Special steps taken to address tribal issues: Ramesh

The Rural Development ministry has taken special initiatives to address the concerns of the tribal communities, according to Union minister Jairam Ramesh.

`Ensure functioning of vigilance panels to monitor

The Centre on Tuesday asked states to pay "special attention" to ensure effective functioning of state and district level vigilance panels formed for monitoring rural development schemes.

Bihar: Professionals to monitor rural schemes

The Bihar govt has decided to rope in professionals from the private sector to monitor the rural development schemes in state.