883 mil­lion

Down to Earth - - COVER STORY -

people are sup­posed to ben­e­fit from ru­ral de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes. But, ac­cord­ing to govern­ment es­ti­mate, 50 per cent do not get the ear­marked ben­e­fits

Game chang­ers like the ru­ral job pro­gramme and the food se­cu­rity law are crit­i­cal for ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties. But tar­get­ing ben­e­fits and fix­ing leak­ages are the tough­est chal­lenges

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