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Sahitya Akademi award winning lecturer turns Farm Labourer

-PTI/ The Telegraph Navnath Gore, who received the Yuva Puraskar for young writers in 2018, is now working odd jobs to make ends meet after he lost his contract to the lockdown Pune: Till March, Navnath Gore was a lecturer in a college in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, but the lockdown took away his contract job and reduced him to a Farm Labourer. Gore, 32, a resident of Nigdi, a village in...

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Every 4th suicide in 2019 by daily wage earners: NCRB -Richard Mahapatra

-Down to Earth National Crime Records Bureau report shows 2/3 of those who died by suicides earned less than Rs 278 a day Daily wage earners were the largest professional group who died by suicide in 2019, according to the latest report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. India reported 139,123 suicides in 2019, an increase of 3.4 per cent compared to 2018. Daily...

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India lockdown: There’s enough food, but India is struggling to get it to people

-The Indian Express As far as the availability of food is concerned, the country has more than adequate stock. Also, thanks to a surplus monsoon, a bumper rabi crop is on its way. With markets shut, Farm Labourers absent from fields, and transportation services at a halt, is India likely to face a food crisis because of the coronavirus-induced lockdown? Possible, if steps are not taken in some key areas. As far as the...

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In India's second poorest state, Govt efforts to curb hunger are failing -Kunal Purohit

-IndiaSpend.com Garhwa district, Jharkhand: Bhagiya Birjia is in a fix. Each month, the 42-year-old Farm Labourer gets 35 kg food grains under Antyodaya Anna Yojana--a scheme meant to provide food security for the poorest Indians--on account of being a member of the Birjia tribe, designated a ‘Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group’ (PVTG). But she is forced to share the grains with seven members of her brother’s family, who live a short walk away...

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