Govt raises assistance to rural poor for housing

With an aim of helping rural poor to have their own affordable houses, Government on Thursday raised the amount of assistance from Rs 45,000 to Rs 70,000 for construction of a dwelling unit.

Guj Cong gets over 16 lakh forms on free plots scheme

Gujarat Congress` poll promise of providing 100 sq yard of plots to rural poor and middle class women received a huge response.

Health of urban poor worse than rural poor: Parliamentary panel

Health indicators of the urban poor are worse than their rural counterparts, a parliamentary panel has said.

China: 67 mn rural poor uplifted from poverty

China Wednesday said 67.34 million rural people, more than the population of France, were lifted from poverty in the last decade.

Govt considering providing vocational training to rural poor

With its rural self-employment
scheme failing to produce desired results, the government is
considering providing vocational training to rural poor to
give them a sustainable livelihood.