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Indian government launches MP model village scheme
Oct 13, 2014 The Indian Prime Minister said that people’s participation in development was essential in building model villages.
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Using arts to help rural India speak out
Jun 23, 2014 “We feel convinced that this is the way to reach that last person of our community," says Shubhranshu Choudhary, winner of the Index Digital Activism Award.
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India to launch ‘Village Entrepreneurship’ programme
Jul 14, 2014 Under this programme rural youth would take up local entrepreneurship programmes for which Rs 100 crore has been allocated.
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Livelihood and skills : A challenge in rural India
Jul 05, 2013 Public private partnerships in India are in the process of strengthening of rural infrastructure such as Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), polytechnics, writes Abhilaksh Likhi.
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Bihar village gears up to own water treatment plant
Aug 13, 2015 In its bid to fight water contamination at the local level, Khaira village in Bihar is set to launch a community owned water treatment plant.
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BASIX celebrates livelihood promotion and protection in Rural India
Nov 26, 2012 BASIX Group, celebrated a decade of association with Aviva Life Insurance and Royal Sundaram Alliance General Insurance (RSA) for microinsurance.
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Introducing enterprise to India's rural women
Nov 05, 2012 Udyogini, a Delhi-based NGO, is providing quality business development services to train and promote India’s rural poor women as entrepreneurs.
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Rural schemes: 3 UP officials suspended for negligence
May 03, 2013 The officials have been charged for negligence in the implementation of rural development schemes and programmes in their respective districts.
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Planners map Indian villages for better programmes
Jul 09, 2013 The poverty monitoring unit of the state planning commission in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, undertook a study of the villages for a better insight into development projects.
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Indian Parliament passes Land Bill
Sep 06, 2013 The new land bill stipulates mandatory consent of at least 70 per cent for acquiring land for Public Private Partnership projects.
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Every 5th rural Indian household benefits from MGNREGA
May 24, 2013 The Indian government sponsored scheme, MGNREGA, aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year.
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Govt to pump extra money for toilets in rural India: Minister
Aug 27, 2014 The minister also added that construction of toilets in rural areas will be delinked from MGNREGA.
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Year 2014: South Asia seeks to bridge the digital divide
Dec 31, 2014 Digital initiatives launched by India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka are a stunning reminder of a vital role played by technological interventions in developing countries.
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Grass to aid fight against climate change, rural poverty
Nov 28, 2014 According to experts, bamboo offers solutions to immediate challenges like global warming, rural poverty and water conservation.
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Indian Americans raise money for toilets in rural India
Jan 23, 2015 The modern toilets will be based on the design prepared by the ministry of rural development.
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Service sector eyes rural India as next growth bastion
Oct 25, 2012 Even as India’s rural economy is set to surpass the size of its urban markets, the service sector is all geared up to tap the rural market.
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Indian state declares 30% quota for rural candidates
Dec 27, 2012 India's northeastern state of Assam is all set to bring to effect 30 per cent reservation in government jobs to candidates from villages of Assam.
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Indian envoy to Bangladesh bats for regional cooperation
Apr 09, 2013 Regional cooperation and exchange of experience could boost up rural development in countries like Bangladesh and India, observed the Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Pankaj Saran.
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Agricultural growth critical for rural prosperity: Indian PM
May 23, 2013 Agricultural growth is critical for prosperity in rural areas where most of the poor live, said the Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.
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Strengthening the MGNREG Act in India for better accountability
Jul 19, 2013 A key challenge for MGNREGA is to foster local convergences at the Gram Panchayat level to expeditiously track the flow of funds, writes Abhilaksh Likhi.
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Rural India to install eco-friendly toilets
Jul 27, 2012 Talking about ‘Bio-Digestor based Eco friendly Toilets’ in Gram Panchayats, Union Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation said this initiative will address the basic requirement of weaker section of the society, especially women folk in a big way.
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Developing rural India through post offices
Oct 25, 2012 With a network of more than 139,000 post offices in rural areas, India’s Department of Posts can deliver a plethora of services to serve the village people.
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Bharat Nirman: Growth story of rural India
Sep 18, 2013 Bharat Nirman is a business plan for rural infrastructure, implemented by the Government of India to provide basic amenities to the rural India.
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Rural distress fuelling up internal migration, say experts
Sep 23, 2015 According to a social activist, the present rural distress is worse than 1950s with most of the affected people being small farmers.
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Kerala announces a slew of welfare schemes
Aug 16, 2012 Joining the nation in celebrating the 66th Independence Day, the Congress-led UDF Government in India's southern state of Kerala has announced a slew of schemes based on its 10-point development and welfare initiative.
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Social enterprise supports mothers in need from rural India
Aug 22, 2012 MicroGraam looks at supporting and empowering low-income women in rural India through its new initiative called 'Make a Mother Happy Campaign'.
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Rural Indians outpace urbanites in spending growth: Crisil study
Aug 31, 2012 For the first time since economic reforms began two decades ago, consumption in rural India is seen growing faster than in urban India and has widened the growth differential.
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