MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
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?’
[UN] [Agriculture] [Food insecurity] [Food Distribution]
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.
[South Asia] [Indian women] [Food Distribution] [Agri-technology] [Food security] [Agri-business]
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
[Food] [Food security] [Food Distribution] [India]
Oct 01, 2013 11:01 AM
"Studies indicate that two-thirds of poverty reduction is facilitated by growth,” said Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian President.
[Poverty and Hunger] [Indian President] [Economy] [Pranab Mukherjee] [Economic growth] [India's economic growth]
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.
[Sri Lanka] [Food prices] [Hunger and Poverty] [Food security]
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.
[Poverty eradication] [Sri Lanka] [South Asia] [Poverty reduction]
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.
[Food insecurity] [Food security] [South Asia] [India]
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.
[South Asia] [Literacy] [Education Policy] [Children] [Education] [Education For All]
Sep 03, 2013 11:35 AM
The ambitious bill, to provide highly subsidised foodgrains is expected to benefit 82 crore people in the country.
[India] [Food Distribution] [Food crisis] [Indian Parliament] [South Asia] [Hunger and Poverty]
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.
[Hunger and Poverty] [South Asia] [Food insecurity] [Food Distribution] [India]
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.
[South Asia] [Food safety] [India] [Food insecurity] [Hunger and Poverty] [Food]
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.
[Hunger and Poverty] [South Asia] [Food] [Food insecurity] [India]
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.
[Hunger and Poverty] [Children] [South Asia] [India]
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.
[Economy] [Indian Government] [Governance] [Manmohan Singh] [South Asia]
Jul 29, 2013 05:20 PM
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asked his partymen to take the message of Food Security bill to grassroots.
[Food insecurity] [Food security] [Food prices] [South Asia] [Hunger and Poverty] [India]
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.
[Hunger and Poverty] [Food] [South Asia] [India] [Agriculture]
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.
[Hunger and Poverty] [South Asia] [India] [Food security] [Women]