08 Feb 2016
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for people's involvement to bring about a change in rural areas as he interacted with over 200 youths working in these areas under a national scheme.
25 Nov 2014
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday asked the Centre to release Rs 1800 crore under the Prime Minister Gramin Sadak Yojana for the financial year 2014-15.
20 Nov 2013
New Delhi: The government is considering a proposal to spend an additional Rs 25,000 crore over 10 years to provide Wi-Fi services in rural areas.
04 Nov 2013
New Delhi: Planning Commission has convened a high level meeting of concerned ministries on Thursday to discuss issues related to mining, including the ban on such activities in some states, to boost output.
19 May 2011
The Central Employment Guarantee Council (CEGC), which is the top monitoring body of the Ministry of Rural Development, has failed to hold meeting from past nine months. The council was dissolved nine months back and till date it is yet to be formed again.
13 Nov 2013
Berhampur (Odisha): The Centre has agreed to increase work-days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to 150 in recent cyclone and flood-affected districts of Ganjam, Puri, Mayurbhanj and Balasore in Odisha.
09 Apr 2011
Central Government has appointed Ravindra Kumar Lal, Directorate General of Central Public Works Department (CPWD) to train the engineers of Bihar for improving the quality of rural roads.
12 Jan 2013
India might be recognized as world’s one of the fastest growing economies, but most of its people are destined to live without basic facilities like safe drinking water.
31 Aug 2011
Taking note of rising cases of financial irregularities in several works done under its flagship rural employment scheme MNREGS, the Centre has sent more than 230 special investigation teams to various states in the past five years to probe them.
31 Aug 2014
New Delhi: The Union Rural Development Ministry has suggested doubling the amount of financial assistance offered to villagers to build homes saying the current allocation of Rs 70,000 was "insufficient".