Rural India

Higher MSP: Govt needs to balance farmer, consumer interest

Higher MSP: Govt needs to balance farmer, consumer interest

In the Budget 2018, the govt promised to fix the minimum support price at 50% higher than the cost of production.

Feb 12, 2018, 15:38 PM IST
Prostate cancer on the rise in rural India, cases may double by 2020

Prostate cancer on the rise in rural India, cases may double by 2020

Prostate cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer deaths among men around the world.

Sep 22, 2017, 13:25 PM IST

Over 62% households in rural India have access to toilets: Survey

More than 62 per cent households in rural India have access to toilets while their usage stands at 91 per cent, till June, according to a survey.

Aug 08, 2017, 18:19 PM IST

Child marriages - especially of girls - rise in urban India, decline in rural

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Jun 09, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

What Human Migration within India tells us

Rural India can truly unlock the country’s potential if the correct policy frameworks and will to execute such programs give it the right push and direction.

Mar 27, 2017, 17:48 PM IST

In rural India, less to eat than 40 years ago

On an average, a rural Indian consumes 550 fewer calories -- and 13 gm protein, 5 mg iron, 250 mg calcium lesser than they used to.
 

Aug 25, 2016, 13:25 PM IST
Rural economy needs to be strengthened to speed up growth: PM Narendra Modi

Rural economy needs to be strengthened to speed up growth: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday underlined the need to strengthen rural economy to boost the country's development as he launched a village self governance campaign here which, he said, has been inspired by Dr B R Ambedkar's vision.

Apr 14, 2016, 18:45 PM IST
PM Modi launches 'Gram Uday se Bharat Uday Abhiyan' - Watch his speech

PM Modi launches 'Gram Uday se Bharat Uday Abhiyan' - Watch his speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday underlined the need to strengthen rural economy to boost the country's development as he launched a village self governance campaign here which, he said, has been inspired by Dr BR Ambedkar's vision.

Apr 14, 2016, 18:40 PM IST
Internet of Things to connect millions in rural India to mainstream

Internet of Things to connect millions in rural India to mainstream

The IoT connectivity also offers a host of development opportunities to untapped areas, including manufacturing and e-commerce to market local and traditional products.

Mar 24, 2016, 14:45 PM IST

Diabetes surging across rural and urban India

With one in every twelve person suffering from the menace of diabetes, the disease has now become a pan-India phenomenon with the rural and urban population fighting the bug alike.

Jan 18, 2016, 10:30 AM IST

DNA: The heart-wrenching reality of drought-hit Bundelkhand

As per the Exclusive Zee Media report, the people of Bundelkhand are so poor that they are forced to eat 'Ghas ki Roti' (grass bread) to beat their hunger pangs.

Dec 23, 2015, 00:01 AM IST

Intel India launches initiative to boost rural digitisation

Intel will work with Central and state governments to create a blueprint to drive technology enabled transformation at the grassroots in 10 states in India.

Nov 18, 2015, 15:10 PM IST

Economic data pointer to rural India's appalling status: PMK

 NDA ally PMK Chief Ramadoss on Saturday said socio-economic census revealed appalling living conditions of rural India and urged action to address "inequality and underdevelopment."

Jul 04, 2015, 19:26 PM IST
In most of rural India, Rs 5000 is the highest wage, says Socio-Economic and Caste Census

In most of rural India, Rs 5000 is the highest wage, says Socio-Economic and Caste Census

The highest earning member in about three-fourths of all rural households in the country made less than Rs 5,000 per month, according to the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 released on Friday.

Jul 04, 2015, 05:42 AM IST

More people sick in urban areas than rural areas: NSSO Survey

The number of people reporting sick is more in urban India compared to rural areas, whereas the un-treated spell is more in rural India, a NSSO survey said today.

Jun 30, 2015, 22:53 PM IST

NTPC flags off mobile science labs for rural India

NTPC is introducing Mobile Science Lab (MSL), a vehicle fitted with LCD TV carrying working science models emphasising curiosity-based learning for children in rural India.

Apr 27, 2015, 12:33 PM IST

New device converts diesel into household fuel for rural India

Diesel, which is normally used in automobiles, buses, trucks and even railway engines and is considered "dirty", has been turned into a clean fuel for cooking and lighting in rural areas courtesy a device developed at the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), an NGO in Phaltan, Maharashtra.

Apr 15, 2015, 14:41 PM IST

Doctor-patient ratio in India less than WHO-prescribed limit

The doctor-patient ratio in India is less than the WHO-prescribed limit of 1:1000, government told the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.

Feb 24, 2015, 19:37 PM IST

DNA: Deplorable quality of education in Rural Indian

A plethora of government initiatives to provide primary education to children in Rural India seems to have done no good for them as the quality of education remains extremely low!

Feb 24, 2015, 00:18 AM IST

Kids in rural India don't get right treatments for lethal diseases, say scientists

 Children living in rural India are treated wrongly for diarrhea and pneumonia, which are the 2 leading killers of young ones worldwide.

Feb 17, 2015, 11:38 AM IST