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Shri Nitin Gandkari Addresses the National Water Symposium Organised by Shiv Nadar University

a, Chairperson ICRIER; Dr Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University; Dr Tushaar Shah, Senior Fellow, International Water Management Institute; Pramathash Ambastha, CEO, Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation; Dr. Amarjit Singh, Former Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India and Shri K C Naik, Chairman, CGWB. The conference encouraged discussion around key areas of India’s water crisis including: - * How t

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Monthly income per farm household grew between NSSO & NABARD surveys, but so has the level of outstanding loans

AH and NAH is lower than their monthly income. • 51 percent of the total consumption expense is reported to have been made on food items and remaining 49 percent on the non-food items. • Livelihood shocks faced by households at least once over the last 10 years include crop failure due to natural calamities (reported by 54 percent AH), yield loss due to pests and insect’s infestation (reported by 28 percent AH), and sudden fall in c

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In 4 years, farmers' income has increased by just Rs 2,505 per month: NABARD report -Jitendra

uld actually be lesser if food inflation is included. Launched in 2016-17, NAFIS is a national level survey that offers a comprehensive overview of the rural population in terms of their status of Livelihoods and level of financial inclusion. It was conducted in more than 40,000 households from 245 districts in 29 states. While cultivation is still a major source of income (35 per cent), followed by daily wage labourer (34 per cent), livestock r

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How the other half lives in Delhi: 4 stories of poverty, crushed dreams -Manoj Sharma

-Hindustan Times Most of the city’s poor are migrants — they constitute about 33% of the population of Delhi — who come to the city attracted by the promise of a secure Livelihood and better life. But their hopes and dreams are, more often than not, belied. A peek into how they get by New Delhi: Last month, Delhi, the second wealthiest city in the country — with a total wealth of $450 billion according to the World Weal

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Amarjeet Sinha, Rural development secretary, interviewed by Sayantan Bera and Elizabeth Roche (

in the NSSO (National Sample Survey Office) data—how about half of manufacturing and one third of services is now part of the rural economy. Second, in a very silent way, the diversification of Livelihoods through the women’s self-help groups (SHGs), something which happened in a very significant way in southern Indian states and contributed very significantly to decline in poverty in those states. Women’s SHGs getting into retail, g

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Rohini Nilekani dreams of making invisible water visible

the Himalayas and the Western and Eastern Ghats have used springs, nature’s way of bringing groundwater to the surface, since time immemorial. Being near a water source can determine lives, Livelihoods and prosperity. While all water is eventually connected, groundwater, unlike surface water, is nearly ubiquitous. It is replenishable, it is almost free and it can be pulled out as needed, without spending on overground storage systems. This m

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Telangana's Rythu Bandhu Insurance Scheme Excludes Large Sections Of Farmers

mulu. The farmers from this village are claiming that their lands have been under the possession of their ancestors for the last 200 years and agriculture in those lands has been their main source of Livelihood. These farmers are demanding the government to recognize them as farmers by providing them with land documents so that they can avail the benefits of the farming schemes. Please click here to read more.

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Assam list is against humanity -Faizan Mustafa

n independent Bangladesh in 1971. The artificial and foolish Partition created more problems on the eastern side where the border was extremely porous and migration had more to do with the earning of Livelihood rather than conscious opting of one citizenship in preference of another. Please click here to read more.

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How economic inequality impacts caste politics -Pramit Bhattacharya

y, which provides the first-of-its-kind estimates of economic inequality among sub-castes or jatis in rural Bihar, is based on a sample dominated by SCs and OBCs who participated in a state-run rural Livelihoods project called JEEViKA. Therefore, the estimates of intra-group inequality are likely to be more precise for SCs and OBCs than for other caste groups. And among these groups, there is large variation within sub-castes, the study shows. A

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Delhi government to identify all street vendors, create database

tives of the NGOs working for street vendors, community-based organisations and resident welfare associations nominated by the government. TVCs have been formed under Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act 2014, which seeks to provide social security and Livelihood rights to street vendors. Though Delhi is estimated to have close to 4.5 lakh street vendors, only

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