Actress and producer Dia Mirza is set to support 'Rural Is Cool' -- an initiative by Ronnie and Zarina Screwvala's Swades Foundation -- to raise funds for the sake of educational and sanitation facilities for residents of the country's rural areas.
The support for Anna Hazare`s
"India Against Corruption" campaign has made deep inroads into
the rural hinterland of Madhya Pradesh with people turning out
in large numbers to express their solidarity towards the
Support for Anna Hazare`s crusade
against corruption has spread to rural areas with reports of
candle light marches, human chains and closure of some schools
pouring in for the third day Thursday in Jharkhand.
Seeking extension of the
proposed CBI probe into the rural job scam under MGNREGA to
all the 30 districts of Orissa, opposition BJP on Tuesday held
chief minister Naveen Patnaik responsible for the misuse of
Despite implementation of
the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in the
state, rural migration increased in Orissa by 116 per cent as
irregularities were galore in many fronts, according to the
CAG of India.
The Centre today made a strong
plea before the states for sincere redressal of grievances of
rural mass to ensure speedy and effective implementation of
the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA and other rural development schemes.
Government`s efforts to involve
private sector in rural development has evoked encouraging
response with as many as 93 business houses showing
willingness to participate in a central scheme to bridge the
Suggesting state governments to
explore innovative ways to implement Indira Awaas Yojana, the Centre today asked them to provide rural poor with houses which are compatible with their environment and geographical conditions.