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HP govt takes steps to include families under Anna Yojana

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 19:37

The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to convene meetings of Gram Sabhas in all its Panchayats to include eligible families, which were left out, under the Rajiv Gandhi Anna Yojana scheme.

Vedanta`s 50,000 crore project in Odisha rejected by all 12 villages

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 23:21

In a blow to the Odisha government`s plan for bauxite mining for Vedanta on the Niyamgiri hills, the 12th and last gram sabha held today in Rayagada district also rejected it.

NGO Sulabh adopts village in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 17:59

Taking a significant step towards helping those affected by the calamity in Uttarakhand, an NGO adopted a village near Kedarnath where 32 young women lost their husbands to the tragedy.

First Gram Sabha held in Niyamgiri, mining opposed

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 22:12

The tribal residents at the first Gram Sabha in Odisha's Rayagada district Thursday opposed the bauxite mining at Niyamgiri Hills for Vedanta's refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district.

Odisha set to hold Gram Sabha in Niyamgiri area

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 23:00

Odisha government Wednesday said it was all set to hold the much-awaited Gram Sabha (village level meeting) at Serkapalli village, one of the 12 hill slope villages, in Rayagada district tomorrow, official sources said.

Village meets info to be conveyed through SMS

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 12:44

The Department of Rural Development of Maharashtra government has decided to do away with the system of making public announcements to inform villagers about the village meets.

Two judges nominated as Niyamgiri Gramsabha observers

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 20:31

Orissa High Court has nominated the district and sessions judges of Kalahandi and Rayagada to act as observers in the much-awaited Gram Sabha to decide fate of the proposed bauxite mining for Vedanta atop Niyamgiri Hills.

Posco opponents ask Odisha govt to honour Dhinkia GS views

Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013, 20:27

With the Supreme Court leaving the fate of Vedanta's proposed bauxite mining project at Niyamgiri Hills in hands of gram sabhas, Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) Friday asked the Odisha government to honour the views of a similar Gram Sabha in case of Posco project.

Maoists prevent holding gram sabha meetings in Odisha

Last Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 16:32

In a setback to the administration, Maoists have stalled holding gram sabha meetings in four panchayat areas in the naxal-hit areas of Koraput district in Odisha.

Odisha: Maoists prevent holding gram sabha meetings

Last Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 15:11

In a setback to the administration, Maoists have stalled holding gram sabha meetings in four panchayat areas in the Naxal-hit areas of Koraput district in Odisha.

Videograph gram sabha proceedings, states told

Last Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 20:57

Centre has advised state governments to videograph gram sabha proceedings, besides introducing a slew of schemes for improving their set up.

Bill to raise fine for forest offences

Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012, 18:09

The Bill also seeks to revise the limit of fines for compounding of minor offences under the Forest Act from Rs 50 to Rs 10,000.