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Chhattisgarh reopens its anganwadis to provide daily hot nutritious meals -Sarah Khan

-GaonConnection.com Chhattisgarh has become the first state in the country to reopen its anganwadi centres amid the COVID-19 to offer Health and nutrition services to kids and women After remaining shut for almost half a year, 55,000 anganwadis in Chhattisgarh reopened yesterday on September 7 to provide hot nutritious meals and Health services to 1.5 million children under the age of six years, and 0.5 million pregnant and lactating women registered with...

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Adivasis on course to revive traditional farm practices - Dibyendu Chaudhuri and Parijat Ghosh

-VillageSquare.in Deskilling of Central Indian Plateau Adivasis has led to loss of traditional knowledge and indigenous seeds. Efforts are on to reskill them by reviving traditional practices “The food is not tasty anymore. We do not feel strong. We are taking poison,” said Temba Oraon, an elderly villager in Jana, a village in Gumla district of Jharkhand. Hirasand Oraon, another villager, his thoughts and added that the soil was more fertile earlier. The...

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Unique media fellowship opportunity for Odia, Malayalam and Tamil journalists to work on "Gendered Impacts of COVID-19". Apply soon.

MS Swaminathan Research Foundation is offering fellowship for Odia, Malayalam and Tamil journalists. The theme of the MSSRF fellowship is "Gendered Impacts of COVID-19" dealing with gender and Health, focusing on post COVID-19 situation in rural India, on how coronavirus changed women's lives. Entitled Mina Swaminathan Media Fellowship for Gender and Development, the fellowship offers a unique researcher-media partnership for journalisrs to focus on gender and development, particularly in rural India....

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Centre’s Covid-19 fiscal stance is flawed -CP Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh

-The Hindu Business Line Fiscal policy in India has been very timid amidst harsh, inefficient (in terms of public Health outcomes) lockdown spells. Unless this changes, the economy may dive further As India faces the biggest economic crisis since Independence, it is being led by a central government in denial about the severity of the impact on lives and livelihoods, and spreading false hopes about the immediate future. The Monthly Economic Report of...

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Big rural credit push from RBI, start-ups put in priority sector -George Mathew

-The Indian Express Loan limits for renewable energy, Health infrastructure doubled The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday brought financing of start-ups under the priority sector lending (PSL) category of the banking sector, proposed more credit flow to districts with lower PSL, and doubled loan limits for renewable energy and Health infrastructure “to align it with emerging national priorities and bring sharper focus on inclusive development.” In a bid to address regional...

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