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Women farmers focus of Rajasthan govt's new subsidy scheme -Rakesh Goswami

subsidies to farmers will prefer women for benefits for gender mainstreaming in agriculture, said officials Jaipur: The Rajasthan government will focus on women farmers in a new subsidy scheme for Livelihood improvement, said officials. The scheme launched to give more subsidies to farmers will prefer women for benefits for gender mainstreaming in agriculture, the officials added. The scheme will be run by the water resources department (WRD)

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Farmers' Movements call for protests across the country on October 24, 2019 against RCEP Free Trade Agreement

CEP will permanently bring down import duties on most agricultural commodities to zero. * Many countries are looking to dump their agricultural produce in India - sectors like dairy, which support Livelihoods of millions of our marginal farmers, especially women, are under grave threat. Similar is the case with plantation products. * Seed companies will get more powers to protect their Intellectual Property Rights, and farmers would be criminali

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Homeless in city of birth: 3 out of 5 Indians without roof not migrants -Pheroze L Vincent

For Eytham’s Respect (Offer) surveyed 4,382 homeless people in 15 cities across five states. Of the 40 per cent among the homeless that were migrants, 78.9 per cent had migrated in search of Livelihood, followed by 13.7 per cent who did so because of family conflict. That 60 per cent of the homeless were natives of their city indicated an “inter-generation cycle of urban poverty and homelessness” of populations that face a &ldq

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Mega challenges of rural-urban migration -Santosh Mehrotra

d pollution. A new urban vision is needed India’s demographic dividend cannot be realised if young entrants to the labour force as well as potential migrants from agriculture do not gain new Livelihoods. Hastening of the structural transformation brings with it three mega-challenges for policy-makers: employment of migrants; growing urbanisation; and ensuring better education and vocational training for increasing labour force entrants. India

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RCEP deal would hurt dairy sector heavily, says SJM

-The Hindu Business Line Import of cheaper milk and milk products would adversely hit the Livelihood of 50 million milk producers India should resist the pressure from Australia and New Zealand to include dairy sector in Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact because import of cheaper milk and milk products would adversely hit the Livelihood of 50 million milk producers in the count

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From droughts to floods: India's tryst with climate extremes -Aarti Kelkar Khambete

stions contemplated at the Water Talk Series organised by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai,  on ‘The Discourse of Flood and Drought in India – The Question of Life, Livelihood and Environment’ . Human interventions, faulty developmental models exacerbate impact of floods Floods and droughts are inevitable, says Himanshu Thakkar from South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP), but can turn into

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Noted Gandhian economist Dr Sudarshan Iyengar interviewed by Rutam Vora (The Hindu Business Line)

all farmer goes for cotton. And if the crop fails, suicide is the only option left. Gandhi knew this, which is why he spoke of self-reliance. More than doubling the farmers' income, securing farmers' Livelihood and his granaries is more important. By doubling his cash income, you are not going to help him. Because agri prices and industrial prices have an inverse relationship. The terms of trade are always weighted against the agriculture. In this cas

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Under farm scheme, Odisha spent Rs 170 crore on over 3 Lakh ineligible beneficiaries

ccused the state government of hastily implementing the KALIA scheme with an eye on elections. New Delhi: The Odisha government has found that it provided the benefit of its Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme to 3.41 lakh ineligible beneficiaries, The Hindu reported on Wednesday. This has led to the state exchequer spending Rs 170 crore more than it needed to on the scheme. Prior to the assembly and Lok Sabh

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The multitudes dispossessed by the 'Gujarat model' -Aseem Shrivastava & Aryaman Jain

ile lands saline. With some 10,000 hectares of agricultural land having been destroyed, the farmers of the area are devastated. Just in Bharuch, a fishing community of around 30,000 has lost its Livelihood. The estuary’s once-thriving population of the coveted Hilsa fish is in danger due to the ingress. In response, the Gujarat government has built a barrage which, paradoxically will only end up destroying the breeding grounds of the

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Centre may promote Farmer Producer Organisations, but will they address agrarian distress? -Richa Govil

tly, India has thousands of different types of FPOs, including co-operatives, farmer societies and farmer producer companies, which focus on various sectoral activities such as cultivation, dairying, Livelihoods related to non-timber forest produce (NTFP), fisheries, and so on. To this, the government is keen to add another 10,000 in the next five years. The idea of FPOs is appealing because it is predicated on the belief that if hundreds of small

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