- 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.
[Sustainable Development] [South Asia] [Rural India]
- 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.
[Rural India] [Rural development] [India] [Rural communities] [Sustainable Development] [South Asia]
- 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.
[Rural India] [South Asia]
- 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.
[South Asia] [Rural India] [Livelihood] [Rural economy] [Rural development]
- 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.
[Sustainable Development] [SWASTH Bihar] [Rural India] [BTAST] [Rural communities] [Water sanitation] [South Asia]
- 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.
[South Asia] [Health] [Rural India] [India] [ICT]
- 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.
[Rural India] [India] [South Asia]
- 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.
[India Poverty] [India] [Rural India] [Rural development] [South Asia]
- 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.
[Rural India] [South Asia] [Rural development] [India] [Development]
- 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.
[South Asia] [Rural India] [Governance] [India]
- 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.
[South Asia] [Rural economy] [India] [Rural development] [Rural India]
- 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.
[Sanitation] [South Asia] [Rural India] [Rural development]
- 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.
[Sri Lanka] [Rural India] [South Asia] [Digital tools] [Digital divide] [Pakistan] [Bhutan] [Digital inclusion] [Bangladesh]
- 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.
[Rural India] [Climate Change policy] [Rural development] [Rural economy] [South Asia]
- 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.
[South Asia] [Sanitation] [Rural India]
- 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.
[India's economic growth] [Rural India] [India service sector] [South Asia]
- 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.
[India govt jobs quota] [Rural India] [South Asia] [India reservation]
- 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.
[Bangladesh] [Rural communities] [Rural India] [India] [South Asia]
- 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.
[Rural India] [Agriculture] [Indian Prime Minister] [Manmohan Singh]
- 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.
[South Asia] [Farmers] [Agriculture] [India] [Rural India]
- 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.
[Jairam Ramesh] [India eco-friendly toilets] [India] [Rural India] [Asia] [South Asia]
- 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.
[Governance] [Rural India] [ICTs] [South Asia]
- 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.
[Rural economy] [India water policy] [Manmohan Singh] [Rural India] [South Asia]
- 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.
[Rural communities] [Children] [South Asia] [Rural India] [Migration]
- 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.
[India corruption] [India] [Health] [Rural India] [South Asia]
- 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'.
[Women's Rights] [Women] [Rural India] [Business] [CSR]
- 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.
[India's economic growth] [Employment] [Rural India]