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Nitish Kumar may guarantee jobs all year round before poll conduct kicks in

Nitish Kumar may guarantee jobs all year round before poll conduct kicks in

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

PATNA: Bihar is considering a proposal to guarantee jobs throughout the year, especially to those who availed themselves of 100 man-days of work under the Centre’s rural employment scheme MGNREGA. The Nitish Kumar-led government is likely to implement the initiative just before the model code of conduct kicks in ahead of the assembly elections due […]

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Bihar sets 2019 as target to free state of open defecation

Bihar sets 2019 as target to free state of open defecation

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: The Bihar government on Thursday admitted it has fallen way behind its target of constructing toilets and said a roadmap was being prepared to make the state free from open defecation by 2019. Against a target of constructing 12,12,716 toilets in 2013-14, only 1,61,646 toilets could be built in the state, Public Health Engineering Department […]

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Minister’s private secretary found guilty of extortion

Minister’s private secretary found guilty of extortion

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kishanganj: A three-member inquiry team consisting DDC Sanjay Kumar, ADM Birendra Mishra and DRDA director Bharat Bhushan, in a joint report submitted to DM Animesh Kumar Parashar, has found former DM’s private secretary (PS) Braj Kishor Sadanand and MGNREGA executive engineer Rajiv Ranjan guilty of extorting lakhs of rupees from MGNREGA engineers and others in […]

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MGNREGS wage rate to go up from April

MGNREGS wage rate to go up from April

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that the wage rate of UPA’s flagship MGNREGA will be increased from April this year due to inflation. The notification will be placed before Parliament in the coming session scheduled to begin this week. Addressing the 9th MGNREGA Divas, the Minister said MGNREGA wage rate has […]

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Bihar development due to Centre’s liberal funding: Jairam Ramesh

Bihar development due to Centre’s liberal funding: Jairam Ramesh

| January 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Union Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh today said that the Centre was pumping a lot of funds for Bihar in the rural sector and cited reports of compromising with quality and delayed execution of projects by Nitish Kumar government in many cases. The Centre has been making available a lot of funds to Bihar […]

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