Stubble burning should be seen through behavioural lens; providing cost, time-effective alternatives key to ending practice
Studies indicate a lack of awareness among farmers regarding the implications of stubble burning and a lack of information about alternative options to manage crop residue even when they want to stop the practice
MNREGA coverage expanded during lockdown, but safety net inadequate for districts that need it the most
The MNREGA will continue to be a lifeline for many wage workers, especially in districts where migrants have returned in large numbers
Oppressed for generations, women cane cutters in Maharashtra continue to work in inhuman conditions, shows study
Women cane cutters are required to work for 13 to 18 hours a day without any weekly rest day. They work even during illness, menstruation, pregnancy or delivery, which affects their health, the study said
Singh, who has been admitted at AIIMS, Delhi for about a week after developing post-COVID-19 complications, resigned from the primary membership of the party on Thursday
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel, in an exclusive interview, speaks on the state’s preparedness to deal with the sudden rise in the number of COVID-19 infections, measures to rehabilitate the migrant labourers who returned to the state after the lockdown began in the country in late March, state recording one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country despite combating Naxalism and more
Nirmala Sitharaman's COVID-19 package invites social criticism, but she may have more cards up her sleeves
Nirmala Sitharaman's advisers have been speaking of why fiscal prudence is important to avoid India being downgraded from investment grade by global credit rating agencies
More than 32 cr poor receive Rs 29,352 cr aid under Garib Kalyan Yojana; fintech, digital technology in place for swift transfer to beneficiary
A finance ministry statement on Monday said the swift implementation of the package is being continuously monitored by central and state governments.
Adivasis and the Indian State: Forced displacement takes toll on mental health of Kerala tribals; community-led initiatives may hold solution
Some officials believe mental health issues resulting in suicides, alcoholism, drug abuse and a sudden change in food habits might have resulted in the early deaths of many tribal men.
Question Hour in Rajya Sabha: Govt admits to data leak of unemployment figures ahead of May announcement, terms issue 'serious'
The government on Thursday admitted in the Rajya Sabha that there has been a data leak of unemployment figures and said efforts were being made to ascertain who was behind it.
Farm distress: Not just debt, small landholding and poor access to market are also killing farmers: Report
The NIRDPR cited poor implementation of agricultural marketing reforms and low reach of minimum support price (MSP), which was adding to the farmers' distress.
Union Budget 2019: People in poverty trap must be given adequate aid to get rid of the vicious cycle
In order to escape the poverty trap, it is argued that individuals in poverty must be given sufficient aid so that they can acquire the critical mass of capital necessary to raise themselves out of poverty.
Narendra Modi govt 2.0 and its 1,000-day agenda: With focus on housing, ministries start work on 75 welfare projects to be completed by June 2022
As promised in the 2019 election manifesto, the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has hit the ground running to complete 75 milestone projects by June 2022, just a few months before the 75th anniversary of India's Independence.
Narendra Modi govt returned to power on delivery of social infra projects; should focus on boosting employment, pvt investment in second term
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was thus right in his assertion that the caste divide is artificial and the only real divide is rich-poor.
Lack of jobs in Jharkhand's Giridh leads to proliferation of illegal coal mines; for villagers, polls only mean more police raids
Deaths in mines in this coal belt have been a particularly harsh reality of life. And illegal mining has been reported in Jharkhand at least since 2004.
Congress election manifesto: Several poll promises will meet implementation hurdles; strict follow-up action key to success of schemes
The manifesto also talks about more public sector bank mergers which will depend a lot on how the Bank of Baroda-Dena-Vijaya Bank alliance works out as there will be several lessons to be learnt.
The study comes amid a rash of UBI-like promises being made ahead of the general elections beginning 11 April through 19 May
It's almost impossible to take out 13% of Budget for NYAY, no road map to arrange fund for scheme: Arvind Panagariya
Earlier, Panagariya had said the implementation of the NYAY scheme not only poses a "fiscal challenge" to India's economy but also has a "serious incentive problem"
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