Gender enrollment gap widens in private schools

Government schools recorded more female enrollments than male ones. However, the reality runs deeper than that, as more boys are sent to private schools. By Sanchari Ghatak Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme intended to increase the enrollment of female students in schools, however, people tended to misinterpret it, as in almost all government schools of […]

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A Roof over their Heads, but No Money in Pockets

Improper implementation of Government Housing Schemes in Maski Taluk leaves Below Poverty Line (BPL) villagers stuck in a desperate situation after building pakka houses. By Yamini Chincholi More and more farmers and BPL villagers from Maski Taluk are getting stuck in a hopeless financial situation after building pakka houses with their own money and then […]

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CAG Report confirms the prevalence of child marriage in Karnataka

A CAG report shows that more than 100 ‘ineligible beneficiaries’ have received financial assistance under the ‘Bidaai’ scheme by the Government of Karnataka. By Jagriti Parakh A recent report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India shows that the Department of Minority Development of Karnataka has extended financial assistance of Rs. 50 lakhs (Rs. […]

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NISHTHA yet to spread its wings in Karnataka

Central Government’s scheme to train elementary level teachers not a huge success yet in Karnataka for lack of funds. By Aastha Oriel Karnataka is far from achieving its target of training 10,934 headmasters and 1.5lakh teachers under the National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Achievement (NISHTHA) program. According to M. Shivamadappa, Principal of […]

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Shifting from Jowar to cash crops

Low profits earned from jowar or sorghum cultivation leads to farmers shifting to commercial crops. By Archita Chakraborty February 25, 2020 | Shahapur Jowar production in Shahapur has dropped by 50 percent over a decade as farmers are shifting towards commercial crops and paddy. Commercial crops (or cash crops) are crops grown mainly for profit. […]

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Organ donation: increasing at a tortoise pace

Though the number of organ donations in Karnataka has increased, the ratio of demand and supply of donations is quite low. Shubhangi Mathur If you are suffering from a disease and intend to go for an organ transplant, chances that you will find a donor have slightly increased but cannot be guaranteed. Swati Upadhyay, an […]

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K’taka: Increase in RPFs, decrease in crime cases

Deployment of more RPFs in Karnataka railway stations prove beneficial as the crime rates drop down the ladder. Ritam Chatterjee The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has pulled the chain on train incidents of stone pelting, chain pulling, etc, by deploying additional forces at some stations in the state, bringing the registered cases down from 2017 […]

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