Ayushman Bharat: An interesting health study



The dichotomy between richer and poorer states is largely in consonance with the diversity in state level disease burden in the country.



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Price of piped water to all households = Rs 5 trillion



The current estimate, however, largely covers only the cost of infrastructure such as pipes, construction of borewells, overhead costs among others and not the expenditure to be incurred on operation and maintenance.



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How govt's apathy is hurting potato farmers



From output surge to lack of cold storage, not much attention has been given to the potato farmers. The export market, too, is bleak, due to unsuitable domestic varieties and an underdeveloped food processing value chain.



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'India is not producing sufficient good quality jobs'



‘The jobs that are being created now are the delivery boy jobs which are of extremely poor quality, or contractual jobs where you hire a person on a per piece basis.’



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Winter rain won't cause large-scale damage to most rabi crops



For potato farmers in the north and wheat growers in the eastern parts — particularly in Jharkhand, Bihar, and Odisha — the recent rains could in fact be beneficial.



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PM-Kisan scheme will bring cheer to most farmers



The scheme, which would give Rs 6,000 to small farmers in a year or Rs 500 a month, will add more money to the account of these cultivators than the money he/she saves every month on an average.



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