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Export bans, restrictions: How governmentistrying to keep food prices in check ahead of elections

India, April 12 -- A tight rein kept on onions, wheat, rice, sugar and pulses As India approaches the first phase of the upcoming general elections, the prices of essential food items are at the cent... Read More


Water levels in reservoirs at 35% of capacity; southern India's at just 20%

India, April 5 -- Raises alarms for potential drinking water shortages, low water availability for agriculture in coming weeks and months Water storage in major reservoirs and river basins across the... Read More


India's parched rivers: At least 13 without water, much lower than same period last year

India, April 1 -- With peak summer days ahead, condition particularly alarming for farmlands that make up 60% of basin At least 13 east-flowing rivers between Mahanadi and Pennar have no water at the... Read More


Odisha is providing drinking water on tap: How did it achieve the monumental feat?

India, March 22 -- Controlling water leaks, elimination of contamination via outside water were among major challenges faced In 2017, the Odisha government initiated its 'drink from tap' mission for ... Read More


Ramlila Maidan Mahapanchayat ends with SKM call to intensify MSP fight

India, March 14 -- Our resolution a 'sankalp patra' againstthe "corporate, communal, dictatorial regime" at the Centre, says SKM The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) resolved to intensify its fight against... Read More


Over half of the 21st century irrigation expansion has been in water-stressed regions; India accounts for 36%

India, March 14 -- Over 90% of humanity's consumptive water use is used for irrigated agricultural production More than half (52 per cent) of the irrigation expansion has taken place in areas that we... Read More


Women's Day 2024: In Odisha, they provide subsidised food, measure water & restore common urban spaces

India, March 8 -- Women self-help groups in Odisha have become implementing partners for crucial government services A remarkable transformation is underway in Odisha. A unique dedicated workforce of... Read More


Women's Day 2024: Strength of a collective in a not-so-silent revolution

India, March 8 -- Kishori dals or girls' collective that began in Odisha village is helping ensure girls' rights On November 12, 2023, a pleasant December morning, a group of 17 adolescent girls from... Read More


After 10 years struggle, Mendha gets separate Panchayat status under Gramdan Act

India, March 8 -- Development means struggle of Mendha's residents for self-rule & sovereignty over their forests & land seems to be finally coming to an end The Maharashtra government recently notif... Read More


Rural poor lose 5% of income to heat stress every year, more vulnerable to future climate risks

India, March 5 -- Every day of extreme precipitation causes poor households to lose 0.8 per cent of their incomes relative to non-poor households With every day of extreme heat, poor rural households... Read More