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.

Rural development ministry to clamp down on bonded labour

The rural development ministry has joined hands with non-governmental organisations to combat bonded labour in 10 districts across six states.

Rural Ministry to join hands with defence body for bio-toilets

Rural Development Ministry would join hands with a leading defence research organisation to push eco-friendly bio-toilets in villages in four states where the menace of open defecation remained unaddressed.

Computerising records: Par panel pulls up Land Resources dept

The Department of Land Resources has failed to effectively implement ambitious programmes for computerising land records initiated more than two decades ago despite spending over Rs 1,000 crore.

District Rural Development Agency to be disbanded

The government on Tuesday announced
disbanding of the three-decade-old District Rural Development Agency (DRDA).

Bihar gets Rs 4,130 crore for rural development

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday announced a special package of Rs 4,130 crore for rural development in Bihar.

Jairam Ramesh assures more projects for Arunachal

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has assured Arunachal Pradesh of considering more projects under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) to increase connectivity in this land-locked state.

Skill-based programme to be replicated in Naxal-hit districts

A skill-based placement programme launched in militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir will be replicated in worst affected Naxal districts of the country.

Vidya Balan to promote sanitation campaign

Vidya Balan Thursday became the brand ambassador of the rural development ministry to spread awareness about sanitation and cleanliness in the country.

Panchayats to get 1% of Rural Devpt budget

Rural Development Ministry has agreed to share one of percent of its Rs one lakh crore budget with Panchayati Raj for it`s strengthening in the country.

CAG to audit Rural Devt Ministry schemes: Ramesh

Union Rural Development Minister
Jairam Ramesh has said schemes under his ministry would be audited through the CAG.

Govt to assess utilisation of funds given to PRIs

The Government has decided to assess the utilisation of the over Rs 400 crore given by it under a national award to Panchayati Raj Institutions for improving sanitation conditions in villages.