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MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty

MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
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UN to declare 2014 as year of family farming: Lise Grande

Nov 22, 2013 03:34 PM The UN General Assembly plans to declare 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming, said Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India, while speaking at a roundtable conference - ‘Small Farmers Big Stakeholders?’
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Time to marry agriculture with nutrition: M S Swaminathan

Nov 21, 2013 06:50 PM Renowned agricultural expert Prof. MS Swaminathan said that providing support to small farmers in India will not only help in eradicating poverty but also lead to nutritional security.
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Food law success hinges on grain output: Indian Minister

Oct 03, 2013 10:55 AM There is a need for complete re-engineering of the existing public distribution system (PDS), said India’s Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar
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Joint efforts needed to meet the zero hunger challenge, says FAO chief

Oct 01, 2013 02:55 PM "The Zero Hunger Challenge calls for something new - something bold, but long overdue," says FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
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High economic growth key to poverty reduction: Pranab

Oct 01, 2013 11:01 AM "Studies indicate that two-thirds of poverty reduction is facilitated by growth,” said Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian President.
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Food insecurity, debt rise in Sri Lanka’s north

Sep 30, 2013 12:27 PM While there is still enough food in the smaller number of villages surveyed, fewer people can afford it, said Kathy Derore, head of the programme unit at World Food Programme (WFP) in Sri Lanka.
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UN urged to study failure to lift millions out of poverty

Sep 27, 2013 01:45 PM The island nation of Sri Lanka has urged the United Nations to study global inequality, failure to lift millions out of poverty.
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Indian President gives his assent to Food Security Bill

Sep 13, 2013 11:22 AM The Food Security Bill will guarantee 5 kilogram of rice, wheat and coarse cereals per month per person at the rate of 1 to 3 rupees per kilogram.
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Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus to face legal action

Sep 10, 2013 11:00 AM The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, took this decision at a Cabinet meeting, presided by her.
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Literacy can help fight poverty: United Nations

Sep 09, 2013 12:47 PM By promoting literacy, we can help millions of people write their own chapter of opportunity in their lives, said Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General.
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Domestic abuse widespread in Dhaka slums

Sep 07, 2013 08:00 AM According to researchers, around 3.4 million people live in Dhaka’s 5,000 slum areas.
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India’s Food Security Bill gets Parliament nod

Sep 03, 2013 11:35 AM The ambitious bill, to provide highly subsidised foodgrains is expected to benefit 82 crore people in the country.
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India’s lower house passes National Food Security Bill

Aug 27, 2013 11:31 AM Just before voting on the bill, the Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj said, the BJP is supporting the legislation despite it being half-baked.
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Food Security Bill introduced in India’s Lower House

Aug 08, 2013 10:00 AM The much-touted Food Security Bill, which proposes to give the country's three-fourth population subsidised food, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
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What it takes to deliver midday meal

Aug 06, 2013 03:06 PM To run the midday meal programme successfully, it requires attention to detail and needs an active involvement of those placed the highest in the land, writes Sunita Narain.
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Minding the mid-day meal: How a mother made a difference

Aug 04, 2013 08:00 AM The mid-day meal tragedy in Bihar has drawn attention directly to the way we articulate and work for educational entitlements, writes Parvinder Singh and Priyanka Sarkar.
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Govt will take bold steps for reforms: Manmohan Singh

Aug 01, 2013 12:50 PM "Poverty is falling faster even though there are disputes going on among the professional colleagues about the pace of change,” said the Indian Prime Minister.
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Take Food bill message to masses: Rahul to Congmen

Jul 29, 2013 05:20 PM Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asked his partymen to take the message of Food Security bill to grassroots.
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Delhi becomes first state to roll-out food security scheme

Jul 27, 2013 09:00 AM Delhi has become the first Indian state to role out the food security programme. It will benefit 32 lakh people in its first phase.
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India: In tribal Malkangiri, women leaders take on hunger

Jul 26, 2013 02:14 PM Empowering women can lead to food security in tribal areas as women and food security are closely linked, writes Sarada Lahangir.
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