With over 1.86 lakh dwellings still to be completed under the BSUP mission, the government on Wednesday said it has extended the programme to provide basic services to the urban poor by another two years till March 2017.
Rajya Sabha on Wednesday witnessed a clash among lawyer-members over rules as the government wanted two bills of the Law Ministry to be taken up together for discussion, which was strongly resisted by the opposition.
New Delhi; Terming the target of housing for all by 2022 a "great challenge", Union Housing and Poverty Alleviation Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said public and private sector cooperation is needed to make it possible.
The government on Friday came up with a new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for transfer of accommodation between the housing pools of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, making the MP responsible for getting the transfer done to the concerned House Committee.
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for a thorough probe into the reports of snooping on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's family members for two decades during the Congress regime starting from Jawaharlal Nehru's days, and termed the matter as "shocking".
Vehemently defending the Land Acquisition Bill, government on Monday said that opposing this legislation amounts to obstructing growth which is needed for providing jobs and creating rural infrastructure.
Amid a raging debate over BJP MPs in tobacco trade on a panel looking into framing rules for the product, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Monday made it clear that anybody having conflict of interest is supposed to declare it as per rules.
Facing stiff opposition on the Land Acquisition Bill, government on Wednesday said efforts are underway to convince political parties on the measure and expressed hope that a consensus would be evolved as it is willing to accommodate their suggestions.
BJP leader and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday dismissed Congress's outburst over a Delhi Police official making inquiries about Rahul Gandhi and said that the main opposition party was trying to make an issue out of a non-issue.