Rural Areas

  • Need technology innovation in rural areas: Pranab Mukherjee September 17, 2013

    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 without...
  • Kapil Sibal criticises Planning Commission's definition of poverty July 27, 2013

    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 July 2, 2013

    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 June 8, 2013

    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 Parliamentarians...
  • Railway projects in rural areas can be under MGNREGA: Bansal February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The railway ministry has asked the rural development ministry to bring its projects in far-off and rural areas under the rural job guarantee scheme. "A number of our projects in railways, including regular maintenance, require unskilled labour forces. Most of such works are connected with earthwork, construction and maintenance...
  • Celebrate rural achievements, says Kalam September 1, 2012

    Bangalore: Inclusive growth of rural areas must be facilitated and reverse migration must be enabled into our villages in which 70 per cent of Indians dwell, said former president A P J Abdul Kalam. “Achievements of people in rural panchayats, be it in agriculture, craftsmanship or tourism need to be...
  • Unemployment on decline in urban, rural areas: Govt May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Government on Monday said unemployment was on the decline in both urban and rural areas as per the figures of recent surveys. "Reliable estimates of employment and unemployment are obtained through quinquennial labour force surveys conducted by National Sample Survey Office. Last such survey was conducted during 2009-10,"...
  • MNREGA like scheme for urban areas: Pawan Kumar Bansal April 15, 2012

    Chandigarh: On the lines of MNREGA, the UPA government is considering a scheme for urban areas, Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Saturday said. "The main problem that the country today is facing is un-employment and like MNREGA, same scheme is likely to be started in...
  • TRAI moots sops for rural e-applications development March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI on Tuesday proposed that entities developing e-applications, especially in regional languages, should be incentivised to promote e-Governance. "Incentivise companies involved largely with the development of e-applications for rural areas and in regional languages," Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said in its response to the draft...
  • Rural area retail inflation highest in Maharashtra February 18, 2012

    Shimla: The government on Friday said that the rate of inflation for rural workers moved up in a majority of states during January, with Maharashtra witnessing the highest level of price rise and Tripura the lowest. As per the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) number, released...