MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
May 14, 2015 06:05 PM In terms of inclusive growth, developing countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh rank at the bottom in the Asia Pacific region, says a report by the UNESCAP.
Jan 21, 2015 03:58 PM Civil society leaders have urged the Indian government for a comprehensive strategy involving people to arrest severe acute malnutrition.
Nov 13, 2014 02:29 PM India’s Minister for Rural Development said that if the need arises some new works will also be added to the scheme.
Nov 07, 2014 04:58 PM
Dipa Sinha, a right to food campaigner, who has earlier worked with the office of the commissioner to the Supreme Court of India on the on Right to Food Act, says community mobilisation is necessary for successful implementation of public welfare schemes.
Dipa talks to OneWorld South Asia at the National Consultation on Community Action for Health in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
[India] [Social security]
Oct 25, 2014 08:00 AM “Entrenched poverty and prejudice, and vast gulfs between wealth and destitution, can undermine the fabric of societies,” said Ban Ki-moon, the UN chief.
Oct 24, 2014 08:00 AM “Family farmers are key to unlocking global progress,” said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Oct 22, 2014 12:29 PM “Political commitment and leadership from governments is the first step towards achieving food security,” says an FAO official.
Oct 16, 2014 11:20 AM In Sri Lanka, proportion of undernourished in the population steadily decreased from a 33.4% in 1990-1992 period to 22.8% in the 2011-2013.
Sep 20, 2014 06:00 AM
Clarity among people on the ambitious Jan Dhan scheme is very crucial, said a high ranking Indian official.
[India social schemes] [Poverty eradication] [Indian Government] [Poverty reduction]
Sep 18, 2014 05:10 PM
This scheme, ‘Swavalamban Abhiyan’, will benefit and empower the women in Gujarat, said the Indian Prime Minister during the launch.
[Sustainable Development] [South Asia] [Poverty]
Sep 12, 2014 08:11 PM
The toll free number will help in creating database of common logistical hurdles experienced on highways by the reefer operators.
[Food prices] [Agri-business] [India] [Food wastage] [Food Distribution] [South Asia] [Agriculture]
Sep 12, 2014 01:55 PM
With 2014 being another record year for wheat production, prices for the staple grain continued to slide in August, reaching their lowest value since July 2010.
[Agriculture] [Food prices] [Food safety]
Sep 11, 2014 06:27 PM
Despite a high growth rate, wages in Gujarat are the second lowest in India, says renowned Indian economist, Jayati Ghosh.
[Sustainable Development] [Gujarat] [South Asia] [UNCTAD] [India Poverty]
Sep 09, 2014 05:30 PM
Policy Analyst Devinder Sharma in an interview to OneWorld South Asia has urged the NDA government for providing assured monthly income to the Indian farmers.
[Agro-chemicals] [Indian Farmers] [Agri-business] [Emissions] [Climate Change policy] [Agriculture]
Sep 05, 2014 11:11 AM
The farm income insurance scheme to provide protection to farmers against natural calamities is on the cards, said India’s Agriculture Minister.
[South Asia] [Agriculture] [Agri-business] [Indian Farmers]
Sep 03, 2014 01:19 PM
The decision comes after legislators complained that no productive assets are being created through the rural job scheme.
[India] [Monsoon rains India] [Drought resilience] [Agriculture] [South Asia]
Sep 03, 2014 09:00 AM
The Government has launched Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) to promote use of organic farming.
[Agri-business] [India] [Agri-technology] [Agro-forestry] [Agriculture] [Agro-chemicals]
Jul 28, 2014 04:30 PM
UNDP’s Human Development report-2014 recommends universalizing social protection ensuring full employment to help eradicate poverty.
[India] [Poverty eradication] [Inequality, Vulnerability] [South Asia] [Poverty] [Human Development] [UNDP]