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MGNREGA inefficiently managed, finds CAG

Issue Date:  2013-4-23 Government spent Rs. 1,26,961 crore but hardly 30 per cent works are completed Exactly five years after the employment guarantee programme’s pan-India roll out, the programme seems to have lost favour with the rural poor. The Comptroller… Continue Reading →

#India- Average daily calorie intake in rural India falls 5%: Govt #WTFnews

PTI : New Delhi, Thu Mar 07 2013,    The average daily intake of calories of the rural population, as per the NSSO data, dropped by 4.9 per cent or 106 kilocalories from 1993-94 to 2004-05, Parliament was informed today. “As… Continue Reading →

#India- Sainath plans online ‘People’s archive of rural India’

January 14, 2013 01:20 IST | The Hindu B. S. Satish Kumar P Sainath, Rural Affairs Editor, The Hindu, at an interaction in Bangalore on Sunday. Photo: G.P. Sampath Kumar This online platform will have audio, video, print and still… Continue Reading →

Tripura Opposes Direct Cash Transfer #AAdhaar #UID

AGARTALA | DEC 07, 2012, Outlook Tripura today opposed Centre’s plan for direct cash transfer to the bank accounts of the customers of fair price shop for giving subsidy on the plea that it would cripple the existing Public Distribution System… Continue Reading →

#India-Appalling condition of primary healthcare services

R. PRASAD, The Hindu Dec 6,2012 The HinduBELIEVE IT OR NOT: In Delhi, the rates of correct diagnosis and correct treatment were 22 per cent, and nearly 46 per cent respectively. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf. TOPICS health Suffering from unstable angina,… Continue Reading →

Delhi High Court tells MCI to Fix rural health care course syllabus in six weeks #goodnews

      R. RAMACHANDRAN       In High Court, Health Ministry puts the blame on Council for delay The Delhi High Court has given the Medical Council of India (MCI) six weeks to finalise the curriculum for the… Continue Reading →

60% rural India lives on less than Rs 35 a day

May 3, 2012, PTI Around 60 per cent of India’s rural population lives on less than Rs 35 a day and nearly as many in cities live on Rs 66 a day, reveals a government survey on income and expenditure…. Continue Reading →

Doctors signed into rural work, Maharashtra can’t place them

Anuradha Mascarenhas : Pune, Thu May 03 2012, The general reluctance shown by doctors to serve in rural areas has all but disappeared. In Maharashtra, so many medical students have agreed that there are now more willing doctors than the state… Continue Reading →

Walking the Corporate Plunder Line- How to Beat Poverty in India

by P. SAINATH in Counterpunch One Tendulkar makes the big scores. The other wrecks the averages. The Planning Commission clearly prefers Suresh to Sachin. Using Professor Tendulkar’s methodology, it declares that there’s been another massive fall in poverty. Yes, another… Continue Reading →

About 70 percent of India is poor: NAC member

New Delhi: Debunking the government’s claim that the number of poor in India has come down, a top adviser has claimed that around 70 percent of the country’s 1.2 billion population is poor, and stressed the need for a multi-dimensional… Continue Reading →

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