05 Feb 2015
Mumbai: Prohibition orders will be declared in an entire taluka if more than 50 percent gram panchayats go to polls on a single day, State Election Commissioner said in view of the gram panchayat elections to be held this year in Maharashtra.
10 Feb 2015
Shimla: Himachal Pradesh government has decided to honour 50 Panchayats in the state for achieving better female sex ratio. The state government will honour the 50 gram panchayats who succeeded in improving child sex ratio in the age group of 0-6 years as per the census of year 2011, Health minister Kaul Singh said on Monday.
03 Feb 2015
New Delhi: The government is open to the use of satellite technology, drones or special balloons for providing broadband connectivity to all the gram panchayats under the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday.
13 May 2015
New Delhi: A CPI(M) member in Lok Sabha on Wednesday sought the Speaker's intervention to ensure more funds for adoption of villages under the Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana and greater coordination among various agencies to carry out developmental activities.
25 Nov 2014
New Delhi: Government's ambitious National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project has been delayed due to supply constraints, problems in timely availability of labour and time consuming survey work for the laying of optical fibre, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.
20 Feb 2015
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a social audit of all 52,000 village panchayats in the state, an official said on Friday.
24 Apr 2015
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for ending "sarpanch-pati" culture in panchayats, the practice of husbands of women sarpanches exercising undue influence, as he pitched for a leadership role for elected village representatives to alleviate poverty and promote education.
02 May 2015
Kochi: The NDA government, which is completing one year in office this month, has asked state governments including those ruled by opposition parties to highlight and "furnish success stories" of all Centrally sponsored flagship programmes, particularly those concerning rural economy, pertaining to this period.
27 Apr 2015
New Delhi: To eliminate bogus muster rolls and plug leakages in implementation of MGNREGA, the Centre has introduced a Mobile Monitoring System (MMS) for effective execution of works under the rural job scheme.
30 Nov 2013
Chandigarh: Elections to 12 gram panchayats in Chandigarh will be held on December 15 and the model code of conduct came into force in the rural areas on Friday.