Budget allocations made for major sectors of development during the last eight years in Madhya Pradesh have risen by several hundred per cent.

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has expressed satisfaction over the progress in Jharkhand in the field of rural development.

The State Government’s claim of increasing the growth rate has fallen flat.

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday cleared the decks for a huge fund outlay which is set to bolster Bihar's rural infrastructure.

Speaking to journalists here, Mr. Ramesh said the Union Rural Ministry would pump in Rs. 2,500 crore for laying of over 6,500 km of rural roads across the State for fiscal 2011-12.

Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh has favoured flexibility in rules in the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for Arunachal Pradesh for better conectivity.

Public Relations and Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma has said that presently Madhya Pradesh is among five most rapidly developing States in the country.

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

Ramesh for granting states discretion over 50% of funds for central schemes.

Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh clearly and categorically advocated not to issue any fresh licence for mining in the iron ore rich Saranda area.

GUWAHATI: To review and monitor the progress made under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), a central delegation from the Ministry of Rural Development recently visited the north-eastern