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PDS, Felling of 2.7 Lakh Trees, and Epidemiological Hunts

REH turns a wee month old. Thank you for sticking with us while we try to figure out which porridge bowl to serve – hopefully, we get around to serving you the porridge that is just right.  Getting back to business, today’s newsletter discusses the Public Distribution Systems, the growing interference of mankind in nature,…Continue readingPDS, Felling of 2.7 Lakh Trees, and Epidemiological Hunts

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Hopes for a Good Monsoon, PPE Issues, and the New Chipko Movement

In our rural curation this week, we are covering information mismatch in MGNREGA, the plight of Tamil Nadu’s fishermen in the lockdown, and India’s agriculture as the “lone bright spot for the economy”. On the healthcare front, we look at how mental support helped people during COVID-19 recovery, an anti-leprosy vaccine for COVID-19, and how…Continue readingHopes for a Good Monsoon, PPE Issues, and the New Chipko Movement

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Rural Funds in Trouble, a Failing Healthcare System, and Ambitious Wildlife Clearances

We’re curating the lockdown’s effect on people and trades in parts of India, centre’s wildlife clearance for developmental projects in 11 states, and the test of India’s healthcare system. Rural The ration has been depleting. A daily wage labourer committed suicide in Assam’s Goalpara. The Telegraph reports that he and his family had run out of rations. …Continue readingRural Funds in Trouble, a Failing Healthcare System, and Ambitious Wildlife Clearances

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REH Week 1: Ecological Carelessness, Vaccines, and Barter Systems

This is REH, a rural, environment, and health beats newsletter. As you know, this is our first go. Don’t hold back on the feedback, and we sincerely hope this is of some benefit to you.  And yes, we are all tired of talking about COVID-19, but we have tried to approach it in new ways.…Continue readingREH Week 1: Ecological Carelessness, Vaccines, and Barter Systems