Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 23:50
The government is considering a proposal to spend an additional Rs 25,000 crore over 10 years to provide wi-fi services in rural areas.
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.
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 18:13
The Prime Minister`s Rural Development Fellowship Scheme, launched about two years ago, will now come tagged with a two-year degree programme in rural development practices from the ensuing batch.
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.
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.
Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 21:37
Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh Sunday allayed fears of Indian industry and said the new Land Acquisition Act would make projects economically viable.
Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 18:24
The Centre said it is up to the states how much multi-crop irrigated land they could acquire for urban and industrial infrastructure.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 17:40
Though overall poverty in India is reducing, it is increasingly becoming concentrated within certain regions and among some social groups, a new report on rural development released Thursday said.
Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 17:31
Industry body Ficci on Monday said it has constituted a task force aiming to rehabilitate flood-ravaged Uttarakhand by building affordable houses.
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.
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.
Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 17:49
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi targetted Centre`s rural development schemes, saying that `charity` for winning elections instead of solid development work will not help improve rural India.
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