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Rural Development
Business  /  Published 11.11.20

Nabard to invest in MFIs

Nabard is planning to finance micro finance institutions (MFIs) to cater to the capital requirement of the last mile lenders. The development finance institute earlier had a Rs 200-crore fund called ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 02.11.20

Rural banks get Rs 670cr prop

The Union government has provided Rs 670 crore to regional rural banks (RRBs) considering their importance in agriculture finance during these difficult times. Of the 43 RRBs, about one-third, especi...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.20

Many lines: Poverty measured by income

A recent report brought out by the Union ministry of rural development claims that poverty should not be measured by the lack of a subsistence level of income alone. Subsistence income is usually esti...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.20

10cr extra mandays for rural jobs

The Mamata Banerjee government has achieved its annual target of generating 22 crore mandays under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the first six months of the 2...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.08.20

Didi wants rural projects expedited

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asked district magistrates to lay stress on rural road connectivity and housing for the poor in the post-lockdown period. The chief minister expressed dissatisfaction over ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.20

Glare on scheduled banks in farm credit disbursal

The Centre’s plan to bring 2.5 crore farmers under the Kisan Credit Card regime as part of its Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package to boost the country’s pandemic-hit economy seems to have t...
By Joyjit Ghosh in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.20

State to join Centre's water drive

The Mamata Banerjee dispensation has decided to join a central scheme to ensure piped water supply to rural households across the country after the Union government allowed the state to shoulder 10 pe...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.20

Bank auctions land on default

The Tamluk Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development Bank, armed with a high court order, on Wednesday auctioned off a parcel of land belonging to a businessman and his wife as the couple had defa...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

India  /  Published 16.07.20

Sanitation projects make rural job list

The Centre has included sanitation projects in the 100-day rural job scheme at a time there has been an increase in demand for work under the MGNREGA because of lack of employment and job loss during ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 06.07.20

Sales: villages lead revival

Consumer goods companies have reached 85 per cent of their markets by June after a near wipeout of their reach in April, with the recovery led by the rural regions. Analysts said the coverage should ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai


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