Schemes

  • West Bengal number one in expenditure under 100-day scheme: Mamata 24-04-2014 05:52 PM

    Kolkata: Quoting the Union Rural Development Ministry, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that West Bengal had emerged number one in terms of expenditure on employment generation under the 100-days work scheme. "West Bengal is now number one state in the country in terms of expenditure on employment generation...
  • Army Chief Bikram Singh to attend ex-servicemen's rally in Rajasthan 03-03-2014 07:01 PM

    Army Chief General Bikram Singh will attend an ex-servicemen's rally in Nagaur district of Rajasthan on March 8. The rally, organised by Ranbankura Division of Army's South Western Command, will be held at the Nagaur Sports Stadium to address issues related to ex-servicemen and 'veer naris' (war widows). General Singh...
  • Vasundhara Raje to hold 'Sarkar Apke Dwar' programme in all divisions 28-02-2014 07:49 AM

    After successful tour of Bharatpur division to hear the people's grievances, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday said her government would also reach out to the people of other divisions of the state. "After the 'Sarkar Apke Dwar (government at your doorstep)' programme is held in all divisions, we...
  • Raman Singh announces setting up of new Law Commission in state 26-02-2014 09:33 AM

    A new Law Commission will be set up in Chhattisgarh to suggest changes in laws as per the geographical and social requirements of the State, Chief Minister Raman Singh announced in the Assembly on Tuesday. Some laws in Chhattisgarh are in force since it was a part of Madhya Pradesh....
  • Harish Rawat launches 52 development schemes in minority community areas 25-02-2014 07:51 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday launched 52 schemes of Rs 463.16 lakh under the minority development fund in minority concentration areas in the state. According to an official statement, the schemes being generated in the minority concentration areas under Vikaskhand, Vikasnagar and Sahaspur, includes development schemes for Waqf...
  • Had little role in 'One Rank, One Pension' decision: Rahul 25-02-2014 07:41 AM

    Chandigarh: Claiming that he had made "little" contribution in the decision to bring in the 'One Rank, One Pension' scheme, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said it should have been introduced 25 years ago. Addressing a gathering of ex-servicemen from the region late in the evening, Gandhi said,...
  • Scam worth crores hits Air India, CBI to take up probe 22-02-2014 07:53 AM

    New Delhi: After the recent LTC scam, a new controversy worth crores has hit the ailing Air India. The scam involves a scheme meant for family members of the employees of the state-run airline where concessional tickets are given to employees for their families to visit one domestic destination an...
  • Vasundhara's cabinet decides to make Bharatpur a Municipal Corporation 19-02-2014 08:03 AM

    Bharatpur Municipal Council will now be a Municipal Corporation, Rajasthan government announced on Tuesday. The state cabinet which met in Bharatpur after a 11-day tour of the division took the decision to make the town a Municipal Corporation. Separate 'gau-palan' (cattle care) department, effective provisions to check cattle smuggling for...
  • Government to have one record for all financial assets of every person 17-02-2014 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: In a move to simplify record keeping and ensure greater tax compliance, the government plans to introduce a single data point that will track all financial records, like investments, of an individual. This is among the five steps that Finance Minister P Chidambaram has outlined in interim Budget...
  • Government raises funding under state Plans to Rs 3.38 lakh crore 17-02-2014 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram has provided Rs 3,38,562 crore for 2014-15 under the states Plans, which is higher than revised estimates of Rs 1,19,039 crore for the current fiscal. In the Plan Budget, an additional central assistance is given under state Plans for implementation of centrally sponsored schemes...
  • New government's health insurance scheme to benefit 7 lakh families 15-02-2014 07:47 AM

    Uttarakhand government on Friday decided to launch a special programme to benefit families not covered under the National Health Insurance scheme. The Chief Minister Health Insurance Scheme was cleared by the state cabinet at a meeting in Dehradun, official sources said. Around 7 lakh families in the state, who are...
  • 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...
  • Nitish government announces Rs 10 lakh insurance scheme for scribes 10-02-2014 05:29 PM

    In a step towards welfare of journalists, the Nitish Kumar government on Monday announced a mediclaim policy of Rs 10 lakh from February 20 this month. The Bihar State Journalists Insurance scheme, 2014 consists a sum of Rs 5 lakh for personal accidental cases of the scribes and an equal...
  • Narmada-Kshipra river linking scheme to be formally launched 07-02-2014 10:23 PM

