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Jharkhand minister dropped by CM

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 22:07

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday dismissed Rural Development Minister Chandra Sekhar Dubey, apparently for recently levelling corruption charges against him, but he did not specify the reason.

Jairam Ramesh calls VIP security system ridiculous

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 20:34

Irked over being held up in traffic by Army Chief`s security, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday criticised the "ridiculous" VIP security system in the country.

Need to balance development and bio-diversity: Jairam Ramesh

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 18:01

Emphasising that unchecked consumer expansion would be a recipe for ecological disaster, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday called for a conservation mechanism that balances both human aspiration and bio-diversity.

Homestead bill in winter session: Jairam Ramesh

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 21:29

The government will introduce the homestead bill in the winter session of Parliament, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Wednesday.

Ramesh disfavours ordinance route for Land Acquisition Bill

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 21:04

Expressing confidence in getting support of all parties for Land Acquisition Bill, Jairam Ramesh disfavoured using the ordinance route to bring law.

Tripura expresses displeasure in delay in release of funds

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 13:58

The Tripura Rural Development minister said the state government was expecting Rs 400 crore as the first instalment of NREGS fund released but the state received only Rs 58 crore.

Indian bureaucracy is the ‘most dangerous animal in world’: Jairam Ramesh

Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 20:48

India`s bureaucracy was "the most dangerous animal in the world", Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said here Saturday.

Ramesh for more pro-active role of states in health sector

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012, 15:56

Observing that health sector in the country has "collapsed", Union Minister Jairam Ramesh batted for participation of states to improve the scenario saying Bangladesh have superior health indicators.

Ramesh offers Rs 990 cr to WCD ministry

Last Updated: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 20:19

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh made an offer of Rs 990 Crore to the Women and Child Development Ministry.

India dirtiest country in the world: Jairam Ramesh

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 00:17

India remains "dirtiest and filthiest" country in the world, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said.

Govt seeks help from SAIL for anti-Naxal programme

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 19:06

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday asked Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) to support the government's anti-Naxal programme in Jharkhand's worst affected Saranda district.

Ramesh writes to Montek on BPL cap issue

Last Updated: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 23:11

In the midst of row over Planning Commission affidavit on Below Poverty Line cap, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has written to Montek Singh Ahluwalia questioning the current methodology and said relying on plan panel's estimate to arrive at cut offs will not resolve the problem.