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Agriculture and Nutrition

Improving key nutrition and health outcomes by scaling up existing and new solutions, inter alia by enhancing agricultural productivity through targeted research and development in India

Village In Drought 2016 Madhya Pradesh India

This Village In Drought-Hit Madhya Pradesh Has A Water Scheme Only On Paper

The only hand pump in Madhya Pradesh's Kyota village has gone dry. The people now have no choice but to take a treacherous one...
Desperate For Water, Five Men Die In Haryana Trying To Revive A Well

Desperate For Water, Five Men Die In Haryana Trying To Revive A Well

Five Dalit villagers have died trying to revive an unused well in Haryana, the police said on Tuesday, as the country reels under one...
PM Modi's Electricity Scheme Village

How PM Modi’s Electricity Scheme Has Changed This Village

Ram Kishore searched long and hard to find a suitable wife for his son, but his efforts only paid off when electricity finally came...
Maharashtra Declares Drought In Over 29,000 Villages

Maharashtra Declares Drought In Over 29,000 Villages

The BJP-led Government in Maharashtra has declared drought in over 29,000 villages of the state, mostly in parched Marathwada and Vidarbha regions where the grim situation was earlier described as 'drought-like.'
Drought In Marathwada Maharashtra

Joys Of Childhood Snatched By Drought In Marathwada

13-year-old Vishwambhar Shinde loved learning Marathi and playing at his school in Maharashtra's Marathwada region. But now he has to work as a waiter...
Drought In Karnataka India Migration

In Season Of Drought, Work And Water Draws Out Thousands In Karnataka

For Fatima, leaving her home and wading into uncertainty is a better alternative to what she has. In Giriamanahalli village of Karnataka's Chitradurga district, the...
Dalit Villager Refused Water Digging Wife Denied Water 40 Days

Dalit Man, Refused Water, Dug His Own Well, Says ‘All Are Welcome’

Bapurao Tajne looks down at his hands, tired with blisters, with discernible pride. For 40 days, in heat that refused to move south of...
Indian Council Of Medical Research Comprehensive Nutritional Survey ICMR

Indian Council Of Medical Research To Conduct Comprehensive Nutritional Survey

Speaking at the National Consultation for addressing Nutrition Challenges, Swaminathan said there was a dire need to have a comprehensive nutritional survey at national level.
Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi PM Modi Child Slavery India Drought

Nobel Laureate Says Curb Child Slavery, In Letter To PM Modi

The government estimates more than 330 million people - almost a quarter of India's population - have been hit by the scarcity of water.
Water Woman Dies From Intense Heat In Maharashtra's Latur

In Queue For Water, Woman Dies From Intense Heat In Maharashtra’s Latur

A woman on Tuesday died after standing for hours in a queue to get water in Maharashtra's drought-hit Latur, police said.

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