Rural Development Ministry

  • Rajasthan gets Rs 796 crore from Centre for new roads 25-02-2014 11:27 PM

    Union Rural Development Ministry has sanctioned a grant of Rs 796 cr under PMGSY to build 864 new roads in 16 districts in Rajasthan. The state government would build 864 roads covering 2,617 km, an official release said in Jaipur on Tuesday. Altogether 874 villages and Dhani (hutment) having population...
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Rural Development Ministry releases Rs 62 crore for implementation of MGNREGA scheme 12-09-2013 02:23 PM

    Union Rural Development Ministry has released Rs 62 crore to Arunachal Pradesh for implementation of the MGNREGA scheme in the state, officials said in Itanagar on Thursday. Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh informed this to state Chief Minister Nabam Tuki during a meeting at New Delhi on Wednesday. Ramesh...
  • Amendments to Registration Act to help land owners 09-08-2013 07:43 PM

    New Delhi: A bill to amend the century old Registration Act, introduced in the Rajya Sabha, will help in implementation of the proposed Land Acquisition legislation and allow land owners to get market value for their land. According to Rural Development Ministry officials, certain proposed amendments in the Registration (Amendment)...
  • Govt clears Rural Min's proposal to amend Registration Act 04-06-2013 10:13 PM

    New Delhi: In a move that would benefit land owners, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared the Rural Development Ministry's proposal to amend the century-old Registration Act to ensure greater accuracy in calculating land values. The amendment has been brought to the Registration Act, 1908 to "update and record" the...
  • 'Land Acquisition Bill not passed due to flaws' 01-01-2012 12:14 PM

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi may be keen on finalising the Land Acquisition Bill before the UP Assembly polls, but the government failed to get it passed in the winter session due to "several flaws" in the proposed legislation prepared by Rural Development Ministry in a "hurried fashion". A delayed Standing...
  • Govt to develop playgrounds in Naxal-hit areas 05-11-2011 10:20 AM

    New Delhi: Taking Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh's 'rural development programmes can defeat Naxalism' theory to the next level, the ministry has decided to develop village playgrounds in the 'Naxal-hit districts' in the country to 'save the kids from the clutches of the Naxalites'. Jairam had earlier said, 'If the...
  • Jairam's priority: Development in Naxal-hit zones 25-07-2011 07:24 AM

    New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh is now planning to relax norms with just 30 to 50 per cent of development projects underway in Naxal-hit zones, but the question is as to how will government officers access these conflict zones? The Rural Development Ministry under Jairam Ramesh is moving...
  • Jairam's portfolio a punishment or a reward? 12-07-2011 11:18 PM

    New Delhi: Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh moved to Rural Development in Tuesday's Cabinet Reshuffle, and Jayanthi Natarajan replaced him as the Environment Minister. While many in the political circle have seen this as a result of Jairam's obstructionist policies, others believe that it is a step up for the...
  • Rural scheme gets its first steps right 25-10-2006 09:38 AM

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