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Nov 1, 2017 PIB NEWS President speech on the Global Clubfoot Conference . First Global Clubfoot Conference to be held in India, and being organised by CURE International India Trust in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Clubfoot is one of the most common orthopaedic birth defects. It can cause permanent disability if not treated early. This affects the child's mobility and confidence. Situation in India . It is estimated that over 50,000 children are born annually in India with clubfoot. The exact reasons for this congenital are not fully Known. . Till recently most children who suffered from clubfoot needed to be treated surgically. This was expensive for parents and traumatic for both the children and their families. Access to surgery was also difficult in rural areas. . In India the burden of disability affects more than 10 million people.
New cure- Ponseti method Relatively recent method - the Ponseti method - has been developed to treat and correct clubfoot without surgery. This is now considered the gold standard in treating clubfoot. And it takes away the need for surgery. The programme is now active in 29 states of India, with teachers in government medical colleges and doctors in the public health system participating. . The programme began in 2009. In the eight years that it has been run, it has enrolled 40,000 children Alr t is the la mme in the world. progra Challenges ahead Despite these successes, we cannot ignore that at the current rate only 8,000 fresh cases are brought into the ambit of treatment every year. This is a small number if one considers the 50,000 children who are born annually in India with clubfoot. In 2022, India completes 75 years of its Independence. It should be a national resolve that by then every child born with clubfoot gets access to treatment services as soon as the condition is diagnosed.
Nov 1, 2017 PIB NEWS Cabinet approves ongoing Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana is a special Additional Central Assistance Scheme which was launched in August 2007 to orient agricultural development strategies, to reaffirm its commitment to achieve 4 per cent annual growth in the agricultural sector during the 11th plan. in State Plans over and above their baseline expenditure to bridge critical gaps. How the funds are allocated to states? RKVY is a State Plan Scheme. How much assistance would be provided to a state from Centre would depend upon the amount provided in State Plan Budgets for Agriculture and allied sectors, above a baseline expenditure on these sectors RKVY is an incentive scheme so money is not allocated to the states automatically.
Nov 1, 2017 PIB NEWS Maximum age of joining National Pension System (NPS) increased In continuance of the several initiatives under taken by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) during the last few years to increase the pension coverage in the country, PERDA has now increased the maximum age of joining under NPS-Private Sector (i.e. All Citizen and Corporate Model) from the e 60 to 65 . Now, any Indian Citizen, resident or non-resident, between the age of 60- 65 years, can also join NPS and continue up to the age of 70 years in NPS. With this increase of joining age. the subscribers who NPS provides a very robust platform to the subscriber to save for his/her old age income security Due to the better healthcare facilities and increased fitness, along with the opportunities and avenues available in the private sector as well as in the capacity of self-employment, more and more people in their late 50s or 60s are now living an active life allowing them to be employed productively.
Nov 1, 2017 PIB NEWS "Nivesh Bandhu" An Investor Facilitation Portal & "the Food Regulatory Portal" to be Launched during World Food India 2017 Nivesh Bandhu . An Investor Facilitation Portal "Nivesh Bandhu" will be launched to assist investors to make informed investment decisions . The portal would provide information on Central and State Governments' investor friendly policies, agro-producing clusters, infrastructure, and potential areas of investment in the food processing sector. The Food Regulatory Portal . As global and Indian food companies prepare to explore business opportunities in India at World Food India 2017, MoFPI and FSSAI, the apex Regulatory body for Food Safety in India announced a powerful new tool called 'the Food Regulatory Portal. . Planned as a single interface for food businesses to cater to both domestic operations and food imports, this portal would be a game changer for effective and transparent implementation of the food safety laws in the country. strategically aligned with Government's mission of One Nation, One Food Law.
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