THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
29 March 2017
States : TRIPURA
AFSPA WITHDRAWAL
The quest for justice continues in Tripura’s dawn of hope

Tripura’s revocation of the AFSPA is certainly a positive move from a human rights perspective. But it leaves unaddressed the issue of justice for those whose lives were torn apart by the excesses under the Act, writes Anjuman Ara Begum.

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SCHOOL SYSTEMS
Universal education, minimal learning Tripura's proclaimed progress in ensuring high attendance and sufficient numbers of teachers doesn't stand up to scrutiny. There are many holes in the numbers as well as quality. Himanshu Upadhyaya reports.
Education
ELECTION ISSUES
Jumping into the fray themselves Disillusioned by the total lack of responsiveness from mainstream parties to their plight, displaced tribals from Polavaram decide to contents the assembly elections themselves. R Uma Maheshwari reports.
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OPINION
The dull days of White Gold Across India, cotton growers make up the largest group of the over 180,000 farmers who committed suicide between 1997 and 2007. There's nothing like an election to spur policy change, though, notes P Sainath.
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EMPLOYMENT
NREGA shines for Tripura women More and more women in Tripura are participating in NREGA works, ensuring success of the scheme. The challenge lies in involving the menfolk too and implementing NREGA in insurgency-hit regions. Ratna Bharali Talukdar reports.
Livelihood Women
TRIPURA: TROUBLED PINEAPPLE GROWERS
Too much fruit, too little bounty As the heaps of pineappples grow bigger, prices will go down drastically from Rs.5 to Rs.2 and finally to 50 paise per pineapple, says Priyalal Sharma, a Tripura grower, who has also started rubber plantation in some portion of his land. Ratna Bharali Talukdar reports.
Agriculture Economy Agriculture Policy
SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION
SRI: Small state, big results With a focus on attaining self-sufficiency in the production of food grain, Tripura has embarked on an ambitious programme to bring large swathes of cultivable land in the state under the System of Rice Intensification. The results are promising, writes Ratna Bharali Talukdar.
Agriculture
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