Rural development is vital for country’’s progress: SoniaFebruary 2nd, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.2 (ANI): United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Monday said that rural development is vital for the national progress while speaking at the NREGA Sammelan on the completion of three years of the launch of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act here.
Minister for Rural Development Dr.Raghuvansh Prasad Singh presided the seminar and said that NREGA has been a very successful scheme of central government and it has benefitted all sections of society including women.
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on this occasion stated that NREGA has empowered the rural poor and given them opportunity to realise their potential. (ANI)
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