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Starving MGNREGA

NIKHIL DEY, ARUNA ROY | MARCH 30 2016 | INDIAN EXPRESS

The MGNREGA was inspired by the Maharashtra Employment Guarantee Act, passed in 1977, wherein policymakers found wage employment as the best way to empower people against drought…CONTINUE READING

Modi Sarkar’s big budgetary miss: Malnutrition

KUNDAN PANDEY | MARCH 4 2016 | DOWN T EARTH

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Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat when he claimed that malnutrition in his state was high because girls had become “beauty-conscious”. 52 more words

The poor and the environment: lessons from energy crisis

SUNITA NARAIN

| MARCH 15 2016 | DOWN TO EARTH

We know that the poor are worst affected by environmental degradation. They live in poverty; have the highest exposure to pollution; drink contaminated water, which is responsible for the highest mortality among children; breathe polluted air; and depend on depleting forest resources for their survival. 98 more words

Across the aisle- Dear farmers: Achhe din are coming

P.CHIDAMBARAM | MARCH 6 2016 | THE HINDU

Farmers had taken note of the BJP’s failure to keep its election promise of offering a Minimum Support Price (MSP) of cost + 50 per cent. 46 more words

Insure farmers to ensure future

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SUNITA NARAIN | FEBRUARY 15 2016

I saw this situation first-hand in the Mewat district of Haryana, where farmers told me they had been suffering for the past three cropping seasons. 209 more words

The invisible drought

INDIAN EXPRESS | HARSH MANDER | FEBRUARY 8 2016

Back in the late-1980s, many states across India were reeling under back-to-back droughts for three consecutive years, not much different from the circumstances of India in 2015-16. 43 more words

Going against the grain

For rural India to be vibrant, the way forward is to address the twin challenges of reviving the dynamism of the farm sector by building its climate resilience and creation of quality employment in non-farm segments.

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