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PM Modi Hails SVAMITVA Scheme As It Completes One Year

PM Modi Hails SVAMITVA Scheme As It Completes One Year

"At the core of our good governance efforts in India's villages is to leverage the power of technology for the welfare of people," tweeted PM Modi.

24 April 2022
Microfinance Is Evolving, So Should The Rules

Microfinance Is Evolving, So Should The Rules

RBI guidelines reflect the changing dynamics of the microlending industry and the future of an India of empowered women.

08 April 2022

Outstanding Microfinance Loans Grew 10.4% Annually, Says Report

Rural market grew by 7.6% against 3.8% in urban areas in December quarter, says CRIF report

6 Ways In Which Rural India Is Transacting Online Without Internet Or Smartphones

6 Ways In Which Rural India Is Transacting Online Without Internet Or Smartphones

Some existing payment and cash solutions ensure digital transactions without the need for internet, smartphones or debit or credit cards

16 March 2022

Journalism In Rural India: PARI Is No Fairy Tale

Founded in 2014 by award-winning journalist P. Sainath, PARI focuses on rural journalism that mainstream media usually ignores, including the farm crisis,...

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06 March 2022
Adequate Tap Water Supply To Every Rural Household Govt's Top Priority: Gehlot

Adequate Tap Water Supply To Every Rural Household Govt's Top Priority: Gehlot

Addressing a review meeting of the Public Health Engineering Department, Gehlot directed the officials to make necessary arrangements in advance in order to...


22 February 2022
High Inflation Likely To Bite Into FMCG Sector’s Volume Growth In 2022

High Inflation Likely To Bite Into FMCG Sector’s Volume Growth In 2022

Retail inflation in India rose to a seven-month high of 6.01 per cent in January, breaching the upper tolerance level set during former RBI governor Raghuram...


29 January 2022
500-Km Rural Road Network To Be Laid Under PMGSY-III In Ladakh

500-Km Rural Road Network To Be Laid Under PMGSY-III In Ladakh

He also requested the minister for early sanctioning of the DPR considering the short working season of Ladakh, the spokesman said.


24 January 2022
Poor In India Lost Half Their Income In Last Five Years, Rich Got Richer By 39%: Report

Poor In India Lost Half Their Income In Last Five Years, Rich Got Richer By 39%: Report

The report was published in the latest round of ICE360 Survey 2021, which was conducted by the Mumbai-based think-tank People’s Research on India’s...


17 January 2022
Bucolic Bengal: Poems On Rural Life 

Bucolic Bengal: Poems On Rural Life 

These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal. It’s a collaborative work, featuring images by award-winning photographer Plabon Das.


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15 December 2021
Carve A Niche For Your Govt In Some Sector Of Governance: PM To BJP CMs

Carve A Niche For Your Govt In Some Sector Of Governance: PM To BJP CMs

Chief ministers and deputy chief ministers made presentations and highlighted key welfare schemes of their respective states.


23 November 2021
Salman Khan Opens Up On His Dream Project, 'Salman Talkies'

Salman Khan Opens Up On His Dream Project, 'Salman Talkies'

“Yes we had plans to open up theatres,” said the actor while talking about his project 'Salman Talkies'


22 November 2021
Chief Minister Dhami Invites Suggestions For Uttarakhand's Development Roadmap For The Coming Years

Chief Minister Dhami Invites Suggestions For Uttarakhand's Development Roadmap For The Coming Years

The suggestions received from people doing commendable job in different fields will be made part of the roadmap being prepared by the state government for the...


18 November 2021
Urgent Need To Review PESA Implementation To Ensure Basic Rights Of Tribals: Arjun Munda

Urgent Need To Review PESA Implementation To Ensure Basic Rights Of Tribals: Arjun Munda

Munda, along with Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh, inaugurated the national conference on PESA here. He said it was the...


18 November 2021
Urgent Need To Review PESA Implementation To Ensure Basic Rights Of Tribals: Arjun Munda

Urgent Need To Review PESA Implementation To Ensure Basic Rights Of Tribals: Arjun Munda

Munda, along with Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh, inaugurated the national conference on PESA here. He said it was the...


15 October 2021
Mofussil Reporters Play A Crucial Role In The News Cycle But Do You Know Any Of Them?

Mofussil Reporters Play A Crucial Role In The News Cycle But Do You Know Any Of Them?

The death of journalist Raman Kashyap at Lakhimpur Kheri throws into sharp relief the condition of local reporters incessantly feeding ‘breaking news’ to...


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19 August 2021
Marginal Rise In Retail Inflation For Farm, Rural Workers In July, Highest In Punjab

Marginal Rise In Retail Inflation For Farm, Rural Workers In July, Highest In Punjab

The steepest fall in the CPI numbers for agricultural and rural labourers was experienced by Tamil Nadu


01 June 2021
Plant milk: The emerging recipe for sustainable staple diets

Plant milk: The emerging recipe for sustainable staple diets

Demand of diary has paved the way for plant-based dairy products and other milk alternatives


26 May 2021
Dust And Ashes

Dust And Ashes

Rural and semi-urban India largely escaped the first wave. Now millions of people are left to fend for themselves as the virus moves into new areas.


18 May 2021
Meet A Young Change Maker From Tonk

Meet A Young Change Maker From Tonk

17-year old Ravina Bairwa is a grassroots champion who hopes the second wave of COVID-19 will not deny rural girls their health rights


12 May 2021
‘Will Covid Vaccine Kill Or Make Me Impotent?’ Villagers Question, Say No To Vaccine

‘Will Covid Vaccine Kill Or Make Me Impotent?’ Villagers Question, Say No To Vaccine

Villagers in states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Haryana fear the Covid vaccine will either lead to impotency or sickness.


07 March 2021
Against All Odds: Three Unsung Women Warriors

Against All Odds: Three Unsung Women Warriors

Uncomfortable with being photographed, these three rural women battled hunger, poverty and the pandemic, emerging as leaders who actually made a difference.


22 December 2020
44% People Willing To Pay For Covid Vaccine: Rural India Survey

44% People Willing To Pay For Covid Vaccine: Rural India Survey

15% of the total 6,040 households reported at least one person in their social circle testing positive for Covid-19, according to a survey by Gaon Connection


30 November 2020
Women's Groups Express Concern Over Impact of New Farm Laws on Women

Women's Groups Express Concern Over Impact of New Farm Laws on Women

Letter by women's organisations condemns the 'repression' of farmers' struggle and appeals to the government to reconsider the new laws


15 October 2020
3 Dead, 2 Critical Due To Suspected Food Poisoning In Odisha’s Malkangiri District

3 Dead, 2 Critical Due To Suspected Food Poisoning In Odisha’s Malkangiri District

The residents of Kacheli village in Malkangiri district complained of severe stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhoea late on Wednesday night after which they were...


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