Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicRural Development Ministry

Topic: Rural Development Ministry

Modi govt to rethink caste-based payment of wages under MGNREGA, says aware of problems

Rural ministry statement comes week after a report in ThePrint highlighted problems being created by caste-based salary disbursal under MGNREGA among workers in Karnataka.

Why Budget 2021 allocation for MGNREGA, migrant workers’ cushion during lockdown, is key

MGNREGA had a budgetary allocation of Rs 61,500 crore in the current fiscal, but received an additional Rs 40,000 crore due to the distress caused by the pandemic.

Update caste study data often to avoid errors in picking welfare beneficiaries, study says

The fact that SECC data is not supposed to get updated for 10 years means that several people unduly get or are denied benefits of government schemes.

Modi govt not happy with MNREGS work in states. This is how it plans to set things right

With states spending more on wages and less on material costs than the prescribed 60:40 ratio, the Modi government is concerned about asset creation quality.

Modi govt calls its model village scheme path-breaking, but 35% projects yet to start

Sharp dip in participation of MPs in Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana recorded — from 703 MPs in first phase to 283 in third.

More than 14 per cent villages in India don’t have any school, shows govt data

Rural Development Ministry data shows access to highest level of school education remains a concern, only 6.57 per cent villages have up to senior secondary schools. 

BJP not worried if welfare schemes bring votes, don’t link them to polls: Minister

Narendra Tomar, whom PM Modi recently praised in an interview, is tasked with overseeing the NDA's pro-rural electoral strategy.

100% Hindi in communication: How rural development ministry plans to promote the language

The ministry has decided to explore the feasibility of training officials who have little to no knowledge of Hindi.

Focus 2019, Modi govt sets ambitious target to finish rural road construction

The BJP-led government plans to complete 61,000 km covering over 19,000 habitations by March next year — the highest target set by it since 2014.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.