Even as it waits for feedback from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on its list of suggested amendments to the new Land Acquisition Act, the Rural Development Ministry has started working on a pla

From scrapping the “consent clause” for Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects to narrowing the definition of “affected families” eligible for rehabilitation and resettlement, the Rural Developm

According to ministry sources, the scheme is being discussed with other concerned ministries and their suggestions are being sought.

To clarify doubts about the contentious ‘retrospective clause’ in the new Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Act, 2013, and prevent possible abuse, the government is se

The Ministry of Rural Development finds itself in a bit of a spot after the Haryana government issued a notice for land acquisition recently, notifying acquisition under the old Land Acquisition Ac

The UPA government’s ambitious Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act was notified on Tuesday, and will come into effect from January 1

Asking him to reconsider budget cuts for the government’s flagship social sector schemes, including guranted work for people in rural areas under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guaran

Pointing out that green nod for Mahan Coal Block in Madhya Pradesh is a “blatant breach” of Forest Rights Act, Union Tribal Affairs Minister V Kishore Chandra Deo has written to Chief Minister Shiv

As Uttarakhand continues to reel under the impact of the devastating flash floods, the Ministry of Water Resources has decided to set up an official committee to look into the factors responsible f

After announcing Rs 336 crore to rebuild 82 roads and 27 bridges in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, the rural development ministry has offered to build 14,000 additional houses under Indira Awas Yojana.

The ministry has also offered to help upgrade roads not covered under its rural roads scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.