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Maharashtra: A ‘golden record’ of citizens to transfer welfare benefits — and plan more

May 9, 2022 7:05:50 am

Citizens will get a unique ID — ‘a golden record’ — within the MH-UCDH portal that will help the government take data-driven decisions on targeting people through schemes and monitoring the existing ones.

Vets just a call away for dairy farmers, even in remote areas

April 25, 2022 2:16:16 pm

Animal husbandry, which was once thought to be a secondary income source for farmers has over time become the primary source of income for many farmers.

Quick response, trained responders: safety app a hit

Quick response, trained responders: safety app a hit

April 21, 2022 6:58:51 am

Disha app, developed by Andhra Pradesh government to provide quick response of women’s safety issues, was launched in February 2020 and has been downloaded more than 1.30 crore times.

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In a first, Maharashtra app maps workers’ migration for portability of ICDS scheme

April 16, 2022 7:52:22 am

The state government's women and child development (WCD) department launched it as a pilot project in November last year in six districts with high tribal population including Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Amravati, Jalna, Palghar and Nandurbar.

Chhattisgarh’s Surguja district: Meet women giving fading traditional tattoo art a bold makeover

April 12, 2022 6:08:26 am

According to officials, between April and December last year, these Godana artists earned Rs 10 lakh. The artists are free to accept independent orders, and earn from the training they provide. The department also pays for them to attend fairs and exhibitions.

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Blockchain system in Gadchiroli to weed out fake caste certificates

April 4, 2022 7:38:52 am

Further, blockchain implementation ensures the immunity of the citizens from any kind of ‘de-platformation’ in the future. In other words, once the information is stored on  a blockchain, no one will be able to erase the caste records.

How Maharashtra govt sowed seeds of prosperity for soybean farmers

March 24, 2022 7:13:50 am

The government's move to incentivise an additional crop of soybean in the Rabi season has its roots in a crisis that unfolded two years ago when the state reported a massive seed germination failure.

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Bihar land reforms: For 1st time, a dynamic map that captures change in ownership

March 21, 2022 7:01:33 am

According to the Bihar government, in just about a year since February 2021, the state has seen almost 37,000 cases of some land dispute or the other. The move towards dynamic maps is part of a series of steps taken by the state government to implement long-pending land reforms.

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‘Ujjwala Effect’: Study estimates over 1.5 lakh lives saved in a year, 13% reduction in air pollution deaths

March 19, 2022 10:09:10 pm

The researchers maintain that the benefits of Ujjwala measured by them were conservative estimates and the actual benefits could be even higher.

With Dishaank app, land survey records at click of a button

March 29, 2022 12:28:07 pm

The Survey Settlement and Land Records unit of the revenue department in the Karnataka government has now attempted to remedy this. It is making original land records available at a click on a smartphone screen through a mobile application called Dishaank.

Haryana’s e-procurement push: farmers get MSP for 14 crops

March 12, 2022 8:54:08 am

These crops include wheat, mustard, barley, gram, paddy, maize, bajra, cotton, sunflower, moong, groundnut, tur, urad and sesame.

Cattle hits on tracks: Railways finds early success with in-house software

March 9, 2022 8:07:38 am

The system is particularly crucial for Prayagraj-based North Central Railway, which saw over 6,500 of the 26,000 cases of cattle run over that were recorded in 2020-21. Covering over 3,000 km of tracks, this zone hosts parts of the high-profile Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai corridors.

In Ahmedabad, modified city buses offer impoverished children a road to learning

March 29, 2022 12:26:06 pm

The yellow bus is the ‘Signal School’ — an initiative implemented by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and Municipal School Board with support from the state government and Gujarat State Legal Services Authority (GSLSA).

In Jamtara, an Elder’s Club where senior citizens get some company, a voice — and tea on call

March 4, 2022 7:15:59 am

People from different economic layers, castes and religions come to this space. They exchange ideas, seek help, and make new friends. This has had a salutary impact on their mental health.

Singed last year, Simlipal reserve villagers vigilant as fire season approaches again

February 21, 2022 11:20:57 am

The Simlipal reserve sprawls over 2,750 sq km in Mayurbhanj district, and is home to three out of every four tigers in Odisha and 20 per cent of the state's elephant population. There are 68 villages within the reserve — mostly in the buffer zone — and about 1,200 on the periphery.

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Punjab’s plan for seamless wheat procurement with social distancing

April 13, 2020 2:08:06 am

To manage these efforts, the government is using IT. Starting with the arrival of wheat to its procurement by a private or government agency, the IT section of the Mandi Board will be shepherding the process.

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After the end: What drives health workers who take care of the dead

April 6, 2020 7:27:39 am

So far, Mumbai has registered, eight confirmed coronavirus death. Out of the eight, three were buried at the cemetery.

Managing a district in times of a Covid-19 crisis: No fixed work hours, no off days, and complete accountability

April 6, 2020 2:14:48 am

On a daily basis, the Deputy Commissioner of Sangrur meets over 150 persons for various works — ranging from his core team to Kirana vendors and chemist association representatives.

How a Dehradun sugar mill is transacting with farmers while countering Covid-19

April 6, 2020 2:08:25 am

Government-run Doiwala Sugar Company has eliminated the use of paper receipts and physical contact.

Chhattisgarh Health Minister: ‘It is better for govts to err on the side of caution, test as many people as we can’

April 6, 2020 5:41:28 am

We have identified separate Covid-19 facilities; 100 beds in each district. We have identified and are preparing 4,600 beds across the state in government facilities, says TS Singh Deo.

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Coronavirus Warriors: Containing Covid-19 in Kurla where population density is 50 times Wuhan’s

March 30, 2020 7:24:43 am

‘Out of 9.28 lakh population, 80 per cent here are slum dwellers. We have not even started sensitising them,’ says Dr Vikas Singh highlighting the severity of the task.

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Chinmay Tumbe interview: ‘Before announcing lockdown, assuring migrant workers would have helped’

April 6, 2020 7:43:42 pm

The migrants' health takes a huge beating in this process. The already-malnourished will suffer immensely, says Chinmay Tumbe, economist and Assistant Professor at IIM (Ahmedabad).

How Karnataka govt uses technology, data and survelliance to contain Covid-19

March 30, 2020 1:38:44 pm

A task force of 10 IAS officers with expertise in technology, medicine and healthcare is leading the charge

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Work non-stop or stay at home? For the 18 members of this Kolkata lab, the answer was tough but clear

March 30, 2020 10:02:03 pm

At the Beleghata office, the team’s workspace includes a small room next to the lab with a round table at the centre surrounded by computers, tabulation sheets, and piles of papers and reports.

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Social Innovation: Haryana govt to partner with mothers to combat drug addiction, promote sports

March 16, 2020 4:41:20 am

An App, called ‘Mothers for Sports and Fitness’, will help mothers locate the nearest govt sporting facility.