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More than a 100 people in a Hyderabad neighbourhood have been asked by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to verify their Aadhaar enrolment documents(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

127 people in Hyderabad neighbourhood asked to verify Aadhaar docs

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad/New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 06:34 AM IST
The matter first came to light when a letter sent to 40-year-old autorickshaw driver Mohd Sattar Khan was widely shared on social media websites.
The state cabinet on Monday cleared a proposal to create a policy that will render a person ineligible for a house through a government scheme if he or his immediate family has been allotted a house through scheme anywhere in Maharashtra.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
The state cabinet on Monday cleared a proposal to create a policy that will render a person ineligible for a house through a government scheme if he or his immediate family has been allotted a house through scheme anywhere in Maharashtra.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Maharashtra to cap houses allotted under government schemes to one per family

Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 12:23 AM IST
Currently, there are restrictions on availing a house through a government scheme in the same district. Therefore, an individual, who for instance already has a house in Pune or Thane, can apply for another house in Mumbai under a government scheme.
International Yoga Day 2019: A government official at a village 300 km from Beijing said yoga has improved the quality of lives of the villagers.(HT Photo)
International Yoga Day 2019: A government official at a village 300 km from Beijing said yoga has improved the quality of lives of the villagers.(HT Photo)

How yoga helped people escape poverty in this Chinese village

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Yoga Day 2019: Most of the 260-odd villagers of Yugouliang were poor until 2016, eking out a subsistence-level life through basic farming.
The urban expanse of the national capital has left little land for the tillers who are faced with the proposition of either selling their land to make way for concrete buildings or wage a battle for identity and survival.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The urban expanse of the national capital has left little land for the tillers who are faced with the proposition of either selling their land to make way for concrete buildings or wage a battle for identity and survival.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Delhi’s farmers struggle to protect land, their identity

New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai and Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 08:53 AM IST
The area under cultivation in Delhi has reduced by over 34% in Delhi since 2000-2001.
A farmer working in his paddy field at Bothgarh outskirts of Morinda town on Ludhiana road 30kms from Chandigarh.(HT File Photo)
A farmer working in his paddy field at Bothgarh outskirts of Morinda town on Ludhiana road 30kms from Chandigarh.(HT File Photo)

With rural economy as leading theme of polls, the policy options to address farm crisis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karthik Muralidharan
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 08:29 PM IST
Policy makers and the public need to recognise four key facts about Indian agriculture.
The rural development ministry, which anchors several social schemes including the NSAP, has been using the unique identity, clubbed with the Socio-Economic Caste Census data, to identify beneficiaries and transfer the money to their accounts, bypassing possible routes of leakage.(AFP File Photo)
The rural development ministry, which anchors several social schemes including the NSAP, has been using the unique identity, clubbed with the Socio-Economic Caste Census data, to identify beneficiaries and transfer the money to their accounts, bypassing possible routes of leakage.(AFP File Photo)

50% of the poor receiving doles are yet to link Aadhaar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 09:59 AM IST
On November 1, Union rural development secretary Amarjeet Sinha wrote to all states that “out of the 2.84 crore registered beneficiaries of NSAP, Aadhaar seeding in respect of 1.92 crore has been completed and out of these seeded Aadhaar numbers, 1.02 crore beneficiaries are such in whose cases Aadhaar entries have been verified.”
Aadhaar is designed to address the problem of false identity or ghost beneficiaries. But, as activists and researchers have repeatedly pointed out, ghost beneficiaries are not the only form of corruption(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Aadhaar is designed to address the problem of false identity or ghost beneficiaries. But, as activists and researchers have repeatedly pointed out, ghost beneficiaries are not the only form of corruption(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

There are no short cuts to building State capacity

By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 03:20 PM IST
Fixing India’s broken welfare system is about investing in the people that make the State. As the Aadhaar debate rages on, this must not be forgotten.
Cows at a waterlogged transit camp in Bharatpur.(HT Photo)
Cows at a waterlogged transit camp in Bharatpur.(HT Photo)

Two cows die at waterlogged transit camp in Rajasthan

Hindustan Times | By Suresh Foujdar, Bharatpur
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 12:21 AM IST
Bharatpur mayor Shiv Singh Bhont, said that a number of areas in the city have been facing the problem of waterlogging.
Around 50 stalls are displaying innovative techniques of urban development at the exhibition.(HT Photo)
Around 50 stalls are displaying innovative techniques of urban development at the exhibition.(HT Photo)

Lucknow: A host of urban development technologies on display at IGP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2018 02:20 PM IST
Shridhar of Coimbatore has come up with a technology to make eco-friendly, disposable bags using corn and vegetable starch. These fully biodegradable bags have the capacity to carry 8kg load at a time.
JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy will take oath as Karnataka chief minister on Wednesday.(PTI)
JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy will take oath as Karnataka chief minister on Wednesday.(PTI)

Karnataka govt formation: Congress-JD(S) coalition stares at several fault lines

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 09:22 AM IST
It remains to be seen how the Congress-JD(S) alliance works towards waiving off farmers’ loans, completing pending irrigation and drinking water projects, empowering Lokayukt and providing subsidies to weaker sections.
Kisan Sabha activists with farmers distribute milk free of cost to protest the low procurement prices by dairies in the state(HT PHOTO)
Kisan Sabha activists with farmers distribute milk free of cost to protest the low procurement prices by dairies in the state(HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra government announces subsidy on milk powder, but unhappy farmers call for strike continuance

Hindustan Times | By Surendra Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 12:19 AM IST
The state’s farmers are protesting for a minimum support price for the sale of milk.
Green fund investments demonstrate the viability of clean energy technologies or take some of the risk until the private sector is comfortable with the new technologies.(REUTERS)
Green fund investments demonstrate the viability of clean energy technologies or take some of the risk until the private sector is comfortable with the new technologies.(REUTERS)

Green funds will help make the benefits of clean energy a reality for India

By Frances Beinecke and Ajay Mathur
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2018 12:43 PM IST
Green funds, as they have internationally, can help bridge the gap between the goals of private finance and public funding, help build a prosperous low-carbon economy in India, and finance the future of our planet.
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