Chaudhary Birender Singh praises MNREGA scheme

In an interview with Zee Media, Chaudhary Birender Singh who took over as Minister for Rural development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation praised MNREGA scheme for its positive effects on the poor.

Centre enhances fund under IAY by Rs 25,000: Kushwaha

As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of house for all in next seven years, the Centre has enhanced unit cost for building dwellings under Indira Awas Yojna by Rs 25,000 by including labour and toilet components, Union minister of State for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Upendra Kushwaha said on Thursday.

IITs, others to develop technologies for rural development

A network of IITs and other institutes will evolve appropriate technologies for rural development under the 'Unnat Bharat Abhiyan' scheme, it was announced Thursday.

Telangana govt endorses farm loan waiver plan

The Telangana government tonight endorsed the farm loan waiver plan, a key poll promise of TRS, which would cost about Rs 19,000 crores.

States complain against Land Acquisition Act

Most of the states on Friday came out openly against the new Land Acquisition Act, complaining that it had hurt the process of acquiring land for infrastructure projects and demanded "drastic changes" in certain provisions of the farmer-friendly law.

Bihar has done better than Modi`s Gujarat on women`s SHGs: Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh attacked Narendra Modi government in Gujarat for dismal performance of women self help groups, saying that the JD(U)-ruled Bihar had done far better in that regard than the former.

Need to have parity of wage under MNREGA, Minimum Wages Act: Jairam

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said there was a need to have parity of wage under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and the Minimum Wages Act.

Constitutional bodies need to be educated on mining: Official

Constitutional bodies such as parliament and judiciary need to be educated on the importance of mining and its impact on country`s economic prospects, a senior bureaucrat of Ministry of Rural Development said here on Saturday.

PM`s Rural Development Fellowship Scheme to come with degree programme

The Prime Minister`s Rural Development Fellowship Scheme, launched about two years ago, will now come tagged with a two-year degree programme in rural development practices from the ensuing batch.

Multi-crop land acquisition should be last resort: Ramesh

The Centre said it is up to the states how much multi-crop irrigated land they could acquire for urban and industrial infrastructure.

Ficci constitutes task force to rebuild Uttarakhand

Industry body Ficci on Monday said it has constituted a task force aiming to rehabilitate flood-ravaged Uttarakhand by building affordable houses.

Charity for poll wins will not help rural India develop: Modi

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi targetted Centre`s rural development schemes, saying that `charity` for winning elections instead of solid development work will not help improve rural India.

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.

Kerala, Himachal to cooperate in rural development

Kerala and Himachal Pradesh on Saturday announced they will strengthen implementation of their rural development projects by sharing information about feasible models and best practices.

Rs 100 cr alloted for rural buildings scheme in TN

Tamil Nadu Government today allotted Rs 100 crore towards `Rural Buildings Maintenance and Renovation Scheme` during 2013-14 for renovating government buildings in rural areas across the state.

UK provides Rs 5 bn for rural development in Nepal

The UK on Monday extended a grant assistance of Rs 5.1 billion for the implementation of a rural development programme in Nepal.

`Bihar witnessing silent revolution through Self Help Groups`

Claiming Bihar is witnessing silent revolution at grassroots through Self Help Groups (SHGs), Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said CM Nitish Kumar has promised to further boost up SHGs.

Digitization of land, still a dream!

Centre’s plan to digitize all land records appears to have run into trouble.

Digitization of land, still a dream!

Centre’s plan to digitize all land records appears to have run into trouble.

Ramesh welcomes General Budget as trend-setter

Union Minister Jairam Ramesh described as "trend-setter" the Union Budget which proposes an increase of Rs 8000 crore in the total allocation for rural development.