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Demonetisation and rural economy: what experts have to say

As demonetisation completes 50 days, we bring to you expert comments on how the currency ban derailed the rural economy

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Not a promissory note

Demonetisation casts a long shadow over the rural economy

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Most poor people in Asia-Pacific region live in rural areas

Countries in the region have not been able to address rural poverty despite economic growth, says an IFAD report

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Economic growth not enough to eliminate rural poverty

Agricultural development, increased wages and off-farm jobs can accelerate rural development

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Ministries in Africa commit to integrate land governance concerns in agriculture

Most of the African ministries of lands have been working on land reforms, but in isolation from the agricultural sector

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'BRICS countries in a position to shape agricultural policies'

Most of the world’s 795 million undernourished people live in developing countries. These countries will need to increase their food …

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Migration should be out of choice, not a desperate last resort: FAO head

Large-scale cross-border movements in recent years have sparked tensions in some countries, placing migration high on the diplomatic agenda

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Report places rural transformation at the heart of economic development

IFAD report bats for emphasis on agriculture and employment to reduce rural poverty

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Cull the caste

The fight against the caste system must be about control over natural resources, not professions of marginalised groups

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Jharkhand’s own Amul model

A model where small producers engage in a large-scale economic activity is important in the development laboratory of India

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Cabinet expansion: does it herald improvement in governance

Experts feel that the change in the cabinet has nothing to do with improving governance, but is a way of appeasing local sentiments

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Sunita's Bytes on Budget

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