Says Draft Land Policy Is Anti-Farmer

Mumbai: Revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat on Monday said there was no question of accepting the Centre’s controversial proposal to further reduce the ceiling on agricultural land. “The ministry of rural development has displayed a draft note on land reforms.

The empowered committee of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) has cleared the upgrade of 2,803km of roads in the state at a cost of 992 crore.

This information was communicated to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi by Union minister of rural development Jairam Ramesh. In a letter dated August 1, Ramesh said that a meeting of the empowered committee has cleared the upgrade of 919 roads.

While the Opposition pillories the Planning Commission for using a formal definition of poverty that ensures the percentage of people below the poverty line is lower than what it ought to be, the g

The government is giving a fresh push to its flagship rural employment scheme ahead of the general elections, providing additional funds to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.

The BPL census is scheduled to be completed in the next three to four months.

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh today assured Arunachal Pradesh to allocate additional fund for covering more areas under the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP).The min

The pre-empowered committee of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) has cleared upgradation of the 2,834 km of roads in Gujarat.

Rural development minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday announced a special package of Rs 4,130 crore for rural development in Bihar.

The rural development ministry has released Rs 1078.72 crore proposal of the Odisha government for construction of roads and bridges under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).

In order to speed up the implementation of the flagship Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in the State a separate wing for this

purpose would be created. It may be mentioned that Meghalaya has been a laggard in the execution of the flagship programme compared to other states in the country. PMGSY aims to connect all the rural areas in the country with motorable roads.