Tag Archives: MNREGA

Forest cover increases to 12.86 per cent in Bihar

Patna: Forest cover in Bihar has increased to 12.86 per cent even as extensive afforestation campaign was on to achieve the target of 15 per cent by 2017, state forest and environment minister P K Shahi said today. “We are on course to achieve forest cover target of 15 per cent of land area in Bihar by 2017 going by the ...

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Bihar accuses Centre of ‘discrimination’ for slashing housing

The Bihar government today rued that it was unable to meet the growing demands for shelter by the poor and accused the Centre of discrimination against it by slashing its quota for houses under the Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) for 2014-15. “We are constrained to meet demand of the poor for houses under the IAY this fiscal due to the Centre’s discriminatory attitude,” ...

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Former Union minister from Bihar making effort to re-enter Lok Sabha for the sixth time

Patna: The former minister in the Manmohan Singh cabinet, RJD nominee Raghuvansh Prasad Singh is making an effort to re-enter the Lok Sabha from Vaishali parliamentary constituency for the sixth time in a row. The former union rural development minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has claimed he has no competition in the constituency. A five-time Lok Sabha MP from Vaishali since 1996 ...

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Some build toilets as gift in Bihar now

More than 250 km from Patna is a nondescript village Oraiya in Maoist-infested Jhajha block of Jamui district. Some time back when  young Asha Devi came to this village after her wedding, she found there was no toilet at her in-law’s house. She was told that majority of the houses in that village had no toilets, and therefore, like other women, ...

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