15 Jul 2011
Nearly 70 percent of the country's population lives in rural areas where, for the first time since independence, the overall growth rate of population has sharply declined, according to the latest Census.
29 Feb 2016
New Delhi: Government plans to launch a mission to provide digital literacy to around six crore additional rural households.
04 Jul 2015
New Delhi: Over one-third of Indian population living in rural areas is illiterate even after 68 years of independence, according to the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011.
25 Feb 2015
Washington: Teenaged girls who live in rural areas are more likely to have undiagnosed asthma than their male counterparts and very often are also at a higher risk of depression, says a study.
10 Mar 2016
New Delhi: The Cabinet today approved a Rs 8,000-crore scheme to provide cooking gas (LPG) connections free of cost to women members of poor households.
12 May 2015
New Delhi: The current immunisation rate in rural areas is around 58 percent while it is over 67 percent in urban regions of the country, the government on Tuesday said and attributed lack of awareness among parents and non- availability of vaccines as the reasons behind the low rate.
03 Dec 2015
Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel yesterday said the BJP will have to analyse the reasons for its poor performance in the local body polls in the rural areas of the state.
02 Dec 2015
Ahmedabad: Leading in 18 of the 31 district panchayats of Gujarat, Congress today looked set to make an impressive comeback in rural areas of the state, while the ruling BJP retained its hold on urban centres as trends of the local bodies polls continued to pour in.
02 Dec 2015
Ahmedabad: The Congress is leading in district and taluka panchayats and the saffron party is ahead in corporations and municipalities as initial counting trends in the crucial civic polls in Gujarat start pouring in from across the state.
01 Nov 2015
New Delhi: Boosting the government's ambitious 'Digital India' drive, social media giant Facebook has come forward to facilitate state-run BSNL in setting up 100 wi-fi sites in rural areas of western and southern India. Facebook will spend Rs 5 crore per annum for sponsoring these 100 wi-fi hotspots in the country.