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What Human Migration within India tells us

Rural India can truly unlock the country’s potential if the correct policy frameworks and will to execute such programs give it the right push and direction.

In rural India, less to eat than 40 years ago

On an average, a rural Indian consumes 550 fewer calories -- and 13 gm protein, 5 mg iron, 250 mg calcium lesser than they used to.
 

Rural economy needs to be strengthened to speed up growth: PM Narendra Modi

Rural economy needs to be strengthened to speed up growth: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday underlined the need to strengthen rural economy to boost the country's development as he launched a village self governance campaign here which, he said, has been inspired by Dr B R Ambedkar's vision.

PM Modi launches 'Gram Uday se Bharat Uday Abhiyan' - Watch his speech

PM Modi launches 'Gram Uday se Bharat Uday Abhiyan' - Watch his speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday underlined the need to strengthen rural economy to boost the country's development as he launched a village self governance campaign here which, he said, has been inspired by Dr BR Ambedkar's vision.

Internet of Things to connect millions in rural India to mainstream

Internet of Things to connect millions in rural India to mainstream

The IoT connectivity also offers a host of development opportunities to untapped areas, including manufacturing and e-commerce to market local and traditional products.

Diabetes surging across rural and urban India

With one in every twelve person suffering from the menace of diabetes, the disease has now become a pan-India phenomenon with the rural and urban population fighting the bug alike.

DNA: The heart-wrenching reality of drought-hit Bundelkhand

As per the Exclusive Zee Media report, the people of Bundelkhand are so poor that they are forced to eat 'Ghas ki Roti' (grass bread) to beat their hunger pangs.

Intel India launches initiative to boost rural digitisation

Intel will work with Central and state governments to create a blueprint to drive technology enabled transformation at the grassroots in 10 states in India.

NTPC flags off mobile science labs for rural India

NTPC is introducing Mobile Science Lab (MSL), a vehicle fitted with LCD TV carrying working science models emphasising curiosity-based learning for children in rural India.

Rural India slowdown threatens PM Modi's promise of 'better days'

Tougher times in rural communities spell bad news for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who swept to power last May with a promise of "better days" - new jobs and development to lift hundreds of millions of Indians out of poverty.

After Digital India & Jan Dhan, govt to focus on rural infra

After launching schemes to boost financial inclusion and reduce digital divide, the government is all set to begin work on developing rural infrastructure in the country in a bid to spur growth and perk up investments.

We have miles to go in improving rural India: Jaitley

Praising the efforts of Nabard, Jaitley said it has played key role in development of rural India which comprises of largest percentage of India's population.

Unemployment rate in rural India is 1.7%: Minister

The unemployment rate in rural India is at 1.7 percent and in urban areas at 3.4 percent, according to the latest survey results of 2011-12 carried out by National Sample Survey Organisation.

Rural consumers spending more than urban peers: Report

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.

Rural India turns good hiring ground: Report

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

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

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.

Rural India consumption growth outpaces urban areas: Study

Between 2009-10 and 2011-12, additional spending by rural India was Rs 3.75 lakh crore, significantly higher than Rs 2.9 lakh crore by urbanites, according to the study by credit ratings agency Crisil.

Bharti Infratel, OMC partner to power towers in rural India

Bharti Infratel, the passive infrastructure arm of Bharti Airtel, Thursday said it has partnered with OMC Power to electrify telecom tower sites of the telecom giant in rural areas using renewable energy.