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8 days ago
Over 6,500 houses constructed for poor in Himachal

Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has constructed over 6,500 houses under the Rajiv Awas Yojana and the Indira Awas Yojana in the past one year, an official said Monday. The financial assistance given under both the housing schemes has also been enhanced from Rs.48,500 to Rs.75,000. Besides two 'biswas' of land also being given to the landless poor in the urban areas ...

1 month ago
Focus on employment guarantee scheme, roads in budget

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Village roads and the national employment guarantee scheme found prime importance in the budgetary allocation for India's rural development ministry for which the allocation was hiked by 35 percent Thursday. The allocation for the ministry was hiked to Rs.83,852 crore (Rs. 838.52 billion) from Rs.61,863 crore (Rs.618.63 billion) last fiscal. The department o...

1 month ago
Himachal seeks special assistance for developing rail lines

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday called on union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here and sought special assistance for the state, especially in developing the rail network. The chief minister demanded that the Bilaspur-Leh via Manali, Jogindernagar-Pathankot and Bhanupalli-Bilaspur-Beri rail lines should be declared as national projects.

3 months ago
Munde's death creates vacuum for Modi, BJP

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Union minister Gopinath Munde's sudden death in a road accident here Tuesday has created a political vacuum for BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will now have to find a suitable replacement in crucial social sector ministries including rural development. A genial politician with friends across the political spectrum, the 64-year-old Munde's being tasked with...

4 months ago
BJP 'party of Kumbhkarnas', promises underway schemes: Jairam

New Delhi, April 7 - Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday termed the BJP as a party of Kumbhkarnas and said its election manifesto is a hastily prepared document which promises programmes already underway over the past 10 years. There are two or three other features of the manifesto which invite comment. Reading the party's manifesto it seems they are a party of 'Kumbakarnas' as ...

1 year ago
Four Maoists surrender in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Aug 26 - Four Maoist militia commanders Monday surrendered in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said. Muli Golori, Tilsu Khilo, Kamlu Gadnayak and Damburu Khilo surrendered at Malkangiri town, about 620 km from here. They are aged between 28 and 30 years, Superintendent of Police Akhileswar Singh told IANS. They provided logistic support to members of Communist Pa...

1 year ago
Jairam sanctions Rs.340 crore for flood-ravaged Uttarakhand

New Delhi, June 20 - Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday announced a special package of Rs.340 crore for flood-ravaged Uttarakhand. The rural development ministry is also working towards giving special assistance to Uttarakhand for constructing village houses under the Indira Awas Yojana - scheme. The Rs.340 crore would be apart from the Rs.1,000 crore announced by ...

1 year ago
Jairam sanctions Rs.340 crore for flood-ravaged Uttarakhand

New Delhi, June 20 - Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday announced a special package of Rs.340 crore for flood-ravaged Uttarakhand. The rural development ministry is also working towards giving special assistance to Uttarakhand for constructing village houses under the Indira Awas Yojana - scheme. The Rs.340 crore would be apart from the Rs.1,000 crore announced by Prim...

1 year ago
UPA ad campaign not with eye to 2014: Tewari

New Delhi, May 14 - Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Tuesday denied the publicity campaign launched by his ministry detailing development initiatives of the UPA government was with an eye to next year's general elections. A day after the ministry launched a multi-media catalogue of India's development in the last nine years, highlighting the United Progressive Alliance - ...

1 year ago
Tripura top state in granting title deeds to forest-dwellers

Agartala, May 2 - The northeastern state of Tripura ranks first in India for providing land deeds to tribals under the forest rights act with 120,418 families benefiting since 2008, a minister said Thursday. Tribals living in forests for decades are eligible for 'patta' - under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers - Act, 2006. Since 2008, the Left Front governme...

1 year ago
Landless poor to get more money for building homes

New Delhi, April 26 - The amount given to landless poor for building homes will be doubled from this month, the government said Friday. Earlier, Rs.10,000 was provided to the landless poor in rural areas for building a homestead. The amount has been doubled to Rs.20,000, Minister of State for Rural Development Lal Chand Kataria said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. The scheme for...

1 year ago
Housing scheme for poor to get more funds

New Delhi, Jan 10 - The central government Thursday enhanced the allocation under its flagship rural housing scheme Indira Awas Yojana - from Rs.45,000 to Rs.70,000, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said. The cabinet enhanced the allocation under IAY from Rs.45,000 to Rs.70,000 in plains areas and from Rs.48,500 to Rs.75,000 in hill areas, Chidambaram told reporters after a cabinet meeting.<...

1 year ago
Bihar issues show cause notice to officials for laxity

Patna, Nov 5 - Bihar has issued show cause notices to 175 officials for their failure to provide funds to beneficiaries of Indira Awas Yojana - during the 2012-2013 financial year in the state, an official Monday said. Amrit Lal Meena, secretary of the state Rural Development Department -, said that show cause notices were issued to 164 Block Development Officers - and 11 Deputy Development...

2 years ago
Tripura offers land, housing to poor families

Agartala, July 5 - Ahead of the assembly polls, scheduled for February next year, the Left Front government in Tripura has decided to provide land with housing facilities to people living below the poverty line -, a minister said here Thursday. The Left Front government would provide 0.4 acre of land to rural and 0.2 acre to urban BPL families and construct houses at government cost, Tripur...

2 years ago
6 Tripura officials jailed for embezzlement

Agartala, April 4 - A BDO - and five Tripura government officials were Wednesday sentenced to different jail terms by a local court for embezzling Rs.41 lakh in 2005, an official said. A judicial magistrate's court awarded three years rigorous imprisonment to Khagendra Reang, a BDO of Dasda block in northern Tripura for misappropriation of government funds of Rs.41.25 lakh, a district admin...

2 years ago
'Extend rural job scheme to urban areas'

New Delhi, March 15 - Calling for effective measures to improve the efficiency of social sector programmes, the Economic Survey for 2011-12 has suggested extending the government's ambitious rural jobs scheme to urban areas, strengthening panchayati raj institutions - and skill improvement for enhanced employability. The survey, which was presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in p...

2 years ago
Bangladesh against fencing at border zero-line: Sarkar

Agartala, March 5 - Bangladesh has rejected India's proposal to erect border fencing at the zero line along the border, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar told the state assembly Monday. Erection of border fencing at the zero line, instead of 150 yards inside India, is crucial to protect many government installations, markets, roads and human habitations, Sarkar told the house during a dis...

2 years ago
Bachelor lured, forcibly sterilized in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Feb 24 - Bhopal Singh, a bachelor from Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district, got forcibly sterilized after getting lured for the Indira Awas Yojana, officials said Friday. A few days ago, my cousin was told by some health staff that he would be eligible for the Indira Awas Yojana and would get money too if he visited the hospital. But later, he was sterilized. After the operation, the...

2 years ago
Bihar government now targets corrupt middlemen

Patna, Jan 21 - After corrupt officials, it is now the turn of middlemen who indulged in misappropriation of government funds to have their properties confiscated by the Bihar government. Bihar police chief Abhyanand Saturday said the state government has approved a proposal to confiscate the properties of two middlemen in Araria district. It is the first such move in Bihar when ill-...

2 years ago
UPA's flagship schemes not doing well: NHRC

New Delhi, Dec 2 - India's apex human rights panel Friday pointed out various shortcomings in several of United Progressive Alliance's - flagship schemes, terming their status 'precarious'. In its Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights, submitted to the UN Human Rights Council, the National Human Rights Commission - said its monitoring of human rights in 28 representative districts acro...

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