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Ramesh suggests 3-fold strategy to combat Naxalism

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Pointing out that lack of proper enforcement of Panchayat (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act contributed to the rise of Maoist menace in Chhattisgarh and other places, Rural Development Minister J

Sanitation disastrous in India: Jairam Ramesh


Accepting that development of sanitation facilities in the country has been a 'disaster', Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday suggested enhanced government funding to deal with the i

India ranked 134th in terms of human development index


A UN study has ranked India at 134 out of 187 countries in terms of Human Development Index even as it has observed that life expectancy at birth in the country has increased by 10.1 per cent a year

Jairam's letter on MNREGS politically motivated: Mayawati


Hitting back at the Centre, UP Chief Minister Mayawati today wrote a letter to the Prime Minister stating that irregularities cited by Union Minister Jairam Ramesh in implementation of MNREGS in th

Ramesh dares Mayawati to recommend CBI probe into MGNREGA

Accusing Mayawati Government of not taking adequate action against those allegedly involved in embezzling MGNREGA funds, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has dared the UP Chief Minister to rec

Jairam Ramesh dares Maya on MGNREGA

Accusing Mayawati government of not taking adequate action against those allegedly involved in embezzling MGNREGA funds, rural development minister Jairam Ramesh has dared the UP chief minister to recommend a CBI probe into its implementation if she had nothing to hide.

Rural Development works to come under ambit of CAG: Ramesh


Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said expenditure on Rural Development works would soon come under the ambit of Comptroller and Auditor General.

"Very soon we are meeting with

Retrospective effect for land bill to be examined: Jairam


The government will examine whether the proposed land acquisition bill should have retrospective effect, minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh told the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Cong disapproves of Ramesh's act, Mani's remarks


Congress today disapproved of Union Minister Jairam Ramesh's controversial act of wiping his shoe with a garland of spun cotton given by party members while welcoming him at a public function in Rajas

Jairam elevated to Cabinet rank, gets rural development


The Congress’ Jayanthi Natarajan will replace Jairam Ramesh as the new environment minister with the latter elevated to the Cabinet rank and reassigned the rural development portfolio.

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