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How about smart villages, Mr Modi?

Write to the AuthorEconomyDevinder SharmaAgriculture Policy 16 July 2014 - I have never understood why Indian farmers continue to be ignored. Even with a meagre outlay...

Food security, courtesy Odisha’s tribal women

Write to the AuthorFood SecurityOrganicEnvironment 04 November 2014 - Land rejuvenation, which would take three to four years in the ideal swidden systems of the past,...

Rays of hope for the ‘local’ in Meghalaya

Write to the AuthorBio DiversityAdivasis 19 March 2016 - Meghalaya is a delightful, hilly state carved from the erstwhile state of Assam in 1972. Fabled for...

Withering public consultations

Write to the AuthorBio DiversityEnvironment 09 June 2016 - There is a law to protect biological diversity in India – the Biological Diversity (BD) Act, 2002....

Looking beyond the spread on our tables

Write to the AuthorFood SecurityOrganicAdivasis 13 March 2014 - "Over the past 50 years, we are seeing that diets around the world are changing and they...

Good food from dry land

Write to the AuthorFood SecurityOrganicWomen's Health 19 September 2014 - Tribal families in Bankura, West Bengal, living on a staple diet of potato and rice and...

Making power supply data a tool for progress

Write to the AuthorAgricultureEnergyGovernment 06 May 2015 - Power outages, low voltage, intermittent electricity supply and load shedding have always been associated with the functioning of...

Registration of informal land sales

Write to the AuthorLandTelangana 08 August 2016 - In Warangal, Telangana, Guram Muttaya holds up the A4 size plain paper, tattered edges already eating into the...

All set to lose out on the gains?

Write to the AuthorAgricultureLivelihoodGovernmentLand 11 August 2014 - A popular newspaper recently reported the statement of Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Rural Development in the Lok...

‘Sarso mein IP ka tadka’ leaves local farmers in the dock

Write to the AuthorGM CropsGovernment opinions 29 June 2015 - Can the provisions on farmers’ rights in India’s intellectual property (IP) law on plant varieties help...

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Keppel-Puravankara Development acquires Metro Cash & Carry India’s land for Rs 405 crore in...

Keppel Puravankara Development Pvt. Ltd. (KPDL), is an associate of Bangalore headquartered and Singapore based Keppel Land, one of Asia’s premier property companies. Ashish R....

Haryana RERA acts tough, notices sent to 52 developers for delays The Haryana...

Officials from the authority said their first priority is completion of delayed projects. Of the 1,150 complaints received in the past year, as many as...

AAI starts shuttle service at Srinagar airport The Airports Authority of India (AAI)...

“Taking note of the inconvenience faced by air travellers at the Srinagar airport, the AAI has, on the instructions of K Vijay Kumar, advisor...

Accidents on Indian Railways reduce in last 12 months Safety comes first, says...

The safety performance review meeting was held by Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani and the meeting was attended by all Railway Board members and...

Monsoon blues hit highway construction Monsoon blues hit highway construction the hardest in...

As a result, the highway construction rate during the April-August period fell to 23.26 km/day from the 25.55 km/day logged during the April-July period...