Strict parameters set by the central government has made it tougher for the states to declare a drought and seek relief funds from New Delhi By Nidhi Jamwal, Mumbai, Maharashtra The Indian government...
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By Sanjiv Phansalkar The kite is a strong bird that flies high in the sky. The kite flies high and has its sight over a wonderful panorama. Its eyesight is remarkably accurate. It spots its prey from...
21/02/2018 10:08 AM IST
How This Coastal Odisha Village Has Drastically Reduced Water-Borne Diseases Through Simple Interventions
"Now we collect water from the taps in the morning and evening and use it for drinking, without any further purification process."
13/02/2018 10:34 AM IST
Hundreds of lives could have been saved from the ravages of Cyclone Ockhi.
01/02/2018 10:32 AM IST
Jharkhand's Santhal Tribes Are Reviving Traditional Practices To Prevent Contamination Of Drinking Water
Significant steps to keep water-borne diseases at bay.
20/01/2018 11:22 AM IST
Nepal has turned to Jhol Mol, a traditional bio-fertilizer which can be beneficial to Indian farmers too.
16/01/2018 2:18 PM IST
Odisha has come to be known as the disaster gateway of India.
16/01/2018 2:18 PM IST
Women of Mising tribal community have upgraded their traditional handloom weaving skills.
16/01/2018 1:06 PM IST
"One can live without electricity and internet in Kashmir, but not without kangri."
11/01/2018 11:19 AM IST
Even as a digital revolution sweeps across India, people in the impoverished parts of the country have to struggle to bridge the digital divide and a level playing field is still a distant dream.
06/01/2018 10:59 AM IST
They have to collect firewood and water from far away.
03/01/2018 11:14 AM IST
Stepping into the exclusive male preserve of masonry, Damayanti Patra of rural Ganjam has shown exemplary determination to overcome personal tragedy and natural disaster to secure a sustainable vocati...
02/01/2018 10:41 AM IST
Erosion of the river's banks has turned the lands uncultivable.
29/12/2017 11:19 AM IST
A state that is well known for its people migrating out to the Gulf.
27/12/2017 8:30 AM IST
Indebtedness and farmer suicides were common, but not anymore.
26/12/2017 1:22 PM IST
By Sanjiv Phansalkar* I have noted in this column earlier that advising villagers in India to become entrepreneurs is like carrying coal to Newcastle. Most of the income-earning activities of rural in...
24/12/2017 9:45 AM IST
It is helping farmers cope with changing climatic conditions.
20/12/2017 1:00 PM IST
"We are never short of food because the forest has plenty to offer us."
20/12/2017 12:39 PM IST
07/12/2017 10:46 AM IST
Husbands Killed By Toxins In The Factory They Worked In, These Odia Widows Are Fighting Powerful Mining Giants
The mining company has challenged a court order to grant them compensation.
04/12/2017 3:16 PM IST
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