Atiq Khan

Lucknow: Over 50 labourers and technicians were feared trapped under thousands of tonnes of concrete and steel when the newly constructed 210 metre high concrete chimney at Parichha Thermal Power Project in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh, collapsed on Monday afternoon.

Deepa Jainani

Chief Minister Mayawati has directed officials to take all necessary steps to ensure drinking water during the summer, besides speeding up the implementation of various developmental schemes. This includes Manywar Sri Kanshiramji Shahrai Gareeb Awas Yojna.

The Centre will on Tuesday hold a high-level meeting to finalise the implementation of the Rs 7277 crore Bundelkhand package announced earlier by the Government.

In the parched lands of Bundelkhand, officials of the Government of India have found a success story in e-governance, which they now want to replicate across the country to strengthen the flagship scheme of the UPA Government

Given the importance of a credible monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of NREGS for qualitative improvements, timely redressal of grievances and mid course corrections in implementation, a third party monitoring and evaluation team was set up in June 2009 by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh.

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

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to boycott a high-level meeting called by the Centre on Tuesday to discuss the development of Bundelkhand through the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS).

At the sleepy office of the Bundelkhand Vikas Nigam in Jhansi, senior assistant O P Gupta, lone member of the staff apart from a chaprasi and the newly appointed chairman, is clearly unaccustomed to visitors. He recalls the time when the Nigam