Rural India needs to curb its expectations from MGNREGA

Rural India needs to curb its expectations from NREGA

Rural development minister clarifies on the employment scheme considered as a permanent job solution among the rural people in the country. Says the scheme can provide jobs for only 100 days to unemployed people in rural India.

Backwardness index 2013 is out

Based on per capita consumption and poverty ratio, Raghuram Rajan committee concludes Goa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu as India's most developed states while Odisha, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are most backward.

Companies gear up for social welfare spending

Government plans to rank the companies based on their efforts and spending towards corporate social responsibility.

Drought dies away in Maharashtra

Unexpected heavy downpour brings an end to the long spell of drought in the state. 

Respite to hydel projects is on its way

Government plans to reduce the penalties imposed on hydropower developers on account of delay in projects.

Blueprint for Odisha's irrigation created

State government develops the irrigation potential of 31.30 lakh hectares out of 61.65 lakh hectares of the total cultivable land in Odisha through major and minor irrigation projects.

Delhi's restaurants come on track

National Green Tribunal gives conditional relief to 25 of the 34 Hauz Khas restaurants that have placed orders for installing waste water treatments plants while those not complying with NGT's directive, to remain shut.

Water crisis in Chennai affects ornamental fish breeding

Lack of groundwater, both in terms of quality and quantity, has badly hit the business of ornamental fish breeders in the city whose earnings remain the same over the last ten years but expenses have increased.

This is the roundup of important news for September 26, 2013.


Zee News, Hindustan Times, The Economic Times, India Spend, The Hindu, Live Mint, The New Indian Express
News today - Rural development minister says job scheme not a permanent solution for rural India, Goa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are India's most developed states as per backward index 2013, govt plans to rank companies based on their CSR spending.