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The data also shows that there is little focus on anti-drought measures, including water conservation, revival of traditional water bodies, plantations and micro irrigation works, despite grim forecasts by meteorologists. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)

Anti-drought projects under rural job scheme incomplete, abandoned

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 02:27 PM IST
Several districts in central, east and peninsular India are staring at extreme arid conditions after the India Meteorological Department last week predicted 22% deficiency in pre-monsoon showers between March and May.
Former Odisha cadre IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi joined the BJP on Tuesday in the presence of the party’s National President Amit Shah here.(Twitter/BJP4India)
Former Odisha cadre IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi joined the BJP on Tuesday in the presence of the party’s National President Amit Shah here.(Twitter/BJP4India)

Ex-Odisha cadre IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi joins BJP

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2018 03:50 PM IST
Sarangi, a 1994-batch IAS officer who was serving as the Joint Secretary of MGNREGA under the Ministry of Rural Development, had applied for voluntary retirement from service on September 15.
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