24 Jul 2015
New Delhi: Dowry, love affairs and impotency were among the reasons for the deaths of over 1,400 farmers in India this year, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Friday.
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.
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.
24 Jun 2015
Mumbai: Maharashtra's Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde was in trouble today following allegations that she cleared purchases worth Rs 206 crore through 24 government resolutions on a single day instead of inviting tenders.
25 Jul 2015
New Delhi: The launch of 'Make in India' initiative has seen an increase in FDI equity inflows by 48 percent, the Parliament was told yesterday.
12 Aug 2011
The draft Land Acquisition Bill has landed Central government in a state of fix, as they are now wary of earning the title of being against industrialization. Drawing flak from the industry, state governments and villagers, Centre is now pulling up its socks to make amendments in the draft bill.
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.
24 Jul 2015
New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi should apologise for his allegations against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj or the party will file a criminal defamation case against him.
25 Jun 2015
New Delhi: States and Union Territories will have a greater say in implementation of the three flagship schemes for urban development launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, as per the guidelines issued.
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.