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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.

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

June 30, 2014

India's third-tier of government has a few lessons for those seeking presidential form of government

June 29, 2014

imageAs June ends, the monsoon, it turns out, is deficient by 40 per cent.

June 26, 2014

Does a five-year-old child have memories of things that happened some 39 years ago? Don't know what scientists have to say about this, but I always remember the first and last national internal Emergency India experienced. Today, 39 years ago the late prime minister, Indira Gandhi, imposed Emergency, without doubt a perilous phase for democratic India. As a five-year-old, I don't remember even where I was at that point of time; it is a period of life I have absolutely re-constructed through others' memories.

May 15, 2014

Management of natural resources will be the toughest job for the new government

April 15, 2014

India’s first PM born after Independence will face the old problem of poverty eradication

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March 14, 2014

Bangladesh loses an opportunity to revive its most important local government—upazilla parishad—as competing national parties turn local polls into fierce political one-upmanship

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