Thousands of villagers in northwestern Nepal were able to return to their homes on Monday after a mountain river swept away debris from a landslide that had blocked it, allowing waters to flow normally again.
Nepali officials conceded they had made mistakes in their initial response to a massive earthquake that has killed more than 4,700 people, as survivors stranded in remote villages and towns waited for aid and relief to arrive on Wednesday.
The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,300 on Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.
Maharashtra government has decided to appoint 'swacchata doots' ot cleanliness ambassadors in every village to help achieve the target of building 56 lakh toilets across the state over the next five years.
Haryana has decided to launch a new scheme, 'Hamara Gaam-Jagmag Gaam', under which 24-hour electricity would be ensured in villages.
Once forced to drink arsenic-contaminated ground water, residents of a remote hamlet in West Bengal near Indo-Bangla border are now purifying water from ponds and selling packaged safe drinking water.
RBI pre-poned the roadmap for banks to complete financial inclusion in villages across the country with population above 2000 to 14 August, 2015.
More than 180 families, which were displaced in last year's riots, have refused to return to their villages in neighbouring Shamli district.
"He (Modi) is talking about adopting villages. I have adopted villages in 1990. The Prime Minister is copying me. I have done all this. I have initiated construction of toilets in 1990," Mulayam said while addressing a function.
Though the flood situation in Odisha substantially improved in the Mahanadi river system, the death toll mounted to 46.
Nearly 50 villages in the district have been cut-off from the tehsil headquarters and two bridges remained submerged as heavy rains continued to lash Thane.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the country has "miles to go" to improve investment flows into farm sector, rural infrastructure and housing in villages.
Officials said taking relief material to remote villages is a major problem due to poor connectivity.
Millions of people from mainly farming communities across 15 districts are facing severe shortages of drinking water, and are unable to grow crops and provide fodder for their livestock,
Banks are currently losing money in most of their rural operations, hit by highs costs, poor connectivity and low savings in areas where average per capita income is around Rs 16,000, compared with Rs 44,000 in urban areas.
Corinex's BPL technology will provide Indian villages access to multiple forms of communication including the World Wide Web and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
Intel has signed an MoU with IL&FS, to take PC accessibility and education to rural India.