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Rural India

Carve A Niche For Your Govt In Some Sector Of Governance: PM To BJP CMs

Dec 15, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Chief ministers and deputy chief ministers made presentations and highlighted key welfare schemes of their respective states.

Salman Khan Opens Up On His Dream Project, 'Salman Talkies'

Nov 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

“Yes we had plans to open up theatres,” said the actor while talking about his project 'Salman Talkies'

Chief Minister Dhami Invites Suggestions For Uttarakhand's Development Roadmap For The Coming Years

The suggestions received from people doing commendable job in different fields will be made part of the roadmap being prepared by the state government for the development of the state in the coming years, he said.

Urgent Need To Review PESA Implementation To Ensure Basic Rights Of Tribals: Arjun Munda

Nov 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Munda, along with Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh, inaugurated the national conference on PESA here. He said it was the "first time in 25 years" that the two ministries were holding a joint meeting on the implementation of the Act in tribal-dominated states.

Marginal Rise In Retail Inflation For Farm, Rural Workers In July, Highest In Punjab

The steepest fall in the CPI numbers for agricultural and rural labourers was experienced by Tamil Nadu

01 June, 2021

Plant milk: The emerging recipe for sustainable staple diets

Humane Society International India

Demand of diary has paved the way for plant-based dairy products and other milk alternatives

16 May, 2021

Meet A Young Change Maker From Tonk

Poshan Desk

17-year old Ravina Bairwa is a grassroots champion who hopes the second wave of COVID-19 will not deny rural girls their health rights

12 May, 2021

‘Will Covid Vaccine Kill Or Make Me Impotent?’ Villagers Question, Say No To Vaccine

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Villagers in states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Haryana fear the Covid vaccine will either lead to impotency or sickness.

07 March, 2021

Against All Odds: Three Unsung Women Warriors

Dr. Priscilla C Ngaihte

Uncomfortable with being photographed, these three rural women battled hunger, poverty and the pandemic, emerging as leaders who actually made a difference.

22 December, 2020

44% People Willing To Pay For Covid Vaccine: Rural India Survey


15% of the total 6,040 households reported at least one person in their social circle testing positive for Covid-19, according to a survey by Gaon Connection

30 November, 2020

Women's Groups Express Concern Over Impact of New Farm Laws on Women

Outlook Web Bureau

Letter by women's organisations condemns the 'repression' of farmers' struggle and appeals to the government to reconsider the new laws


15 October, 2020

3 Dead, 2 Critical Due To Suspected Food Poisoning In Odisha’s Malkangiri District


The residents of Kacheli village in Malkangiri district complained of severe stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhoea late on Wednesday night after which they were taken to a nearby health centre

11 October, 2020

PM Modi Launches Swamitva Scheme, Will Distribute Property Cards


The move will pave the way for villagers to use the property as a financial asset for taking loans and other financial benefits.

29 June, 2020

Epic Fanfare And Poor Planning: Why PM Modi's Model Villages Scheme Isn't Working

Joydip Dey

Six years after its launch, the ‘Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’ has been ineffective in ushering in development in chosen gram panchayats, with a central performance audit urging the rural development ministry to review the scheme.

26 November, 2019

National Milk Day: Dr. Kurien’s Lessons From Building India’s Largest Rural Industry

Hitesh Bhatt

The dairy sector is one of the few success stories in India's recent agriculture history

13 September, 2019

'Need To Go To People Directly, Social Media Not Enough': Sonia Gandhi's Message To Congress


The Congress, during Rahul Gandhi's tenure as party chief, had recalibrated its social media plan. The party has aggressively used social media to target the government.

09 July, 2019

On Mahatma's Birth Anniversary, A 150-Km 'Padayatra'; PM Modi Urges BJP MPs

Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked BJP lawmakers to visit constituencies where the BJP organisation was weak and reach out to the public seeking their feedback and gauging their expectations, while also discussing Gandhian thoughts with them.


26 March, 2019

Govt Seeks EC Approval To Revise Wages Paid Under MGNREGA

Outlook Web Bureau

The Ministry of Rural Development has sought the poll panel's approval to revise the wages paid under the MGNREGA from April 1, a move that could benefit more than several crore beneficiaries across the country.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz