High levels of ‘ecological poverty’ – defined as the lack of a healthy natural resource which is essential for human society’s survival and development – are a key cause of the economic poverty of the world’s rural poor.

Increasing water harvesting and water conservation is the only way to ensure food security

They may survive the drought. But they cannot survive government policies. When people have to abandon their livestock, they are reduced to misery, as is happening in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Because India s rural economy is built around livestock, which ca

This research report on India addresses an important policy issue faced by policy -makers in many developing countries: how to allocate public funds more efficiently in order to achieve both growth and poverty-reduction goals in rural areas.

During the 1970s, major policy debates on the role of mechanisation in agricultural and rural development in south Asia took place; by the early 1990s, such debates had largely faded. Yet today, countries such as Bangladesh possess some of the most productive, mechanised and labour-intensive agricultural industries in south Asia.

ANGAMALY: Onam celebrations became more meaningful for KSEB workers in Thuravoor here when they donated a portion of their wages to enable a poor family to get an electrical connection.

I SPENT the first 12 years of my life in a poor, dusty and backward village of undivided Punjab. I still have vivid recollection of life in that village.

Twelve more debt ridden farmers committed suicide in the last 24 hours in Vidharba.

Two debt-ridden farmers allegedly committed suicide by hanging themselves in two separate incidents in the district, police said on Tuesday.

25 Terming the Dr A K Walias Budget an election speech rather than a budget, Leader of the Opposition Jagdish Mukhi today slammed the government in this connection.