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India is moving towards becoming electricity surplus from the deficit: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana ‘Saubhagya’ and announced that the government will provide free electricity...
India to have 420 million mobile internet users by June 2017
India is expected to have 420 million mobile Internet users by June this year, with urban consumers spending as much as Rs 275 a month on data, a report by...
Over 25 lakh rural citizens adopt digital modes of payments through ‘Digi Dhan Abhiyan’ programme
More than 25 lakh people in rural areas of the country have adopted digital modes of payments through ‘Digi Dhan Abhiyan’ programme, the Ministry of...
Drones to transport blood in rural areas soon
Not just pizzas or groceries, drones can one day transport blood for transfusion to hospitals in rural areas — while keeping it safe and intact — in less time...
Dalits protesting in Gujarat
Seven members of a Dalit family were allegedly beaten up by a group of gau rakshaks (cow vigilante group) for skinning a dead cow in Una town of Gir Somnath...
Dalit Atrocities
A ten-year-old promised to guide me and my friends through a sleepy town in Karnataka. We were wandering through the place and soon reached the road that lead...
Rohtak’s Double Rape: Pathetic Conditions Our Women are Living In
A 20-year-old Dalit, a postgraduate student from Rohtak's MD University was first raped in 2013 in Bhiwani, around 50kms west of Rohtak, by five men, all in...
Can 'Bharat' Ever Be Transformed Into 'India'?
Having had a first hand experience of the 'village life', all thanks to a 45-day Community Orientation Program I attended, the state of affairs in our villages...
New Digital Literacy Mission Soon For 60mn In Rural India
India will soon launch a Rs 1,800 crore ($265 million) Digital Literacy Mission for 60 million people in rural areas as another initiative to bridge the gulf...
All Gram Panchayats Will Be Wi-Fi Connected By Oct 2018: Government
Gram panchayats across India are set to be Wi-Fi connected as a part of the Bharat Net program. All the gram panchayats will have the Wi-Fi connectivity by...
As Bayer Plans To Buy Monsanto, Will Indian Farmers Suffer?
On Monday, German drugs and chemicals manufacturer Bayer stunned the market with a whooping - $62 billion – all in cash offer to buy St. Louis-based Monsanto...
Child Labour
“Everyone calls me Chotu. I was born on this pavement and people say my mother is no more. I don’t know my father. I work with my Uncle at the tea stall and...
Drop Out of School Or Get Raped! How Fair is Our Society?
Imagine one day you are a state-level Kabaddi player and the next day you are forced to get your name off the school roll, for no fault of yours. This is what...
PM Narendra Modi
“Build toilets so that no mother or woman is forced to defecate in open”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that’s how he wants to call for a new...
A Khap Panchayat Brings in a Positive Change, But is it Enough?
Haryana has the country's worst male-female sex ratio in the country. And it is so, for a reason - Female Foeticide. Apart from being infamous for ill...
Poverty, Child Marriage, Violence Decline When Women Own Land: World Bank
A discussion in Washington, held this week, focussed on, how improvement of land ownership can help improve global poverty and foster development. However,...
Khap Panchayats: Kangaroo Courts & Their Bizarre Diktats
Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar’s statement, “It is not wrong to say that Khap Panchayats always work in a wrong manner,” sparked a new debate. By...
Solar Energy To Bring Jobs And Prosperity Back To Parched Villages
Once upon a time, there was a little boy named Bala who was born in a small village in Pavagada Taluk, Karnataka , where, agriculture was the main source of...
Two Mobile Apps launched for farmers
Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Sh Radha Mohan Singh lunched two mobile apps for the farmers here today. Mobile app ”Crop Insurance” will...
India to launch new crop damage insurance scheme
India will launch a new farm crop insurance scheme early next year and use drones and other technologies to assess crop damage, the agriculture minister said...
How to rescue people from deep poverty—and why the best methods work
IN A small hut overlooking a muddy river, a dozen women are trying to explain how they fell into destitution. After a few stories of husbands falling ill or...
Adapting to climate change creates entrepreneurs and resilient communities
Above: Mercy Shetuuka and her Brother Shetuuka Shetuuka who managed to pay for her studies with income he generated from the small crop farm. In a country...
Rising food prices to hit rural India in 2016
India's villages face a sharp spike in food prices in 2016, as a second year of drought drives up the cost of ingredients such as sugar and milk, and poor...
Textiles sector to drive Skill India, Make in India: Textiles Secretary S K Panda
Textiles Secretary S K Panda said the sector will be the driving force behind Skill India and Make in India campaigns as it has the potential to create 45-50...
Government Signs Loan Agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for $273 Million Loan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed here a $273 million loan agreement to continue improving rural roads in the States of Assam...
Half of Slum Children in Delhi Underweight: Study
Half of the children residing in slums in New Delhi are underweight, a study released by NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) showed on Tuesday. According to the...
BSNL To Set Up 100 Wi-Fi Hotspots in Rural India With Help OF Faceebook
Boosting the government's ambitious ' Digital India ' drive, social media giant Facebook has come forward to facilitate state-run BSNL in setting up 100 wi-fi...
Punjab May Be First State With Broadband in Every Village: Mukesh Ambani
Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said he is looking forward to Punjab becoming the first state in the country where every village will be covered...
Women Farmers Combat Land Degradation in Nagaland
A UNDP partnership with the government of Nagaland has reduced soil erosion and increased vegetation cover on 30,000 hectares of land in 70 villages. The...
PM inaugurates IDFC Bank
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi , said that the banking sector is poised to achieve a big boost in growth in rural areas. He said this would be similar...

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