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Bt brinjal: Where do we stand? -Rohit Parakh

Bt brinjal it has finally made its way out to farm (atleast 1 known farm so far) and plates. Different state governments across political spectrum in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh all in different degrees rejected Bt brinjal as well. Please click here to read more.

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Judging a victory -Amartya Sen

sh? Should there have been an alliance between the Aam Aadmi Party and Congress in Delhi, or between the Congress and Prakash Ambedkar’s party in Maharashtra? Should the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar, which did make alliances, have gone a step further in not denying room for the youthful national leader, Kanhaiya Kumar, in Begusarai, without worrying about Kumar being a potential rival to the leadership of the 29-year-old RJD leader, Tejashwi Ya

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Indians Tend Not To Vote For Development: Study -Benita Chacko

uo;s rural roads project; PMGSY) to the results of state and central elections between 1998 and 2017. A flagship programme of the earlier Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, PMGSY was launched in 2000. By 2018, the programme had resulted in more than 5,50,000 km of roads being laid across rural India at a cost of Rs 28 million crore ($40 billion). Please click here to read more.

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NDA trounces agrarian crisis to win rural areas -Jitendra

g pattern of rural voters this time looks very odd. They have chosen the very leaders who have not lived up to their poll promises. Maharashtra’s Marathwada region, North Karnataka, Gujarat, Bihar and Jharkhand are reeling under extreme drought. But this drought has not become a poll issue. The current trends of winning show rural voters have not bothered about the crisis they are facing in this election. There are record sugarcane dues o

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Bihar, U.P. & West Bengal are worst affected by arsenic contamination in groundwater, says recent report

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD & GR) in its latest report has identified arsenic hotspots across the country, most notably in the states of Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Please consult chart-3 to get an idea about the geographical spread of arsenic hotspots in India. On the basis of arsenic concentration in the range 0.01-0.05 mg per li

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Women voters outnumber men in 13 states and union territories

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Women voters outstripped men in as many as 13 states and Union territories in the Lok Sabha polls which concluded on Sunday. The new entrants to this club are Bihar and Uttarakhand, the only states in the north to figure on this list. In 2014, 10 states and UTs had seen more women than men voting, but within the then undivided state of Andhra Pradesh, the part that now remains Andhra had also recorded a larger nu

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Fund crunch, land cost may slow down highway projects -Dipak K Dash

may actually be taken up during the current financial year. The situation is so grim that in Jharkhand, J&K, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Goa, NHAI does not plan to take up any stretch this year. In Bihar, work for only 4km will be taken up, with 70km planned in Telangana and 76km in Kerala. Kerala was the first state to flag how only 76km out of the identified 966km was put in the top priority list, which snowballed into a political controversy, for

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The anatomy of a marginalised region -Shahana Munazir

-The Hindu With a high percentage of Muslims, Bihar’s Seemanchal region frames issues of representation and welfare In the ongoing general election, Seemanchal, a historically neglected and yet socially and politically significant region in Bihar, has once again registered a high voting percentage. Comprising four districts — Purnea, Katihar, Kishanganj and Araria — Seemanchal has

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How Poshan Kheti Is Helping Enhance Diet Diversity And Incomes In Rural Bihar

shan Kheti, by JEEViKA, Sushma Devi found that food produced in the family farm and kitchen garden was the perfect solution to feed her family sufficiently. Sushma Devi, a small farmer in Purnea, Bihar, was not able to provide diverse foods to her family of six members - comprising her husband, in-laws and children. Each of them has different dietary needs and choices, and it was impossible to adequately cater to their needs, keeping in mind acces

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Rural Bihar prefer healthcare, infrastructure over cash transfer: World Bank -Asit Ranjan Mishra

it came at the expense of spending to improve public health and nutrition * The number grew to 35% if the cash came at the expense of improving roads New Delhi: A timely survey conducted in rural Bihar by a World Bank economist and two professors from the Georgetown University to gauge the response of poor people on the raging debate over a minimum income support scheme showed that the poor preferred better public healthcare and road services over

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