NEW DELHI: Sikkim has won the 'best state' award for strengthening its panchayati raj institutions.

Bhubaneswar: Alleging large scale irregularities in the implementation of the Centre’s flagship programme, Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the state, the Opposi

BHUBANESWAR: Opposition members on Wednesday staged a walkout demanding extension of the CBI probe into large-scale irregularities in the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment

GUWAHATI, Feb 12 – The Union Ministry for Rural Development will put more emphasis on Pure Drinking Water and Total Sanitation Programme so that the vision and objective of Nirmal Gram can truly be

For the first time in the history of panchayati raj in India, the government is planning to bring statutory provisions to mandate videography of gram sabha meetings and scheduling of these meetings

The United Progressive Alliance government on Friday unveiled its second draft Bill addressing the burning issues of land acquisition as well as rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R).

Amid the furore over misappropriation of funds meant for development, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has proposed bringing all rural development programmes worth about Rs 90,000 crore under the ambit of the government auditor.

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh welcomed the proposition after he met CAG today to discuss the social audit of the government's flagship National Rura

Khursheed gets Law, Railways for Dinesh Trivedi; Last reshuffle before the polls, says Manmohan

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made two key changes in his Union Council of Ministers on Tuesday: Jairam Ramesh, whose high-profile tenure as Environment and Forests Minister led to the enforcement of long-neglected environmental norms for major industrial projects, was moved to Rural Development, his

New Delhi After land acquisition and food security, the National Advisory Council (NAC) has set its sights farther, this time to monitor programme implementation at panchayats.

New Delhi: The move to provide minimum support price for forest produce to tribals has picked up momentum with the Planning Commission now considering how to go about it.

The panchayati raj ministry had earlier set up a committee under T Haque to suggest how the Rs 50,000 crore forest produce trade should be altered to provide more income to tribals and other forest-dependent people.