Rural

  • Voting for the first time, I'm confident, not nervous: Rathore 17-04-2014 10:28 AM

    Shooter turned politician Rajyavardhan Rathore is contesting elections from Jaipur Rural on a BJP ticket. ...
  • Open Mike: Is the entry of sportsmen into elections a healthy sign? 14-04-2014 07:58 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore from Jaipur (Rural) Lok Sabha constituency. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Jaipur (Rural), Rajasthan as part of 'Open Mike' series. She interviews Rathore and finds out the views of...
  • Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore confident of bagging Jaipur Rural seat 14-04-2014 02:33 PM

    Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore who is contesting on a BJP ticket from Jaipur (Rural) is confident that he would be able to garner public support and emerge victorious. ...
  • Go on a date with Ranbir Kapoor, spend the day with Priyanka Chopra and fly with SRK 05-04-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: A starry fundraising auction will offer a chance to fly with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on his private jet, win a dinner date with heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and spend an entire day with Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra. Swades Foundation, founded by former UTV boss Ronnie and wife Zarina...
  • BJP has become a one-man-centric party: Jairam Ramesh 05-04-2014 12:15 AM

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday accused the BJP of becoming a one-man-centric party and claimed that the Congress alone could do justice to all sections of society. Ramesh also noted while addressing a poll meeting that the BJP was yet to announce its manifesto, which is a...
  • Government accountant suspended for campaigning for the BJP 03-04-2014 11:57 PM

    An accountant posted with the Rural Engineering Services (RES) department was suspended by District Returning Officer in Indore on Thursdayfor allegedly campaigning in favour of the ruling BJP, official sources said. RES department accountant Vinod Jai has openly campaigned for the BJP after which District Returning Officer and Indore Collector...
  • ACB books 16 medical department officials for fraud in Bundi 29-03-2014 02:28 PM

    The ACB has booked 16 officials of Bundi district's Medical and Health department for embezzlement of over Rs 22 lakhs from National Rural Health Mission and Pulse Polio Control Programme funds. The 16 officials, including Chief Medical and Health Officer of the medical department, were booked on Friday following the...
  • Karnataka: Dosa in the shape of EC slogan alphabets to attract voters 28-03-2014 01:23 PM

    Ramanagara (Bangalore rural): The Ramanagara district administration has come out with an innovative idea to create awareness among the voters about their rights. It is distributing free dosa to people at the local KSRTC bus stand. These dosas are made in the shape of Kannada letters and sentences like 'Nanna...
  • Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore kick starts election campaign in Jaipur 22-03-2014 01:29 PM

    Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore who is BJP's candidate from Jaipur (Rural) started his election campaign on Saturday in his constituency. ...
  • Sir Ratan Tata Trust inks 10-year pact with Uttarakhand government 07-03-2014 11:21 PM

    Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) hasinked a 10-year pact with the Uttarakhand government tocommence the second phase of Himmotthan project, which aims toempower the residents of the state. In 2004, SRTT had signed a 10-year agreement with theUttarakhand government for the first phase of the project.Citing the example of Himachal...
  • 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...
  • Social audits of rural job scheme 'largely ineffective': Jairam Ramesh 10-02-2014 06:52 PM

    New Delhi: The mandatory social audits prescribed under the MGNREGA Act have been "largely ineffective" in bringing to light any irregularities in the implementation of the Centre's ambitious rural job scheme, government on Monday said. Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, however, said in Rajya Sabha that social audits had been...
  • CBI court defers hearing in five NRHM cases till February 21 08-02-2014 08:23 AM

    Hearing in five cases related to the multi-crore National Rural Health Mission scam could not be taken up in CBI court on Friday. The court deferred hearing in all five cases as no judge was appointed to hear the cases. Hearing in four cases will be held on February 24,...
  • MP government to light up Naxal-hit villages with solar energy 07-02-2014 10:18 AM

    Madhya Pradesh government has approved an ambitious plan to provide electricity in 44 Naxal-hit villages of the state with the help of solar energy. Under the plan, 44 Naxal-affected villages of Balaghat, Shahdol, Umaria, Sidhi and Singrauli districts will be electrified by solar energy with an investment of Rs 37.62...
  • Maharashtra CM urges measures to implement MNREGA initiatives 13-01-2014 07:56 PM

