Ministry of Rural Development (India)
The Ministry of Rural Development, a branch of the Government of India, is entrusted with the task of accelerating the socio-economic development of rural India. Its focus is on health, education, drinking water, housing and roads.
On 12 July 2011, the Ministry was given over to Jairam Ramesh, an IIT-B graduate. On 13 July 2011 the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation was separated from the Ministry of Rural Development and named the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitaton. Jairam Ramesh himself assumed additional charge of the Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
See also 
- "Who is Jairam Ramesh", Utube (Video 3:29: NDTV), 2011-07-13, retrieved 2011-08-08
- "Ministry of Rural Development - About". New Delhi: Govt of India. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation - Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission, New Delhi: Govt of India, retrieved 2011-08-08
- National Rural Employment Guarantee Act website
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