10 Aug 2012
The Centre on Friday said it will make efforts to help Punjab and Haryana draw full power from the grid after the states complained of problems in tapping electricity.
12 Sep 2013
Itanagar: Union Rural Development Ministry has released a fund of Rs 62 crore to Arunachal Pradesh for implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme in the state, officials said in Itanagar on Thursday.
25 Mar 2012
A tribal-centric development, strengthening of political process and deployment of adequate security forces can wipe out Naxalism, Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh has said.
08 Feb 2016
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today 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.
16 Nov 2012
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said public health system in the country had "collapsed", noting that even poorer countries like Bangladesh and Kenya have superior health indicators.
15 Feb 2012
In a novel move to fillip the socio-economic status of Bihar, Union Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh announced to allocate Rs 4000 crore directly to the state government for development in villages. The increased allocation will be granted from next fiscal year.
15 Jul 2015
New Delhi: Ahead of the Parliament session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reached out to parties appealing them not to come in the way of prosperity of farmers, saying the deadlock over the Land Acquisition Bill is seriously impacting rural development.
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.
18 Jul 2016
Hyderabad: Pitching for financial inclusion, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said the central bank is trying to make it attractive for institutions to offer banking services to everyone, as it is a necessary building block for sustainable growth.
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".