Government to create panchayat infrastructure fund
25 October 2012
Summary: Panchayati raj minister Laxmikant Parsekar of Goa announced at the golden jubilee celebrations of the institution of panchayati raj in the state, that the government will create a special fund of 300-500 crore for panchayat infrastructure projects for planned development of villages.
Summary: The study by ratings agency Crisil said that rural India is now spending more on protein products such as milk, eggs and meat due to rising income. The study shows that overall spending by Indians on protein foods has doubled to Rs 2 lakh crore in 2009-10 from 2004-05 and two-thirds of this spending came from rural households.
Summary: Small town consumers are spending on high value products, more than their urban counterparts due to higher aspirations and lower cost of living. India's Tier-4 town consumers moved up the value chain said a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study.
Ensuring transparency in government’s rural schemes
18 October 2012
Summary: In a bid to create transparency in implementation of various government schemes Sant Ravidas Nagar (Bhadohi) district administration has launched its 'e-village directory', which is perhaps first of its kind in the state. There is no need to apply for information under the RTI Act as all the information about government-run schemes and programmes related to developments in the village would be available on the web.
Panchayats under scanner for giving illegal building permission to builders
18 October 2012
Summary: Sarpanches and panchayat secretaries of gram panchayats of Indore district are under scanner for giving illegal building permission to builders. District administration is preparing to take action against sarpanches and panchayat secretaries who have given building permission illegally from a back date.