    Testing of the ambitious Narmada-Kshipra river linking scheme worth Rs 432 crore has been successful and is expected to be formally launched this month, Narmada Valley Development (NVDA) sources said. "Our engineers took nearly 14 months to complete the Narmada-Kshipra Simhast Link Scheme which has been tested successfully," sources said...
  • India built 10,250 houses in Sri Lanka in 2013 04-02-2014 12:15 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian government has built 10,250 houses last year for internally displaced people in Sri Lanka's northern and eastern provinces. "Another 27,750 houses will be constructed under the same scheme. The funds are being released directly to the beneficiaries," Finance Minister P Chidambaram said quoting a communication from...
  • Nitish Kumar implements Food Security Scheme in Bihar 01-02-2014 03:35 PM

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, whose party JD(U) had voted in support of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's Food Bill in 2013, inaugurated the Food Security Scheme in Patna on Saturday. Nitish Kumar had earlier assured that the groundwork for launching the scheme was underway and that his...
  • UP government woos voters with 'samajwadi pension scheme' 28-01-2014 02:10 PM

    In a bid to woo electorate ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday announced to launch "samajwadi pension scheme" which will benefit over 40 lakh families. "The cabinet has okayed Samajwadi pension scheme, which will benefit 40 lakh families. Under the scheme, pension between Rs 500...
  • Media focuses only on negatives of Samajwadi government: Akhilesh Yadav 17-01-2014 03:43 PM

    Upset over criticism for organising Safai Mahotsava, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said his government has been running various social welfare schemes also which were not highlighted by the media as much. "We Samajwadis are ahead in doing development work, but poor in highlighting them...Now, is the...
  • Rajasthan mandis to serve meals to farmers for just Rs 5 12-01-2014 08:11 AM

    Farmers going to mandis (wholesale markets) in Rajasthan to sell their crops will get a fullplate of meals for just Rs 5. The decision was cleared by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during a presentation by the Agriculture Department about its two-month planning. "Kisan Kaleva Scheme under which meals will be...
  • CAG report indicts Chhattisgarh government's 'Sanjeevani ambulance' scheme 10-01-2014 06:32 PM

    Chhattisgarh's Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Board has made an 'infructuous expenditure' of Rs 1.03 crore, without fulfilling its purpose, state's Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report said on Friday. The report on the state's Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Board, from September 2008 to February 2012, which...
  • Madhya Pradesh Governor calls for zero-tolerance to corruption 09-01-2014 10:13 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav on Thursday said the state government will adopt a zero tolerance policy toward corruption. "People today want good governance and therefore my government has decided to adopt zero tolerance policy towards corruption in the state," Yadav said in his customary address on the second...
  • State government to give shops on loan to unemployed youngsters 08-01-2014 05:30 PM

    The Uttarakhand government will soon launch a self-employment scheme for the unemployed youngstersof the state by building 3,5000 shops and giving them to the beneficiaries on interest-free loans repayable in ten years. To be built in clusters of 10 shops each on a piece of land identified by the District...
  • JP Morgan Chase to pay $ 1.7 billion in penalties for Madoff ties 08-01-2014 02:59 PM

    The US prosecutors have secured a whopping $ 1.7 billion penalty from banking giant JP Morgan, which has been criminally charged for ignoring warning signs of Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme and will pay the amount to the victims of the Madoff fraud. Manhattan's top federal prosecutor India-born Preet Bharara...
  • Nitish earns British High Commissioner's praise for cycle scheme 08-01-2014 08:29 AM

    The cycle scheme to boost educationamong girls in Bihar on Tuesday drew praise from British HighCommissioner to India, James Bevan.Bevan during an hour long meeting with Chief MinisterNitish Kumar in Patna on Tuesday evening said initiative to linkeducation with growth in Bihar was a matter of discussion. Generating self confidence...
  • Will AAP's free water scheme reach everyone? 01-01-2014 11:38 AM

    New Delhi: The first session of the new Delhi assembly begins today. The seven-day session is likely to test the sustainability of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's government which has to prove it has the numbers to continue to govern Delhi. The Aam Aadmi Party is riding high on the populist...
  • 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...
  • I'm portrayed like a demon, Michael Ferreira on Qnet scam 16-12-2013 05:05 PM

    Mumbai: Former World Billiards Champion and Padma Bhushan awardee Michael Ferreira on Monday denied the reports on Qnet scam and said he was shocked to find a simple thing blown out of proportion. He said, "I am shocked to find that this simple thing has been blown out of proportion...
  • Bihar MPs recommend works worth Rs 638 crore in 15th Lok Sabha 10-12-2013 04:13 PM

    Works worth Rs 638 crore were recommended by MPs in Bihar against an entitlement of Rs 760 crore during the 15th Lok Sabha period under MPLAD scheme, Parliament was informed on Tuesday. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Statistics and Programme Implementation Minister Srikant Kumar Jena also said that...
  • 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...