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MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty

MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
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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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Farmers being pushed out of Agriculture in India: Sharma

Jun 03, 2014 06:20 PM According to Policy Analyst Devinder Sharma, Indian agriculture is faced with a crisis of sustainability and economic viability. Sharma believes that the spate of farmer suicides and the willingness of farmers to quit agriculture if given a choice is a stark reminder of the grave crisis. This video from GOI Monitor has been produced by independent journalist and researcher, Manu Moudgil.

52 per cent of slum kids in Delhi defecate in open: study

Apr 03, 2014 05:02 PM A new report by an NGO paints a very grim picture of nutritional status of children in India’s national capital.
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DSDS is truly a Davos style meeting: Bindu Lohani

Apr 02, 2014 05:42 PM Dr Bindu N Lohani, Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank, Philippines, spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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Nutritional insecurity is a big challenge for India: Peter Kenmore

Mar 05, 2014 02:00 PM Peter E Kenmore, Representative in India of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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Hope SDGs achieve what MDGs could not: DSDS-2014

Feb 18, 2014 07:00 PM Water needs to be priced to reflect its scarcity, said, Montek Singh, Deputy Chairperson, Planning Commission of India, during his valedictory address at DSDS-2014.
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88 richest people own more than 3.5 billion poor: experts

Feb 11, 2014 12:28 PM Despite enough food production globally, millions of people still do not have access to the bare minimum requirements, said, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director General, IIASA.
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Humanity remains deeply unequal despite progress: study

Jan 30, 2014 11:34 AM According to a new UNDP report, the richest one percent of the world population owns about 40 percent of the world’s assets.
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DSDS brings together world leaders, media and experts: Lise Grande

Jan 24, 2014 05:55 PM Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, India believes that the DSDS Summit is an important opportunity to discuss three of the greatest problems that India is facing today - Energy, Water and Food Security. DSDS brings together world leaders, activists and media and experts to how to solve the problems these three problems. It is becoming increasingly clear that the challenges the world faces in respect of energy, water and food security are interlinked. Consequently, if strategies have to be developed for tackling one or the other aspect of this integrated challenge we would need to consider comprehensive and critical aspects of managing supply and demand for energy, water and food in a manner that ensures security in each of these.

India Inc urged to take CSR activities to rural regions

Nov 29, 2013 11:10 AM O P Rawat, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, said that sky was the limit for CSR projects in the field of social welfare.
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