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About Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh is the Union Minister for Rural Development in India. Earlier, he served as the Union Minister for Environment and Forests. He is a politician of the Congress party and a Rajya Sabha member.

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Ramesh served as the Union Minister of State for Commerce and Power.

As Indian Environment and Forest Minister

In October 09, the BJP General Secretary Arun Jaitely criticized Ramesh's reports that he has written to the PM suggesting a radical change in Indias stated position on the climate change negotiations.

Jairam Ramesh in news

Jairam Ramesh is heading a delegation for India-Myanmar trade & investment talks that begin from October 14, 2008.

Jairam Ramesh was present at the commissioning of Baglihar hydel project, JK

Leading the Indian delegation for the 5th India-Ethiopia Joint Trade Commission at Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on October 6, 2008.

He lead the Indian delegation for 3rd Indo-Nepal Power Summit at Kathmandu from September 23, 2008. Addressing the Summit, he called for the creation of a new architecture of bilateral cooperation whose distinctiveness would be synergy through energy.

On February 8, 2011 Shriprakash Jaiswal meets Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh in a bid to solve the vexed issue of 'go' and 'no go' zone of coal blocks.

2013

Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh launches the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme at Gollaprolu in East Godavari district. He said Aadhar enrolment will be completed in the State by end of August and the DBT scheme will be extended to all the districts. Jan 6, 2013

2014

Jairam Ramesh indicated that the Appointed Date for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh will be three months gap between gazette notification and appointed date. Mar 1, 2014

Jairam Ramesh opines that state of Uttar Pradesh should be divided as it is too large to be administered by a single government. Mar 4, 2014

Capital for Seemandhra in September
Jairam Ramesh was in Ongole for a tour in Prakasam district. He said that Congress would announce the capital of Seemandhra in September. An experts committee' would be constituted in the next few days to decide on the capital. Cities like Vijayawada, Guntur, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Rajahmundry and Ongole are in fray for the capital, he said. Mar 12, 2014

Jairam Ramesh said he would recommend 'Kadapa' a the capital city of the residual Andhra Pradesh. The proposal would be submitted to the committee appointed to select the capital of Andhra Pradesh, he said. May 2, 2014

Andhra Pradesh News on May 3, 2014
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on May 3, 2014

Andhra Pradesh News on May 2, 2014
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on May 2, 2014

Committee reports on the State division will be placed on website
Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said that the 21 committee reports on the Andhra Pradesh State bifurcation will be posted on the website

Congress releases Seemandhra manifesto for 2014 elections
Union Minister Jairam Ramesh and APCC president N Raghuveera Reddy release Congress party manifesto for Seemandhra

Andhra Pradesh News on April 10, 2014
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on April 10, 2014

Kiran Kumar Reddy formally launches 'Jai Samaikyandhra Party'
Kiran Kumar Reddy asked the people to give 25 MPs to keep the State united

'Congress will announce new State Capital for Seemandhra in September', says Jairam Ramesh
Jairam Ramesh said that the Congress party will announce the name of new State Capital for Seemandhra in the month of September

'Kiran a betrayer', says Union Minister Jairam Ramesh
Jairam Ramesh termed the former Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy as 'chief betrayer'

AICC appoints two PCC presidents – Raghuveera for Seemandhra and Ponnala to Telangana State
All India Congress Committee named backward class leaders N Raghuveera Reddy as Seemandhra Congress President and Ponnala Lakshmaiah to head Telangana State as Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) presidents

Andhra Pradesh News on March 12, 2014
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on March 12, 2014

Former Union Minister Purandeswari wants Jairam Ramesh to show 1000 acres of land
Jairam Ramesh accused Purandeswari for her switch over to BJP saying that Congress did not consider her request for construction of Ramayapatnam project in Prakasam district as her family owns these lands

'Congress will take care of the interests of Seemandhra people', says Jairam Ramesh
Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said that Congress party would take care of the interest of Seemandhra people

Andhra Pradesh News on March 4, 2014
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on March 4, 2014

Union Minister Chidambaram to inaugurate 'Samajika Parivarthana Bhavan'
Chidambaram will inaugurate residential women skill development centre in Guntur – Samajika Parivarthana Bhavan' on Tuesday

'New States will come into existence from appointed date', says Union Minister Jairam Ramesh
Jairam Ramesh says that that the Bill was drafted in such a way that justice is being done to all the 13 Seemandhra districts

Sonia Gandhi appointed Congress campaign Committee Chairperson
Sonia Gandhi will head the party campaign committee for 2014 Lok Sabha polls

'Uttar Pradesh has to be divided', says Union Minister Jairam Ramesh
Jairam Ramesh said that Uttar Pradesh State should be divided for better administrative control

Andhra Pradesh News on March 30, 2013
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on March 30, 2013

Andhra Pradesh News on January 6, 2013
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on January 6, 2013

Success stories of women in Anantapur impress Suu Kyi
Chief Minister and Union Minister of Rural Development brief Suu Kyi on the functioning of SHGs

Nitin Gadkari's close aide Ajay Sancheti linked to coalgate scam
BJP denies any wrongdoing and said that they are ready for a probe

Jairam Ramesh grants relief to Karnataka to counter foodgrain shortage
The Rural Development Ministry has sanctioned an urgent relief package as cover for the shortage of foodgrains in certain districts of Karnataka due to a delay in the onset of the monsoon.

