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Breaking wheat-paddy cycle a must to save groundwater: CSSRI study -Neeraj Mohan

-Hindustan Times Flood-based irrigation in Haryana, Punjab a threat to groundwater which is depleting over 3 feet every year Chandigarh: Breaking the traditional wheat-paddy cycle is the need of the hour to preserve groundwater for the future generations, reveals a research conducted by scientists of the Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), Karnal (Haryana). Asserting that the rice crop alone consumes about 50% of the total irrigation water, the researchers have suggested radical...

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When a filmmaker walks the mile with migrants, from Delhi to Bihar -Dipanita Nath

-The Indian Express National Award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri travels 1,232 km with a group of labourers, as he tells the story of the good, the bad and the unexpected Over phone, Delhi-based filmmaker Vinod Kapri sounds tired. It is the only sign of the journey of more than 1,232 km that he has made during the pandemic. Kapri accompanied a group of seven construction labourers from Delhi to Bihar to understand, first...

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National infant mortality rate at 32, Madhya Pradesh worst performer -Deeptiman Tiwary

-The Indian Express According to the data released by the Registrar General of India, the national birth rate in 2018 stood at 20, and death and infant mortality rates stood at 6.2 and 32, respectively. Madhya Pradesh has the worst infant mortality rate in the country while Nagaland has the best. Chhattisgarh has the highest death rate, while Delhi has the lowest. Bihar continues to remain at the top of list in...

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Telangana sees reverse flow of migrant workers from Bihar -KV Kurmanath

-The Hindu Business Line Hiring labourers from Bihar for paddy milling work Hyderabad: Even as thousands of migrant labourers are home-bound in the special Shramik trains, about 350 labourers from Bihar have arrived at Lingampally Railway Station here. They are here to work at rice mills in the State. They are being sent to rice mills in six districts. “We are expecting about 5-6,000 of them in the next 3-4 days,” Narender, President...

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Vinod Kapri, an award winning film-maker, interviewed by Salik Ahmad (Outlook India)

-Outlook India Vinod Kapri, an award winning film-maker, spoke to Outlook about the arduous journey of the migrants, the highs and lows of it, and what gave him the impulse to pursue their story. Vinod Kapri is a film-maker who travelled with seven migrant labourers from Ghaziabad to Saharsa, Bihar for seven days and seven nights. The former journalist is also the writer and director of award-winning 2018 film Pihu. He spoke...

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