Mar 23, 2023
Rural jobs scheme outlay may be hiked by Rs 15,000 crore
The government has already exhausted about ₹37,500 crore provided for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) till July, which is more than 50% of the total budgeted allocation
Mar 23, 2023
Solar power opens the door to banking for rural Indians
As India boosts its use of renewables in an effort to wean itself off climate-heating coal, the country is leaning heavily on solar energy to cut carbon emissions and help stabilise a grid squeezed by coal shortages and surging demand from a population trying to keep cool during hotter summers.
Aug 24, 2022
Rural MSMEs in urgent need of funding, says MSME Export Promotion Council
MSMEEPC chairman D S Rawat said that the "biggest challenge to the MSMEs is unavailability of timely capital. As a result, they suffer from either shrinking of operations or liquefying the enterprise itself".
Aug 23, 2022
About 351 million of India’s 692 million active internet users are in rural parts of the country, where internet penetration stands at 37%, according to a report by IAMAI and Kantar.
Rural India is driving internet adoption, survey findsAbout 351 million of India’s 692 million active internet users are in rural parts of the country, where internet penetration stands at 37%, according to a report by IAMAI and Kantar.
Aug 23, 2022
Finmin clears ₹807 crore as one-time settlement for Rurban Mission
The department has refused to release any additional amount for work initiated after March 31, as the scheme had been phased out as part of a rationalisation of centrally sponsored schemes, officials in the finance ministry said
Aug 15, 2022
Suzlon feels financial woes over with REC-led refinance; looks to raise Rs 1,200 cr in FY23 from rights issue
Suzlon Group is looking to raise up to Rs 1,200 crore through a rights issue of shares by the fiscal-end to pare the refinanced debt of Rs 3,000 crore, its Chief Financial Officer Himanshu Mody said. "The financial woes are behind us. We have a healthy balance sheet, good order book and a strong pipeline," Mody said.
Aug 13, 2022
Going Rurban: Will villages be relieved of 64% rural population & become the rich 'countryside'
What can and must be done by 2047 is focusing on rurban (rural-urban) development, meaning the creation and sustenance of a cluster of villages relatively proximate to each other and which house a robust economic driver.