Ministry of Rural Development

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The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Pramod Kumar Anand, IAS (RJ:83), Joint Secretary, Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development as Senior Adviser, Planning Commission in the pay of Additional Secretary. Read More

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MGNREGA has led to higher wage rates in the rural areas

Women and unskilled labourers are the main beneficiaries of the higher wage rates of MGNREGA, which has been revised recently to protect workers against inflation. With effect from April 01, 2013, a maximum wage of Rs 214 has been fixed for Haryana and a minimum of Rs 135 for North Eastern States. Moreover, there is… Read More

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Over Rs 19,000 crore collected as Additional Excise Duty on Petrol and Diesal in 2012-13

The Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today that the total amount collected from Additional Excise Duty during the years 2012-13 (Provisional) is 19,333 corre. Smt P. Lakshmi said that the amounts collected during 2011-12 and 2010-11 are Rs 18,428 crore and… Read More

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Policies to Prevent Loss of Agricultural Land

As per the latest Land Use Statistics data (LUS, 2010-11) compiled by Directorate of Economics and Statistics; Ministry of Agriculture, the agricultural land in the country has marginally shrunk to 182.0 million hectares in 2010-11 as compared to 183.6 million hectares in 2001-02. As per the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India, Land falls… Read More

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MGNREGA leads to reduction in climate change vulnerability

A national workshop in its study has concluded that MGNREGS is generating multiple environmental and socio-economic benefits, leading to improved water availability and soil fertility resulting in increased crop production. It said that increased area under plantations and orchards potentially contribute to alternate incomes, increased employment generation and reduced migration. Further the implementation of MGNREGS works… Read More

Tags: Andhra PradeshBhilwaraChitradurgaIndian Institute of ScienceMahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee ActMGNREGSMinistry of Rural DevelopmentRajasthan

Direct Benefit Transfer Rollout, Phase II

PMO writes to Secretaries on roll out of Phase II of Direct Benefit Transfer The Principal Secretary to PM has written to the GOI Secretaries of the concerned Ministries/Departments on the roll out of the second phase of the Direct Benefits Transfer. He has said that it has been decided that the three pension schemes… Read More

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ADB to grant loan for improving Rural Roads in Some Indian States

ADB & GoI sign Loan Agreement for Improvement of Rural Roads ADB and the Government of India Sign A $ 252 Million Loan to Continue improving Rural Roads in the States of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India today signed here a $252… Read More

Tags: ADBAsian Development BankAssamChhattisgarhGovernment of IndiaIndiaMadhya PradeshMinistry of Rural DevelopmentOdishaWest Bengal

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