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.
06 Oct 2015
New York: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the problem of domestic black money can be addressed by rationalising taxes and bringing more people under the banking net besides some other measures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.