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How Arctic Weather Could Affect Indian Farmers

How Arctic Weather Could Affect Indian Farmers

  Mount Abu, Rajasthan: While the India Meteorological Department has predicted 97% of normal monsoon rains this year, meteorologists at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune are…

Karnataka Has India’s 2nd Lowest Unemployment Rate, Lags On Women Empowerment

Karnataka Has India’s 2nd Lowest Unemployment Rate, Lags On Women Empowerment

  New Delhi: Karnataka has amongst India’s best economic and child health outcomes, but women’s empowerment lags some of India’s poorest states, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of national data.…

Welfare Programmes Appear To Give A Boost To Karnataka Congress

Welfare Programmes Appear To Give A Boost To Karnataka Congress

Puttaswamy, a dalit farmer in Nagavalli, Chamarajanagar, said he supports the Anna Bhagya scheme for its efficient delivery of foodgrains monthly. They get 28 kg of rice–7 kg each for…

Karnataka Farm Sector Gets 6 Hours Of Power Daily, Least In India

Karnataka Farm Sector Gets 6 Hours Of Power Daily, Least In India

  Mumbai: In 2017-18, Karnataka’s agriculture sector received, on average, six hours of power per day–lowest among the states for which data were available–according to latest national data.   With…

As Karnataka Nears Elections, State Support Fails To Alleviate Farm Distress

As Karnataka Nears Elections, State Support Fails To Alleviate Farm Distress

Chennamma, 55, works as an agricultural labourer in Nadihal, Yadgir. Her husband, Hanumanthappa, 60, committed suicide this March due to farm debt, part of which was caused by four failed…

How A Make-Work Programme Changed The Lives Of Women In Kerala

How A Make-Work Programme Changed The Lives Of Women In Kerala

K.B.Vasanthi, 48, is a block panchayat member in Thalikulam block, Thrissur. She has been working under MGNREGS since 2008, and says if it weren’t for these wages, she would not…

Despite ‘Record’ Allocation, 57% MGNREGS Wages Due Remained Unpaid In April 2018

Despite ‘Record’ Allocation, 57% MGNREGS Wages Due Remained Unpaid In April 2018

Sukhrani, 50, spends her MGNREGS wages on clothes and medicines for her family. Unemployed since four months at the time of this interview, she said the scheme owes her Rs…