Under the Bundelkhand Package, so far, an amount of Rs. 522 crore 22 lakh has been spent out of total Rs. 966.51 crore received as additional central assistance. This is 54 percent of the allocation. Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of Government of India, M.S.

Accepting the logics and rational of the state the Central Planning Commission has approved the annual plan of Rs 47000 crore for the 2011-12 on Monday in Delhi.

LUCKNOW: Reacting to the UPA government's charge that Uttar Pradesh has failed miserably in utilizing Central funds meant for development of drought-hit Bundelkhand, UP chief minister Mayawati on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to waive off loans issued by nationalized banks to farmers in the region in view of the difficult situation they were facing.

Allahabad: Taking cognizance of TOI reports highlighting the plight of farmers in Bundelkhand and the alarming spurt in suicides in the region, the Allahabad high court on Wednesday directed the central and state governments to submit a status report before it by July 15.

The bench of Justice Sunil Ambwani and Justice Sabhajeet Yadav also issued directives to the state government, nationali

Farmers Of Bundelkhand Get Govt Relief Cheques For 10 From State Govt
Banda: When Sushil Kumar heard that the government was about to offer drought-hit farmers compensation in the form of monetary relief, his hopes rose. Production may have been poor, but all was not lost. With the compensation amount he would get, Kumar thought he would buy better seeds to sow for the next cropping season.

Credit Pushing Poor Farmers Into Vicious Debt Cycle
Banda: Rising debt and increasing poverty: that is the story of the average farmer in Uttar Pradesh

Banda: Everything is in short supply here, especially hope. There was a flicker of it, though, when on April 30 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh came here with Rahul Gandhi. Maybe the people were expecting a miracle, an end to the misery created by season after season of bad crops and the resultant rising debt.

Their hope proved to be short-lived.

After the

With a war of attrition going on between the Union and the State governments over Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh has sought a 'Special Incentive Package' (SIP) for this rugged region as given to hill states, saying Rs 3000 crore given by the Centre was not enough.

In a communication to the Union government, the UP government has insisted that just as the Centre has given special incentive package t

Appreciating the India-Oman collaboration, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday dedicated the Bina refinery in Sagar to the nation.