Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicRural India

Topic: Rural India

Covid-induced migration ‘was a shock’, economist blames ‘failure to understand inequality’

In a new book ‘Dynamics of difference', put together over a period of four years, economist Narendra Pani attempts to spell out the different levels of inequality in 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

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

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'.

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AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann | Representational Image | ANI

AAP, TMC’s national ambitions ignore India’s stark diversity. Southern parties know better

Modern communication technologies can be the potential centripetal force that unify voters across states. AAP has benefitted from this in Punjab.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.