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.
19 Jul 2016
New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today assured the Bihar government of all possible help to tackle the Maoists in the wake of the killing of 10 CRPF commandos by the rebels in the state.
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.
26 Jul 2016
New Delhi: Steering away from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's comment that AFSPA should be revoked from some areas on experimental basis, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the issue comes under the Home Ministry and it needs to take a call on the matter.
06 Jul 2016
New Delhi: JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar who has been severely critical of Union Minister Smriti Irani ever since the sedition row broke out today claimed that she has been shunted out of HRD to divert public attention from Rohith Vemula issue.
21 Jul 2016
New Delhi: Pakistan played a "key role" in fomenting the recent trouble in Kashmir and it was sponsoring terrorism in India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.
26 Jul 2016
New Delhi: The search and rescue operation for the missing AN 32 aircraft entered its fifth day today even as hopes of finding alive the 29 defence personnel on board receded as all leads till now have turned out to be bad.
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.
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.
09 Aug 2011
With a view to conduct surveillance and evaluation of schemes run by the Union Rural Development Ministry, the newly appointed Minister Jairam Ramesh informed on Monday that the NGOs (Non Government Organisation) will be roped in for the assessment task.