JAMMU, July 25: To expedite the process of assessing the quantum of land compensation under PMGSY and its disbursement among the owners, the Minister for Roads & Buildings and Mechanical Engine

Prof Vir Bala Aggarwal, chairperson, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), has been honoured with the Bharat Nirman Award for her outstanding contribut

With implementation now being the buzzword in the UPA-II, the Union rural development ministry is seeking to create a large pool of trained manpower to monitor the mplementation of a number of Central schemes at the grassroots level to improve their effectiveness.

The rural development ministry is unveiling a "Lab to Land" project to train Bharat Nirman volunteers, one each for every 40 househo

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to seek an estimated Rs 3,000 crore for rural connectivity under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) from the rural development ministry during the 2011-12 fiscal.

Briefing newsmen after attending a high-level review meeting on the status and progress of the PMGSY in the state, presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Se

The Manmohan Singh government came under Opposition attack over its

AGARTALA, March 10

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan & National Rural Health Mission have got an increase of 24% and 20 %, respectively, in their allocations for 2011-12

The unspent funds in government

The FM gave only nominal backing to the bouquet of social schemes clubbed under Bharat Nirman.The overall increase was Rs 10,000 crore over the previous year,adding up to Rs 58,000 crore.
But in real terms,this could mean much less as the revised outlays for previous years are well above the initial allocations.
The National Rural Drinking Water Programme got Rs 8,099 crorethe same as last year

Unlike the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), under the UPA government appears to be on track, with better utilisation of funds by majority of the states.

The programme was launched on December 25, 2000, as a fully funded, centrally sponsored scheme to provide all-weather road connectivity in rural areas.

To ensure proper use of its Rs. 86,553 crore annual rural spending, an ambitious curriculum to train and educate all those involved in the execution of the programmes concerned is on the anvil.