Bharat Nirman

  • Government unlikely to substantially hike plan outlay in 2014-15 June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The new government is unlikely to substantially enhance the Plan expenditure for 2014-15 in the Budget to be unveiled next month because it needs to keep fiscal deficit in check. The plan expenditure, or GBS (gross budgetary support), is the government spending on social sector schemes such as Bharat...
  • DAVP asks for withdrawal of 'Bharat Nirman' advertisements by Monday March 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) asked for the withdrawal of 'Bharat Nirman' advertisements from Monday. The advertisements showcase the work done by the UPA government in the last 10 years. Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, these advertisements assume huge significance and are a means to...
  • GPS-based system to track 'Bharat Nirman' hoardings June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: To keep a track of hoardings put up to highlight the UPA government's achievements, the I&B Ministry has decided to use a GPS-based system in the next phase of 'Bharat Nirman' campaign which is expected to take off in the first half of August. The Department of Audio Visual...
  • Tewari hits back at Modi, says he is tom-tomming 'myths' June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Accusing Narendra Modi of politicising the Uttarakhand tragedy, I&B Minister Manish Tewari on Sunday said that after making a "tourist detour" via the deluge-hit state, some people were tom-tomming "myths" that they had rescued thousands of people. "It is indeed unfortunate that when a part of India is trying...
  • Election slogans don't really matter, content does: Harish Bijoor May 15, 2013

    Do glitzy election campaigns work with voters in India, specially when the credentials of a government are being seriously questioned by the actions of its leading figures and ministers? Brand-expert Harish Bijoor joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. At the time of India shining there was still...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 15, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Bharat Nirman vs India Shining: Do glitzy poll campaigns work with voters? May 14, 2013

    The UPA on Tuesday launched its Bharat Nirman campaign. The Opposition slammed it saying it could not hoodwink the masses. ...
  • Opposition slams govt's 'Bharat Nirman' campaign May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Opposition parties on Tuesday hit out at the government for launching a publicity blitz on its initiatives at public expense. "It is shocking that at the government expense again they are explaining how the loot of public money happened. If this is the counter-narrative the I&B Minister is...
  • News 360: Another sex scandal hits Navy, AK Antony orders probe May 14, 2013

    The Indian Navy has been hit by allegations of another alleged sex scandal. ...
  • Will UPA's 'Bharat Nirman' campaign help resurrect its flagging image? May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: There's nothing like a feel good advertisement when you are down in the dumps. And no one needs it more right now than UPA-II. Faced with uncertainty, embarrassment and an election in the next one year, the government plans to bombard us with not-so-subtle reminders of what they...
  • India Shining was hype, Bharat Nirman is different: Tewari May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday defended its advertising campaign 'Bharat Nirman' saying it was not an election campaign and was completely different from Bharatiya Janata Party's 'India Shining'. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari said there was nothing irregular in...
  • National flag mounted upside down on MP Dy Speaker's vehicle December 9, 2012

    Seoni: The national flag was found allegedly mounted upside down on the official vehicle of Madhya Pradesh Assembly Deputy Speaker Harvansh Singh when he arrived for a public function in Seoni on Sunday, officials said. Singh had come to take part in the public information campaign of the Centre's Bharat...
  • UPA spends Rs 100 cr for image makeover campaign September 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Facing fire, not just from allies and Opposition, but also the aam admi over its big ticket reforms, UPA-II is desperately looking for a makeover. The government has now sanctioned Rs 100 crore to advertisements on television, radio and in print. Even as the government's fate hangs in...
  • Big push for rural development projects in Budget July 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Giving a push to its rural development projects, government on Monday announced a 144 per cent jump in the allocation for the flagship job guarantee scheme, NREGA, and 45 per cent hike for the Bharat Nirman programme that seeks to improve infrastructure in villages. Presenting the 2009-10 Budget, Finance...
  • India's biggest marketing campaign gets underway March 8, 2009

    CNN-IBN compares UPA’s Bharat Nirman to BJP’s India shinning. ...
  • Rs 11,000 cr outlay for rural roads June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: An outlay of Rs 11,000 crore has been earmarked this financial year for laying of rural roads, which is a key component under Bharat Nirman programme. The rural roads scheme envisages linking of every habitation with 1,000 population and above with all-weather roads. In case of hilly and tribal...