Economic Development

  • UPA govt committed to development of Bihar, says Oscar Fernandes January 7, 2014

    Expressing Congress's commitment foreconomic development of Bihar, Union Minister Oscar Fernandeson Tuesday said the UPA government allocated more funds to it incomparison to other states as it understood the state'saspirations.Fernandes also assured that the state's special statusdemand was under consideration of the central government. "The Congressled UPA government is serious to...
  • India announces Rs 5,000 crore assistance for Bhutan August 31, 2013

    India today announced an aid of Rs 5,000 crore, including a special package of Rs 500 crore, for Bhutan as part of commitment to its continued socio-economic development, a move that assumes significance against the backdrop of unease in the bilateral ties recently. The decision was announced after talks between Prime...
  • Water management must for India, says President April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said efficient water management is crucial to keep pace with population growth and economic development. "Available water must be managed judiciously to meet the twin burden of population growth and economic development. Conservation, balanced distribution and reclamation of used water are essential cogs in...
  • Green ministry not a bottleneck for development: Natarajan February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid the ongoing debate over delay in green clearances hampering key development projects, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Tuesday said her ministry is not a "bottleneck" for economic development but "partner in development". "There has been considerable debate about environment ministry being a bottleneck for economic development. But I...
  • Indian Muslims not a homogeneous entity: Ansari September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian Muslims are not a homogeneous entity and any generalization about them is "hazardous" as they have performed differently at different sections of society, Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Monday. Highlighting the Sachar Committee report as a "landmark" step to evaluate the socioeconomic condition of minorities, Ansari...
  • China unable to 'fully play role of major country' April 11, 2012

    Beijing: Playing down its growing clout in the backdrop of its rapid economic development, China on Tuesday said it was unable to take on more global responsibilities and "fully play the role of a major country". "China is still a growing country with imbalanced development," Assistant Foreign Minister Le Yucheng...