An agricultural invention-and-innovation continuum in all facets of agriculture and allied activities with its effective diffusion is key to sustainably increase the agricultural production and productivity with environment sustainability.
According to Census 2011, at least 377 million Indians, comprising about 31 per cent of the country’s population, live in urban areas. Even though in percentage terms the urbanization level may appear to be relatively low, the sheer volume of the urban population is enormous.
In December, 2015 NITI Aayog signed a collaboration framework with Institute of Energy Economics, Japan. It followed up in March, 2016, with a similar arrangement with International Energy Agency, Paris. Another tie-up is in the offing — this time with Energy Information Administration, USA.
Barely noticed and mostly ignored by the chatterati, a silent sanitation revolution appears to be underway in rural West Bengal, Rajasthan and to some extent in Madhya Pradesh. It appears that we may finally be turning a corner in our war against open defecation.
When development is mentioned, people mention Human Development Index (HDI), a composite index based on three heads of health, knowledge and PPP per capita gross national income. India’s latest HDI value is 0.609, giving it a rank of 130 out of 188 countries. In 1980, India’s HDI value was 0.362.
Women play an essential role in the management of natural resources, including soil, water, forests and often have a profound traditional and
The gender differentials in environmental dependence stem from women’s:
This is a well-rounded budget that promises to accelerate growth on a sustainable basis and transform the lives of hundred of millions of Indian citizens. While the rest of the global economy has been decelerating, India has continued to accelerate. The Budget will reinforce this trend in the Indian economy.
Economic Survey can often be a boring document, full of official-sounding jargon, repeating in text what is already available in tables. One looks towards Survey for two kinds of things. First, normally, there is little primary data in Survey. Data comes from other sources.