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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Dream of a pucca house-still a dream?

In Shahpur taluk, the benefits under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna- Grahmin (PMAY-G) cannot be accessed by everyone By Archita Chakraborty People in the villages of Shahpur are unable to avail the benefits of the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna-Gramin (PMAY-G) as they are not getting the allotted money to build their houses. Shahpur taluk has a […]

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Mudhol Taluk drowning in drainage water

Due to poor drainage system in Mudhol taluk, people there struggle to avoid getting stuck in drainage water.  Even the municipal office is not spared during heavy rains. Vivek Madhu The drainage system of Mudhol becomes useless when the monsoon arrives.  The drainage water directly enters school and office premises once it starts raining. The […]

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Women’s education doesn’t assure income in Sagar

Lack of paid formal jobs for rural women educated up to secondary school level has lead to an increase in unemployment rates. Yashasvini Razdan Women in Sagar village, who have studied till the secondary school level and have skills suitable for non-agricultural, non-labour work are unemployed as there are very few paid, formal jobs available […]

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