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Andhra Pradesh

From the blurbs

Issue Date: Jul 15, 2009
Gender Discrimination in Land Ownership edited by Prem Chowdhry, Sage Publications, Delhi, Rs 795 Customs and practices, Shastric prescriptions and Muslim personal laws made their way into colonial laws and got consolidated in the post-colonial period through various Union, state and concurrent laws.They placed fetters on women owning land. This volume analyses the different degrees of discrimination meted out to women by the country's inheritance laws. Democracy and Development in India

Crank it up

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2009
Arnab Pratim Dutta Sugar mills have doubled up as power generators, with help from sound policies. But profits are falling now. Can states find a way to sustain cogeneration?

Court allows forest pattas in Andhra

Author(s): Sumana Narayanan
Issue Date: Jun 15, 2009
Recognition of title subject to final orders

Voters retaliate with boycott

Issue Date: May 15, 2009
Denied rights, aggrieved citizens abstain from voting having lost their means to earn a living, communities are increasingly using their vote to drive home the message they distrust the State. Tribals who lost their agricultural land in a forest area because of faulty implementation of forest rights laws in Maharashtra

Andhra farmers to earn more

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2009
Group certification for organic farmers in the state ABOUT 6,000 farmers from 138 villages in Andhra Pradesh who practise organic farming can next year expect a premium price for their produce. Certification by the National Centre for Organic Farming in Ghaziabad will help them earn more. The Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (serp), under the state's rural development ministry, has initiated the

Builder of bridges across troubled waters

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2009
Smitu will continue to be with us through his works. With fertile imagination, relentlessly learning to weave together the personal, the political and the social, he inspired students, activists and professionals. He loved music, read and wrote to persuade people to see beyond the confines of biographies, and resisted injustice, wherever possible. A million memories of a dear friend come to mind. Often he would point out that activism

The unskilled Venkataswamy

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2009
Pankaj Sekhsaria finds out why handloom is viable--yet neglected V Venkataswamy u/s--a small sign painted in grey beside the door of a locked house in the new weavers colony of Chinnur in the Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh. It is an image from a visit almost a decade ago, but it remains vividly etched in my mind. So does the story.

Suit against dam

Author(s): Ashutosh Mishra
Issue Date: Mar 31, 2009

Trial and error

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2009
Farmers adapt to changing weather by switching crops Farmers who have to live with the reality of unpredictable rainfall are trying to cope as best as they can. They are experimenting with different crops to see what works. And each time they start new field trials, they incur debts. In Andhra Pradesh, where intense rainfall incidents are

No pesticides no debts

Issue Date: Jan 15, 2009
Enabavi and Ramachandrapuram villages broke away from the pesticide-debt trap. They are now teaching other villages to become debt free and self-reliant
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