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VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
India today magazine, Coronavirus pandemic, Rural India, Covid19

Why the alarming surge of Covid-19 cases in rural India is a big challenge

India Today Editor-in-Chief talks about how a rural Covid-19 pandemic will be very different and far more challenging than an urban one, in the September 21, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

VARIETY

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  7-minute read
Migrant labourers, Rural India, Coronavirus in india, Covid19

Why we cannot allow ​encore of Delhi and Mumbai in our villages 

Rural India needs to be protected from the community spread of Covid-19 as our villages are the primary engine of the economy in these trying times.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
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.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

 |  11-minute read
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.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
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.

MONEY

 |  6-minute read
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

 |  6-minute read
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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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.