Search Result

Total Matching Records found : 9096

A missed opportunity for game-changing reforms in agriculture -Sukhpal Singh

set up Common Facility Centres (CFCs) in 100 new clusters for 50,000 artisans under SFURTI, and 80 Livelihood Business Incubators (LBIs) and 20 Technology Business Incubators for creating 75,000 agro-rural entrepreneurs under ASPIRE. These are welcome moves. But, the small ruminants have been ignored as is much of agriculture. There are no schemes for them in the Budget. It is a missed opportunity, that too, in a drought year. A major announceme

More »

90% funds for 1 party, Manmohan Singh seeks debate on state funding of elections

Left parties to continue their struggle for the people. “The Left sentiment and the Left impulse in India should consolidate” to work for the mass of migrants shifting from agriculture in rural India to construction in an urbanising milieu, those who will be declared stateless after the NRC process is over, Dalits and the victims of climate change whom he described as “climate refugees”. Please click here to read more.

More »

Migrants aren't streaming into cities, and what this means for urban India -Gregory Randolph and Sahil Gandhi

minister Nirmala Sitharaman during last week’s budget speech, even as she — confusingly — called urbanization an “opportunity rather than a challenge.” A call to stop rural-urban migration should alarm, but not surprise us. The FM’s statement is grounded in three powerful myths that have persisted for decades in India and continue to cloud the vision of our policymakers and politicians. These myths must be debunk

More »

Six reasons why the Economic Survey's presentation of MGNREGA is misleading -Rajendran Narayanan & Rakshita Swamy

presents an unbalanced view of the technical interventions in MGNREGA A chapter in the recent Economic Survey on the “transformational” impact of Aadhaar on the Mahatma Gandhi National rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) merits scrutiny. It presents a skewed and unbalanced view of the programme’s technical interventions instead of taking a comprehensive view of the implementation. The Survey draws heavily from the Indian Scho

More »

Five-year Yoga Day bill: Rs 114 crore -Vishal Narayan

ed priorities. For instance, under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan of the human resource development ministry, the IIT faculty and its research scholars are funded to devise eco-friendly technologies for rural problems. The need for the mission arose to address the urban-rural iniquity. But if funding is any indication of importance, the money allocated to the scheme presents a less than flattering picture. For

More »

From Plate to Plough: A win-win deal -Ashok Gulati

inister (FM) said: “At the centre of everything that we do, we keep gaon, garib aur kisan in mind.” Here then is a small mantra for her to transform the lives of the kisan and the poor in rural areas. Just streamline the food and fertiliser subsidies by converting them to direct cash transfers to identified beneficiaries. This can be done through the JAM trinity (Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile). Such a measure would not only empower the poor

More »

Eggs in Mid-Day Meals, Anganwadis Will Ensure Nutrition -- and Gender Parity -Kanika Sharma

on within households Household division of nutritious food continues to be gender-biased in India. There is consistent evidence that most girls and women eat last and least. A qualitative study in rural north Bihar found that boys and men of a household were always the first ones to eat, were more likely to get larger portions of foods like pulses, eggs and meats, and sweets, and were more likely to have their own separate plates. On the other h

More »

Underfunding, misleading claims: The story of MGNREGA in New India -Debmalya Nandy

er keen on providing dignified wages nor allocating adequate funds for the scheme The Union Budget for 2019-20 ignored issues of social security and employment and did not show any intent to boost rural India. The Budget tabled by Nirmala Sitharaman on July 5, 2019 was a disappointment for 13 crore rural households dependent on the Mahatma Gandhi National rural More »

PDS contributes to food security, research finds

-The Times of India Salem: Salem Periyar University and University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, have jointly conducted a research on the public distribution system (PDS) in selected rural areas of Salem district since 2017. At the end of two-year research, the team has found that the PDS has great support among its users in rural areas and contributed positively to food security Vice-chancel

More »

Video Archives


share on Facebook

Read Later