Rural Areas

  • Need technology innovation in rural areas: Pranab Mukherjee 17-09-2013 04:36 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said technology innovation was needed in rural areas to cater to the majority of Indians who live in villages. At the inauguration of the first "Engineers Conclave 2013" here, Mukherjee said rural India needed tools that were "simple, repairable by local technicians and usable...
  • Kapil Sibal criticises Planning Commission's definition of poverty 27-07-2013 02:50 AM

    Challenging the method used by the Planning Commission to calculate poverty, Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said a family of five could not live on Rs 5,000 a month. "If the Planning Commission said those who live above Rs 5,000 a month are not at poverty...
  • Central aid to states should be flexible: President 02-07-2013 03:45 AM

    Mumbai: Central assistance to any state should have flexibility to address special problems that it might be facing, President Pranab Mukherjee said in Mumbai on Monday. At a function to mark birth centenary celebrations of late VP Naik in the backdrop of severe drought faced by the state in 2013,...
  • Northeast Chief Ministers advocate awareness on AIDS 08-06-2013 04:09 AM

    Guwahati: With some of the northeastern states still having higher adult HIV and AIDS prevalence rates than the national average, three chief ministers on Friday advocated higher awareness of the disease in rural areas and among school children. At the North East Regional Consultation on HIV/AIDS organised by Forum of...