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NGOs to help in evaluation of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan: Ramesh


September 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to involve NGOs for concurrent evaluation of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan following wide disparity in sanitation coverage figures given by states and ... Read more...

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Cancelling coal blocks not possible: Jairam Ramesh


September 13th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 13 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said the cancelling of coal blocks as demanded by the BJP was not possible and questioned the "silence" of ... Read more...

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Probe money trail in coal scam: BJP (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) As parliament was disrupted for the 12th successive day Thursday over allocation of coal blocks, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sought an answer from ... Read more...

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Probe money trail in coal scam: BJP


September 6th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) As parliament was disrupted for the 12th successive day Thursday over allocation of coal blocks, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sought an answer from ... Read more...

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Cancelling coal blocks impossible: Congress


September 5th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Congress-led UPA government Wednesday kept up its offensive against BJP's charges of corruption in the allocation of coal blocks, saying cancelling the ... Read more...

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Solar based drinking water system in Maoist-hit areas


August 24th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The government plans to install 10,000 solar power based water systems to supply safe drinking water to the people in 78 Maoist-affected areas, the Lok ... Read more...

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Ramesh writes to Sinha, refutes charges of discrimination


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has refuted former finance minister Yashwant Sinha's allegation that BJP-ruled states were facing discrimination in central schemes related to his ... Read more...

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Ramesh offers Rs.900 crore for village coordinators


August 18th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday proposed a grant of Rs.990 crore to the women and child development ministry for hiring women village coordinators for ... Read more...

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Bangladesh land pact likely in monsoon session


August 14th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian government is actively engaged in "internal consultations" with a view to presenting the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh during the current session ... Read more...

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‘Hera-pheri’ in total sanitation programme: Jairam Ramesh


August 14th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Funds were being misappropriated in the total sanitation programme, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said.Replying to supplementaries in the Rajya Sabha, Ramesh said the ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel seeks probe into Bt Brinjal (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday recommended a probe into the issue of Bt Brinjal, saying that adequate tests had not been carried out and the approval ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel seeks probe into Bt Brinjal (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday recommended a probe into the issue of Bt Brinjal, saying that adequate tests had not been carried out and the approval ... Read more...

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Do tigers have AIDS? Government says ‘no’


August 7th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Is there any evidence of HIV/AIDS in lions and tigers, asked an MP in August 2010. Two years later, the environment ministry has come out ... Read more...

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Centre seeks revised drought report from Karnataka


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 2 (IANS) The central government Thursday asked the Karnataka government to submit a revised report on the severe drought situation across the state and the funds it requires ... Read more...

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Maharashtra faces drought-like situation


August 1st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) With available water storage dipping to barely 31 percent owing to poor rains, a severe drought-like situation could envelop Maharashtra, officials said here Wednesday.Agriculture Minister ... Read more...

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India is world’s capital for open defecation, says Ramesh


July 27th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Terming India as world's capital for open defecation, Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said that 100,000 "bio-toilets" will be installed in ... Read more...

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Rural development ministry offers to fund bio-toilets for railway coaches


July 25th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday offered to equip all new railways coaches with bio-toilets built by Defence Research and Development Organisation and share half ... Read more...

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Groundwater contaminated, Punjab battles uranium curse (Punjab Newsletter)


July 13th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) The high incidence of cancer and other diseases in Punjab's Malwa belt has been highlighted over the last decade. Now, union Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Ramesh to review India-aided projects in Sri Lanka


July 12th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India's Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh will Thursday meet Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo to review the progress of various developmental projects supported ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks BARC help for uranium problem in water


July 11th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) The Punjab government has sought technical help from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to tackle the growing problem of uranium in ground water, particularly ... Read more...

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Aadhaar to pilot pensions, wages in 50 districts, says Ramesh


July 1st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 1 (IANS) Aadhaar numbers, the unique 12-digit identification numbers given to residents of India, will soon be used to provide pensions, wages to workers and scholarships to students ... Read more...

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Open defecation will end in 10 years, says Ramesh


June 30th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 30 (IANS) One of India's biggest curses - the practice of open defecation - would be totally abolished in 10 years, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said ... Read more...

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Jairam wants India to be ‘open defecation-free’ in a decade


June 25th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh Monday said that he wanted to make India a nation free of open defecation in a decade's time."At ... Read more...

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After Pranab who, ponders Congress (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With Pranab Mukherjee being named the UPA's candidate for president, speculation on who would replace him began almost immediately in the Congress Friday.Mukherjee's possible ... Read more...

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After Pranab who, ponders Congress


June 15th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With Pranab Mukherjee being named the UPA's candidate for president, avid speculation on who would replace him began almost immediately in the Congress Friday.Mukherjee's ... Read more...

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Fund for construction of rural toilets doubled


June 7th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Concerned over poor sanitation in rural areas, the government Thursday doubled the amount given for construction of household lavatories from Rs.4,600 to nearly Rs.10,000.It ... Read more...

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Maharashtra welcomes lifting of ban on milk powder exports


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Saturday welcomed the central government's decision to withdraw the ban on export of skimmed milk powder as it would be in the ... Read more...

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Ramesh for low-cost sanitation solutions


May 30th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has invited Bill and Milenda Gates Foundation for partnerships in the country in developing low-cost sanitation solutions. Sixty percent of ... Read more...

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Ahead of Odisha trip, Ramesh wants jailed tribals freed


May 24th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Accusing the Odisha government of locking up a large number of innocent people in jails, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has asked Chief Minister Naveen ... Read more...

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Sonia assures help to pension activists


May 21st, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi Monday assured activists demanding review of the old age pension scheme that she will refer it to the ... Read more...

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Pension of Rs.200 an insult to dignity, says Jairam


May 20th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to review the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, saying the Rs.200 ... Read more...

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Rural ministry working on village roads scheme, says Ramesh


May 19th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday said that his ministry was working on the second version of the Pr­adhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY-2) which ... Read more...

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New land bill will facilitate economic growth: Ramesh


May 18th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The new land acquisition bill would facilitate economic growth and not depress investor sentiment, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said and hoped that ... Read more...

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Congress leaders fume as Badals cosy up to centre (Punjab Newsletter)


May 18th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) The top leadership of the Punjab Congress may still be licking its wounds after its defeat in the assembly elections earlier this year, but the ... Read more...

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10,000 solar water systems in Maoist-affected areas: Ramesh


May 14th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The government will install 10,000 solar-based water systems to supply drinking water to the rural communities in 78 Maoist-affected districts in the country, Rural Development ... Read more...

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