Birender Singh takes potshots at Sonia Gandhi, says it takes time to adjust after losing power

Rural Development Minister Birender Singh on Tuesday took potshots at Sonia Gandhi over her "murder of democracy" remarks against Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan saying it takes some time for a person to adjust after losing power.

Farmers, parties can give suggestions on Land Bill: Union Minister Birender Singh

Rubbishing that NDA's Land Bill is anti-farmer, Union Minister Birender Singh said on Friday that opposition parties, any individual or farmers themselves can give suggestions regarding the bill to the government.

Govt will re-promulgate Land Acquisition Ordinance for third time: Rural Development Minister Birender Singh

Rural Development Minister Birender Sing said on Thursday that NDA government would re-promulgate the Land Acquisition Ordinance for the third time.

States reluctant to transfer power to panchayats: Minister

Many states are reluctant to transfer powers to Panchayati Raj bodies though the Constitution has granted provisions for the same, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said on Friday.

Draw lessons from grandfather, protect farmers' interest: TMC MP

A Trinamool Congress member in Lok Sabha on Wednesday took a dig at Union Minister Birender Singh urging him to draw inspiration from his grandfather to protect farmers' interest rather than pushing for passage of the controversial land bill which aimed at "benefitting the rich".

Modi govt re-promulgates Land Acquisition Ordinance
Modi govt re-promulgates Land Acquisition Ordinance

The controversial Ordinance on Land Acquisition was re-promulgated on Friday after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent for the same.

Land Bill: Govt indicates working on regional parties' support

Government on Wednesday indicated that it is working on the support of regional parties for the passage of the controversial land bill in Rajya Sabha where the ruling NDA lacks numbers as there was no sign of let up in Congress' opposition to the law.

Jat reservation: Delegation to meet PM on Thursday

Union Minister Birender Singh on Wednesday said a delegation would meet the prime minister and the BJP president in Delhi tomorrow regarding the next course of action in the wake of a recent Supreme Court order cancelling the reservation granted to Jats under the OBC category.

Govt may issue 're-ordinance' on land bill: Birender Singh

The government is likely to make another effort for a consensus on the land bill with opposition parties and may issue a "re-ordinance", Union Minister Birender Singh on Wednesday said.

Face-off between AAP leader, Minister over land acquisition

The land acquisition issue on Monday became a cause of a face-off between AAP leader Yogendra Yadav and union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh.

I know more about farmers' interest than Hazare: Minister

Ahead of Anna Hazare's planned protest against the land acquisition ordinance, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh Thursday said government's step is in no way against the interest of farmers and any such talk is just "propaganda".

Attitude change key to successful Clean India mission: Birender Singh

Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh Monday called for an attitudinal change towards hygiene in India as well as an institutional revamp to ensure the Clean India Mission's success, as technological change alone was insufficient.

Hooda praises Centre's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign

Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday shared dais with his long-time adversary Union Minister Birender Singh and appreciated NDA government's 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign.

RD Minister says he could not be 'traced' for meeting with Prez on land ordinance

Rural Development Minister Birender Singh, who was conspicuous by his absence when three senior ministers had briefed President Pranab Mukherjee on land ordinance said on Friday he could not be "traced" that day even as an effort was made to contact him.

Govt takes special steps for expanding Panchayati Raj Institutes

Government has taken a special initiative for expanding the outreach and enhancing the quality of training for Panchayati Raj Institutes, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Govt examining land act provisions to fix states' concerns: Minister

The Centre is "examining" certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act after some state governments and other stakeholders flagged their concerns over the issues, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said on Monday.

Not curtailing rural job scheme: Government

The government is not trying to curtail MNREGA and the number of blocks under the act have not been reduced, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh told parliament Thursday.

Opposition slams govt on 'move' to bring changes in MNREGA scheme

Targeting the government over its reported move to bring changes in MNREGA, Opposition in Rajya Sabha on Thursday said that it seems to be trying to wind up the ambitious rural job guarantee scheme launched by the UPA.

90% household to get safe drinking water in 8 years: Govt

Ninety per cent homes in the country will get piped drinking water in next eight years, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

RS polls: Birender Singh, Suresh Prabhu file nominations

Chandigarh: Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu, who have been nominated by BJP for by-elections to two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana, filed their nominations here Tuesday.