Rural Development Minister

Himachal Pradesh committed to strengthen panchayati raj institutions: Minister

The state Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister said the fact is that as per recommendations of 14th Finance Commission, funds are being directly transferred to the panchayats.

Jul 13, 2016, 01:54 AM IST

Govt ready to accept suggestions in farmers' interest: Chaudhary Birender Singh

In the backdrop of NDA allies and RSS affiliates joining the Opposition in red-flagging some provisions of the contentious land bill, Government today said it is ready to consider suggestions on "any clause" but insisted that changes were brought in the previous legislation at the demand of a number of Congress-ruled states.

Jul 02, 2015, 20:29 PM IST

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.

Jun 19, 2015, 09:03 AM IST

HP becomes first state to implement ABPS in country

Himachal Pradesh has emerged as first the state in the country to start Aadhaar based Payment System (ABPS) and payments amounting Rs 76.53 crore have been made through this system till date since the scheme was launched on October 2, 2014, Rural Development Minister Anil Kumar said Friday.

May 30, 2015, 01:05 AM IST

Union Minister Birendra Singh defends 'suit-boot ki sarkaar', invites criticism from Khaps

In an attempt to defend BJP-led NDA government of being branded as "Suit-boot Ki Sarkaar", Union Minister for Rural Development Chaudhary Birender Singh said if a tea-vendor can live "suited-booted" than we can say we are prosperous.

May 21, 2015, 02:38 AM IST

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.

May 14, 2015, 20:22 PM IST

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.

Apr 24, 2015, 23:53 PM IST

Could not sleep before tabling land bill: Rural Development Minister

Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh, who introduced the Land Bill 2015 in parliament on February 24, said here on Saturday that thinking of the plight of farmers, he could not sleep whole night before introducing it.

Mar 14, 2015, 20:11 PM IST

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.

Jan 02, 2015, 21:34 PM IST

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.

Dec 01, 2014, 20:26 PM IST

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.

Nov 27, 2014, 23:47 PM IST

Take concrete steps to end open defecation: Gadkari to CMs

Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has urged all Chief Ministers to take concrete steps to end open defecation in their respective states.

Nov 06, 2014, 17:27 PM IST

Cleanliness drive: Each village to get Rs 20 lakh yearly

Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari announced Thursday that Rs 20 lakh will be given to every village per annum to achieve the goal of Clean India by Oct 2, 2019.

Oct 02, 2014, 15:35 PM IST

Govt moves to make investor-friendly changes in Land Act

Government is moving to water down certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act to make it investor-friendly and has initiated consultations with political parties to evolve a consensus on the changes to be made in the farmer-friendly Law.

Jul 15, 2014, 19:17 PM IST

PM to decide on CBI probe demand into Gopinath Munde`s death: Gadkari

Amid demands for a CBI probe into the death of former Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde following a road accident, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will decide the course of action on the matter.

Jun 05, 2014, 18:35 PM IST

Tearful adieu to Gopinath Munde; Uddhav, supporters demand CBI probe

Tens of thousands of mourning supporters and distraught family members Wednesday bid a tearful farewell to Gopinath Munde, Maharashtra BJP`s tallest mass leader and architect of its impressive victory in Lok Sabha elections, who was killed in a car crash in Delhi on Tuesday.

Jun 04, 2014, 23:50 PM IST

Union Minister Gopinath Munde dies of multiple injuries after road accident; last rites today

Maharashtra strongman and Union minister in Narendra Modi`s Cabinet, Gopinath Munde died on Tuesday after sustaining multiple internal injuries in a road accident in the national capital early this morning.

Jun 03, 2014, 23:10 PM IST

Gopinath Munde joins long list of popular politicians felled by road accident

Every life lost to a road accident is most avoidable! But when public representatives who have been chosen to govern the nation are killed in road accidents, it shows that the road safety standards in the country are up for urgent review.

Jun 03, 2014, 20:23 PM IST

Doughty fighter, Gopinath Munde had CM ambitions

A doughty fighter, Union Minister Gopinath Munde`s heart was always in Maharashtra and was seeing himself as the next Chief Minister after the Assembly polls due later this year.

Jun 03, 2014, 18:59 PM IST

Gopinath Munde`s death: Second mid-summer tragedy for BJP

Union Minister for Rural Development Gopinath Munde was killed early Tuesday in a road accident in the national capital when he was on way to the airport to catch a flight to Mumbai.

Jun 03, 2014, 12:13 PM IST