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Blog Posts by Richard Mahapatra
Richard Mahapatra

Senior editor, Down To Earth. He has been associated with the fortnightly since 1997 and has written extensively on rural affairs and development matters.

March 15, 2015

The new-found `cooperative federalism' will kill the third tier of government in India

February 13, 2015

The 2015-16 Union budget will declare Modi government's development agenda

January 15, 2015

The current debate over ancient India's scientific feats is less about science and more about a cultural `feel good' factor


December 15, 2014

Diluting MGNREGA does not make market sense


November 15, 2014

Dilma Rousseff's re-election as president is a lesson on facing development challenges in an unequal economy


October 15, 2014

Manufacturing needs to get a boost. But what to manufacture and how are two critical questions

September 15, 2014

It must reflect new realities of food inflation, climate change impacts

August 14, 2014

Crisis in Chhattisgarh over implementation of food security law has crucial lessons for India's public distribution system

July 15, 2014

After raising the political profile of village councils, government wants to downsize them

July 10, 2014

The budget is a patch work of abandoned schemes revived or existing ones being re-named. This is all for rural development

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