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Rural Development Ministry News

Extra work days for drought-hit states

Gujarat, Haryana and Bihar will be added to the existing list of 10 drought-affected states

MGNREGA: Minister writes to Jaitley, seeks more funds for job scheme

Twelve states presently show a negative balance with long overdue unpaid wages, threatening the continuation of the scheme.


Rural Development to Home to Social Justice, no one wants to own undisclosed caste data

The Rural Development Ministry has washed its hands of the matter while the RGI too seems reluctant to claim ownership.

Despite Narendra Modi’s criticism of scheme, Rural Ministry lists NREGA’s ‘success stories’

The I&B Ministry has asked all ministries to furnish success stories from states over the last one year in the flagship schemes implemented by them.

Rural jobs: Less than 3 pc homes got 100 days of work this fiscal

Last fiscal year, 10 per cent households who worked under the scheme completed 100 days of work.

Delhi confidential: Walkers’ club

With Jaitley slowly getting back to his daily routine after a second visit to the hospital, his friends have started coming to his 2, Krishna Menon Marg residence.


Revamped skill plan to be launched today

The programme has been reva-mped to put greater focus on employability by tuning it to global standards and to widen the scope of those eligible.

BJP to rename UPA scheme after Deen Dayal Upadhyaya

The ‘Aajeevika’ skill development scheme will be re-launched as the ‘Deen Dayal Skill Development Programme’.

Rural jobs: Centre tells states to focus on 2,500 blocks

The Rural Development ministry prescribed the exercise to ensure “greater focus” on backward blocks.

Land acquisition act: Ministry may make Act less stringent

It would also ease the process of acquiring land by expanding the category of projects ‘exempted’ from key requirements under the Act.