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Arsenic-affected habitations in India up 145% in last 5 yrs - Shagun Kapil

-Down to Earth The country had 1,800 arsenic-affected habitations in 2015. This increased to 4,421 as on September 17 The number of arsenic-affected habitations in the country increased by 145 per cent in the last five years, according to data shared with the Parliament September 18, 2020. The...

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Plug the gaps: Aadhar and MGNREGA -Anjor Bhaskar and Preeti Singh

-The Telegraph Survey by Indian School of Business in Jharkhand reveals mass deletion of genuine job cards during linkage India’s economy is going through an unprecedented crisis of unemployment. In these times, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme and other welfare programmes are beacons of...

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Gujarat: Of Death Knells and Suicide in Surat’s Diamond Industry -Damayantee Dhar

-Newsclick.in The financial crisis in the diamond industry in Surat has claimed the lives of 16 workers who have died by suicide. Earlier this month, an association president ended his life as well. Darshanbhai Rameshbhai Chaudhary, a diamond polisher by profession, had not had a job for...

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Job data hard to gulp? Shut eyes -Basant Kumar Mohanty

-The Telegraph The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy has estimated the loss of 21 million salaried jobs between April and August, weeks after suggesting that 18.9 million salaried jobs were lost between April and July The Centre has said it does not accept survey data provided by...

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Kharif area up, but rains hit standing crops in 15 states

-The Hindu Business Line Crops on over 21 lakh hectares damaged, Agri Min tells Parliament Bengaluru: Timely and quick spread of monsoon this year did help boost the kharif acreage, but the heavy spell of rains witnessed across several parts of the country over recent weeks are...

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