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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…

As Demand For Rural Jobs Rises, Government Curtails Funding For Key Employment Scheme

As Demand For Rural Jobs Rises, Government Curtails Funding For Key Employment Scheme

Bachcha Lal’s family in Banda, Uttar Pradesh, depend on his wages from MGNREGS work. Inadequate work, and delays in wage payment, have added to his problems.   Banda (UP) /…

Indians Richer But Less Happy Today Than 3 Years Ago

Indians Richer But Less Happy Today Than 3 Years Ago

  Mount Abu, Rajasthan: India has been ranked 133rd among 156 countries in the United Nations’ (UN) World Happiness Report 2018, 15 places down from its position in 2015.  …

Kanpur Has World’s Most Toxic Air, As Do Indian Cities

Kanpur Has World’s Most Toxic Air, As Do Indian Cities

  Mumbai: Kanpur reported the worst particulate matter (PM) 2.5 level of 173 micrograms per cubic metre (μg/m3)–annual mean–across the world measured in 2016, data from the Word Health Organization…