Sharad Pawar had mooted the idea last week.
Jairam RameshIn a season of inter-ministerial rifts, another one has surfaced. Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh is opposed to using funds under the government’s flagship National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) to provide cheap agricultural labour to farmers.

Recast of existing public health schemes to get attention
The approach paper to the 12th five-year Plan (2012-13 to 2016-17) will focus on restructuring public health schemes to make these more effective, even as stakeholders today asked the Planning Commission to address the issue of shortage of manpower in this sector.

At a meeting of a working group constituted for the Plan, members also as