Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicRural India

Topic: Rural India

SubscriberWrites: India’s rural development model needs to evolve as occupations in villages change

In rural India, majority of workers are getting absorbed in low wage and unproductive non-farm works as agriculture is no longer a viable livelihood option, writes Prem Kumar.

Villagers don’t have a say in their development. This IAS officer-led group is changing that

Three basic principles — a low-or-no cost model, convergence, and people-participation — can speed up rural development in India.

In India, rural gaming base could soon surpass urban cities

For the first time in history, rural India has more internet users than metropolitan regions. As of November 2019, the Internet & Mobile Association...

By 2025, rural India will likely have more internet users than urban India

Moving at a growth pace over 3x faster than urban India, rural areas will likely force many changes in how internet is accessed and the digital ecosystem at large.

Time’s running out. Armed forces must be sent to rural India to lead Covid fight

Every officer, Junior Commissioned Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer of the armed forces is a trained crisis manager.

Numbers are clear. Saving rural UP from Covid catastrophe must be a national mission

Official statistics give you no idea of the devastating pandemic that is raging through rural UP.

Political point scoring must stop in Goa. Rope in experts to know cause of hospital deaths

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She was 8 months pregnant, was ‘forced’ into UP poll duty that killed ‘135 teachers’

Among the UP teachers who died after poll duty was an 8 months pregnant woman. RSS-affiliated Rashtriya Saikishik Mahasangh has decided to boycott counting duty on 2 May.

With panchayat polls, UP’s Gorakhpur has more Covid cases in its villages than in towns

According to govt data, in past 10 days, cases from rural areas of Gorakhpur division outnumbered cases from urban areas on 4 days. Doctors say official numbers 'tip of iceberg'.

Urban unemployment jumps as states announce Covid curbs, economic indicators hit

Urban unemployment rate touches double digits in the week ended 18 April. Business shutdowns and curbs on movement again set to hit urban economy.

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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.