Perspective plans of 8 states for 'National Mission for a Green India' approved

The executive council of National Mission for a Green India today approved perspective plans and annual plan of operations of eight states for carrying out activities under the mission, which aims afforestation at 10 million hectares of land over the next decade.

Opposition seeks timely release of MGNREGA funds

Opposition's demand for early release of MGNREGA funds to states and the government's response that these were being given on time led to heated exchanges between the ruling and opposition benches in Lok Sabha and a brief adjournment of its proceedings on Thursday.

Green India Mission converged with MGNREGA to reclaim forest
Green India Mission converged with MGNREGA to reclaim forest

The government has merged National Mission for a Green India, which aims afforestation at 10 million hectares of land over the next decade, with MGNREGA to increase and improve the country's forest cover.

Rs 149.48 billion tax-free budget in Tripura

Tripura Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha on Wednesday presented a Rs 149.48 billion tax-free budget for the 2015-16 fiscal with a deficit of Rs 1.89 billion.

Burdwan emerges top in providing 100-days' work under MGNREGA

 The Union Rural Development Ministry has informed the district administration of Burdwan that it has emerged numero uno in the country in providing 100-days' work under the MGNREGA.

MGNREGA schemes bring coal thieves into mainstream

To bring people engaged in illegal extraction of coal from abandoned coal pits into mainstream, the district authorities have launched a number of schemes under the MGNREGA in Burdwan district.

Sports facilities would be available in every block: Sarbananda Sonowal
Sports facilities would be available in every block: Sarbananda Sonowal

The Union Sports Ministry is implementing a number of important schemes for promotion of sports in the country by developing rural and urban sports infrastructure, competition events and financial assistance for youth development activities.

Kerala demands freedom for fixing schedules under MGNREGA

 Congress-led UDF government in Kerala on Thursday urged the Centre to give freedom to states to make changes in the schemes and schedules under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in accordance with state-specific circumstances and requirements.

Nitish Kumar slams Centre over "discriminating" against Bihar

Lashing out at the Centre for allegedly report allegedly discriminating against Bihar by slashing funds under various Central schemes, senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said he will hit the streets from January 15 next to galvanise party workers as part of the preparations for next year's Assembly elections in the state.

Bihar alleges 20% cut in fund under MGNREGA

Accusing the NDA government in the Centre of "discriminating" with Bihar, the state government on Saturday alleged there has been about 20 per cent cut in release of fund under MGNREGA to it in the current year.

No dilution in rural job guarantee scheme MGNREGA: Govt

 Government on Friday insisted in Lok Sabha that it was committed to MGNREGA but noted that there are certain aspects, including the need of enhancing asset quality, which require "revisit of the scheme".

Budgetary allocation for MGNREGA inadequate: Parl panel to govt

 Budgetary allocation for MGNREGA is not sufficient for effective implementation of the rural job scheme this year, a Parliamentary Panel has viewed and asked the Rural Development Ministry to seek higher allocation from Finance Ministry.

Concern voiced in LS over non-payment of MGNREGA wages

A Congress member on Wednesday complained that non-payment of MGNREGA wages since May has acutely increased migration of rural poor to urban areas and wanted government to immediately intervene to arrest the trend.

MPs accuse govt of trying to 'dismantle' MGNREGA

Members in Lok Sabha Monday took the government to task for trying to "dismantle" the national rural employment guarantee scheme and not doing enough to address the problems of farmers in drought and flood hit parts of the country.

Jharkhand polls: Modi govt has plans to privatise coal sector, says Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has plans to privatise the coal sector to benefit a few industrialists at the cost of the people.

PDS, RSBY seeding process to be done with Aadhaar registration

The seeding of beneficiaries in Chhattisgarh for Public Distribution System and Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna will be done during the registration for Aadhaar cards.

Tripura CM urges PM to increase MGNREGA allocation

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has sought intervention of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the reduction of allocation of money for implementing MGNREGA in the state.

MGNREGA much exploited, will go ahead with tweak: Govt

 Amidst opposition in several quarters to its plan to tweak the rural job scheme, NDA government today asserted that it would go ahead with MGNREGA reforms as it charged that the flagship programme of the previous UPA regime "was allowed to be exploited for purely partisan purposes".

J&K Panchayat body asks Centre to release over Rs 200 cr MGNREGA payment

The All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) slammed the Narendra Modi Government for "failing" to release over Rs 200 crore MGNREGA payment to the state government, which has adversely affected its Panchayat raj system.

Tripura unhappy over slicing of MGNREGA fund

Tripura government on Wednesday expressed its dissatisfaction over the slicing of the fund allocation for MGNREGA for the state and urged the Centre to immediately increase funds for generation of employments in the rural areas.