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Odisha to spend Rs 100 crore for expansion of millets mission

nister also said the fund would be scaled up in future. “The state government will procure millets to provide remunerative price to the farmers growing millets and to improve the nutritional security,” Patnaik told reporters after holding a meeting here on Odisha Millets Mission. Please click here to read more.

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'Well-designed integrated farming system can help double farmers' income by 2022' -Sobhapati Samom

al scientist of ICAR, New Delhi. “It will also increase productivity by 2-3 times, create additional employment, save 40-60 per cent resources and will ensure 100 per cent household nutritional security,” adds Behera. Premjit recommended beekeeping as one of key components of IFS. “If we neglect bees, the pollinators, we cannot get the desired yield. So beekeeping should be one of the components for cross-pollinated crops such as

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Treat labour in construction work as formal sector, says Supreme Court -Amit Anand Choudhary

re laws and provide benefits like paid maternity leave, provident fund and minimum wage. The court directed the Centre to frame a scheme to ensure workers receive proper education, health, social security, old age, disability pension and other benefits necessary to live a dignified life. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta expressed concern over the Centre and states not addressing the plight of construction workers despite Parl

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Aadhaar frailties

from economically disadvantaged sections, with a fait accompli on Aadhaar. It sends out the unfortunate message — even if such was not the Court’s intention — that considerations of security of personal data are not uppermost in the minds of welfare scheme beneficiaries in the way that they are for the relatively privileged who challenge Aadhaar on grounds of privacy. Given the anecdotal instances of denial of subsidised foodgrains o

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Recent SC Order on Aadhaar is a blow to Welfare: Right to Food Campaign

cards, but permits the continued imposition of Aadhaar on social services and entitlements such as the Public Distribution System (PDS), the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) and social security pensions,” the RFC noted in a media release. The order, according to them, perpetuates a long-standing double standard. While the concerns of the privileged class due to the mandatory linking has been addressed by the apex court, much gr

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Right to Food Being Violated, Worsened By Aadhaar, Say People At Public Hearing Families continue being denied ration and social security pension, due to lack of Aadhaar or failure of biometric authentication. People from 14 states testified to the rampant violations of the Right to Food at a national public hearing on 15 March organised by the Right to Food Campaign at the Gandhi Peace Foundation in Delhi. The testimonies spoke of the denials of entitlements — to food, social More »

Public hearing reveals poor implementation of NFSA and other entitlement based schemes of the Central govt.

hearing began with testimonies from families that are denied a ration card, even though they meet their state’s criteria for inclusion in the Public Distribution System under the National Food security Act. Balakram (an Adivasi from Chhattisgarh), Sharda Ben (a Dalit from Gujarat) and Pratap Singh (from Madhya Pradesh) testified about the denial of a ration card. Vishwanath from Jharkhand shared about Budhni Soren’s – a tribal woman

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Mumbai on tenterhooks as 12,000 farmers reach doorstep -Manoj Badgeri

r agricultural produce and implementation of Swaminathan Commission recommendations among others. The budget session is underway at the state legislature. While the city police have made elaborate security and traffic arrangements for Sunday as well as Monday, citizens could experience some inconvenience along the morcha route, especially since HSC, SSC, CBSE (Class X as well as XII), ICSE and ISC exams are underway. “There are currently no i

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Government launches biodegradable sanitary napkins, priced at Rs 2.50 per pad

Suvidha', he added. At a time when average market price of four sanitary napkins is around Rs 32, the government has launched these oxo-biodegradable pads priced at Rs 10 for four pads for health security of women, specially for those who are under privileged and are in rural areas, Kumar said. While other sanitary napkins available in markets are non-biodegradable, these are biodegradable, he added. The launch is in line with the aim of the

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Defeminisation of Indian agriculture -Swasti Pachauri

armers like Gajendra Singh during a political rally in Delhi in 2015. But what remains absent is the female face from the problem, recognition of which is key to address issues of ecological and food security, achieving targets of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 5 on gender equality), and imputing contribution of women to larger goals of national development. Marginalisation of landless women farm labourers Women in rura

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