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GOI Monitor is a web magazine on policy issues and grassroots news from India
GOI Monitor is a web magazine on policy issues and grassroots news from India

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A paper shows how it’s difficult to pinpoint a trend in migration and occupation change

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People with disabilities are often seen as unproductive beings especially in rural India where lack of varied work options, good public infrastructure and assistive devices leave little scope for those with disabilities to realise their potentials. In such a set up an initiative to propagate an all-inclusive organic farming model is bound to attract disbelief. 

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I had met him three years ago while doing a research on victimisation of RTI users. A slim school teacher in his mid-30s, Chauhan came across as a strong-willed man ready to take on anybody. On July 11, he was kidnapped, brutally beaten up, his head shaved and urine forced down his throat.

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Railways is India's largest employer but has less than 7% women in its workforce

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An initiative that helps mentally-ill homeless regain their sense of belongingness is one of its kind

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Private schools of Punjab have good infrastructure but lack commitment to poor students and teachers 

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The Union budget doles out greater financial autonomy to states when it comes to social sector schemes. We look at the pros and cons

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Since colonial times, policing is centered on how to control the public. However, these functions are mostly carried out on behest of those in power. The reforms haven’t been a complete success, but certainly mark a great step forward. +Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative 

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The devastating impacts of big hydel projects are well known. Alternatively, India has been harnessing hydropower through small, community-based set ups which being decentralised and community controlled, offer a viable option to those off the conventional grid system.

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Forest Rights Act is a game changer but there's still a lot of ground to be covered. Let's listen to what data and voices from the ground tell us    
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