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Maharashtra govt reviews measures for prevention of malnutrition death in tribal areas

sday held a core committee meeting to review the ongoing measures to prevent death of infant in the tribal areas. He directed health, women and child development and tribal departments to take neceSSAry precautions for preventing various diseases whcih occur during the monsoon. Additional Chief Secretary of Health Department Dr. Vijay Satbir Singh, Principal Secretary of Finance, Vandana Krishna, Tribal Department Secretary Manisha Verma, Women

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Maharashtra farmer's strike to time with 3-year anniversary of Modi govt -Abhiram Ghadyalpatil

. In Ahmednagar district, a section of farmers has decided to go on a strike from 1 June, perhaps a first of its kind protest by farmers in India. The farmers have decided to grow only what is neceSSAry for their own consumption and stop their daily supplies of farm commodities like milk, fruits, eggs and poultry, and vegetables to the markets in neighbouring cities. Shetkari Sanghatana, one of the oldest and more organised farm organisations in th

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An unequal burden -Sujatha Byravan

kes is built into the process of PA implementation, which would collapse without support. Improving energy efficiencies across various sectors and expanding the use of renewables are among the neceSSAry activities that will enable us to move along low-carbon development pathways. But we have to go well beyond that and shift to a radically different pattern of living that no longer involves GHG emissions. Upfront capital investments are crucial for

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In NTD fight, the end in sight -Soumya Swaminathan

t. In fact, proving the efficacy of new tools and methods is not enough; their effectiveness must be demonstrated in the field. Lastly, continued surveillance and epidemiologic data collection is neceSSAry to ensure that the disease continues to be under control. To eliminate leprosy, India needs to tackle the stigma associated with the disease. It leads to delays in diagnosis and treatment, which in turn result in continued transmission of infection

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India's laggard states need a bigger infrastructure push -Sachin P Mampatta and Tadit Kundu

of the Mint state infrastructure index values for 2005-06 and 2014-15 shows that little has changed in terms of rankings in this decade. Delhi continues to be the highest ranked state, while Bihar, ASSAm, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha continue to remain in the bottom five. West Bengal shows the biggest improvement during this period. Telecom infrastructure has improved for most states over the years in keeping with the rapid increase in mobile phone pe

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From plate to plough: An unfulfilled farm manifesto -Ashok Gulati & Siraj HuSSAin

-The Indian Express On agriculture, three years into the Modi government, while many steps have been taken to realise promises made in 2014, others have fallen by the wayside With the Modi government completing three years in office, it is time to assess its performance in various sectors. We focus here on agriculture. Without robust growth in agriculture, “sabka saath, sabka vikas” will remain an empty slogan. There are two ways to evaluate the Modi sarkar’s perform

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What the Data Tells Us About 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' -Anamitra Roychowdhury

to the immediate past years. It is only in 2016 (Revised Estimates) that the allocation to the scheme has been restored. This explains the ridiculous rise in MGNREGA wages by Re 1 in many states (ASSAm, Bihar, Jharkhand, UP and Uttarakhand) and the lowest ever average wage increase in the history of the scheme at 2.7% approved by the Centre in 2017-18. Please click here to read more.

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Why are millions of Indian women dropping out of work? -Soutik Biswas

om World Bank have attempted to find out why this is happening. "These are significant matters of concern. As India poises itself to increase economic growth and foster development, it is neceSSAry to ensure that its labour force becomes fully inclusive of women," says the study, authored by Luis A Andres, Basab Dasgupta, George Joseph, Vinoj Abraham and Maria Correia. So what accounts for the unprecedented and puzzling drop in women's

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Farmer suicides in India: myths versus realities -Roshan Kishore

ates had overestimated farm suicides because of the faulty assumption, it now turned out. A reconstruction of the suicide rates by economists Deepankar Basu and Kartik Misra of the University of MaSSAchusetts, Amherst, and Debarshi Das of IIT-Guwahati published last year in the Economic and Political Weekly showed that except for Maharashtra and Kerala, the ratio of suicide rates (or the suicide mortality rates, as the researchers describe the rate

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