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Indian banks gave more home loans than agricultural credit

In each of the last three years – from 2020 through 2022 – Indian banks lent more money to retail customers purchasing homes than they did to farmers. In fiscal year (FY)2021-22 commercial banks gaveRs. 17.54 lakh crore worth of housing loans, while agriculture and allied activities got Rs. 15.16 lakh crore. That is nearly 14 percent less. In FY 2021 and FY 2020 – one of which saw a...

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No caste certificate, no admission: Why Chhattisgarh’s displaced Adivasi children can’t go to school - Pratyush Deep

Their lack of documentation means they struggle to enrol in schools and colleges in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana - Newslaundry Tribal youth displaced from Chhattisgarh are finding it difficult to enrol in schools and colleges in AP and Telangana because of the difficulty in obtaining caste certificates, Newslaundry reports. Primary schooling isn’t a problem because even remote hamlets have primary schools up to Class 5. However, to study further, they have to...

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Joshimath subsidence: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea on January 16 - The Telegraph

The Telegraph/PTI A bench comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice P S Narasimha, however, refused to list the plea for urgent hearing The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea on January 16 seeking it’s intervention to declare the crisis in Uttarakhand's land subsidence-hit Joshimath as a national disaster. A bench comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha, however, refused to list the plea, filed by Swami...

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Latest Christian Aid report identifies top 10 climate disasters of 2022

-Press released by Christian Aid dated 27 December, 2022 * Study identifies the year’s 10 costliest extreme events influenced by the climate crisis - each caused more than $3 billion in damage. * Report also examines 10 other extreme events that caused massive human and environmental damage, mostly in the poorest countries. * The floods that submerged parts of Pakistan in June displaced 7m people and caused more than $30 billion in estimated...

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10 costliest weather events led to over $120 bn in damages, says report -Antara Baruah Christian Aid's findings come a month after the COP27 agreement to establish a loss and damage fund, which is being set up to assist developing countries vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. New Delhi: The top ten “costliest” extreme weather events in 2022 led to more than 120 billion US dollars in damages, a new report by UK-based relief and development agency Christian Aid has revealed, adding that the findings...

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