Food & Health

No more tears please

It’s not like there aren’t any alternatives but the Govt now needs to implement out-of-the-box solutions It is ironical that the onion manages to leave us teary-eyed every third year or so despite its impressive growth, the production of the

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Unshakeable courage

Twenty five years after Latur was jolted by an earthquake that left a trail of destruction, several thousand women affected by the tragedy are recognised as transformational leaders Over 26 years ago, on September 30, 1993, Latur district in the

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Save that ground you walk on

Though agrochemicals have ushered in a Green Revolution, their overuse remains a threat. Let’s introspect on World Soil Day This year has been an eventful one, for who would have thought that our protective guards, the Amazon rainforest, would be

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A scandalous waste

Successive Governments have reiterated their unflinching commitment to rationalise subsidies and reduce the unsustainable burden they put on the country’s Budget, yet they have failed to do so Millions of people (including many undeserving ones) are getting a variety of

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India’s carbon sink

As the climate conference begins in Spain, India must lead by example on viable green models With the two-week international climate conference currently under way in Spain, world leaders must realise that this is the last chance to set things

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Milking kids’ health

In a shocker, a litre of milk was mixed in a bucket of water and served to 81 students in UP school There’s no dearth of issues in this country at any given time — the state of the economy,

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Answer to power woes blowing in the wind?

The speed at which India is progressing on its wind energy agenda is not encouraging, whereas the targets the country has set itself are very ambitious. Why is there such a major disconnect between plan and action? Many environmental sceptics

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A litmus test for medical bureaucracy

The biggest problem with the CGHS is excessive red tape, harassment and too much paperwork, which bogs down the patients, the wellness centres as well as empanelled hospitals, laboratories and drug suppliers The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is one of the

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Mediflation & innovation

As the Government prepares the draft of the Medical Devices Act, it is important to take a holistic view and consider both incentivising innovation and keeping the rising drug prices in check India’s recent policy interventions in the healthcare sector

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No piecemeal solutions

Good governance is not just about absence of corruption; it is also about effective decision-taking. People are wanting to see such examples from their elected leaders Imagine this. It’s winter time once again. Post-Diwali, people in the northern plains of

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