Data on sugarcane in Maharashtra after floods shows why accurate assessment is critical

The August 2019 floods in Maharashtra unleashed massive damage (SANDRP 2019), especially sugarcane and crops pertaining to horticulture. Sugarcane was planted over 1.52 lakh hectares in Kolhapur and 95, 827 hectares in Sangli, according to the state’s sugar directorate. Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara — the top three sugarcane-producing districts in the state — witnessed submerged fields…

By the People, For the People

Participatory Budgeting – Local self-government’s road to autonomy The 73rd and 74th amendment act of the constitution, passed in 1993, ushered a new era of governance reforms in India. The amendments constitutionally mandated the third tier of governance in the country thereby deepening the roots of democracy and bringing people closer to decision making. The…