22 Feb 2012
An operational guideline suggested for a radically improved version of MNREGA calls for "urgent measures" to convert the rural job scheme into a productivity-enhancing instrument, particularly in the agriculture sector.
31 Mar 2012
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday assured Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav that no central-aided projects in the state would be left hanging at the central level.
07 Sep 2011
The Government on Wednesday introduced in the Lok Sabha a bill that provides for just and fair compensation and makes it compulsory for consent of 80 percent people of any area where land is to be acquired for developmental purposes.
24 Oct 2013
New Delhi: Narendra Modi has put his known detractor Jairam Ramesh in a quandary. The Gujarat Chief Minister has invited the Union Minister for Rural Development to the groundbreaking ceremony of a giant statue of Sardar Patel called the 'Statue of Unity' on October 31.
15 Sep 2011
Members of Parliament seeking social audit of all and sundry programmes are not willing for such a monitoring when it comes to the MPLAD Scheme, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Thursday.
26 Feb 2012
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the Congress is fighting the Uttar Pradesh election to form its own government and stressed that it was "not a make-or-break" election for Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
27 Sep 2011
Since the installation of hand pumps for drinking water in the villages had given a bad experience to the Central government, it has now decided to find out a permanent solution to the age-old problem.
01 Nov 2013
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday declared Kannur in Kerala as the first zero landless district in the country and said that "political will" was required to implement such a programme on an all- India basis.
31 Mar 2012
Hoping for better coordination between the Centre and the new UP government, Union Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said a meeting with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav would be held every two months to discuss ways for giving a momentum to various works.
11 Mar 2012
Hailing the progress of Hivre-Bazar, a model village in Ahmednagar district, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has counselled its promoter---social activist Popat Pawar---not to take to the Gandhian ways, while working for his mission, in an oblique reference to Anna Hazare, whose village Ralegan Siddhi lies in the vicinity.