24 Mar 2012
Expressing serious concern over the poor performance of Indira Awaas Yojna in Bihar and Jharkhand, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday asked the respective Chief Ministers to address the issue seriously.
02 Nov 2011
India is ranked at an unimpressive 134 out of 187 countries in human development in terms of health, knowledge and standard of living although life expectancy at birth has marginally increased to 65.4 years.
03 Nov 2011
The Central government has braced up for blunting the attacks of the Opposition and Team Anna. For this, toeing the lines of the Right to Information Act, the government has announced to bring out Citizen’s Right to Grievance Redress Bill, 2011.
14 Oct 2014
New Delhi: Contending that Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari wants to "dismantle the edifice of MNREGA", his predecessor and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said the country cannot "afford" the "ill-informed assault" on rural job scheme enacted by the UPA government.
03 Oct 2011
Under attack from within Congress and outside on the controversial poverty line cut off, the Planning Commission on Monday said a new methodology will be worked out to determine entitlements of beneficiaries under various schemes for poor.
08 Jun 2016
New Delhi: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today favoured that the party "directly" take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he remained a challenge.
17 Jul 2016
Hyderabad: Charging Prime Minister Narendra Modi with "poisoning" the political atmosphere, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has said it is unrealistic for the BJP-led NDA government to expect his party to cooperate and facilitate passage of the GST bill in the Monsoon session of Parliament.
22 Feb 2014
New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday has made a strong pitch for the division of Uttar Pradesh, a demand often voiced by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
09 Jan 2014
New Delhi: Asking politicians not to make fun of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday said the debutant party could take different avatars in states on the "legitimate issues" it was raising.
25 Jan 2014
Patna: Union Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the Centre is pumping lots of funds for Bihar in the rural sector and cited reports of compromising with quality and delayed execution of projects by Nitish Kumar government in several cases.