FINANCE MINISTER Pranab Mukherjee is to be complimented for doing a savvy job in walking the tightrope between keeping his government

The United Progressive Alliance government counts among its successes the high growth rate of 8.5 per cent registered during the last five years and its programmes such as the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) that sought to make that growth inclusive.

Vivek Sinha
July 6: Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has chosen infrastructure development in rural and urban areas to provide economic stimulus to the economy and to usher in inclusive growth.

Amit Agnihotri
July 2: As part of its 100-day agenda, the rural development ministry is planning annual employment reports for NREGS and revamp of banks and post-offices to facilitate payment of remuneration under the rural job scheme.

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Bharat Nirman Mahiti Andolana, a programme to create awareness about the government programmes will be held in Gauribidnur from August 1 to 5.

Addressing the meeting of various department

On the eve of President Pratibha Patil spelling out the priorities of the new UPA government, TOI examines how key government initiatives and programmes

Sreelatha Menon & Rituparna Bhuyan / New Delhi May 18, 2009, 1:31 IST

Performance, promises and prospects: A comparison of the election manifestos of the Congress, the BJP and the CPI(M).

Congress does not have Bharath Nirman project, instead it has the Bharath nirnama (destruction) Project, said BJP Leader Anwar Manipady.

Addressing a news conference on Wednesday, Manipady said that Congress has only been making empty assurances to the minorities and cheating them.