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FARMER’S NOTEBOOK: Water harvesting ensures livelihood security for Dalit farmers

FROM THE HINDU DATED: SEPTEMBER 4 2014 BY MJ PRABU

The programme has been extended to cover two more villages

Villupuram is one of the most backward districts in Tamil Nadu. 169 more words

HT power lines prove bane of farmers

TEXT AND PICTURE: THE HINDU DATED: AUGUST 25 2014 BY G. RAVIKIRAN

At a time when the land owners are making fortunes by selling their properties, for Kavali Venkatesh, a poor farmer, who possesses 1.5 acres at Painapuram in Muthukur mandal, it has become a worry.

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Include millets in PDS for food and nutritional security, demand scientists

Text and picture from: downtoearth.org.in
Dated: August 22 2014 By Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava

While the Union government plans to restructure the Food Corporation of India (FCI), agriculture scientists and nutrition experts are recommending that effective millet management should be included in the Public Distribution System (PDS) of the country. 149 more words

A new planning commission or an advisory body?


Text and picture from: downtoearth.org.in 
Dated: August 15 2014 By Richard Mahapatra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally cleared all doubts regarding the fate of the Planning Commission. 142 more words

An ambitious plan for inclusion

Text from: The Hindu Dated: August 19 2014 EDITORIAL

In rural areas 44 per cent of the households and in urban areas 33 per cent of them still do not have a bank account. 290 more words

Planning Commission to be replaced with new institution: PM

From: The Hindu Dated: August 15 2014 Agencies

“The Planning Commission, he said, was set up to cater to the needs of earlier times and has participated in its own way in the development of the country.

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2-Alarm Senior Community Fire In Walnut Creek Displaces 4, Causes $250K In Damage

WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — A two-alarm fire at a Walnut Creek retirement community on Tuesday night left at least four people displaced from their homes and two apartments badly damaged, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District officials said Wednesday. 129 more words

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