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Reporters Without Orders Ep 318: Jharkhand’s food security, truth of ‘doubling’ farm income

A reporters’ podcast about what made news and what shouldn’t have.

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This week, host Basant Kumar is joined by independent journalist Rahul Singh.

Rahul talks about his report on the shortcomings of the public distribution system in Jharkhand. He says despite the online mechanism, food security is poor in rural areas, and instead of helping, the system “is emerging as a hurdle” for the Adivasis.

Basant reported on people falsely named as beneficiaries of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra in a report by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, which also claimed their farm incomes doubled in 2022. He shares how he found out the factual errors in the government body’s book.

Tune in.

Timecodes

00:00:00 - Introduction

00:01:14 - Lok Sabha Election

00:07:57 - Issues in getting Ration in Jharkhand

00:25:21 - Farmers’ income

00:36:45 - Recommendations

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Produced and edited by Saif Ali Ekram, recorded by Anil Kumar.

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