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Ram Kripal Yadav takes charge as MoS for Rural Development

Minister of State for Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav assumed office on Friday and said he would continue carrying out the "good work" done by the ministry over the last two years.

Women to get 50 percent reservation in panchayats: Minister

“Reservation for women in panchayats will facilitate more women to enter public sphere and it will empower them and strengthen country`s parliamentary democracy at the grassroot level.”

Govt to start electronic transfer of MGNREGA wages from 2016

Govt to start electronic transfer of MGNREGA wages from 2016

To prevent leakages in the MGNREGA programme, the government will introduce the system for electronic transfer of wages to the beneficiaries from January 1 next year in Kerala, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

PM Narendra Modi to visit Haryana today, to lay foundation stone of 3 highway projects

PM Narendra Modi to visit Haryana today, to lay foundation stone of 3 highway projects

The 341 kms long three highways projects will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi at Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Rai on Thursday.

Two Congress state govts acquired land: BJP

BJP on Tuesday sought to corner Congress, which has claimed credit for the Centre's retreat on land bill, over the issue as it came out with details of land acquired by its two state governments and said the opposition party may "mislead" its workers but not country.

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.

Housing for All: Singh says aim is to build durable dwellings

Union Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh on Friday set the target of building durable and quality houses in rural areas under the NDA government's flagship 'Housing for All by 2022' scheme.

Experts to brainstorm on rural housing technology

An official release said that the workshop will provide a common platform to developers, designers and technical personnel from the housing sector in rural areas to share the best practices.

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.