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.

Economic data pointer to rural India's appalling status: PMK

 NDA ally PMK Chief Ramadoss on Saturday said socio-economic census revealed appalling living conditions of rural India and urged action to address "inequality and underdevelopment."

In most of rural India, Rs 5000 is the highest wage, says Socio-Economic and Caste Census
In most of rural India, Rs 5000 is the highest wage, says Socio-Economic and Caste Census

The highest earning member in about three-fourths of all rural households in the country made less than Rs 5,000 per month, according to the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 released on Friday.

More people sick in urban areas than rural areas: NSSO Survey

The number of people reporting sick is more in urban India compared to rural areas, whereas the un-treated spell is more in rural India, a NSSO survey said today.

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.

New device converts diesel into household fuel for rural India

Diesel, which is normally used in automobiles, buses, trucks and even railway engines and is considered "dirty", has been turned into a clean fuel for cooking and lighting in rural areas courtesy a device developed at the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), an NGO in Phaltan, Maharashtra.

Doctor-patient ratio in India less than WHO-prescribed limit

The doctor-patient ratio in India is less than the WHO-prescribed limit of 1:1000, government told the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.

DNA: Deplorable quality of education in Rural Indian

A plethora of government initiatives to provide primary education to children in Rural India seems to have done no good for them as the quality of education remains extremely low! DNA brings you the ground reality of the level of education these children get.

Kids in rural India don't get right treatments for lethal diseases, say scientists

 Children living in rural India are treated wrongly for diarrhea and pneumonia, which are the 2 leading killers of young ones worldwide.

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.

Zee Media Special: Minor rape victims handling life threatening pregnancy

Three minor girls narrate their heart-wrenching story of rape and the subsequent life threatening pregnancy at a very young age!

PM ​launches `Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana`, says let's be proud of our villages
PM ​launches `Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana`, says let's be proud of our villages

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched an ambitious village development project under which each MP will adopt three villages and ensure their development.

Khabar Lahariya: Making India's rural news a global affair

Meet the all-women team that won a global award for online activism

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

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the country has "miles to go" to improve investment flows into farm sector, rural infrastructure and housing in villages.

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.

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

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.

Mothers in rural India with better peer network save kids from malnutrition

A new study from University of Illinois study found that mothers in rural India who participated in a program designed to educate and empower women, gained a network of peers that led to increased bargaining strength in the home, and significantly improved their children`s consumption of rice and dairy.

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.