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COVID-19 impact: NITI Aayog suggests short-duration R&D projects for quick results; says self-reliance should be rural development model
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COVID-19 impact: NITI Aayog suggests short-duration R&D projects for quick results; says self-reliance should be rural development model

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar suggested a seven-point development model for India laying stress on the need to make development a public movement on the lines of the freedom movement.

Budget 2020 farmer-friendly; takes steps to enhance rural employment livelihood opportunities
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Budget 2020 farmer-friendly; takes steps to enhance rural employment livelihood opportunities

The allocation announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for rural development in the Union Budget is notable.

Union Budget 2020-21: Experts call for policy on healthy foods, fund for protection of children
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Union Budget 2020-21: Experts call for policy on healthy foods, fund for protection of children

Experts from health, education and rural development sectors on Monday suggested a dedicated fund for the protection of children, a policy to encourage healthy food habits, and more financial allocations for secondary-level schools

Narendra Modi launches pension scheme for small farmers from Jharkhand; move reflects NDA's emphasis on rural development
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Narendra Modi launches pension scheme for small farmers from Jharkhand; move reflects NDA's emphasis on rural development

In its manifesto called 'Sankalp Patra', the BJP had promised investment to the tune of Rs 25 lakh crore in the next five years for rural development.

Govt forms high-powered committee to transform agriculture, raise farmers' income, suggest policy measures, attract investments
India

Govt forms high-powered committee to transform agriculture, raise farmers' income, suggest policy measures, attract investments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday constituted a high-powered committee of chief ministers for the transformation of agriculture and raising farmers' income. The nine-member committee, headed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The committee will further suggest policy measures to boost agricultural export, raise growth in food processing and attract investments in modern market infrastructure, value chains and logistics, besides making other key suggestions.

Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi condole death of Ladu Kishore Swain; PM lauds BJD MP's work in rural development
India

Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi condole death of Ladu Kishore Swain; PM lauds BJD MP's work in rural development

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed grief over the demise of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP from Aska, Ladu Kishore Swain

Khushveer Singh Jojawar wins Assembly poll from Marwar Junction seat; Rajasthan water warrior was sidelined by Congress
India

Khushveer Singh Jojawar wins Assembly poll from Marwar Junction seat; Rajasthan water warrior was sidelined by Congress

Jojawar’s story as a water warrior began in 1995, when the monsoon failed and the water table plummeted.

UP sees sharp fall in encephalitis cases this year; health minister credits 'concerted efforts of six departments'
India

UP sees sharp fall in encephalitis cases this year; health minister credits 'concerted efforts of six departments'

A total of 1,427 Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) were reported till 9 August, 2018 in the state which led to 111 deaths. There over 5,400 cases in 2017, leading to 748 deaths, and 4,353 cases and 715 deaths in 2016.

Indian scientists develop a unique low-cost solar water purifier
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Indian scientists develop a unique low-cost solar water purifier

The solar water purifier has been developed by scientists at the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute.

Narendra Modi govt’s Bastar 'development offensive' showing results, tribals getting first taste of freedom
India

Narendra Modi govt’s Bastar 'development offensive' showing results, tribals getting first taste of freedom

The evening humdrum in Jagdalpur no way suggests the eradication of Maoism in Bastar but it does indicate that despite the threat, people have lives to live and they have started to do so at least in some parts of Bastar.

India's GDP, larger developmental process to boost mining sector, says President Ram Nath Kovind
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India's GDP, larger developmental process to boost mining sector, says President Ram Nath Kovind

India's GDP will gain momentum over the coming decades and in turn bolster the mining and minerals sector, President Ram Nath Kovind said

Budget 2018 gives new wings to aspirations of poor, farmers and middle class: Amit Shah
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Budget 2018 gives new wings to aspirations of poor, farmers and middle class: Amit Shah

Amit Shah said Union Budget gives new wings to aspirations of poor as he cited measures aimed at giving a boost to farmers, infrastructure, rural sector

Over 80% habitations connected with roads under PMGSY, says rural minister Narendra Singh Tomar
India

Over 80% habitations connected with roads under PMGSY, says rural minister Narendra Singh Tomar

More than 80% of the habitations in the country had been connected with all-weather roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), this was informed during a review meeting of the scheme

Bihar’s poorest women are changing their lives, with aid from Jeevika, a self-help initiative
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Bihar’s poorest women are changing their lives, with aid from Jeevika, a self-help initiative

A state-wide programme, Jeevika today involves over 8.2 million rural women in self-help groups

Satara's women co-own the homes they live in: Why this is significant in Indian context
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Satara's women co-own the homes they live in: Why this is significant in Indian context

The Dalit Mahila Vikas Mandal has been pushing for women in primarily agrarian Satara to be named in the title deeds of the homes and properties they live on

Huge unemployment due to lack of skilling mission after Independence: Narendra Singh Tomar
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Huge unemployment due to lack of skilling mission after Independence: Narendra Singh Tomar

The Ministry has so far skilled 5.05 lakh rural candidates under DDU-GKY and has also been conducting skills training for self-employment through RSETI

Jharkhand govt aiming to bridge gap between administration and common man: CM Raghubas Das
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Jharkhand govt aiming to bridge gap between administration and common man: CM Raghubas Das

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Sunday said his government has made a lot of progress to bridge the gap between the administration and common people in order to put a check on middlemen.

Unclear estimates about number of villages in India have hampered development plans
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Unclear estimates about number of villages in India have hampered development plans

The number and the definition of villages vary across databases, making it challenging to plan across sectors for a village development plan.

Nagaland CM allocates portfolios to inducted ministers;keeps finance,personnel, administrative for self
India

Nagaland CM allocates portfolios to inducted ministers;keeps finance,personnel, administrative for self

Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang allotted portfolios to the newly-inducted ministers