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Rural Development
India  /  Published 04.03.21

Caste data hole in first meet on Census update

Preparations for the second Socio-Economic Caste Census have begun, but collection of caste-specific data was not discussed at a review meeting held in December, casting doubts over whether the inform...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.02.21

Bihar budget focuses on education

This year’s Bihar budget has a different angle compared to other budgets as this is the first budget after series of happenings. Firstly, Bihar Budget 2021-22 is the first budget after devastati...
By Barna Ganguli, Bakshi Amit Kumar Sinha in

Opinion  /  Published 29.12.20

Out of breath: air pollution in India

Breathing polluted air is far deadlier than inhaling the coronavirus. A study published in The Lancet Planetary Health showed that foul air caused 1.67 million premature deaths during 2019 i...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.12.20

Nabard presents credit potential for Jharkhand

Of the total amount projected for agriculture sector, Rs 6.908.70 crore accounting for 61.78 per cent has been earmarked for crop loan while Rs 3,382.25 crore (30.24%) suggested for allied agriculture...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Business  /  Published 11.11.20

Nabard to invest in MFIs

Nabard is planning to finance micro finance institutions (MFIs) to cater to the capital requirement of the last mile lenders. The development finance institute earlier had a Rs 200-crore fund called ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

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Business  /  Published 02.11.20

Rural banks get Rs 670cr prop

The Union government has provided Rs 670 crore to regional rural banks (RRBs) considering their importance in agriculture finance during these difficult times. Of the 43 RRBs, about one-third, especi...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.20

Many lines: Poverty measured by income

A recent report brought out by the Union ministry of rural development claims that poverty should not be measured by the lack of a subsistence level of income alone. Subsistence income is usually esti...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.20

10cr extra mandays for rural jobs

The Mamata Banerjee government has achieved its annual target of generating 22 crore mandays under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the first six months of the 2...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.08.20

Didi wants rural projects expedited

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asked district magistrates to lay stress on rural road connectivity and housing for the poor in the post-lockdown period. The chief minister expressed dissatisfaction over ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.20

Glare on scheduled banks in farm credit disbursal

The Centre’s plan to bring 2.5 crore farmers under the Kisan Credit Card regime as part of its Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package to boost the country’s pandemic-hit economy seems to have t...
By Joyjit Ghosh in Calcutta


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