27 Aug 2012
Basic infrastructure development is "very very poor" in north and eastern India, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Sunday while suggesting that time had come for revisiting strategy of both the Centre and the states for rural areas.
15 Jul 2011
In the very first meeting after assuming the charge of Rural Development Minister, Jairam Ramesh has come across some shocking and contradictory figures of projects undertaken by the department.
27 Aug 2013
Gwalior: Rural Development Ministry would join hands with a leading defence research organization to push eco-friendly bio-toilets in villages in four states where the menace of open defecation remained unaddressed.
15 Feb 2012
Expressing satisfaction over the overall development of Bihar, Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said that the Centre was ready to give more funds to the state if it so demanded in an appropriate manner.
16 Nov 2011
Refusing to end the war of words between the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government over the alleged irregularities in the MNREGA funds in the state, Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh has again fired a salvo at Chief Minister Mayawati.
17 Feb 2015
New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former environment minister Jairam Ramesh alleged that the current government was "dismantling" the edifice of green laws in the name of achieving "faster economic growth".
28 Jan 2013
Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh on Sunday expressed his desire that he should be cremated in Saranda and be christened as Jairam Ramesh Munda.
09 Feb 2016
New Delhi: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for people's involvement to bring about a change in rural areas as he interacted with over 200 youths working in these areas under a national scheme.
09 Oct 2011
Maoists can be defeated ideologically if programmes meant for rural development are successfully implemented, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Sunday.
27 Jan 2015
New Delhi: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday dubbed Narendra Modi a "megalomaniac" for wearing a suit during his talks with US President Barack Obama that had the Prime Minister's name embroidered all over it.