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.
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.
11 Oct 2016
Nagpur: India is moving forward for the last two years and people have confidence that it will do well, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said as he cautioned the opposition and critics against endangering the emotional integration" due to political interests.
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".
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 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.
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.
13 Apr 2015
Ahmedabad: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was lying about the amendments made by his government to the land acquisition Bill, and said he "appreciates" the RSS' stand on the issue.