States not serious about social audit, says Jairam Ramesh
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has criticised state governments for failing to implement social audits of key flagship welfare schemes while assuring the Government of Manipur a string of financial support for development initiatives.

Centre-State co-operation in integrated watershed management programme must: Ramesh
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday called on the states to cooperate with the Centre on promoting the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP).

CCEA approves enhanced allocation for total sanitation campaign
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday gave the nod for more than doubling the amount for construction of individual household latrines from the existing Rs. 4,600 to nearly Rs. 10,000 and also scrapped the distinction of BPL/APL families to achieve the total sanitation target in the country in the next 10 years.

CRPF set up camps in Maoist affected villages of Jharkhand
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has set up camps in Maoist infested villages of Jharkhand to combat left wing extremism and bridge the gap between villagers and security personnel.

Good governance - still a far cry
The recent recommendation by a parliamentary panel that the government should discontinue the provision that allows it to acquire land for Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) projects was, in an unusual move, rejected by two Union Ministers, Jairam Ramesh and Anand Sharma, who said it was "regressive" and that the state cannot "abandon" its role.

Anand Sharma, Jairam reject parliament panel suggestions on land acquisition
Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma and Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has rejected the Parliamentary standing committee's suggestion to delete a clause in the Land Acquisition Bill allowing the government to acquire land for public-private-partnership (PPP) projects

Performance audit of MGNREGA will be placed in Parliament in Nov.: Jairam
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said that the performance audit of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) for all the States will be placed before Parliament in November this year.

1800 km- long road in Punjab to be upgraded, says Ramesh
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Friday that the Centre would upgrade the 1,800 km-long road in Punjab within a year under the Prime Minister's Road Scheme.

No foodgrain for MGNREGA workers now: Jairam Ramesh
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday reiterated his opposition to the food ministry's proposal for providing grain as part-payment of wages to workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

Jairam Ramesh visits Maoist affected village in Jharkhand
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has visited a village in Maoist infested Jharkhand's Latehar District to review the level of development in that region.

Mukherjee terms Cabinet reshuffle report to be media imagination
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday termed reports that four senior UPA ministers have written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi offering to step down from their posts to be media imagination, and said all leaders are doing the party work whether in government or outside it.

Narayanasamy downplays UPA leaders visit at 10, Janpath
Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Tuesday downplayed the visit by several senior leaders at Congress President Sonia Gandhi's 10, Janpath residence in the wake of reports over four UPA ministers offering to resign from their posts, and contended that it was a routine meeting.

BJP questions UPA Govt.'s leadership over Cabinet reshuffle report
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday hit out at the UPA Government over reports that four senior Cabinet ministers have written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi offering to step down from their posts, and said the main problem that the country is facing at the moment is the lack of good governance.

Vayalar Ravi dismisses Cabinet reshuffle report
Union Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi on Tuesday rubbished media reports that he along with several other senior UPA ministers has written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi willing to be relieved of their portfolios.

Ministers write to Sonia Gandhi, say they want to work for Congress Party
Several senior ministers of the Manmohan Singh-led UPA-II Cabinet have reportedly written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, saying that they would like to be relieved of their portfolios and would like to work for the party.

Performance audit of MGNREGA will be placed by end of Winter Session: Jairam
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said the performance audit of MGNREGA for all the states will be placed before Parliament by the end of Winter Session of Parliament this year.

Microsoft's Bill Gates meets Jairam Ramesh in Delhi
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is on a brief visit to India, met Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh here

1000 Kashmiri youth offered jobs under state government scheme
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, under the Centre sponsored Himayat project, offered over a thousand Kashmiri youth with appointment letters for jobs .

Rahul Gandhi assures to solve Bundelkhand woes
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today assured that the missing drought relief package allotted to Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand district would soon reach its final destination.

Bastar Roads: More Corrupt than Violent
A charming drive through the Keshkal Valley on National Highway 43 introduces a visitor to Chhattisgarh's many picturesque waterfalls and forests; traversing the state's southern part from the state capital of Raipur to Jagdalpur in Bastar.

No rift with alliance Congress party, says Trinamool leader
Trashing reports of increasing differences between ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and its key alliance partner, the Congress party, senior TMC lawmaker Sukhendu Shekhar Roy has denied the existence of any rift.

'I reviewed functioning of schemes at ground level', says Ramesh
Stating that he has begun reviewing programmes at the Panchayat level in West Bengal, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday that his ministry has implemented several schemes for the upliftment of rural sector at the ground level.

Development, not guns, the driving force in Bastar
News of the construction of a road near a settlement in rural India is always welcome. When a road connecting Bijli Village of Narayanpur District in South Chhattisgarh came up, it did more than bring accessibility: it signalled the hope of normalcy sooner than its residents expected.

Flagship programmes need proper implementation
Over the years, one has often failed to understand why opinions vary among the nation's leaders on a particular issue. Often, because of these differences national flagship programs do not benefit the people living in far-flung regions the way they are expected to.

Expenditure on rural development schemes open to CAG audit: Jairam Ramesh
Union Rural Development and Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Jairam Ramesh today said that expenditure on all the schemes of the two ministries will be open to audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) both in the Centre and the states.

Mayawati rejects Jairam's charges, writes to Manmohan Singh
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has written a letter to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and refuted the allegations of corruption in implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme in the state.

Comptroller and Auditor General to examine rural development schemes
Aiming to bring accountability and transparency in graft-ridden rural development programmes, the government has asked the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India to examine the existing welfare schemes.

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