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A Happy Class -Uma Vishnu

btraction,” she says, giving him a notebook with two three-digit numbers. As the boy uses his left hand to count, Mittal says, “When Arman got into Class 4, he was terrible at maths. I staRTEd by giving him Class 1 maths, sometimes Class 2. Now he comes and asks, ‘Ma’am, what can I solve?’.” By now, Arman has done the three-digit subtraction and Mittal triumphantly pushes the notebook our way. “See, ek dum

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MP Raju Shetti, Maharashtra's foremost farmer leader and president of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana, interviewed by Ajaz Ashraf (Newsclick.in)

ticides or fertilisers. That was indeed organic farming. But it is also true that India’s agricultural yield and productivity was very low then. Our population was around 50 crores. Yet, we impoRTEd rice, wheat, pulses, etc to tide over food scarcity. It was to achieve self-reliance in food grain production that we opted for the Green Revolution. Our population today is around 136 crores. Where will you get food grains for them through zero b

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Explained: Why Centre's RepoRTEd Finances in the Economic Survey and Budget Differ -Suyash Tiwari

-TheWire.in/ PRS blog The Union Budget replicates revised estimates repoRTEd in the interim Budget, not the updated figures for 2018-19 from the Controller General of Accounts. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget for the financial year 2019-20 in parliament on July 5, 2019. In the 2019-20 budget, the government presented the estimates of its expenditure and receipts for the year 2019-20. The Budget also gave an accou

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CSOs are unhappy with the way the Economic Survey 2018-19 & the Union Budget 2019-20 dealt with MGNREGA

of large scale exclusions and chaos on the ground as a result of Aadhaar linking. The analysis of NREGA’s performance in the Economic Survey seems politically motivated. Facts have been distoRTEd to imply that no effort was made to improve the delivery of the programme before 2015 and that all technological innovations introduced in NREGA by the NDA government have been successful. There is no acknowledgment of the growing disinterest of NREG

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88 manual scavenging deaths in 3 years -Damini Nath

be higher as many States do not report incidents The number of deaths of sanitation workers while cleaning septic tanks and sewers has risen, despite a ban on manual scavenging, with 620 cases repoRTEd since 1993, of which 88 occurred in the past three years, according to the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry. To a question by MPs Asaduddin Owaisi and Syed Imtiaz Jaleel on Tuesday, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister of State Ramdas Athaw

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Campaign on dropout students in Rajasthan focuses on right to education -Mohammad Iqbal

there is one dropout student," Mr. Jain said. These figures were different from those of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, whose survey has adopted the criterion of children being out of school and repoRTEd the number at 12 lakh children.? Mr. Jain said the Authority was devising a tracking system to monitor the progress of students after their re-admission in schools. The Authority would also coordinate with the Education Department and the State Co

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Born in 1943, Assam man carries 'foreigner' tag

e or the other. Will they compensate for the harassment and mental torture I went through after receiving the ‘foreigner’ notice?” Mr. Bagchi told The Hindu from Silchar, the headquaRTErs of the Cachar district about 310 km south of Guwahati. Please click here to read more.

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Only 12% of schools RTE compliant: Whither 6% budgetary allocation for education? -Ambarish Rai

-TheWire.in Despite Indian state’s commitment of 6% GDP on education, the Finance Minister completely ignored right to education for children and strengthening implementation of RTE Act which makes education a fundamental right in her budget speech. The Right to Education (RTE) Forum, which is a collective of different stakeholders in education, condemns this neglect of a legal entitlement, which

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How WhatsApp messages from Bhutan are saving lives in Assam -Shailendra Yashwant

officials in New Delhi, the capital of India. They would, in turn, inform officials in Guwahati, the capital of the Indian state of Assam, who would pass the warnings on to Kokrajhar district headquaRTErs. In the final stage, these messages would be relayed from there to villages along the India-Bhutan border. In most cases, this circuitous channel would take too long, with information either critically delayed or unclear and of little use to most

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Budget 2019: A pro-farmer slant but just a field of dreams -Sayantan Bera

ay and, subsequently, it was mowed down by a tractor. It was not an easy choice for a farmer to destroy the fruits of his labour, but it was a wise strategy. As wholesale prices dipped to barely a quaRTEr of a rupee per kg of tomato, Sangwan decided to forego his harvest—to save on labour costs and then transporting it to the nearest wholesale market. In one season, Sangwan lost over ?1 lakh. But did Friday’s budget bring any relief to

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