    Aurangabad: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday asked the village functionaries to take all measures for effective implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in rural areas. He was speaking at the meeting of village functionaries from Aurangabad and Jalna districts. He said that the prime intention...
  • Vasundhara Raje stresses on improvement of schemes 04-01-2014 07:08 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday directed officials to prepare a roadmap for an integral development of villages of the state. Chairing a meeting of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj department, she asked officials to work on a five-point special action plan to improve road networks, water drainage and...
  • State government decides to regulate sand prices 03-01-2014 06:52 PM

    In an effort to curb the hoarding of sand and contain its escalating market rates, Chhattisgarh Government has decided to ensure its supply at a "fair price" to people and construction sites in the State. "Complying with the order of Chief Minister Raman Singh, the state administration is all set...
  • Bihar government initiates action against 5 officials for complacency 21-12-2013 03:08 PM

    Bihar has initiated action against five senior officials for complacency in implementation of welfare schemes, state Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said Saturday. "We have initiated action against five deputy development commissioners (DDCs) for their failure to achieve the target of Indira Awas Yojna for 2013-14, non-completion of houses taken...
  • Supplementary budget worth over Rs 3 crore presented in UP Assembly 09-12-2013 04:51 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav presented the second supplementary budget of 2013-14 worth Rs 3,619.76 crores in the assembly on Monday. The government has made a provision of Rs 20 crores in the budget for starting the Lucknow metro project. The government has also allocated Rs 90 crores for...
  • BJP is a master in corruption, does nothing for the poor: Rahul Gandhi 28-11-2013 03:52 PM

    While urging the voters to bring "the right party" to power,Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi took a dig at BJP during a rally in Banswara in poll-bound Rajasthan on Thursday. He said,"Dalits, poor and adivasis not only need road, airports, railways for their development but also need education. BJP just...
  • BJP is a 'master' in corruption, says Rahul Gandhi 28-11-2013 03:05 PM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will address a rally in Banswara in poll-bound Rajasthan on Thursday. He was in Amethi on November 26 in his parliamentary constituency to inaugurate two trains and lay foundation of a new railway line in Salon area. A day before visiting Amethi, he had hit...
  • Lokpals recruited in 26 districts to hear grievances on MNREGA 14-11-2013 05:07 PM

    The Rural Development department has recruited Lokpals in 26 districts to hear grievances related to implementation of MNREGA in Bihar, a minister said on Thursday. Some of these Lokpals have been given additional charge of districts where the recruitment process for such posts is underway, Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra...
  • IDFC's jaundiced Rural Development Report

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Last week (26 November), IDFC released its rural development report. Planning Commission Member Mihir Shah, who chaired the report's advisory council lauded Rural Development Minister...

  • New Land Acquisition Act not anti-industry: Jairam Ramesh 29-09-2013 06:12 PM

    Mumbai:Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh on Sunday allayed fears of Indian industry and said the new Land Acquisition Act would make projects economically viable. Terming the new act "historic", Ramesh said it was "humane, its thrust is on rehabilitation and resettlement and in the national interest, as it...
  • Modi single-handedly responsible for derailing the GST: Jairam Ramesh 18-09-2013 08:45 PM

    Rural development Minister Jairam Ramesh slammed the BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi and blamed him for single-handedly derailing the Goods and Services Tax (GST). "I asked him when I went to Ahmedabad, what he has against the GST. He had no answer to give me, other than maybe the 'not...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SC notice on integrated action plan to counter Maoists 09-09-2013 10:30 PM

    New Delhi:The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and nine state governments on a PIL seeking the effective implementation of the integrated action plan to tackle the Maoist menace. A bench of Chief Justice P.Sathasivam and Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai issued notice on a PIL by Kishore Samrite,...
  • Jairam Ramesh blames 'forcible acquisition' by PSUs for Naxal problem 08-09-2013 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on PSUs for displacing tribals, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday blamed their actions for growth of Naxalism in many areas and cautioned that the era of "forcible acquisition" was now over. The Union Rural Development Minister said if the new Land Acquisition Act is...
  • Records related to NRHM scam missing from Muzaffarnagar: CBI 05-09-2013 04:15 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: The Central Bureau of Investigation has lodged an FIR complaining that some records related to the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam here have gone missing. The CBI has found that some records related to the purchase of medicine in the district hospital between 2008 and 2011 are missing,...