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POLITICS

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Panchayati Raj, Farmers, K Chandrasekhar Rao, 2019 Assembly elections

How Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao is gearing up for 2019 Assembly polls

TRS has adopted a please-all approach to reach out to both farmers and caste groups.

POLITICS

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Rural India, Microfinance, Panchayati Raj

How one man is changing the face of housing in rural India

His Swarna Pragati model is just one of the many creative ways panchayats can become harbingers of a larger revolution.

MONEY

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Panchayati Raj, Rural India, Microfinance

Microfinance or debt trap? Here's what the poor don't know

It is built on the false belief that credit is the most vital need of the marginalised.

POLITICS

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Women in politics, Panchayati Raj, Rural India

India's villages are being empowered - by women

Having women as at least one-third of all local elected representatives is beginning to transform gender relations and strike at the patriarchal system.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Dalit, Women, Panchayati Raj

Panchayati Raj under Modi is not for Dalits, women, adivasis

The PM dismissed the political role of an elected representative and instead favoured women's participation only to build toilets.