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Feature story: displaced Syrian children face hunger

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Amani is 14 years old. She was from a town near Damascus, which is now under rebels’ control. The girl, along with her parents and four brothers and sisters, has been living in this makeshift…

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People's Involvement in governance

Change through the ballot is a very sedentary, laid back approach to change. While it gives the people a chance to remove a government that is non performing, there are micro issues that do not get addressed. 434 more words

Cash transfers, the lazy short cut

TEXT AND PICTURE FROM THE HINDU DATED: JANUARY 14 2015 BY MIHIR SHAH

Can cash work for the unorganised poor when faced with exploitative markets? As any student of the poor in India knows, when individual small and marginal farmers enter any market, they face extremely onerous conditions. 188 more words

New Green Revolution programme has not benefited Jharkhand farmers, says report

TEXT AND PICTURE FROM DOWN TO EARTH DATED: JANUARY 11 2015 BY MUKTA PATIL

Farmers in Jharkhand have not derived significant benefits from the new Green Revolution programme initiated by the Centre in 2010-11, according to a report by non-profits working with the farmers in the state. 97 more words

Hasty changes in land law

TEXT FROM THE HINDU DATED: JANUARY 2 2015 EDITORIAL

When a law is enacted after considerable debate and consultation, it will be wise to study the experience of its implementation for some time before it is amended, in order to address perceived difficulties.

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Public hearings for Ken-Betwa river link project a sham, complain activists

People’s organisations say officials did not follow the correct procedure of informing village residents about the project. The environment impact assessment is also ridden with shortcomings… 153 more words

Fencing the farmer out

In the name of economic reforms and development, the government has taken a significant step backward in India’s march to land justice. The pushing through of the Land Act ordinance violates all democratic norms… 117 more words