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Can India compensate Bihar for its lower energy consumption?

Can India compensate Bihar for its lower energy consumption?

India is arguing in climate change dialogue that wealthy nation should compensate poor for its lower energy consumption. Thanks to Bihar and other poor states that India can claim to have lower energy consumption rate and putting strong argument against cliamte

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Cause of declining nutritional quality in India: is it biased Green Revolution?

 

Malnutrition affecting one in five Indians

45 percent of all children under age three in India are underweight – a higher average prevalence than in sub-Saharan Africa (UNISEF)

Despite vast improvements in the country’s economy, under-nutrition remains a challenge in India. While real incomes and real wages have increased, there has been an offsetting reduction in

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Brazil and Bihar – different context but same story

Land distribution in Brazil

Today, 47 percent of Brazil’s land is owned by just 1 percent of the population, making the country’s land distribution the second most unequal in the world and a glaring inequality in a nation known for its stark division between rich and poor. As a result, a class of four and a

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Underdeveloped Agriculture – cause of the most of cities’ problem

Blaming poor villagers for our cities problems seems a strange logic but this is very true at least in India. When I was talking to some researchers in urban planning at university of Sheffield, they found it very interesting complex system research in social science.
Let me start with some revealing news from India. Half of

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Bihar teachers’ pay to be linked to student attendance

A news article in Bihar Times with my comments

Bihar teachers’ pay to be linked to student attendance

Patna, Aug 21 : Salaries of teachers of government schools in Bihar will not be paid if they failed to ensure at least 75 percent attendance of their students, officials said Friday.

Concerned over low attendance in government schools across

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Primera visita a Pojh (El centro de los proyectos de Ass. Prabhat en India)

Parte de mi diario…

VISITA A POJH (INDIA)

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Mi experiencia de India

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After returning from trip of Bihar and I started working, now finally I have a day of celebration and I can relax and reflex. I wanted to write something that impacted me while visiting India and give my feedback from this trip, but after lot of thinking the only question that comes to mind

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Sociotechnical systems approach for sustainable community development

The term sociotechnical systems (STS) was coined in the 1960s by Eric Trist and Fred Emery, who were working as consultants at the Tavistock Institute in London. The STS was used in complex organisational work design which consider the interactive relationship between people and technology. Central principles of sociotechnical theory were elaborated in seminal paper

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Category: Community development, Education, Social Problem, Uncategorized

Right to Education and Bihar

India has passed a landmark bill providing for free and compulsory education to all children aged 6 to 14.

In closing remark of the five-hour debate, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said, “We are dealing with an issue that will determine the course of India in the 21st Century…. We must move forward by sending

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Category: Agriculture, Community development, Farmers, General, Social Problem

Indian monsoon, economy and farmers’ suicide…

The fear of below normal monsoon this year is now reality. There is average 20-25% rain deficit in India and about 40% or more in Bihar and eastern UP. Though the share of Agriculture in overall Indian economy has reduced (currently about 23%) but monsoon plays a big role in overall sentiment of economy.
Monsoon will

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