14 Sep 2016
Singur (West Bengal): Redeeming a pledge she made years back, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday returned 9,117 land records to farmers and compensated 800 peasants from whom land had been taken against their will for the Tata Motors' Nano project.
25 Apr 2012
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday attacked the media for reporting that he had offered to quit the government and work for the party, calling it "juvenile" and refusing to answer any political questions.
29 Jul 2011
The much-awaited Land Acquisition Bill is likely to give a miss to the monsoon session of Parliament as Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has decided to take views from all quarters regarding it.
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.
16 Sep 2016
Itanagar: In an another twist, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu along with majority of Congress legislators have left the Congress and joined the regional People's Party of Arunachal (PPA).
13 Aug 2016
New Delhi: British Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. "A morning for diplomacy. After Chinese FM, UK Secy of State for Intrnational Development @patelforwitham calls on PM," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.
12 Aug 2011
The draft Land Acquisition Bill has landed Central government in a state of fix, as they are now wary of earning the title of being against industrialization. Drawing flak from the industry, state governments and villagers, Centre is now pulling up its socks to make amendments in the draft bill.
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.
07 Sep 2016
New Delhi: Ahead of his visit to Laos to attend the 14th India-Asean Summit and the 11th East Asia Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that southeast Asia is the key to the development of India's northeastern region.