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Once water resilient, mining-affected villages in Goa now entirely dependent on government tankers for supply
Lifestyle

Once water resilient, mining-affected villages in Goa now entirely dependent on government tankers for supply

Opencast iron ore mining reduces the groundwater table and causes surface water pollution. The village of Pissurlem in the mining-belt of north-east Goa used to be brimming with water; it is now entirely dependent on government tankers.

Zero budget natural farming is not a one-size fits all solution for India's agriculture woes
science

Zero budget natural farming is not a one-size fits all solution for India's agriculture woes

This method claims to have an almost negligible investment by drawing from traditional methods of farming.

How a community radio gives voice to the climate-vulnerable in Tamil Nadu
science

How a community radio gives voice to the climate-vulnerable in Tamil Nadu

After Cyclone Gaja wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu, a community radio station in Nagapattinam district started an initiative called “Voice of the Vulnerable”.

Groundwater contamination was found to be 12 times higher in Indian villages practicing open defecation
India

Groundwater contamination was found to be 12 times higher in Indian villages practicing open defecation

After the open-defecation free campaign, the government will focus on solid and liquid waste management in villages.

Assam school provides free education for 110 children in exchange for plastic waste
science

Assam school provides free education for 110 children in exchange for plastic waste

They use the plastic to make eco-bricks that are used for the construction of new school building, toilets, etc.

Saubhagya scheme: Govt to miss 2019 target to electrify all households at current rate, could take as long as 2022
India

Saubhagya scheme: Govt to miss 2019 target to electrify all households at current rate, could take as long as 2022

At current rates of electrification, it will take more than four years to provide power to all rural households alone under the Saubhagya scheme.

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar's Ministry of Information says it is prepared to take back 'verified' refugees
World

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar's Ministry of Information says it is prepared to take back 'verified' refugees

Myanmar is poised to begin "verifying" how many of the near half a million Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh it will take back, the Ministry of Information said Thursday, naming land and sea points in restive Rakhine state for their return

Narendra Modi launches Saubhagya free electricity scheme for 24x7 power in all rural households
India

Narendra Modi launches Saubhagya free electricity scheme for 24x7 power in all rural households

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana 'Saubhagya' electricity scheme to provide 24x7 power to all families in India.

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

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.

Google's Internet Saathi programme has reached over 1,00,000 villages in India
News & Analysis

Google's Internet Saathi programme has reached over 1,00,000 villages in India

Launched as a pilot in Rajasthan in July 2015 along with Tata Trusts, Google announced plans to scale the programme to cover 300,000 villages across India.

West Bengal floods: Death toll rises to 31, but weather conditions improving marginally
India

West Bengal floods: Death toll rises to 31, but weather conditions improving marginally

The flood situation in West Bengal marginally improved on Saturday even as three more persons died in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 31 since 21 July

Venkaiah Naidu says villages should be given relevant technologies, urges rural areas to become 'cradle of ideas'
India

Venkaiah Naidu says villages should be given relevant technologies, urges rural areas to become 'cradle of ideas'

Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu Friday said villages should be provided with technologies appropriate for their needs

MapmyIndia has teamed with VISIT Internet to launch Swastha Bharat m-app
News & Analysis

MapmyIndia has teamed with VISIT Internet to launch Swastha Bharat m-app

MapmyIndia and VISIT Internet Services Pvt Ltd said today they have come together to help the government launch Swastha Bharat m-health app for smart cities, tier-2 towns and villages.

Narendra Modi’s mobile connectivity plan for the north east on hold as bidding firms bicker
News & Analysis

Narendra Modi’s mobile connectivity plan for the north east on hold as bidding firms bicker

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a plan that aimed at providing 2G mobile connectivity to Assam, Arunachal Pradesh back in 2014.

India plans to connect every village with high-speed broadband by 2018
News & Analysis

India plans to connect every village with high-speed broadband by 2018

India aims to bring high-speed digital connectivity to every village by 2018 and is keen to share expertise in the area with other nations, the government said on Tuesday.

Punjab Election 2017: Rahul Gandhi reaches out to rural voters on last day of campaigning
Politics

Punjab Election 2017: Rahul Gandhi reaches out to rural voters on last day of campaigning

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday shared a meal of 'dal-subzi' with villagers and interacted with them in Sangrur district, on the last day of campaigning for the Punjab assembly polls.

Paytm to setup awareness camps across schools, villages to assist with cashless payments
News & Analysis

Paytm to setup awareness camps across schools, villages to assist with cashless payments

Mobile payment and e-commerce platform Paytm on Monday announced that it is setting up awareness camps in every district to help the country go cashless.

Demonetisation: People of a village in Madhya Pradesh haven't even seen the new notes
India

Demonetisation: People of a village in Madhya Pradesh haven't even seen the new notes

The demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes has led to a vast shortage of cash in the Indian economy. And the most affected are the rural areas.

One lakh women in Bengal to be digitally empowered by 'Internet Saathi'
News & Analysis

One lakh women in Bengal to be digitally empowered by 'Internet Saathi'

'Internet Saathi', a joint digital literacy programme of Google India and Tata Trust, is all set to roll out across 400 villages and reach one lakh women in Purulia district in West Bengal in the next few months.

Electrified over 3,000 villages in 100 days: PM Modi at leadership summit
India

Electrified over 3,000 villages in 100 days: PM Modi at leadership summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said more than 3,000 villages across the country have been provided electricity in around 100 days by the government.