In a significant move ahead of the Lok Sabha elections to address demands of the poor among the upper castes, the BJP-led NDA government on Monday decided to amend the Constitution to provide 10% reservation for the economica
Anshu Gupta, social entrepreneur and founder of voluntary organisation Goonj, talks about ‘challenging the philosophy of charity’, notes that GST on sanitary pads is a small part of the problem, and regrets that policy-ma
Union minister Chaudhary Birender Singh talks about adjusting to the ‘cadre-based BJP’ and PM Modi’s ‘different approach’, elaborates on how MGNREGA has transformed under his ministry, explains why he thinks Jats d
In his recent letter to Modi, Singh has said several MPs have complained about the fundamental issue with the scheme in that it depends entirely on the convergence of various existing schemes and has no dedicated funding of i
In his statement during a discussion on the Demand for Grants for his ministry, Naidu said chief ministers of some of the states, where the proposals are lagging, have informed him that the unavailability of land is a problem
West Bengal, Assam and Tamil Nadu — states that are currently in assembly elections mode — have registered huge spurt in job numbers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Act (MGNREGA).
The data for 10 drought-hit states show that a total of 1.52 crore people got employment under MGNREGA in the financial year ending March 31, 2015. But of this, just 2.80 lakh i.e. 1.8 per cent were employed for 150 days.
The Centre’s move to increase the deposit limit of the project cost in a separate account from 50% to 70%, may help developers divert the majority of sales proceeds on buying additional land instead of completing the projec
As the two countries deepen their bilateral engagement, and India going for a massive overhaul of its urban infrastructure, especially housing, there are many valuable lessons it can learn from Singapore.
The need to create rental housing, not only as an interim arrangement for those saving up to own a home, but also for those who simply cannot afford to buy, has finally been recognised by the Union government.
A total grant of Rs 1 lakh crore, from the Centre, state and ULBs, is likely to account for just 20% of the required funding for the mission, which provides firms like state-owned NBCC various infrastructure development oppor
The Rs 1 lakh crore that will be granted for the ambitious five-year Smart Cities plan by the Centre, state governments and municipal bodies of the 100 selected cities, will account for merely a fifth of the money needed for
This monsoon session, the Parliamentary committee on the Real Estate Bill will table its report, the culmination of a series of consultations, with residents’ associations, consumer activists, developers’ body, real estat