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Enhanced farm production only way to contain food inflation: Radha Mohan Singh
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said it wouldn’t be possible to contain inflationary tendency in food prices without ensuring enhanced agricultural production.
Need to assess the efficacy of programmes to fight undernutrition
The Right to Food Act and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act are a...
Government approves continuation of four ICDS programmes
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs also approved phased expansion of the sche...
Union Budget 2011: FM doles out cheaper loans to farmers; raises credit by 1 Lakh crore
In view of growing demand for vegetables, he announced Rs 300 crore to set up a "vegetable cluster", initially close to metros.
Jairam Ramesh welcomes Narendra Modi's emphasis on toilets in Independence-Day speech
Ramesh said it was indeed a formidable challenge to make India open defecation free by October 2, 2019, the 150 birth anniversary of Gandhi.
NASA deep sea expedition to prepare astronauts for Mars journey
Washington, June 10 (IANS) A team of 22 persons including a university professor is set for a deep sea expedition by NASA to test simulated spacewalks, time delays in space communication and the effect of ketogenic (high-fat, low-carb) diet on astronauts who will be part of future space missions, including to Mars.
Can we achieve 4% farm growth?
Increased private investment, adoption of new and appropriate technologies and effectively addressing the delivery deficit hold the key to significant growth in agriculture.
Chhattisgarh: How workers improved healthcare for 18 million people
ET Exclusive: A band of 60,000 voluntary healthcare workers were trained to counsel villagers and confront errant government doctors. Result, improved healthcare.
Haryana's skewed sex ratio is a grave concern for us: CM, Manohar Lal Khattar
Khap panchayats are social organisations. They are social groups. If some social evil is contained because of khaps, I see no wrong in that, says Khattar.
This is what kept our celebrities awake in 2016
From the suicide of Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad to the disappearance of Najeeb Ahmed at JNU, the young are a worried lot.
Reinvent and redesign the ICDS to effectively combat malnutrition
Arguably the biggest social programme in the world, ICDS has nevertheless not been able to address maternal and child malnutrition in the 41 years of its existence.
Raising farm productivity and boosting manufacturing to create more jobs will spur growth
Notwithstanding the recent economic slowdown, India has been among the world's fastest-growing countries over the last two decades.
Why India needs a 'quinoa revolution' to solve malnutrition, diabetes and cardiac problems
Hollywood stars glorified it, NASA de-mystified it. It is now up to India to embrace the healthy food and check malnutrition.
Health Ministry's own survey projects bleak picture
All 15 States/Union Territories have rates below 51 deaths per 1,000 live births, although there is considerable variation among the States/Union Territories.
Pick solutions that offer highest social and environmental returns: Bjorn Lomborg
"The truth is we're not going to be able to do this. If we're not going to fix everything, first look at where can we do the most good."