09 Jan 2014
New Delhi: Asking politicians not to make fun of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday said the debutant party could take different avatars in states on the "legitimate issues" it was raising.
17 Oct 2011
The lackadaisical approach of Babudom has been nothing new and the very same attitude of the bureaucrats has been responsible for depriving clean drinking water to lakhs of villages in the country.
26 Apr 2012
The government is mulling changes in MNREGA to increase daily wages under the rural job guarantee scheme in places where the rate was less than that offered by the states, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.
28 Jan 2014
New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Tuesday that security forces operating in the insurgency-hit areas of the country should be more transparent and accountable. He also appealed to the civil society and academia not to ‘demonize’ the security establishment and ‘romanticize’ insurgency.
03 Feb 2014
New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said that there is a need to have parity of wage under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and the Minimum Wages Act.
20 Jul 2011
The Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Wednesday that his ministry will go for comprehensive audit of all its schemes by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).
22 Jul 2014
New Delhi: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) will fast-track development of natural gas discoveries in its Krishna Godavari basin block with first gas planned no later than April 1, 2018.
28 Jul 2014
Shimla: Now, you can buy drinking water by using an ATM card in Himachal Pradesh capital, the first in the state and perhaps in the country.
28 Jul 2014
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the situation in violence-hit Saharanpur is fully under control and the Centre is keeping close eye on it.
31 Jan 2012
In a bid to combat the Maoist menace, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the Centre is ready to hold unconditional talks with the red terrors.