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A Role for Science in Poverty Alleviation?

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Science  31 May 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6136, pp. 1034-1035
DOI: 10.1126/science.340.6136.1034

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In July 2011, Jairam Ramesh was tapped to lead the Ministry of Rural Development, an $18 billion agency focused on the plight of the 70% of India's 1.2 billion people who live in the countryside. Last month, Science spoke with Ramesh about the role of science in poverty alleviation.