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    1. Only one in 10 rural India homes has fridge: survey

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 03 04:35 AM

      The main breadwinner in three-quarters of households in rural India makes less than $80 a month while barely one in 10 homes has a refrigerator, a survey showed Friday. While living standards have grown rapidly in India's towns and cities in the last two decades, the census of some 180 million rural households highlighted how many of the poorest states are lagging far behind. "This will give us...

    2. Over 70,000 transgenders in rural India

      IANS via Yahoo Maktoob NewsJul 04 04:56 AM

      Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) Rural India has over 70,000 transgenders, with Uttar Pradesh topping the list with nearly 13,000, and West Bengal home to around 10,000, reveals the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011. The census's gender analysis reports rural India has 74,286 transgenders. Uttar Pradesh tops the list among 35 Indian states and Union Territories with 12,916 members, Bihar comes in ...

    3. Rural/Metro hiring 100 in Arizona

      The Arizona RepublicJul 02 01:59 PM

      Rural/Metro Corp. is holding two July job fairs in Scottsdale, hiring 100 people in Arizona.                

    4. 'Internet cycle carts' to bring rural women online

      IANS via Yahoo Maktoob NewsJul 03 07:12 AM

      Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) In an innovative move to educate rural women about the internet, Tata Trusts and Google India on Friday announced a special programme to send 1,000 specially designed 'Internet Cycle Carts' to remote villages. Built on the back of a regular bicycle, the carts are modelled on India's traditional distribution system used to ferry everything from ice-creams to industrial goods...

    5. Blog: Survey points to deprivation in rural areas

      The Times of IndiaJul 03 09:37 PM

      The provisional data of the Social Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 for rural India released by the government points to widespread deprivation in the rural sector despite the tall claims of the gains made in agriculture and fall in poverty levels in recent years.

    6. A strong earthquake hit a rural part of China's far western Xinjiang region on Friday, killing three people, injuring dozens and destroying or damaging thousands of homes, the government and state media said. The dead included a father and son, the government-run China National Emergency Broadcasting said on its website. The Ministry of Civil Affairs added that at least 3,000 homes either ...

    7. Census paints grim picture of the rural sector

      Mail Today via Yahoo! India NewsJul 03 05:00 PM

      ONE OF every three families living in villages is landless and depends on manual labour for livelihood. On Friday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh released the census that was carried out in 640 districts of the country under the aegis of the rural development ministry. It showed that there are 24.39 crore households in the country, of which...

    8. 'Centre should focus on empowering rural India's working class'

      IANS via Yahoo Maktoob NewsJul 03 09:12 AM

      Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) The central government should capitalise on the growing working class in rural India, as reflected in the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 for Rural India, with proper skill development and training, according to a population studies expert. The survey, conducted for the first time since 1931, gave a glimpse into the lifestyles in rural India in terms of how many ...

    9. In bulk of rural India, Rs.5,000 is highest wage

      IANS via Yahoo Maktoob NewsJul 03 03:18 AM

      New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) For nearly 75 percent of the 17.9 crore (nearly 180 million) households in rural India, the monthly income of the highest-earning member is less than Rs.5,000, ($83) even as close to 40 percent are landless and work as manual casual labourers for their daily bread, latest official data reveals. This is the finding of the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 for Rural ...

    10. Fitch: No Impact on National Rural's Ratings With Asset Disposition

      Business Wire via Yahoo! FinanceJul 01 03:12 PM

      National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corp.'s announcement that it expects to record an asset impairment charge in connection with the proposed sale legacy foreclosed asset, Caribbean Asset Holdings LLC , is credit neutral in Fitch Ratings' view.

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