Even as Andhra Pradesh has performed well in implementing the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGREGS) and in managing the state finances, the Planning Commission has found that in case of rural roads and the Forests Right Act, the state has failed to live up to expectations and remained way behind the national average.

The norms for construction of all-weather roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) are not being followed in Uttar Pradesh, a major beneficiary of the scheme and erring officials continue to work on projects that were dubbed by the Central monitoring agency as poor.

Opposition members in the State Assembly today bemoaned the poor quality of roads and stressed the need for proper monitoring of the road projects for ensuring quality and bringing in accountability for tardy implementation.

Participating in the debate on demands for grants, the Opposition rued that poor road connectivity was a major factor retarding the State

The Annual Plan outlay for Manipur for 2010-11 was on Wednesday finalised at Rs. 2,600 crore at a meeting here between Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.

A high-level Nigerian delegation of parliamentarians met Union Rural Development Minister CP Joshi and evinced interest in the development initiatives of the Government of India for the rural population.

The 20-member Nigerian team was led by Chairman of House Committee on Millennium Development Goals of that country Adewale Aribisala.

BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh Budget for 2010-11 was presented in the Vidhan Sabha here on Thursday with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan calling it a

With the government walking a tightrope to control fiscal deficit, it has scaled down the budget allocation for yet another flagship scheme. The United Progressive Alliance

THE government is looking to build rural roads in the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode to boost investment by building in ways to make the projects commercially viable, a government official told ET.

We fly into Raipur, the advice given by civil rights activists ringing in our ears: be careful which hotel you check into, since most report any arrivals—especially of journalists—to the local poli

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu today expressed grave concern over slow progress of PMGSY roads in several districts and urged departmental officials not to confine themselves in their offices alone but visit the sites physically and ensure progress of the projects.