If the amount is released in the first quarter of the fiscal, it will be helpful for the government to implement piped drinking water project and drainage scheme, Sushil Kumar Modi said
Govt forms high-powered committee to transform agriculture, raise farmers' income, suggest policy measures, attract investments
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday constituted a high-powered committee of chief ministers for the transformation of agriculture and raising farmers' income. The nine-member committee, headed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The committee will further suggest policy measures to boost agricultural export, raise growth in food processing and attract investments in modern market infrastructure, value chains and logistics, besides making other key suggestions.
Rajasthan’s brief experiment with education criteria at panchayats shows a shake-up in political order is often just what’s needed
The pre-requisite of the educational qualification in Rajasthan brought forth some talented first-timers who were able to trump the old heavyweights,
From emancipation to entrepreneurship, women in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district turn into beacon of light in patriarchal society
Young women have been finding their voices thanks to women having held and holding key leadership positions in the Panchayat
Jammu and Kashmir local body polls, Part IV: Miscreants set panchayat offices on fire to 'warn' contestants, voters
Nearly a dozen panchayat buildings have been set on fire by arsonists after the announcement of Urban Local Body and Panchayat Polls in Jammu and Kashmir. The message is clear: no matter what, no one should take part in the upcoming polls
UP sees sharp fall in encephalitis cases this year; health minister credits 'concerted efforts of six departments'
A total of 1,427 Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) were reported till 9 August, 2018 in the state which led to 111 deaths. There over 5,400 cases in 2017, leading to 748 deaths, and 4,353 cases and 715 deaths in 2016.
Democracy in India Part 13: Girls' empowerment begins right inside homes in Pune district's Shirur taluka
The international women's day which began from America in 1909 reached this year directly into the homes of 14 villages in Shirur in a substantive and politically meaningful way.
Arunachal Pradesh to be without Panchayati Raj from next month as govt delays polls; Congress threatens to move court
Arunachal Pradesh will have no Panchayati Raj institutions from next month following the government's inability to hold elections ahead of the expiry of the elected bodies' current term.
J&K Panchayat Elections: Govt should postpone local polls; providing security for all contestants is impossible
While the govt would not want to give in to threats from militants, it would be possible to explain a postponement of Jammu and Kashmir Gram Panchayat polls without referring to the threats
Telangana to make changes to land record administration, introduce system similar to core banking network
The Telangana government would soon introduce a system similar to the 'core banking network', used in banks, in the administration of land records.
The Punjab Assembly passed bills amending provisions to clear way for 50 percent reservation for women in panchayati raj institutions and municipal bodies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a conference of panchayat representatives at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand
The reshuffle came in the wake of 20 Congress legislators voicing disaffection with the functioning of the ministers, a Congress spokesman said.
The campaign, which starts on the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar on 14 April and concludes on the Panchayati Raj Day on 24 April, will create awareness about various schemes of the Centre for rural India, among other things, Singh said.
Without naming BJP or RSS, Aiyar said if they meant 'Janta Ki Jai' by saying 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', then he was ready to be a part of it.
Accusing the Modi government of being insensitive towards welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Congress said funds for SC sub plan have been reduced by Rs 13,208 crore and tribal sub plan was cut by Rs 7,714 crore.
Congress leaders have also suggested that "anti-Nehruvianism" and "anti-Congressism" was behind the government's decision of restructuring and renaming the Planning Commission as "NITI Aayog".
Gadkari is Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping in the Modi-led government.