Many chip in to wipe out hunger

The Hindu A view of the kitchen set up at the Kozhikode Medical College, from where food will be supplied to the needy under a project of the Kerala Social Security Mission. Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup ‘Hunger-free City’ to cover two more hospitals in Kozhikode The ‘Hunger-free City’ project of

Rakesh Mohan Committee Report on Transport Development Policy Released

Increase Investment in Transport to 3.3 Percent of GDP set up Metro-Politant Urban Transport Authority The High Level National Transport Development Policy Committee (NTDPC), chaired by Dr. Rakesh Mohan, former Deputy Governor, RBI, emphasises the need for modernisation and expansion of all segments of the transport system.  The Report is

Flyovers for Kaziranga rhinos

Assam proposes elevated roads to reduce accidents of animals on National Highway 37 The wildlife department has identified eight crossing points to build flyoversTHE government of Assam recently proposed building elevated roads with viaducts and flyovers on stretches of National Highway 37 (NH37). The highway acts as a boundary to

New policy to revive agroforestry

The National Agroforestry Policy 2014 can substantially reduce poverty in rural India Small farmers are not practising agroforestry because of unfavourable regulations ( Photo: COURTESY: TREES FOR THE FUTURE)AFTER becoming the first country in the world to frame an agroforestry policy, India has gone ahead and allocated Rs 444 crore

Dangerous deal

To promote development in hilly states, a committee recommends dilution of forest clearance rules, reward for setting up projects June 2013 floods in Uttarakhand washed away a portion of the fragile Himalayan range, killing over 5,000 people (Photo: INDRESH MAIKHURI)It seems policymakers have failed to learn from the floods that

Telangana betrays its tribals

Compromises on Polavaram; agrees to exclude villages facing submergence from new state People protest against the Polavaram project in V R Puram block in Khammam district. All 42 revenue villages in this block will be totally submerged ( Photo: RAMESH)THE passage of the bill to carve out Telangana state from

Everybody’s loss

Delisting fruits and vegetables from APMC Act in Congress-ruled states will not benefit farmers Photo:MEETA AHLAWAT / SCECongress vice-president Rahul Gandhi last December said fruits and vegetables will become affordable if states allowed farmers to directly sell their produce to consumers. He also directed the chief ministers in Congress-ruled states

Nicotine anywhere

Photo: Chinky Shulka/CSEWhat’s the worst that could happen to India’s campaign against tobacco? Manufa-cturers of tobacco products join the campaign, market the idea and make a fortune selling a product which they claim helps addicts quit tobacco. India’s largest tobacco product manufacturer ITC Limited did exactly that when it launched