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Gift-a-cow drive in Kerala -KM Rakesh

and landslides. The hill district of Wayanad, which recorded the death of 223 cows during the calamity, has come up with the Donate a Cow programme, under which the administration will rebuild the Livelihoods of those affected. “Eight cows have been donated so far, 10 more are waiting to be handed over and many more are on the list,” Harsha V.S., the dairy extension officer who is in charge of the programme, told The Telegraph on Thu

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Brick-and-mortar chemists on strike today

arise online sale of medicines. The All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) has claimed that online sales would raise the risk of drug abuse and drug interactions and threaten the Livelihood of its own members and declared a 24-hour strike starting Thursday midnight. A senior AIOCD official said all pharmacies attached to nursing homes and hospitals would continue to function in public interest and to cater to emergency requirem

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Primary lessons in citizenship -Anup Sinha

ives in, think, discover new facts, and create new objects of use. It also helps one in making informed decisions and choices. Education is useful to an individual in seeking employment or pursuing a Livelihood. Education is apparently about acquiring knowledge, skills and some sensibilities. It is also about social control and shaping an individual’s mind to be in conformity with prevalent social norms and mores. There is a fundamental contradi

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Forest Rights Of Adivasis: Their Struggle For Land Continues -Sandeep Sahu

-Outlook Cases of arrest of Adivasis collecting forest produce for their Livelihood abound in the area and they lived in constant fear of being dispossessed of their land. Now with the FRA’s legal force on their side, their struggle for their land continues. Ten years after he first filed his claim under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), Tentulipadar forest rights committee president Jama Majhi is still waiting for a paper declaring his right

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To put Kerala back on its feet -Bina Agarwal

-The Indian Express After the floods, women’s group farms hold the key to reviving rural Livelihoods. During last year’s Onam festival, women cultivating bananas in their group farms in Thrissur district — one of the worst affected by Kerala’s floods — would have reaped a substantial profit, and used it for investments, home needs, or gifts for their families. This year their fields lie in ruin. If Kerala has to t

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Madhav Gadgil, noted ecologist, interviewed by Nidheesh MK (Livemint.com)

d environment. How does a democratic society go about resolving this trade-off? What should be the metric that should be employed? Metric can be developed and worked at. Firstly, the statistics on Livelihoods and how they are dependent on various resources, including natural resources—that has to be carefully collected. One ends up only making vague estimates because there isn’t enough very sound statistics made readily available. Unfor

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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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