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10 crore houses in rural India do not have toilets: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20:24

Around 10 crore households in rural India do not have toilets for which the government will need to spend Rs 1,50,000 crore to eliminate open defecation by 2022, a top government official said on Tuesday.

Rural consumers spending more than urban peers: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:18

Divergence between rural and urban India continues to widen, with rural population's spending capacity remaining higher than their urban peers in almost all categories of spending, says a report.

Facebook, Unilever to study Internet adoption in rural India

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 13:25

FMCG giant Unilever has partnered Internet.Org, a Facebook-led alliance, to study how Internet adoption can be increased in rural communities in India.

Democracy most alive in rural India: Aruna Roy

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 09:37

Noted social activist Aruna Roy has said that rural India, which suffers the worst aspects of democracy, is also where democracy is most alive.

Court questions centre on rural medical course

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 22:52

The Delhi HC told central govt to file its reply on the contempt plea filed against it for alleged failure to start a three-year course for non-MBBS people.

Rural India turns good hiring ground: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 16:45

The net employment outlook is the difference in the proportion of respondents reporting an increase in hiring needs and those reporting a decrease.

Rural areas can become back offices for urban India: Pitroda

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 23:16

Rural areas in India can operate as back offices for the country's urban centres, like Bangalore has emerged as a crucial centre for the US, National Innovation Council Chairman Sam Pitroda said Wednesday.

67% of Indian companies plan to expand in rural areas: Survey

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 17:49

According to the survey, three-quarters of respondents indicate that developing collaborative channels--partnering with non-competing companies or other entities to share the cost of distribution--will be the key for growth in the rural markets in the near future.

Amitabh Bachchan concerned over slow growth in rural India

Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2013, 13:31

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who arrived here with his family yesterday for the shooting of Prakash Jha`s upcoming film `Satyagraha`, has expressed concern over the slow growth in rural India.

`Kids in rural India learn more from tuitions than schools`

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 10:01

A report has claimed that students required additional help of tuitions to achieve better learning outcomes.

Only 10% of women in rural India own land in their name: UN

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012, 23:45

Facing problems of wide literacy gap and a patriarchal society, only 10 per cent of women in rural India own land in their name, according to the UN.

Urban India seeks ‘agarbati’ as magic wand!

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012, 17:36

India has long been known for its spiritual and religious beliefs all over the world.