Seppa, Near Indo-China border, Nov 20: Bharat Nirman may be a flagship programme for the UPA Government in the rest of the country, but in Seppa, close to the contentious Indo-China border, it was more of a show of strength on the Indian side than anything.

With a few months remaining for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's five-year tenure to end, it is now clear that the goals set by it under its flagship socio-economic development programme Bharat Nirman are likely to be missed by wide margins in at least four of its six components.


Most of the non UPA ruled-states

VPTS provided to ne villages


Ramlal, a rickshaw puller in Delhi, regrets his decision four years ago to vote for the Congress. He felt then that the Congress

Equals Rs 6,000 A Year For Every Poor Man

With the growing threat of water scarcity in the state capital and suburbs, the Tripura Government has sent a proposal of Rs 665 crore for a project to transport water from the Gumati river, about 70 km away, through pipelines to ensure water supply to an additional 1.5 lakh families in the city. Official sources said here today that a high level committee, headed by Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, approved the project earlier this week and sent it to the Union Urban Development Ministry for funding under the Jawaharlal Neheru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Minister for rural development Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has stressed upon the supply of good quality of water and given highest priority to sanitation programmes in the Interntional Sanitation Year. Addressing a press conference about the out come of the recent two-day meeting of the state secretaries in charge of rural drinking water supply and sanitation in the country, he said sustainability of water sources and convergence among various programmes to achieve drinking water security was of the utmost importance.

The goal of the Bharat Nirman programme of fulfilling the norms of water supply in all the rural habitations will be achieved in the State during the current year, Local Administration and Rural Development Minister M.K. Stalin told the Assembly on Tuesday.

Bharat Nirman, the Centre's massive four-year