07 Oct 2011
With a view to take stock of the ground reality of the naxal hit areas of Jharkhand, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh will hold discussions with the District Magistrates of the affected districts during his two day visit to state.
29 Apr 2012
In a bid to ensure overall development of the Gram Panchayats, Union Minister for Rural Development, Jairam Ramesh on Saturday has announced Rs 4 Lakh to each village and said that the ‘Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan’ would be launched soon. Under this campaign, each Gram Panchayat will be converted into Nirmal Gram Panchayat.
26 Feb 2012
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has made a strong pitch for flexibility in use of funds under his ministry and suggested to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that 50 percent of his ministry's annual allocation be given to states as flexi-funds by the end of 12th Plan.
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.
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.
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.