Devesh Kumar

  • House panel points to corruption in NREGA

    House panel points to corruption in NREGA

    The meeting of the standing committee on the rural development ministry on Wednesday saw members, cutting across party lines, pick loopholes, and complain of large-scale corruption, in the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

    Grim scenario in ‘Food Bowl of India’ forces govt to turn east

    Grim scenario in ‘Food Bowl of India’ forces govt to turn east

    The fast-depleting groundwater levels and subsidised electricity supply to farmers in Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh spell doom for agricultural productivity in the region regarded as the “Food Bowl of India”, and has prompted the government to turn its gaze towards the eastern region for fulfilling its food security ambitions.

    Grains go down the rotten path

    Grains go down the rotten path

    The government’s efforts to augment foodgrain storage facility across the country so as to give an impetus to their procurement and prevent their wastage has failed to make an significant headway.

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