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A farmer’s suicide at Jantar Mantar, a stone’s throw away from Parliament, has queered the pitch for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s land acquisition Bill.

If the Maharashtra government is to be believed, only three farmers have committed suicide in the State because of crop failure due to unseasonal rain and hailstorms since January.

The Centre said Tuesday that after damage to rabi crops following unseasonal rains and hailstorms, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana had sought over Rs 10,100 crores in aid from the National Dis

The American Legislative Exchange Council released their annual “Rich States, Poor States” report examining the latest trends in state economic growth.

The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) conducts nationwide socio-economic surveys as part of its “rounds”, each round normally of a year’s duration.

Most of us have lost count of the number of times we have visited a doctor or health facility. It is something we take for granted: nothing exceptional, simply
routine. Yet in our 21st-century world, 1 billion people have never seen a doctor or received quality health services. Furthermore, given that health has not

A recent Lancet article reported the first reliable estimates of suicide rates in India. National-level suicide rates are among the highest in the world, but suicide rates vary sharply between states and the causes of these differences are disputed. We test whether differences in the structure of agricultural production explain inter-state variation in suicides rates.

Farmers' Indebtedness in the State emerged as a central issue. This is because, the problem of indebtedness, damaged the social status of a farmer and triggered to commit suicide. In India, on an average, there is one farmer suicide in every 30 minutes since 2002 [Sainath: 2008a], while in case of Haryana, the suicide number of farmers is 4.8 per one lakh farmers [NCRB]. Therefore, the issue of farmers’ indebtedness becomes a matter of intense debate for whole of the country and as well as for Haryana.

Global Financial Development Report 2014 is the second in a new World Bank series. It contributes to financial sector policy debates, building on new data, surveys, research, and country experience, with emphasis on emerging markets and developing economies.

Financing of renewable energy in India: Implications for policy - A presentation by Gireesh Shrimali, David Nelson, Shobhit Goel, Charith Konda, Raj Kumar at the 4th National Research Conference on Climate Change, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, October 26-27, 2013.

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