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‘To Double Farm Incomes, India Must Get People Off Farms’

‘To Double Farm Incomes, India Must Get People Off Farms’

  New Delhi: Increasing climate variability, extreme weather events and rising temperatures pose challenges to India’s food and nutrition security, according to the 2018 Global Food Policy Report by International…

Tamil Nadu’s Women Leaders Live, Work In The Shadow Of Violence

Tamil Nadu’s Women Leaders Live, Work In The Shadow Of Violence

Leaders from the Tamil Nadu Women Panchayat Presidents’ Federation during a meeting in 2011. These women, who are changing rural governance in the state, have been the target of violence,…

How India’s Need For Cash Caused Cash Shortages

How India’s Need For Cash Caused Cash Shortages

Nagaon: People wait outside an ATM, in Assam’s Nagaon district on April 17, 2018. Currency shortage was reported in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh in the past few weeks.…

Least Productive Lok Sabha Session In 4 Years Wasted Rs 198 Crore

Least Productive Lok Sabha Session In 4 Years Wasted Rs 198 Crore

  Mumbai: The recently concluded budget session was the least productive in four years for the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament), where four in five hours stipulated for business…

25 Indian States Ban Plastic Bags. Yet, 600 Truckloads Of Plastic Discarded Every Day

25 Indian States Ban Plastic Bags. Yet, 600 Truckloads Of Plastic Discarded Every Day

Plastic waste at the Achen dumping site in Srinagar. Jammu & Kashmir announced a blanket ban on use of polythene bags in January 2018, but the implementation is lax, as…

For Rich And Poor Indians Alike, Diabetes Epidemic Shows No Sign Of Abating

For Rich And Poor Indians Alike, Diabetes Epidemic Shows No Sign Of Abating

  Mumbai: India’s economic development has brought higher incomes–and a large helping of diabetes.   As salaries have increased, and all socio-economic groups have experienced a rise in living standards,…

India’s Trade Deficit With China Up Two-Fold In A Decade To 2016-17; Can India Benefit From US-China Trade War?

India’s Trade Deficit With China Up Two-Fold In A Decade To 2016-17; Can India Benefit From US-China Trade War?

  Mumbai: India’s trade deficit with China increased more than two-fold (219%) from $16 billion in 2007-08 to $51 billion in 2016-17, according to commerce ministry data. India’s imports ($61…

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