On Jan 2 2021, the newsrack service has been shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it was time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

This is an archive of previously crawled content that will be kept around for a few weeks.

 
User: tnussp Topic: Water
Category: All-Channels :: Watershed_Devt
Last updated: Dec 25 2018 08:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Farm laws: Anna Hazare threatens to go on hunger strike for farmers, says will be his ‘last protest’ 28.12.2020 Scroll.in
The government is just giving empty promises, the social activist said.
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Anna threatens to launch 'last protest' for farmers 28.12.2020 Rediff: News
"The government is just giving empty promises due to which I do not have any trust left (in the government)... Let's see, what action the Centre takes on my demands. They have sought time for a month, so I have given them time till January-end. If my demands are not met, I will resume my huger strike protest. This would be my last protest," the 83-year-old said.
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Lessons from the lockdown for India’s rural employment scheme 29.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Often the sole source of income for households in villages, NREGA has been plagued with issues during the pandemic.
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Jean Dreze: Last-mile hurdles in NREGA payments puncture India’s techno-utopian delusions 19.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
‘We are still very far from financial inclusion in the full sense of the term,’ the economist says in the foreward to a new report on delays in NREGA payments.
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Bihar’s migrant workers are returning to cities as rural employment schemes fall short 20.10.2020 Scroll.in
Many complain that payments under MGNREGS have been delayed for months.
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‘No matter how centralising Modi is, he will need states’: Yamini Aiyar on federalism after 2014 17.10.2020 Scroll.in
The president and chief executive of Centre for Policy Research on the differences between accounting and accountability in the Indian state.
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Raghuvansh Singh: An astute lawmaker 13.9.2020 Rediff: News
It was under his stewardship of the Union Rural Development Ministry that NREGA, the flagship rural livelihood scheme, was implemented.
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End of an era in Bihar politics 10.9.2020 Rediff: News
It is now a different time in Bihar. It is a different place -- one in which Raghuvansh Prasad Singh's options are very limited, notes Aditi Phadnis.
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‘People are skipping meals’: 68% of households in phone survey say income has fallen since lockdown 3.9.2020 Scroll.in
There is an urgent need to universalise the public distribution system and ensure timely payment of NREGA wages.
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As joblessness soars with lockdown, rural jobs scheme is failing to help families overcome distress 23.8.2020 Scroll.in
The scheme guarantees rural families 100 days of work a year. Many are close to exhausting their quota.
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Watch: Parts of Delhi, Gurugram flooded yet again after heavy rainfall in NCR 19.8.2020 Scroll.in
The rainfall also caused the collapse of a boundary wall of a school in South Delhi.
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DC Lalithambigai inaugurates check dam in Sangkhumai village 21.7.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
DC Lalithambigai inaugurates check dam in Sangkhumai village
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Manipur to set up additional 100 Van Dhan Vikas Kendra 20.7.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Manipur to set up additional 100 Van Dhan Vikas Kendra
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Alternative policy for jhum cultivation in the pipeline: Awangbow 19.7.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Alternative policy for jhum cultivation in the pipeline: Awangbow
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Modi government should embrace NREGA without trying to defend the indefensible 27.6.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The government subjected the rural job scheme to systemic shocks but must now scale it up to 200 days of work to combat lockdown losses.
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Cost of 14-day quarantine: Rs 14,000. Earnings since he returned to Varanasi village: Zero 12.6.2020 Scroll.in
As migrant workers return home, demand for NREGA work swells in Uttar Pradesh. But wages are slow to follow.
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Modi government is right to rely on MNREGA, rather than error-prone Jan Dhan-Aadhaar, to reach needy 19.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The programme that the prime minister once called a ‘living monument’ to the failure of the previous government remains crucial in supporting the poor.
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'After migrants, COVID-19 crisis to hit middle class' 9.5.2020 Rediff: News
'The government will have to provide something for migrant workers or 'Farmers will still survive because they will eat what they produce.' 'What will the rest of the people do? What will happen to them?'omething else like that or else you will see some huge uprising or unrest.'
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12 suggestions to solve India's COVID-19 economic woes 6.5.2020 Rediff: Business
'A total overall of the existing way of working by abolishing taxes and allowing citizens to help themselves without any government bottlenecks and impediments,' observes Rahul Mishra.
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Five weeks of lockdown. Year-long losses. Adivasi villages in MP show why Centre must step up relief 6.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Sahariya Adivasis in Madhya Pradesh have suggestions for the Modi government.
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