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The impact of caste on economic mobility in India -Kaivan Munshi

are tied to their community in many different ways. This allows high levels of cooperation to be sustained. Numerous historical accounts document the important role played by castes in supporting the rural-urban migration that accompanied British rule and the growth of cities in the 19th century. Particular castes found particular niches in the urban labour market, and once networks in the city were established, they supported the movement of fresh mi

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MS Swaminathan, father of India's Green Revolution, interviewed by Vidya Venkat (The Hindu)

de... some of the recommendations I’ve made in recent times include setting up a multi-disciplinary monsoon management centre in each drought-affected district, to provide timely information to rural families on the methods of mitigating the effects of drought, and maximising the benefits of good growing conditions whenever the season is normal. Animal husbandry camps could be set up to make arrangements for saving cattle and other farm animals

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Supreme Court to states: Implement Food Security Act -J Venkatesan

achieved overnight.” He said, “It is easy to find fault, but the number of workers involved are eight to ten crore and payments have to reach 84,000 bank branches, which are mostly in rural areas. Many branches did not have Internet facility and therefore payments are being made through post offices. We are monitoring it on a day-to-day basis... Such an enormous task needs time. Governance is not that easy as we have 100 various other

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Judges Can't Run Government, Ask For Miracles, Centre To Top Court

mana, then told the attorney general that the petition would be confined to only three issues -- delay in payment of wages and compensation, reduction in person days under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and absence of social audit. Ordering setting up of state food commissions, the bench said the provisions under the NFSA provided for such commissions in all the states and Union territories (UTs). "Although th

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More money for social schemes in 2019 run-up

ernment has promised to stick to the path of keeping public finances in shape and committed itself to fiscal consolidation. The government has budgeted Rs 48,000 crore for the Mahatma Gandhi National rural Employment Guarantee programme in the current fiscal. This is likely to go up to Rs 55,000 crore in 2018-19 and Rs 60,000 crore by 2019-20, an increase of over 25% from the current year's estimate. Similarly, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (urba

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Swachh survey report contradicts minister's claim of 5 ODF states in rural India

-Hindustan Times None of the states had 100% access to toilets. Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar was in a spot on Tuesday when he claimed that rural areas in five states had become Open Defecation Free (ODF). But the findings of Swachh Survekshan, commissioned by the Union Drinking Water and Sanitation ministry, that he released, belied his claims. The survey conducted by the Quality Council of India (QCI) with 1.4 lakh households in

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rural Distress: A farmer- and banker-friendly alternative to agricultural loan waivers -Sher Singh Sangwan

-The Indian Express The failure of populist rural credit schemes stems primarily from poor understanding of farm indebtedness in the first place. From the 1970s, a lot of private investment in tube-well irrigation, farm mechanisation and allied agricultural activities took place with bank credit support. After the establishment of National Bank for Agriculture and rural Development (NABARD) in 1982,

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Progress, one girl at a time -Shiv Sahay Singh & Indrani Dutta

is year, girls accounted for 69% of the candidates in the West Bengal Madrasah Board Examination. The tangible benefits aside, officials say the scheme has motivated young girls, especially in the rural and semi-urban areas, and encouraged them to stand up for themselves. In many places, Kanyashree Sanghas (associations) have been formed and according to reports, these are now the first line of defence against child marriages. The sanghas also help

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SC bench observes apathy for legal provisions under NFSA by state govts.

please click here to access  Govt does not calculate 57 per cent compensation dues to MGNREGA workers: Study, The Indian Express, 5 August, 2017, please click here to access    rural job wage delay, The Telegraph, 4 August, 2017, please click here to access   Govt may scrap PDS -Dalip Singh, Deccan Herald, 1 August, 2017, please click here to read more  Lessons from the Supreme Court on Cooperative Federalism,

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