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COVID-19 relief didn't reach Jan Dhan a/cs of many women: Survey

India, July 3 -- At least 12,500 women Jan Dhan account holders across 13 states were surveyed; 16% reported their Jan Dhan accounts were either not operational, or that they were unsureabout the stat... Read More


Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana has been extended for five more months

India, June 30 -- Activists and experts welcome Prime Minister Modi's announcement The Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) has been extended for five more months, till November-end, on ... Read More


Indian reservoirs brimming as monsoon advances

India, June 26 -- Storage levelsin 123 reservoirs monitored by Central Water Commission was194 %of thelevels of corresponding periodin 2019 Major reservoirs in India are already brimming and their st... Read More


Reverse land use change to prevent zoonoses like COVID-19: UNCCD

India, June 16 -- Land use degradation creates ground for zoonotic disease like COVID-19as the interaction and physical distance between animals and humans gets closer Land use change, which prepares... Read More


Full reservoirs as monsoon sets in: Why India should watch out for floods

INDIA, June 5 -- The onset of the monsoon has raised fears of dam-induced floods as India's major reservoirs are already full. Live storage in 123 reservoirs was 55.837 billion cubic metres (BCM), acc... Read More


Two-thirds of migrant workers still don't have access to government ration: Survey

India, June 5 -- The survey also reveals several other shocking facts that fly in the face of government claims on migrants Eighty per cent migrant workers surveyed by Stranded Workers Action Network... Read More


COVID-19: Global recession, unmatched in 80 yrs, currently underway, says World Bank analysis

India, June 4 -- The average developing economy is less well placed to respond to a global downturn now than before the 2009 global recession The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and ens... Read More


95% migrants want to return home despite uncertainty: Survey

India, May 21 -- Only five per cent want to stay in their work places, according to the organisation's latest mapping exercise of migrants As high as 95 per cent migrant workers would like to go back... Read More


COVID-19: 60% farmers suffered yield loss on their harvest, shows survey

India, May 21 -- Survey aimed toevaluate the impact of the nationwide lockdown against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on agricultural production and livelihood More than half the farmers wh... Read More


COVID-19 pandemic may drive 40-60 mln to extreme poverty: UNCTAD report

India, May 14 -- Families will be pushed deeper into poverty as the current employment decline is biggest since World War II, according to the report The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic... Read More