Welfare minister says government’s efforts are yet to show results.

In a relief to many builders in the city, the district administration on Monday permitted excavation at 36 crushing and quarrying sites.

The government has opened 90 new water testing labs in the state, in addition to the 30 that operate at the district level.

Says total of about Rs 7,000 cr-worth loans in 11,809 villages will be restructured

Extensive experimental research has been devoted to the study of behaviour related to public goods, common-pool resources and other social dilemmas. In a majority of these studies, it is found that subjects tend to cooperate if they are allowed to communicate and make their own rules of use. In the context of the Forest Rights Act, 2006, a number of questions are being raised at public forums. Are communities capable of managing a valuable resource like a forest? Will transfer of authority not result in large-scale deforestation?

State governmnent has received Centre's approval for giving cash subsidy in lieu of kerosene quota through public distribution network, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Anil Deshmukh has said.

The Direct Transfer of Cash Subsidy (DTCS) scheme proposes to transfer the subsidy component of kerosene price to the beneficiary's account enabling him to buy it in open market.

They repay their loan to the labour contractor by working in Gujarat sugarcane fields

Meena Menon

A survey in Maharashtra villages links malnutrition to lack of sustainable livelihood Over 40 children below five years of age died of malnutrition and related complications in Nandurbar

Nidhi Jamwal Six months past the fra implementation deadline, Maharashtra is struggling to understand the Act and its provisions. The central issue in the state revolves around the local body employed to initiate the implementation procedure. The state government is going by gram panchayats and group gram panchayats, and villagers are demanding pada (hamlet)-based committees, saying it