After earthquakes, rural Mexicans struggle to afford food

The two massive earthquakes that devastated Mexico in September left thousands of people homeless and drove up food costs in many of the affected areas. Even before the disaster, many Mexicans were already struggling with rising food and fuel costs. The Mexican peso hit an all-time low this year, in part because of trade threats from President Donald Trump. And now the earthquakes have made it even harder for low-income Mexicans to make ends meet. In the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, by early October federal disaster relief has started…

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Empowering rural women through education in J&K

Dr. Kavita Suri According to Census 2011, the literacy rate in Jammu and Kashmir is 78.26 percent for males and 58.01 percent for females. The female literacy rate is less than male literacy rate. The rural female literacy rate is 53.36 percent to 70.19 percent of urban female literacy rate. Earlier in Census 2001, it was 36.7% and 61.9% at rural and urban level, respectively. There is a large gap in the male female literacy. Over the years, Government has announced several schemes to promote education among women which include…

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