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Rural electrification, Farm loan waiver, Agrarian distress, Rural India

Inspirational stories of individuals and groups sparking a transformation in rural India

The most profound economic and development changes sweeping rural India over the past four decades.


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Rural India, Rural poor, MGNREGA

Forget GST disaster, alarming that Modi government is barely left with MGNREGA funds

It is ironic that Mahatma Gandhi’s name was added to the scheme.


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Rural India, Water, Smart City Project, Smart cities

Reviving traditional water bodies is essential for smart cities

India's history is witness to how well-planned cities of our ancient civilisation were equipped with outstanding systems of water harvesting and drainage.


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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.


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Narendra Modi, Rural India, Demonetisation

How long before the demonetisation drought dries up India's villages?

Hope is turning into despair and anger. There are ominous signs for Modiji.


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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.


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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.


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Agriculture, Rural India

Why don't we talk enough about these brave women running rural India?

They are stories not of a country's doom but stories of a country's will to survive.


 |  Wild Ways  |  6-minute read
Rural India, Black Money, Demonetisation

Letter to Modi from rural India: Scrapping Rs 500/1,000 notes is a bad idea

The dream of a better India is an important dream, but it should not be be at expense of the poorest.


 |  Metrosocial  |  3-minute read
Rural India, Arun Jaitley, Narendra Modi, Budget 2016

Modi keeps suit-boot away, enters the farm

PM stumps opponents with a politically loaded pro-farmer, pro-underdog Union Budget.