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MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty

MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
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Odisha, Bihar on top of India’s poverty list

Jul 24, 2013 01:01 PM The percentage of abjectly poor people in these two states has declined faster than in any other in the last seven years.
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India’s food security scheme unviable, says trade body

Jul 18, 2013 04:53 PM According to Fertiliser Association of India, India’s food security scheme cannot be executed successfully unless farming is made profitable.
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After Bihar, midday meals make 100 kids sick in South India

Jul 18, 2013 12:30 PM Just two days after 23 children died in Bihar after being served mid day lunch, several other children fell sick in different states after consuming midday meals.
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Mid-day meal kills 22 kids in east Indian state

Jul 17, 2013 04:40 PM The tragedy took place at the government primary school in Dahrmasati Gandawan village at Mashrakh block of the east Indian state of Bihar.
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Will the WTO torpedo India's massive cheap food programme?

Jul 12, 2013 07:19 PM With the unwillingness of the US to extend the subsidy limit for addressing the nutrition needs of the hungry, India’s National Food Security bill could run into serious problems, writes Devinder Sharma.
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Food Security Scheme: Indian govt set to meet obligations

Jul 09, 2013 12:20 PM India’s national capital, Delhi, is all set to become the first state in the country to roll out the food security scheme.
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MDGs: So close, yet so far

Jul 07, 2013 09:56 PM With barely 900 days to go for the end of the MDG road, the 2013 score card presents good as well as disappointing news. Just six of the 21 targets have been met or are close to being met even as aid funds continue to decline putting the other targets in peril.
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Food Security Ordinance on Indian Cabinet agenda today

Jul 03, 2013 11:31 AM India's Finance Minister P Chidambaram said the government is committed to bringing the food law as promised in the Congress manifesto for 2009 general election.
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Millennium Development Goals are within reach: report

Jul 02, 2013 06:01 PM The targets that have already been met include halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and providing more than two billion people with access to improved sources of drinking water.
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WB project to reduce malnutrition among IDPs in Sri Lanka

Jun 28, 2013 02:29 PM According to a World Bank report, the project is making satisfactory progress in reducing malnutrition among the internally displaced people in the island country.
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About half of Pakistan’s population is not food secure: WFP

Jun 26, 2013 04:56 PM About half of Pakistan’s population is not food secure, up from a little over one-third a decade ago, according to UN World Food Programme (WFP).
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Indian Govt seeks Oppn support to pass Food Bill

Jun 14, 2013 10:00 AM India’s Finance Minister P Chidambaram said the government will make one more effort to seek Opposition's cooperation for its passage in a special session of Parliament.
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Ban Ki-moon urges for socially equitable food systems

Jun 05, 2013 06:33 PM “By reducing food waste, we can save money and resources, minimize environmental impacts and, most importantly, move towards a world where everyone has enough to eat,” the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon said.
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Every 5th rural Indian household benefits from MGNREGA

May 24, 2013 04:12 PM The Indian government sponsored scheme, MGNREGA, aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year.
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PACS starts inclusive livelihoods programme in Odisha

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.
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Adhocism will ruin Indian school education: Apex court

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.
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UN launches initiative to achieve ‘zero hunger’ in Asia

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.
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Parl Panel moots packaged food for school kids in India

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.
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Govt committed to passing Food Bill: Indian Minister

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.
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MGNREGA: India’s poorly employed anti-poverty scheme

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.
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