MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
May 23, 2013 10:00 AM
The livelihood interventions will be carried out in some of the poorest districts of the East Indian state of Odisha, including Kalahandi, Mayurbhanj, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Jharasguda and Kandhamal.
[India] [Poverty & Hunger] [South Asia]
May 20, 2013 06:40 PM
“We spoil the entire education system by appointing ad-hoc teachers who do not have proper qualification," a two-judge bench of India's Supreme Court said today.
[India] [Education For All] [South Asia] [Education Policy]
Apr 30, 2013 06:20 PM
The United Nations has launched the Zero Hunger Challenge in Asia and the Pacific, calling on governments, farmers, scientists, business, civil society and consumers to work together to end hunger in the region where the majority of the world’s undernourished people live.
[United Nations] [Pacific] [Asia] [Poverty] [Hunger]
Apr 29, 2013 12:00 PM
The provision of packaged food may be done initially on a pilot basis in some selected districts to ascertain its viability, the panel suggested.
[Indian students] [Children] [India] [South Asia]
Apr 26, 2013 01:55 PM
The Government is fully prepared and hopeful that the bill will be passed before the end of the second half of the budget session, said K V Thomas, India's Food and Consumer Affairs Minister.
[India] [Hunger and Poverty] [Food] [South Asia]
Apr 25, 2013 03:42 PM
According to the CAG report, although Bihar, Maharashtra and UP account for 46% of India’s rural poor these states used only 20% of the funds spent nationally.
[South Asia] [Poverty]
Apr 23, 2013 11:00 AM
"The sustainable development of world’s maritime harvests, as well as climate change, had become “a question of survival – just like hunger,” a UN official said.
[South Asia] [Sustainable Development] [Hunger] [India]
Apr 22, 2013 01:55 PM
The World Bank goal aimed to reduce extreme poverty to 3 percent globally and targets the bottom 40 percent of people living in each country in the developing world.
[Poverty and hunger] [World Bank] [Developing nations]
Apr 20, 2013 08:00 AM
“Despite the remarkable progress, the 1.2 billion people still living in extreme poverty is a stain on our collective conscience,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.
[World Bank] [Developing nations] [Poverty] [Development]
Apr 16, 2013 06:00 PM
This initiative is a joint collaborative effort of Agra Nagar Nigam and NGO CURE that focuses on slum development, sanitation, and service provision to urban poor.
[South Asia] [Agra] [Urban poor] [India] [Sanitation]
Apr 16, 2013 11:30 AM
With climate change affecting agricultural productivity and growing populations demanding more food, it will be crucial for countries to preserve and share genetic resources to ensure food security, the United Nations agricultural agency said.
[Food security] [United Nations] [Agriculture] [Climate change]
Apr 15, 2013 11:08 AM
According to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 25 million more children will be malnourished in 2050 due to the effects of climate change.
[Climate change] [Food crisis] [Children] [UNICEF]
Apr 03, 2013 11:20 AM
Calling for ambitious new goals to help the most vulnerable, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim has outlined a bold agenda for the global community toward ending extreme poverty by 2030 and promoting shared prosperity to boost the incomes of the poorest 40 per cent of the population in each country.
[Poverty] [World Bank] [MDG]
Apr 02, 2013 02:20 PM
Policies that focus on rural food production alone will not tackle the rising food insecurity in urban areas, the report says.
[Climate Change] [Climate Change policy] [South Asia] [Food security]
Apr 01, 2013 02:11 PM
'Farm Trade: Tapping Hidden Potential', a discussion paper from the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), demands a major shift in India’s farm trade policies to be able to tap the sector’s potential to create prosperity.
[Agriculture] [Poverty] [India] [South Asia]
Mar 26, 2013 01:25 PM
This year could see the worst drought in a long time – and with farmers struggling for water the issue is making news, not necessarily highlighting the plight of the vulnerable population
[Farmers] [Drought] [South Asia] [India]
Mar 13, 2013 06:50 PM
The World Bank Group is committed to helping India meet its significant development needs by providing finance and knowledge services and by responding to a government request to increase support to the low-income states where most of India’s poor live, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said.
[Jim Yong Kim] [World Bank] [India] [Poverty reduction]
Mar 13, 2013 04:08 PM
The State Bank of India’s (SBI) Deputy Managing Director & Chief Credit & Risk Officer, R Venkatachalam, said that the government’s direct cash transfer plan has made regular banking a necessity for availing benefits from social schemes.
[South Asia] [Poverty] [State Bank of India] [India social schemes] [Dun & Bradstreet] [Direct Benefit scheme]