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What it takes to deliver midday meal

 The tragic loss of 23 young lives because of contaminated food in a Bihar school is unacceptable. But it is also a fact that the Mid Day Meal Scheme, under which cooked food is compulsorily provided to children in government schools, is too important and critical to give up on. The only questions that matter are: why does the scheme not work as well as it should and what can be done to fix it?

Request from local villagers: assessing impact of asbestos fibre cement roofing sheet plant in Chainpur, Bihar

The proposed Asbestos Fibre Cement Roofing Sheet factory owned by M/s Balmukund Cement & Roofing Ltd., village Chainpur, block Marwan, District Muzaffarpur, Bihar has started an illegal construction of project before the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) accorded Environmental clearance.

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One man, 22 years, a road

Fed up of state's highway fixation, villagers connect themselves to the world

by Alok Gupta, Gaya

Shaking hands with Ramchandra Das is like clasping a stone. His hands are callused by 11 years of cutting a hill to build a road all by himself. Das’s only companions were a hammer and a spade.

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