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A Finnish solution to arsenic water in India


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 9 (IANS) A Finnish water chemistry company has been roped in to solve the chronic problem of arsenic water in India."We have been asked by India's ministry of ... Read more...

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A Finnish solution to arsenic water in India (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 9 (IANS) A Finnish water chemistry company has been roped in for a pilot project aiming to solve the chronic problem of arsenic water in India."We have been ... Read more...

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BEL records marginal sales growth in 2011-12


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 2 (IANS) State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Monday reported a marginal growth of 3.3 percent in sales for the just concluded fiscal 2011-12, which is lower than the ... Read more...

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Delayed wage payments hit rural job scheme: minister


November 15th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Delays in wage payments are reducing the demand for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said."An ... Read more...

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India’s youngest ministry tasked to end open defecation


July 20th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India's youngest ministry has the enormous task of ridding rural areas of open defecation and unsafe drinking water with about 245 million people in the ... Read more...

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Government, World Bank to sign pact on rural jobs


July 15th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The government will enter into an agreement with the World Bank here July 18 for securing a soft loan worth $1 billion to fund the ... Read more...

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Manmohan forms new Team to run India, Kamat quits (Roundup)


July 12th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday inducted eight new faces into his government, axed seven ministers and juggled some portfolios in a bid to improve ... Read more...

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Manmohan drops some, inducts some to better UPA image (Evening Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday inducted eight new faces into his government, axed seven non-performers and juggled a few portfolios in a bid to ... Read more...

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New ministry to improve access to drinking water, sanitation (Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Lagging behind in some of its targets relating to rural drinking water and sanitation, the government Tuesday created a new ministry to improve access ... Read more...

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For every 40 rural households, a welfare scheme volunteer


May 23rd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) There will be one welfare programme volunteer for every 40 village households across India in a couple of years. It's a new government initiative ... Read more...

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Deshmukh assures support to South Korean model village project


May 4th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Vilasrao Deshmukh assuring support to the model village project by South Korea in India, on Wednesday said it will ... Read more...

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President Patil emphasizes need for proper sanitation in rural areas


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Emphasizing on the need for proper sanitation in rural areas, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday said improved sanitation is regarded as a socio-cultural and economic yardstick ... Read more...

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President Patil to felicitate Nirmal Gram Puraskar awardees


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will felicitate over 2808 Nirmal Gram Puraskar awardees from 21 states at a function in Vigyan Bhawan here on Wednesday.Union Minister of Rural ... Read more...

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PM assures farmers that their interests will be protected


March 8th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): Reiterating the government's deep concern for farmers' welfare, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, who met a Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) delegation here today assured them ... Read more...

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‘Linking rural jobs wages to inflation will fuel graft’


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) monitoring the union government's flagship rural employment guarantee scheme feel that the budgetary proposal linking wages to the consumer price index (CPI) ... Read more...

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Govt. grants aid for construction of rural roads in Manipur


February 7th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): The Ministry of Rural Development has released grant in aid worth Rs. 26,83,00,000 crore for construction of rural roads in Manipur under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana ... Read more...

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30,000 rural youths to be trained as security guards


January 27th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) The ministry of rural development has tied up with city-based security solutions company Topsgrup to provide professional security training to over 30,000 rural youths across India, an official ... Read more...

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Ten-day Tripura crafts exhibition gives boost to entrepreneurs, artisans


January 21st, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala (Tripura), Jan.21 (ANI): The sixth SARAS exhibition and fair was held here recently for entrepreneurs and artisans.SARAS, or Sale of Articles of Rural Artisans Societies is an initiative of the ministry ... Read more...

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Chattisgarh tribals learn to use the toilet


December 5th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Dinesh SahuAdesar (Chhattisgarh), Dec.5 (ANI): Adesar village in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh is an innocuous village by the one of the main roads that run through the district.Development in terms of infrastructure ... Read more...

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Raising funds for infrastructure development not a big problem: Mukherjee


October 28th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that raising funds for infrastructure development is not a big problem, and added that progress has been made in ... Read more...

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Rural Development Ministry to initiate project for unskilled BPL youth


September 7th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 7 (ANI): The Ministry of Rural Development is planning to initiate an ambitious project to enhance the skills and subsequently generate placement opportunities for unskilled BPL youth among the ... Read more...

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Innovative programming vital for quality information dissemination: Soni


July 22nd, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Ambika Soni, on Thursday said that her Ministry had redrawn its key policy parameters to 'put people first' and ... Read more...

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C.P. Joshi launches AWAASSOFT- a web enabled software for Indira Awaas Yojana


July 16th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Dr. C.P. Joshi today launched a web enabled software for Indira Awaas Yojana named as AWAASSoft.He congratulated the ministry ... Read more...

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Rs.6.53 Cr released for Tripura under Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana


June 7th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 7 (ANI): The Centre has released over 6.5 crore rupees for implementation of centrally sponsored Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana in Tripura's four districts."The Ministry of Rural Development has ... Read more...

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India targets building 2,500-km highways in 2010-11


May 17th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India plans to build 2,500 km of new highways in 2010-11, which means 7 km will be added to the network every day -- well below the ... Read more...

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Assam, Mizoram, West Bengal get grant for rural sanitation


April 19th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The central government has released grants to Assam, Mizoram and West Bengal to ensure total sanitation that includes doing away with the practice of open defecation in ... Read more...

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Three states get funds for rural drinking water projects


April 9th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The central government has released grants to three states - Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab - to ensure safe drinking water facilities in rural areas, an official statement ... Read more...

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Arunachal gets grant for sanitation


April 8th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With an aim to ensure total sanitation that includes doing away with the practice of open defecation in rural areas, the central government has released a grant ... Read more...

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IGNOU, NIS-Sparta to train 24,000 rural youths


March 22nd, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) NIS-Sparta, a learning solution company of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group, has joined hands with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to train and place 24,000 ... Read more...

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Finally, Kalam’s dream ‘PURA’ project to get a push


March 17th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's dream project of provide urban amenities in rural areas for which he had coined the acronym "PURA" is set to get a ... Read more...

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Joshi assures full support to Andhra Pradesh Govt.


February 5th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5(ANI): Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Dr. C. P. Joshi on Friday met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Dr. K. Rossaiyah and assured help in the development of ... Read more...

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PM to release report on four years of NREGA


February 1st, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will Tuesday release a report on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act to mark completion of four years of the ... Read more...

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Bihar to get Rs.13.35 Crores for building roads in rural areas


December 7th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 7 (ANI): The Ministry of Rural Development has released grant in aid worth Rs. thirteen crore thirty five lakh to the National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC) for construction ... Read more...

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NREGA can pave the way for second Green Revolution


October 30th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): The Government is hopeful that the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) and its work in the areas of water management and crop enhancement would lead the ... Read more...

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Kohima plays host to first North East Youth Festival


October 8th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Nagaland, Oct 8 (ANI): In a glittering ceremony held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium at Kohima today, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio declared the First North East Youth Festival open.In his ... Read more...

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