Tag Archives: Rural

Wages under rural job scheme MGNREGS could be raised

Any upward revision of wages will mean more money in the hands of farmers and could help the government improve slack rural demand that has pulled down overall economic growth. (Reuters image) The rural development ministry proposes to increase daily wages for the poor under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) by between Rs13 and Rs32 for ... Read More »

Nabard floats Rs 700 Cr venture capital fund for agri, rural startups

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has announced a Rs 700-crore venture capital fund for equity investments in agriculture and rural-focused startups. Nabard has been contributing to other funds till now, and this is the first time that the rural development bank has launched a fund of its own. The fund has been launched by Nabventures, a ... Read More »

Demonetisation To Impact Small Firms, Rural Demand: Tata Steel

  New Delhi: The government’s move to demonetise currency will impact the secondary steel sector as most of the business conducted by these mini mills and rolling factories is cash-based, which in turn would help the large producers, Tata Steel said. Counted among the top 10 steel makers globally, the Mumbai-based firm said that demonetising will also temporarily impact steel ... Read More »

Google India, Tata agree with expand virtual Literacy Programme for Rural women

Google India and Tata Trusts on Wednesday announced to increase their joint programme “internet Saathi” that brings virtual literacy to the doorsteps of girls in four more states inside the united states of america. The programme will now be to be had in West Bengal, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Tripura. released in 2015, it already covers nine states in India, ... Read More »