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Mothers, kid compete to swallow boiled eggs in odisha

anized this ‘egg relay competition’ to promote intake of nutritious food. BHUBANESWAR: When there is a lot of taboo around consumption of egg and chicken products among women in remote odisha villages, mothers competing with their kids in swallowing boiled eggs in Angul district is surely an unusual sight. But Angul Pusti Adhikar Abhiyan (APAA), a community level forum promoting intake of nutritious food, could not have thought of a

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Maharashtra gets just 4% of all Mudra loans but generates most new jobs -Aanchal Magazine

among the top five states in terms of loans disbursed. It could garner just 4% share in the total loans but generated the maximum additional jobs of 15%. Just five states, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, odisha, Bihar and West Bengal, account for about 70% of total loans disbursed — by value — under the Mudra scheme during April 2015 to December 2017, according to the Draft Report of Mudra Survey. Four of these, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, More »

Improvement in water management index not enough, says report -Ditsa Bhattacharya

his improvement, 16 states still score less than 50 points on the index (out of 100) and fall in the low-performing category. The low-performing states, which include Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, odisha, Delhi, Rajasthan, Nagaland and Meghalaya, collectively account for around 48% of the population, 40% of the agricultural produce, and 35% of economic output of India. Please click here to read more.

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2.66 lakh beneficiaries of farmer assistance scheme KALIA found ineligible: odisha minister -Sampad Patnaik

-The Indian Express The government will take a call on the process to retrieve the money from the ineligible beneficiaries after August 31, when the scrutiny is complete. Bhubaneswar: The odisha government has found that 2.66 lakh recipients of assistance under its Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme are not eligible for the benefit, Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo said on Thursday. The government will

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The most stressed district courts in India -Sriharsha Devulapalli, Riday Chokshi and Vishnu Padmanabhan Bihar, UP and odisha account for the bulk of highly-stressed district courts, shows an analysis based on parameters including pendency rate, infra deficit It is often said that in court cases in India, the process itself is the punishment. However, how torturous and long-drawn this process can be varies dramatically across the courts of the country, a Mint analysis of district-wise court data suggests. The analysis shows that

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Data on AES related deaths in Bihar during May-June this year is fraught with confusion

s reported during the same period, 62 deaths occurred in that state (viz. 4.04 percent). Out of the total 3,365 AES cases that have been reported in the country till June this year, most were from odisha (611), followed by Bihar (525), Uttar Pradesh (482), Tamil Nadu (329) and Jharkhand (305). Please check table-2. Table 2: State-wise number of AES and JE Cases and Deaths during 2013-2019 (till 30th June) Source: National Vector Borne Dise

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RTI amendment: Usurping powers from Legislature and States -M Sridhar Acharyulu

o defeated the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) in recent elections with substantive majority — the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the YSR Congress Party (Andhra Pradesh) and the Biju Janata Dal (odisha) — initially opposed the Bill in Lok Sabha, but added their strength to the NDA in Rajya Sabha, resulting in its smooth passage. Please click here to read more.

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A reality check indicates that MSP set for 2019-20's kharif crops is not 1.5 times the 'C2' cost of production

West Bengal: New schemes to provide Rs 2 lakh compensation for farmers' deaths, says Mamata Banerjee,, 31 December, 2018, please click here to access  Going Beyond Loan Waivers, odisha Announces Farm Scheme Worth Rs 10,000 Crore,, 22 December, 2018, please click here to access  Farmers' Body Announces Nationwide Stir Against Modi Govt's MSP 'Betrayal' -Neha Mehrotra,, 15 July, 2018, please click her

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Augmenting Agrarian Livelihoods in the Time of Crisis: A Baseline for KALIA -Sarthak Gaurav

-odisha Economy Discussion Series-2, April 2019, Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar Purpose – The recently launched KALIA scheme of the Government of odisha is a massive direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme aimed at improving the condition of around three million farm households along with that of landless cultivators, sharecroppers, agricultural labourers, and vuln

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Centre measuring how we spend our time -Isha Jain

t will cater to data on time spent on household work, volunteering, among other activities. A pilot TUS was first carried out in 1998-99 across six states — Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, odisha, Kerala and Meghalaya. It is for the first time the exercise is being carried out across all states. Please click here to read more.

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