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26 child labourers rescued from Parle G biscuit factory in Raipur

ceived information that a large number of children were working in Amasivni area in Raipur. Most of the rescued children are in the age group of 12-16 years and belong to adhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, odisha and Bihar. According to the statements given by the children, they worked from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and received only Rs 5,000- 7,000 per month as wages. "It is very disheartening to see that a brand like Parle-G which is a household name in

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Updated farm policy by odisha government in making

-The New Indian Express The draft on odisha's new farming policy is being worked out through consultation with experts, universities, civil society and farmers’ groups. BHUBANESWAR: With farmers’ issues taking political centre stage and doubling farmers income being the prime agenda, the State Government has initiated steps to bring out an updated and dynamic agricultural policy keeping in tune with the changing conditions of agric

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Small Farmers' Suicide in odisha -BB Mohanty & Papesh K Lenka

-Economic and Political Weekly The changes in odisha’s agriculture made paddy production a losing proposition, especially for the small farmers who leased in land. Substantial decline in farm income caused by exploitative land lease arrangements, denial of access to a regulated market, crop failures, increased cost of cultivation, and indebtedness pushed these farmers into severe economic hardship and an inhospitable social environment, whi

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'Non-ODF areas 13 times more prone to ground water pollution' -Dipak K Dash

at nearly 36%. The study, which was released on World Environment Day, is based on an assessment of 725 samples collected from 12 ODF and another 12 non-ODF villages across West Bengal, Bihar and odisha during December-January. “The study was done in states where some villages have still not become ODF so that comparative analysis can be done. There cannot be any comparison in a state where all rural areas have got the ODF tag,” said a

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After persistent refusals, odisha discusses Ayushman Bharat with Centre -Sampad Patnaik

-The Indian Express Tuesday’s discussion took place between Ayushman Bharat CEO Indu Bhushan and odisha Health minister Naba Das. State health secretary Pramod Meherda was also present. Bhubaneswar: The odisha government on Tuesday held its first round of talks with the Centre to explore the feasibility of implementing the Ayushman Bharat Yojana in the state. Advertising Such a meeting is

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Hundreds of Dalits stranded in Puri community shelters a month after Cyclone Fani -Satya Sundar Barik

a 35-year-old woman in the nondescript village of Sainsa Sasana, had little choice when her four-member family rushed to take refuge in a roadside shop as cyclone Fani menacingly hurtled towards the odisha coast on May 3. A month later, Ms. Das’ family cannot just think of moving out of the 10 sq. ft. one-room shop because the place where her home existed before is now a vacant area. Creating a liveable shelter appears to be distant dream fo

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Upper castes get big chunk of ministerial berths

ains a prominent OBC face in the cabinet, besides Modi himself. Of the 58 MPs sworn in as ministers on Thursday, six belonged to the Scheduled Castes and four to the Scheduled Tribes, mostly from odisha and Jharkhand. Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal and BJP’s Hardeep Puri were the two Sikhs while Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was the lone Muslim to take oath. Please click here to read more.

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Multipurpose Cyclone Shelters and Caste Discrimination -Sudhir Pattnaik

-Economic and Political Weekly Dalits, who tried to seek shelter from the approaching Cyclone Fani in odisha, faced humiliation and discrimination. While they were prevented from seeking protection during earlier natural disasters too, this time, young Dalits have been vocal about the injustice. Please click here to read more.

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Sunaina Rawat and the dilemma of Bharat -Richard Mahapatra

Narendra Modi arguably made his first mention of the word “poverty” during the current poll campaign. And in a huge symbolic gesture, he made this mention in a public rally in Sonepur in odisha, one of India’s poorest districts. Please click here to read more.

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As days go by, the impact of Cyclone Fani appears more severe

Initial media reports suggest how timely interventions by various official agencies in odisha prevented loss of human lives when Cyclone Fani hit that state on 3rd May. However, it is essential to also take into account recent official reports by different agencies, which indicate that the impact of the cyclone has been quite severe. A situation assessment report on the impact of Fani cyclone dated 15th May, 2019, which was released by the Sta

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