portrayed as the main guy behind this. I said I am ready to appoint a commission that will independently inquire into the betting and spot-fixing scandal," he reportedly said, adding, "I am being hounded by the media as if I am a criminal... The other day, they chased my daughter's car... they are chasing me even during my morning walk." (PTI)
"I have been under terrible pressure. People have been talking non-stop. I have been portrayed as the main guy behind this. I said I am ready to appoint a commission that will independently inquire into the betting and spot-fixing scandal," he reportedly said, adding, "I am being hounded by the media as if I am a criminal... The other day, they chased my daughter's car... they are chasing me even during my morning walk." (PTI)

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