Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Villages

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.

Not a single Dalit in 60% of Kolkata’s neighbourhoods. How caste divides Indian cities

Indian urban localities are as segregated as our villages. Caste is still an important factor in deciding the organisation of spatial environment in cities.

Yediyurappa’s plan to name flood-hit villages after corporates draws flak, he does U-turn

The chief minister had proposed to rename villages after corporates who donate over Rs 10 cr for their rehabilitation but backtracked after angry villagers protested.

Modi govt calls its model village scheme path-breaking, but 35% projects yet to start

Sharp dip in participation of MPs in Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana recorded — from 703 MPs in first phase to 283 in third.

India is more urban than politicians know

India is a land of cities and not villages, but the lack of a standard definition is making urban-rural classifications political and arbitrary.

How an IIT team is helping put 1,000 villages on the map of India

Villages in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand are being added to the map after 88 years of 'existence', because the last time India was mapped was by the British. 

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.