In addition to being prone to the risk of disease, the practitioners of such occupations also lack social security
BJD says 33% of its Lok Sabha candidates will be women
WHO announces 'sweeping reforms'
Why MGNREGS workers sought police complaints against the PM
Cabinet approves PM-KISAN, Aadhaar Ordinance, other bills and schemes
In addition, the Cabinet has also approved the National Mineral Policy 2019 and the Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Yojana
Anganwadi workers hit the streets in protest
Allege government failure in implementation of remuneration hike, other demands not met
Gujarat land activists allege detention for demonstrating over rights
Protesters seek land rights under Forest Rights Act, roll back of decision to give land to corporations for farming
Sabarimala waste, power management threatens Periyar Tiger Reserve: CAG
An audit report blames Travancore Devaswom Board and the state electricity board for not setting up compositing and drainage ...
Tajpur and Haldia: How coastal development is impacting fishing in West Bengal
A deep-sea port is to be constructed in Tajpur and eight more jetties are to come up in an ...
CAG indicts Tripura power PSU for violation of environmental regulations
A recently tabled CAG audit report has made indicting remarks on Tripura State Electricity Corporation’s environmental track record in ...
Chhattisgarh began building Mohar reservoir without green clearances: CAG
The state water resources department had no plan to acquire land before starting work on the project, says the ...
The challenge of manufactured consent
Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Northeast reopens the anti-migration issue
Interim Budget 2019: Pensioners let down, say activists
Piyush Goyal’s budget speech ignored the vulnerable as it had nothing about the state-assured social pension for the elderly, ...
Interim Budget 2019: 'For the BJP it’s the cow versus working people'
Worker union lashes out against Interim Budget 2019 for being pro cows and rich, with only piecemeal for poor
'UBI can help people plan their lives properly'
As govt announces basic income for small farmers in its interim budget 2019, Down To Earth talks to Sarath ...
Interim Budget 2019: MGNREGA gets record allocation, but it’s still not enough
Looking at the increasing demand of work, the big amount of Rs 60,000 crore might still not be able ...
Trump may deny global warming but US has been paying for long
President Donald Trump is unreal in a real world as far as climate change is concerned, and it doesn’t ...
Centre relaxes environmental clearance for sugar mills
MoEFCC notification comes at a time when sugar mills owe Rs 22,000 crore to farmers for cane supplied in 2017-18
Mine collapse kills six in Jharkhand, 12 feared trapped
The caved in mine saw illegal extraction of coal
PEETHA: Will Naveen Patnaik’s deliciously named pre-poll sop work?
Also the name of a traditional Odia sweet, the ‘Peoples Empowerment – Enabling Transparency and Accountability’ scheme was introduced ...
On the world’s largest and longest UBI experiment
The experiment is ongoing in 'sequestered' 200 villages in Kenya for the next eight years and India has some ...
States paid Rs 36.8 cr as interest to panchayats, still don’t transfer funds
Parliamentary standing committee flags off persistent delay in transfer of funds to panchayats but government’s reply have not been ...
47% vacancies reserved for Scheduled Tribes remain unfilled
Minister informs Parliament on number of backlog vacancies, decline in funds for other economic support schemes for STs
Rewind 2018: The land debate
Land is finite and always a contested issue. We bring you the key developments in the sector that is ...
Education, infrastructure saving grace for top districts: NITI Aayog report
Top performing districts still lag behind in development parameters like health and nutrition