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Transforming agriculture in Telangana -Dr. Ramesh Chennamaneni

risis of the last six decades. The announcement addresses the major challenge of designing and implementing of a transition process that would ensure increasing yields and incomes, food and nutrition security while conserving and enhancing natural resources. Why is this approach so crucial for small and marginal farmers, consumers as well as the community at large? Natural Focus Firstly, as people depend crucially on natural resources, effect

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SC to hear Swaraj Abhiyan's PIL on drought-hit states

deleted Uttar Pradesh and Odisha. In May last year, the apex court had directed the drought-hit states to provide highly subsidised food grains to the affected people under the National Food security (NFS) Act. Please click here to read more.

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After LPG success, Narendra Modi government wants public to give up food subsidies -Sandip Das

t would be much more difficult to implement the Give-it-Up scheme for TPDS. As many as 82 crore people — two-thirds of the country’s population — are covered under the National Food security Act (NFSA) while the LPG subsidy is limited to some 19 crore households. Food ministry sources NFSA beneficiary list appears to be “on the higher side”. While NFSA beneficiaries get monthly entitlement of 5 kg of rice, wheat or coa

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Days after Jharkhand breach, govt websites continue to bleed Aadhaar data -Aman Sethi, Samarth Bansal and Saurav Roy

I can use to describe this is ‘atrocious’.” In Jharkhand, the UIDAI moved swiftly to shut down the website. On Monday, state officials sought to implement an additional layer of security to protect those whose identities have been compromised by the leak. “You cannot see the Aadhaar numbers anymore on the website. We are working on a One-Time Password (OTP) system for added security<

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Lakhs of Aadhaar numbers appear on Jharkhand govt site -Prashant Pandey

o;published, displayed or posted publicly”. The lapse came to light on Saturday evening when the UIDAI office in Ranchi called up the office of the Department of Women and Child & Social security of the Government of Jharkhand, on whose website the numbers were displayed. It’s unclear for how long the data had been displayed on the website. According to the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and

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Rs 9,124 crore pending payments under MGNREGA -Rosamma Thomas

tails in the MGNREGA Management Information System (MIS). Some FTOs were not processed by the Public Finance Management System (PFMS), an online application of the Centre through which several social security payments are now routed. Workers who do not get wages in 15 days of finishing work are entitled to a meagre compensation at 0.05% of pending wages per day of the delay. However, only 2.5% of the Rs. 411.72 crore of compensation due for delaye

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Non-payment of due MGNREGA wages recurred in 2016-17

ment Information System (MIS); and (3) FTOs not getting processed by the Public Finance Management System (PFMS), which is an online application of the central government through which several social security payments are now routed.   It needs to be mentioned that under the Electronic Fund Management System, funds are electronically transferred to accounts of workers and vendors after Fund Transfer Orders (FTOs) are signed digitally by gram p

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Plea for army leeway in Manipur

ce against suspected enemies of the country under the controversial AFSPA. The court had held that even if a person is seen carrying a weapon in a "disturbed" area, it does not grant the security forces the right to shoot him, although it accepted that Manipur was facing "internal disturbances". A bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and U.U. Lalit had passed the ruling while dealing with a petition alleging 1,528 extra-judicial

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Forces in AFSPA areas must get immunity, govt tells SC -Dhananjay Mahapatra

n against prosecution available to armed forces personnel under AFSPA. "If the position maintained by the impugned order continues, it may, one day, be well-nigh impossible to maintain peace and security," the Centre said. Its strong pitch acquires significance in the context of a surge in violence in J&K and the Army chief 's warning that stone-pelters obstructing anti-insurgency operations will be treated as terrorists themselves. A

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Five reasons why Aadhaar shouldn't be applied universally -Mitali Saran

offering my most intimate, personal, irreplaceable biometric information — fingerprints and iris scans. Nandan Nilekani was spearheading it — knows his stuff, modern man, benevolent tech, security, privacy, right? My bad. Critics of Aadhaar have been trying for years to alert us to its real and serious problems, mostly in vain. Today, as we discover that our voluntary, secure, private information is no longer voluntary, or secure, or priv

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