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Rural development

Several flagship schemes have faced huge cuts in annual allocation

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Cast away

After being at the receiving end of both militants and the state government, Kashmir's village heads are now threatening to boycott next year'…

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Rs 60 crore for 250,000 panchayats

The Centre's decision to reduce Panchayati Raj Ministry's budget and transfer its schemes to states has left the ministry bewildered about its …

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Findings of Economic Survey 2015 are cause for worry

Survey hints at what we can expect from Union Budget 2015-16

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IFAD and Morocco sign $25 million dollar deal to finance rural development

This project aims to reduce poverty by 30 per cent by 2030

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Bihar in reverse gear

State plans to bring down its minimum wage rate to that under MGNREGA

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Who gets how much

Budget outlay for different ministries and departments

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Centre launches bio-toilets to curb open defecation

Around 100,000 toilets to be built in next two years in 300 gram panchayats

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Crafty accounting

The budget projects a pro-poor image, while covertly playing to the market

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Liberal politics of Economic Survey 2011-12

The Economic Survey 2011-12 showcases the dividends of economic liberalisation started by the ruling party. But admits: growth is not possible …

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