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Jun 24th, 2016
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‘Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojna’ launched by Chief  Minister Nitish Kumar in 2006 may be a modest intervention but is leading to big changes Ramesh Kumar Raja Fourteen-year-old Sulekha Kumari, a daughter of illiterate parents, is confident about pursuing her dream of  becoming a government employee, as reaching school is no longer a problem for her. She pedals around ...
By GovernanceToday
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Jun 23rd, 2016
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If you look at the major schemes or policies of the government, central or state, from poverty alleviation programs to universal healthcare to universal education, the theme that straddles through all these is that most of these programs fail, to put it mildly. To be fair, governments have created islands of excellence in most segments; in healthcare, we have All India...
By GovernanceToday
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May 4th, 2016
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Thanks to the unique concept of Water ATMs that even the poor now realise that paying for clean water can save much more in healthcare costs later Although the drinking water has always been an issue in different parts of the country, it had never caught the national attention until the government’s recent move to rush water trains to the drought-hit Latur district of ...
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May 4th, 2016
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What are the most comprehensive measures and processes in defining successful institutional and governance reform for water use efficiency (WUE) in agriculture? It is one of the most crucial questions that nations want to address today. Water scarcity across economic sectors has amplified the importance of demand side management and of improving water use efficiency in...
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May 4th, 2016
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Harvest rainwater or pay fine from May 1 2016; T.M. Vijay Bhaskar, Chairman of Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB) has warned the citizens reeling under unprecedented heat waves and water scarcity in the hitherto ‘air-conditioned garden capital of Karnataka. BWSSB made rainwater harvesting compulsory through the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage (Rainwate...
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May 4th, 2016
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The project has a potential to generate 34 Giga-watts of power and spell displacement of 5.5 million tribal people and farmers Scarcity of water has raised its ugly head in India and not only Maharashtra; percentage may differ, but almost every state in the country is facing the crisis. In the wake of such a situation, river linking project may seem to be a big respite...
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May 4th, 2016
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On March 12th, the 2,300-megawatt Farakka power plant of NTPC suspended power generation for the first time in its 30 year history, creating a major shortage in national power grid. It remained shut for 10 days because the water level in the canal connecting the plant to the River Ganga had gone down to a level which could not sustain operations. In another incident, a...
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Apr 4th, 2016
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The asset quality of UCBs has shown improvement in recent years For more than 150 years, credit unions and financial cooperatives have provided affordable financial services to millions of people around the globe. The cooperative banking has attracted policy-related and academic attention since the onset of Great Financial crisis in 2007 all over the world. There are t...
By Lekshmi Parmeswaran
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Apr 4th, 2016
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Corporate governance is an element that is lacking in cooperative banking and can bring about the sector’s downfall “Necessity is the mother of all inventions” has become as clichéd a term as ever. But truth remains that for humankind adversity has been the greatest teacher as well as giver. The idea of cooperative movement emanated from this very concept. Faced with u...
By Anand Mishra
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Apr 4th, 2016
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India has been a capital starved country and in hunt for capital, small entrepreneurs, agriculturists and people with no collateral, artisans, petty traders, women and rural folks, invariably lose out. Cooperative bank were conceptualized to cater to these very segments. The segment was supposed to serve the largest section of people who are untouched by commercial ban...