15 Feb 2012
After being reprimanded by Home Minister P Chidambaram for not taking action against Naxalites in Jharkhand, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has taken on the state government.
14 Aug 2011
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Social Impact Assessment (SIA) would be done before acquisition of any land under the proposed National Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
18 Jul 2016
Hyderabad: Amid the clamour within a section of Congress for Priyanka Gandhi to take an active political role, senior leader Jairam Ramesh has said no individual has a magic wand to revive the party and a team effort is the only way forward.
07 Mar 2016
Cuttack: Congress parliamentarian and former Union minister Jairam Ramesh has suggested the conflict between economic growth and environmental protection should be settled within the country's democratic framework.
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).