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MSP was not 1.5 times the cost of production for most kharif crops during the last 6 agricultural years

cost (also called comprehensive cost). ‘A2’ cost of production includes all expenses paid by farmers in cash or kind in production of crops like seed, fertiliser, manure, chemicals, hired Human, bullock and machine labour, irrigation expenses, maintenance cost, etc. It also includes imputed cost of own seed, manure, bullock and machine labour, rent paid for leased-in land, depreciation of assets and interest on working capital. However, 'C

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Why Adam Smith favoured public education -Alex M Thomas

dividual in the Wealth of Nations is embedded, as it were, in the society Smith described in The Theory of Moral Sentiments, which is characterised by good moral sentiments: “All the members of Human society stand in need of each other’s assistance, and are likewise exposed to mutual injuries. Where the necessary assistance is reciprocally afforded from love, from gratitude, from friendship, and esteem, the society flourishes and is happy.

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Stand by those jailed for activism: Amartya Sen

or Amartya Sen told reporters here on Monday. “There is growing intolerance compared to the past. Many activists are now jailed as Maoist sympathisers…it is extraordinary violation of Human rights. Even Naseeruddin Shah is targeted. “We should stand by those who are targeted and ostracised. Or, we not only lose the quality of sympathy but also our analytical ability to distinguish between what is important and what is not,&rdq

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West Bengal tribals battling food scarcity: study -Suvojit Bagchi

-The Hindu Communities are ‘far behind’ in terms of Human development, says survey of 1,000 households by Professor Amartya Sen’s institute Two months after the West Bengal government denied any food scarcity as a possible cause of death of seven persons from a tribal community, a survey report has identified “food scarcity in varying degrees” in about 31% of tribal households in West Bengal. The study titled &

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The Human Cost of Delhi's Quick-Fix Pollution Control Measures -Akhil Kumar Thousands of workers, mostly migrants, have been going hungry because of what they call "environmental injustice." New Delhi: Outside a small room in Wazirpur industrial area, Kameshwar Paswan, dressed in a white vest and red ‘gamcha’ is on the phone. His face is tense as he listens. “Don’t worry, I’ll arrange for it soon,” he says, and hangs up. He had stepped out to take a call from his son in Ara, Bihar. “He needs to buy

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Farm crisis deepens in Karnataka, 156 talukas declared drought-hit -Sharan Poovanna

declaration comes months after several districts of the state were hit by floods and landslides, wiping out thousands of acres of agricultural and rich coffee growing land, and claimed more than 100 Human lives, besides several animals. The Karnataka state natural disaster monitoring centre on Wednesday said the dry spell continued unabated during the northeast monsoon (1 October to 26 December) and the state recorded 49% deficit in rainfall. Nort

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Govt denies kids cash for school -Basant Kumar Mohanty

er the 2 per cent cess was never transferred to the Prarambhik Shiksha Kosh (PSK), the dedicated corpus for the purpose that is maintained by the department of school education and literacy under the Human resource development (HRD) ministry. Nor does the pending amount seem likely to come to the Kosh, going by the stand the finance ministry’s department of economic affairs (DEA) recently took when the HRD ministry sought the outstanding fund

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Why research scholars across universities are protesting -Manash Pratim Gohain

e a struggle for survival,” he added. In the last 20 years the research fellowship has been revised four times. However, the last revision, a hike of 56% was in 2014 under the then minister for Human resource development, Smriti Irani. Since October 2014 there has been no announcement on the increase in fellowship which is the major cause of this agitation, said Manoj Chahal, a research scholar at IIT-Kanpur. The protesters since September 20

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65-day, 10,000-km yatra to end sexual violence -Pranay Prakash

of sexual assault. While everyone who spoke at the event have revealed their names, The Hindu protects their identity. Among those present were a sexual assault survivor from Rajasthan, a survivor of Human trafficking from Maharashtra, another survivor who was sexually abused by the police hailing from the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border, and a tribal woman from the Mandsaur region in Madhya Pradesh, who was forced into the flesh trade when she was

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