Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicRural India

Topic: Rural India

Kerala to Odisha, Bihar to Bengal, experts worry crowded villages will add to India’s Covid woes

In a remote village in Kerala, 236 people tested positive in the last two weeks, while in Odisha, nearly 200 people were infected in another village.

Khadi once helped India become independent, it can make us aatmanirbhar again

PM Modi’s ‘vocal for local’ plan greatly applies to India’s khadi industry — it is indigenous, eco-friendly, and can provide many jobs.

As workers reach home, Modi govt gets a second chance to redeem itself on migrant fiasco

Homecoming of migrant workers and their families will constitute a massive shock to states' local labour markets, healthcare infrastructure, and PDS.

Aadhaar, MGNREGA, DBT, rural housing — how Modi has hijacked Congress legacy

Congress had kept the ingredients of a welfare structure ready. The Prime Minister mixed them together and added the Modi ‘tadka’ to sell them as his.

Is Modi govt trying to decongest Indian cities? Its economic package gives that impression

Economic package assumes people will go back to villages, and rural incomes need to be boosted. Modi govt seems to be trying to give them employment there.

It’s back to work for these migrants who, after walking barefoot, finally made it home to UP

Migrant workers, who managed to reach home after walking from cities, quarantined themselves for 14 days before setting out to find work again.

Noida’s migrant worker exodus is more about their notions of ‘home’ than coronavirus: Study

Our research in Noida for the past two years shows many poor migrant workers do not think of city of work as their home. They are treated as outsiders and live in cramped spaces.

Why Indians aren’t protesting against rising unemployment

People protest when they think it will achieve something. The Indian economy is in such a bad shape that they have given up.

Why more smartphones and bank accounts haven’t brought financial digital inclusion in India

India's financial sector has been a gung-ho adopter of technology. But design of technology and finance have hardly reflected users’ lived realities.

Modi govt plans to charge rural India nominal fee for piped water under Nal Se Jal

This is one of the many models being considered under the government’s ambitious Nal Se Jal scheme, through which it hopes to ensure piped water in all rural homes by 2024.

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.