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In Odisha district, scientists team up to give farmers a new future -Sampad Patnaik

-The Indian Express The farming is being supervised by top scientists from the Lucknow-based Central Institute of Medicine and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), while the roses are being monitored by scientists from National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI). Nabarangpur: In one of India’s poorest districts, a team of scientists from premier central government institutes have joined hands to help farmers find new life — and hope. “They are helping me improve farming,” says Krishna Chandra...

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'It is cheaper to ride motorbikes than take buses in Indian cities' -Jitendra

-Down to Earth Poor hit the most hit by an inaccessible public transport system, says India Exclusion Report 2018-19 Half of the poor in Indian cities walk or cycle down to work because of problems in the public transport system, suggests the India Exclusion Report 2018-19. The existing public transport system is expensive and has limited routes, says the annual report released by Delhi non-profit Centre for Equity Studies. As a result,...

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IB, RAW, ED and Income Tax dept get SOS from Modi govt to help check soaring onion prices -Samyak Pandey

-ThePrint.in Officials from Intelligence Bureau, RAW, ED and I-T department have been mandated to work with agriculture and consumer affairs ministries to check onion prices. New Delhi: It’s not just the policymakers in the Narendra Modi government who are worried about soaring onion prices. Sleuths from the Intelligence Bureau, Research and Analysis Wing, Enforcement Directorate and the Income Tax department are also on their heels, ThePrint has learnt. With the onion prices touching...

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Challenger from within -V Vasanthi Devi

-The Indian Express PS Krishnan was a rare bureaucrat who sought to reform government for marginalised PS Krishnan, who left us on November 10, was an extraordinary combination of the bureaucrat-reformer-activist. His was a life driven by single-minded devotion to the cause of the deprived and exploited. From his student days in his native Kerala and later, as a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in the Andhra Pradesh cadre —...

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Macro dimensions of poverty brushed aside -Pritam Singh

-The Tribune A serious methodological flaw of the RCT approach that has been pointed out by ethnographic studies of poverty is that its overemphasis on quantitative method has deprived it of the insights of qualitative methods. There is some recognition of the flaw by admitting that a mixed method approach can be useful, but the approach remains hostile to qualitative methods. THE award of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics to Abhijit...

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