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Policy

Who is denying Tribals their right to the Internet?

Bodhi Ramteke Through the Digital India program, the Government claims to be transforming India into a digitally empowered society and a knowledge economy. The program is divided into 3 parts: 1. Digital Infrastructure as a Core Utility to Every Citizen, 2. Governance and Services on Demand and 3. Digital Empowerment of Citizens. Providing high-speed internet …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Chhatrapati Shahu’s Crusade against Untouchability – 2

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  B. D. Khane Maharaja was a champion of social justice and equal opportunities for all. He believed in protecting the weak against the strong. The aim of his measures was to raise the lower castes from their abject position in society by employing them and fitting them for hitherto closed avenues of life. For …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Chhatrapati Shahu’s Crusade against Untouchability

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  B. D. Khane  [Shahu was born in 1874 as Yeshwantrao ghatge, elder son to Appasaheb Ghatge. he was adopted by Anandibai, widow of Maharaja Shivaji IV of Kolhapur in 1884. In 1891 Shahu married Lakshmibai Khanvikar who gave birth to four children. Shahu took responsibility of the State in 1894 and died on May …

Features

Covid-19: Vietnam Model versus Maharashtra Model

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  Dr Anuradha Bele In terms of population, Vietnam with nearly 10 crore people compares well with Maharashtra (about 11-12 crore). However, in terms of handling of Covid-19, as of 9th May 2021, Vietnam has reported 4212 cases and total 37 deaths. In Maharashtra, the total cases now stand at 53,78,452 (53 lakhs) while the …

Assertion

Will change in names of caste-based localities change their realities?

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Mayur Kudupale The Maharashtra government has initiated steps to change names of localities, awards and to remove the word ‘Dalit’. For changing the name of localities the government is attempting to remove the stigma attached to the names of the localities; it has also changed the name of award Dr Balasaheb Ambedkar Dalit Mitra Puraskar …