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MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty

MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
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MGNREGA to be strengthened to empower rural Indians

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.

Social schemes fail due to lack of community participation: Dipa Sinha

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.
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Eradication of poverty a fundamental obligation: UN chief

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.

Role of family farmers lauded in ending global hunger

Oct 24, 2014 08:00 AM “Family farmers are key to unlocking global progress,” said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

FAO calls for increased food security measures

Oct 22, 2014 12:29 PM “Political commitment and leadership from governments is the first step towards achieving food security,” says an FAO official.

South Asia: Sri Lanka has least number of hungry people

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.

Economists petition Indian PM against MGNREGA dilution

Oct 14, 2014 05:25 PM Restricting the rural job scheme to limited districts will undermine its stated purpose, said a group of development economists.
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Existing bank account holders can avail ‘Jan Dhan’ benefits

Sep 20, 2014 06:00 AM Clarity among people on the ambitious Jan Dhan scheme is very crucial, said a high ranking Indian official.
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New pro-poor scheme launched in Indian state of Gujarat

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.
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India launches helpline for perishable food transporters

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.
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Food prices drop to four-year low, says FAO

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.
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Gujarat model did not benefit the poor: Jayati Ghosh

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.
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Need to cap greenhouse farm emissions: Devinder Sharma

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.
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Indian government mulls farm income insurance scheme

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.
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India’s livestock population down by 3.33 per cent: census

Sep 04, 2014 04:20 PM The population of indigenous cattle has decreased by 8.94 per cent even as the number of female animals has increased.
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India set to alter flagship job scheme to mitigate drought

Sep 03, 2014 01:19 PM The decision comes after legislators complained that no productive assets are being created through the rural job scheme.
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New govt scheme to promote organic farming in India

Sep 03, 2014 09:00 AM The Government has launched Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) to promote use of organic farming.
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Poverty, inequality hamper development gains says UNDP

Jul 28, 2014 04:30 PM UNDP’s Human Development report-2014 recommends universalizing social protection ensuring full employment to help eradicate poverty.
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India ranks 135 in HDI, lowest among BRIC nations

Jul 24, 2014 03:33 PM Russia, Brazil, and China are ranked 57, 79, and 91respectively and are in the high Human Development Index (HDI) value category.
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Loch Duart to use salmon products for curing malnutrition

Jul 08, 2014 12:19 PM Loch Duart Ltd, independent Scottish salmon farmers, has signed a groundbreaking supply agreement with CellsUnited Ltd, a company pioneering new developments in advanced nutrition.
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