According to a book released by the government in a village of 1,200 people not having toilets, each inhabitant indirectly consumes ~ through contaminated food ~ about three grams of faecal matter

Arunachal Pradesh has been chosen for national award for devolution of powers to the three–tier panchayati raj under Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashastikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) for 2013 and 2014 The Union

Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Tribal Welfare V. Kishore Chandra Deo on Tuesday said the decisions of gram sabhas were important for recognition of forest rights.

When the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, announced the formation of the Committee for Consultations on the Situation in Andhra Pradesh (CCSAP), popularly known as Justice Srikrishna Committee (SKC), the proponents of Telangana Statehood received it with a healthy dose of skepticism.

Union tribal affairs and panchayati raj minister V Kishore Chandra Deo says his ministry will take a closer look at mineral resource projects, bauxite, iron ore or any other mineral, in areas where

The Centre has approved a Rs 240-crore action plan of the State Government under the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM).

The National Council for Land Reforms (NCLR), which held its maiden meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, proposed to launch a new scheme for “homestead rights to provide land for each homeless rural poor.” The council, which is headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has also proposed to amend the SEZ Act, aiming to put a ban on exemptions on diversion of land in Scheduled Areas, populated by tribals.

New Delhi, 18 MAY: Finding faults with the MGNREGA scheme, a Parliamentary Panel has said that there was confusion over its definition of the term 'households' which was being twisted to suit male

After patting on the back by announcing that he would give one per cent of the annual budget of the ministry for rural development (`99,000 crores) to the ministry of panchayati raj, Union minister Jairam Ramesh is faced with reality check — that it is not he who can do so, but Parliament only.

A few weeks ago, Union minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh announced that one per cent of his ministry’s annual budget, which would come to about `990 crores, would be given to the panchayati raj ministry.

New Delhi: Union govt has ranked the sikkim state as best state in the country in the category of smaller states for its outstanding performance in strengthening and developing the panchayati raj institutions in the state Union Rural Development Minister Sh Jai Ram Ramesh and Union Minister of Panchayati Raj and Tribal Development Sh V.Kishore Chandra Deo on Tuesday presented ( Panchayat empowernment and incentivising schemen award) PEAIS 2011-12 award to Sh C.B.Karki Sikkim Rural Management and Development Department Minister during national conference to celebrate the national panchayat raj day function in vigyan bhawan new delhi on Tuesday .