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India's unemployment rate drops 50% in 7 months on Modi govt's rural push

New Delhi: India's unemployment rate has declined to 4.8 per cent in February 2017 compared to 9.5 per cent in August 2016, as a result of the Government's increased focus ...

March 06, 2017

Rural Housing targets in 2016-17 absolutely doable-MoRD

New Delhi: The Ministry of Rural Development has verified that the construction of 4.4 million rural houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin) is likely to be completed...

January 31, 2017

Rural Roads Target well within reach- Ministry of Rural Development

New Delhi: The Ministry of Rural Development is expecting to achieve its annual targeted length of 48,812 kilometers of rural roads by March 31, 2017 under the Pradhan Mantri Gram ...

January 27, 2017

MGNREGS to see record spending as demonetisation drives demand

New Delhi: Total spending under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is expected to touch around Rs 58,000 crore (US$ 8.5 billion) in FY 2016-17,...

January 27, 2017

Free WiFi hotspots at over 1,000 gram panchayats

New Delhi: The Government of India is looking to install Wi-Fi hotspots at more than 1,000 gram panchayats across India, under its ambitious project called Digital Village, in orde...

January 18, 2017

Government, RBI ask banks to boost ATM cash supply

New Delhi: The Government of India and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have asked commercial banks to divert more cash to ATMs in order to make them fully functional by the end of ...

January 10, 2017

RBI asks banks to supply at least 40% of currency to rural areas

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has instructed banks to give priority to rural areas in supplying cash and ensure that at least 40 per cent of currency issued are in denomi...

January 04, 2017

Single platform to pay all utility bills in rural areas

New Delhi: The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is expected to launch the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) by December 2016 or in early January 2017, which wou...

December 26, 2016
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