‘Although Inadequate, Increase In Minimum Support Price Is Welcome’

Mumbai: Under pressure from farmers’ groups across the country due to falling prices and a glut of produce, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government announced a hike in...

‘Government Is Preparing The Ground For Decline Of Rural Jobs Programme’

Mumbai: In the budget for 2018-19, the government allocated the largest sum for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), the world’s largest job-guarantee programme, ...

Make Cooling Panels From Farm Waste Instead Of Burning It And Fouling Delhi Air: A Scientist’s Solution

Mount Abu, Rajasthan: November is when Delhi’s 16.3 million residents feel the worst effects of agricultural fires in Punjab and Haryana, crop stubble or waste set ablaze to clear land for the next ...

Why India Must Discard Fear, Give Some TB Patients ‘Game-Changing’ Drug

Johannesburg, South Africa: Like South Africa, India should immediately make available the tuberculosis (TB) drug bedaquiline--till now used as a drug of last resort--to nearly 147,000 Indians with a ...

‘Reduce Stigma To Make Women Comfortable Accessing Safe Abortions’

New Delhi: Abortion was legalised in India almost half a century ago, yet unsafe abortions--performed in unhygienic conditions by untrained providers--are the third largest cause of maternal death. Ne...

How A Healthy Gut Can Be A Bulwark Against India’s Lifestyle-Disease Epidemic

Mount Abu (Rajasthan): Processed food, an overly sanitised environment and an urban lifestyle can reduce beneficial bacteria in your gut, which primes the body against India’s epidemic of lifestyle ...

‘We Could Reverse Type 2 Diabetes In India In The Next 5 Years’

Mumbai: Aseem Malhotra PhD, is a man with a mission--to drastically reduce the amount of carbohydrates we eat. He claims by cutting back on sugary and starchy foods, we will not only benefit from feel...

We Will Not Accept Any Decision That Undermines The State’s Fiscal Domain: Kerala Finance Minister

Mumbai: The finance commission is a constitutional body created every five years to decide on Centre-state financial relations. The latest panel constituted for 2020-2025 was asked to use the 2011 pop...

‘Small Hydropower Projects Turning Rivers Into Series Of Static Water Bodies’

Mount Abu, Rajasthan: India is promoting small hydropower projects (SHPs)--defined as hydropower facilities of less than 25 megawatt (MW)--on the assumption that they are socially beneficial and more ...

‘We Need To Remove The Stigma On Sanitation To Pull More Entrepreneurs In’

Mumbai: Tackling India’s water, sanitation and pollution challenges is not every banker’s idea of retirement. But for Naina Lal Kidwai, the former country head of HSBC India--and the first woman i...