Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh called on Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here last evening.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday urged Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh to consider including the rearing of animals, dairy and coir industries, and water management under the ambit of jobs provided in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act (MGNREGA).

LUCKNOW: The state government on Saturday decided to allocate an additional Rs 300 crores for maintenance of roads, which got damaged due to rains.

Omar Abdullah said the economy and development of the rural, far-flung and remote areas is directly dependent on good road communication. "While the State Government is focusing on improvement, upgradation and construction of highways and roads across the State, the PMGSY is the flagship programme to link up cut-off areas with main roads", he said and highlighted the importance of the programme in this regard.

The state government is likely to knock on Centre’s door for additional funds to overcome the budgetary constrains in tackling the problem of bad roads in Maharashtra.

Takes decision after a meeting with NAC and Rural Ministry officials
The new Union Minister for Rural Development, Jairam Ramesh, on Wednesday set aside the two-bill approach of his predecessor and decided to frame a single integrated Bill on land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement.

After reviewing various programmes of the Ministry, Mr.

SRINAGAR: Maintaining that the State under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is marching fast towards a golden era of development and prosperity, the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, A. R.

SRINAGAR: A high level meeting was held here today under the chairmanship of Revenue Minister, Raman Bhalla to review the progress of land acquisition and removal of impediments in respect of construction of roads in Ramban district under various schemes including National Highway 1-A, roads being constructed under PMGSY, BRO and Railways.

The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Reve

After ignoring Karnataka for more than a year by refusing to release funds for upgrading rural roads, the Union Ministry for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RD&PR), has finally sanctioned over Rs 1,400 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

Addressing reporters on Thursday, RD&PR Minister Jagadish Shettar said that close to 3,500 km of road upgrading works would be taken up shor

PC assures over Rs 500 cr under CSS
State to get development monitored through NABCONS
JAMMU: In a significant achievement for Chief Minister Omar Abdullah headed Government, the Planning Commission (PC) today approved the State