The new act sets compensation limits and resettlement of affected families

India’s new land acquisition Act came into force on Wednesday, mandating compensation limits and the resettlement and rehabilitation of affected families, a critical reform aimed at making the process fairer and more transparent.

The Maharashtra Government has received Rs 489 crore to improve the rural road network under the Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana–II .

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday described the Gadgil panel report on the Western Ghats as the “roadmap” for conservation of the ecologically-sensitive hills and hoped it co

Madhav Gadgil, eminent ecologist, has alleged that 1,700 illegal quarries are operating in the crest line of sensitive areas of the Western Ghats in Kerala.

Dr. Gadgil, who had chaired the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, the report of which led to an uproar in the State, was speaking at a function organised by the Central University of Orissa, Koraput, to confer the Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) on him.

The UPA government’s ambitious Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act was notified on Tuesday, and will come into effect from January 1

The Centre today approved upgrade of over 1,010 km of rural road and 19 bridges in the state at a cost of Rs 960 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)-II.

States that increase minimum wage will have to bear extra cost from their own resources

A committee set up by the Ministry of Rural Development to revise wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has offered suggestions that are likely to iron out long-standing issues relating to disparity in earnings under the scheme.

Asking him to reconsider budget cuts for the government’s flagship social sector schemes, including guranted work for people in rural areas under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guaran

New Delhi : The Rural Development Ministry has gone into an overdrive before next year’s Lok Sabha election to bring in reforms in the government’s flagship job guarantee scheme, apparently to coun

The Ministry of Rural Development has emphasised upon the need to improve the effectiveness of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in the state, both in terms of