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Rural Ministry suggests industry-friendly changes in Land Act

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 14:08

The Rural Development Ministry has suggested a number of amendments to the Land Acquisition Act which would water down pro-farmer provisions like mandatory consent of at least 70 percent locals for acquiring land for PPP projects and 80 percent for acquiring land for private projects.

Bengal number one in expenditure under 100-day scheme: Mamata Banerjee

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 19:00

Quoting the Union Rural Development Ministry, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that West Bengal had emerged number one in terms of expenditure on employment generation under the 100-days work scheme.

Rural development ministry to clamp down on bonded labour

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 21:12

The rural development ministry has joined hands with non-governmental organisations to combat bonded labour in 10 districts across six states.

Rural Ministry to join hands with defence body for bio-toilets

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 20:18

Rural Development Ministry would join hands with a leading defence research organisation to push eco-friendly bio-toilets in villages in four states where the menace of open defecation remained unaddressed.

Computerising records: Par panel pulls up Land Resources dept

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 13:37

The Department of Land Resources has failed to effectively implement ambitious programmes for computerising land records initiated more than two decades ago despite spending over Rs 1,000 crore.

District Rural Development Agency to be disbanded

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 19:54

The government on Tuesday announced disbanding of the three-decade-old District Rural Development Agency (DRDA).

Bihar gets Rs 4,130 crore for rural development

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 15:21

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday announced a special package of Rs 4,130 crore for rural development in Bihar.

Jairam Ramesh assures more projects for Arunachal

Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 13:35

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has assured Arunachal Pradesh of considering more projects under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) to increase connectivity in this land-locked state.

Declare Tinsukia, Dibrugarh as LWE affected districts: Ramesh

Last Updated: Saturday, December 01, 2012, 17:25

The Union Rural Development Ministry has asked the Centre to declare upper Assam districts of Tinsukia and Dibrugarh as Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas.

Land Acquisition Bill referred to GoM

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 16:29

The controversial Land Acquisition Bill was Tuesday referred to a Group of Ministers (GoM) after some ministers raised reservations on certain provisions of the proposed legislation and said their suggestions were not heard adequately.

Revised land acquisition Bill proposed to be introduced in LS

Last Updated: Thursday, August 09, 2012, 15:10

The revised land acquisition Bill incorporating recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee is proposed to be introduced in Lok Sabha for its consideration, the Rural Development Ministry said Thursday.

Skill-based programme to be replicated in Naxal-hit districts

Last Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 11:11

A skill-based placement programme launched in militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir will be replicated in worst affected Naxal districts of the country.