Monthly Archives: August 2020

It’s time for Gramodaya: the rural economy has started again, but there is still a lot to do to help it take off

By Jagadish Shettigar, Pooja Misra India’s GDP per capita in rural areas has grown at a rate of 6.2% since 2000. The agricultural sector recorded an impressive growth of 5.9% in the fourth quarter of 2020. CRISIL forecasts indicate that the agricultural sector will show a growth of 2.5% in …

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New initiative supports rural community colleges

Rural students were on the verge of battling amid COVID-19. The Federal Communications Commission has found that a quarter of Americans – 14.5 million people – in rural areas do not have high-speed Internet access. Rural completion rates before the pandemic were already low, with just 42% of rural high …

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An agricultural infrastructure fund to create jobs and develop the rural economy: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching a Rs 1 trillion agricultural infrastructure fund and said it will generate new opportunities jobs and strengthen the rural economy. In a series of tweets in Hindi, Shah said agriculture is the foundation …

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