New Delhi: Politically charged Bundelkhand

Not satisfied after okaying a special package worth Rs 7,266 crore for 13 districts in Bundelkhand spanning politically sensitive Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh

The Bundelkhand Package of Rs 7266 crore sanctioned by the Government of India for the development of Bundelkhand region falling under Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh includes Madhya Pradesh's share of Rs 3760 crore. Of this share, Rs 2160 crore are earmarked for the schemes under implementation from earlier.

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) 2005 has been a landmark legislation in the Indian history of social security legislation post independence.

Despite its rich resources like forests and minerals, Bundelkhand is a region of distress and crisis. A study fi nds that the distress of the region simply cannot be explained by the absence or irregularity of rainfall. There are long-term structural problems which have had a cumulative effect over the years.

Mahim Pratap Singh

Chhatarpur/Bhopal: While Bundelkhand is usually referred to as a grossly under-developed region of Madhya Pradesh, a village in Chhattarpur district might just qualify as

CPI state secretariat demanding to stop acquisition process of fertile agricultural lands for upcoming power project in Lalitpur district on Thursday suggested that this project could be set up on forest department

Since the 2007 assembly elections, when Congress won the Jhansi assembly seat, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has been taking a special interest in Bundelkhand.

The Centre has decided to declare the entire Bundlekhand region, the theatre of recent Congress-BSP political rivalry, as a

Rahul Gandhi

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