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Water levels in reservoirs in west, south India less than last year

Heavy rains across north India over the last week have lifted water levels in reservoirs in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, according to the Central Water Commission. Scanty rains in the first part of the monsoon season, however, have impacted water levels in the reservoirs of western and south India, it said.

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Ending Ultra-poverty In India Reaching The Last Mile

Reducing or eliminating extreme poverty worldwide is a critical strategy, encompassed in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #1: “End poverty in all its forms everywhere.”  The extremely poor or ultra-poor have significant differences from the poor, contrary to popular representations of an undifferentiated mass of the ‘poor’ at the base of the pyramid.

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