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Shut down polluting steel units in Delhi: NGT to DPCC
Mar 15, 2015 These units are still releasing untreated liquid industrial waste in the open drains that flow into the river Yamuna.
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Caste census: A prolific source of troubles
May 19, 2010 Soutik Biswas raises concerns as government of India’s decision to implement caste census creates buzz. He talks about the possible difficulties in implementation, probable implications and different perspectives on the issue which has high relevance in our dynamically changing society.
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Population stabilisation: Looking beyond numerical targets
Jul 15, 2010 A paradigm shift by switching to a rights based, gender sensitive and community led approach in the policies of family planning and population stabilisation may be vital in achieving a holistic solution to the population problem, argues former health secretary A.R. Nanda.
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"Our population is our biggest asset": Rehman Sobhan
Sep 28, 2010 In his latest book, Challenging the Injustice of Poverty, noted Bangladeshi economist, Prof. Rehman Sobhan, discusses how an inclusive approach towards micro-finance and development policies in general can lead the way out of poverty in the heavily populated countries of South Asia. Rehman spoke to OWSA about the book, the chronic development issues in South Asia and some solutions.
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Probing the optimism of food inflation
Dec 11, 2010 Exorbitant rate of food prices are good news, at least for the farmers of poor nations. The inflation is working as a catalyst to invest and produce more for the farmers who generally are on the not so profitable side of food production, UN report proclaims.
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Is India's population policy sexist?
Jul 13, 2011 India's family planning programme continues to put the onus on women to control their fertility. With increasing emphasis on women sterilisation, columnist Soutik Biswas argues women should be allowed more reversible choices of contraception.
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"Improve water management to ensure sustainable urban growth"
Aug 21, 2011 Stockholm International Water Institute executive director Anders Berntell warns that the predicted surge in urban populations will inevitably lead to water crises which can only be avoided by implementation of sustainable water management practices like pollution prevention, efficient use and re-use water.
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Minister asks seed companies to reach out to small farmers
Aug 17, 2012 Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Harish Rawat has called upon public sector seed companies to reach out to small farmers in the interiors of the country and provide them with good quality seeds.
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India: Demographic dividend or disaster?
Oct 27, 2011 Will India be the place where the seventh billionth child is born? Journalist Jason Burke visits Madanpur Khadr, a resettlement colony with a booming population near the Indian capital to find out.
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Youth as agents of cultural change
Nov 14, 2008 UNFPA’s latest publication: State of the World Population Report 2008 argues that culturally sensitive approaches are critical for the realisation of human rights and gender equality. The report’s Youth Supplement showcases the role of young people in thus meeting new challenges.
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Protecting climate refugees
Jan 12, 2009 There exists enough scientific evidence to show that the world’s carrying capacity will be compromised by climate change. Migration and Climate Change published by International Organization for Migration examines development implications of large-scale population movement and responses to these challenges.
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Asia’s old raise their voices
Nov 11, 2008 At a recently held regional forum for older people in Indonesia, several elderly representatives from various countries across Asia-Pacific came together to share their lifetime experiences. It was felt that national policies should be designed to extend financial security, healthcare and shelter to the old.
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Pakistan needs better approach towards family planning
Jan 07, 2009 Pakistan has grown from 37 million to 164 million between 1950-2007 and is the sixth largest country in the world today. There is an urgent need to check this explosion of population by effective family planning measures as the impoverished nation cannot support such large numbers.
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Indian states awarded for health achievements
Jan 13, 2009 Indian states of Chhattisgarh and Sikkim were recently conferred the 4th J.R.D Tata Memorial Awards for excellence in population and health programmes. The honour comes in recognition of their improved performance in quality health services and increased community participation in development programmes.
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UN revises fund for population programmes
Apr 09, 2009 Last week, the UN Commission on Population and Development revised the investment fund for population programmes worldwide to US$ 64.7 billion, triple the figure of what was originally allocated in 1994. A third of the proposed figure is expected to come from international donors.
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Investing in women is a smart economics
Jul 11, 2009 On World Population Day, the United Nations Population Fund has stressed on the need for investing in education and health of women and girls, as it is intrinsically linked to increases in productivity, agricultural yields, and national income.
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Indian states achieve 'two children per couple' target
Jul 22, 2009 According to the new health ministry report, 11 states and 3 union territories in India have attained the goal of 'two children per couple' before the 2010 deadline. However early marriages and negligence of birth control measures in other populous states keep India's fertility rate alarmingly high.
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For a people-centric approach to climate change
Nov 20, 2009 UNFPA’s report The State of World Population 2009 focuses on the disproportionate impact of global warming on women, marginalised poor and the coastal populations. It argues that the international community needs to take into account their needs, rights and potential while formulating policies, programmes and treaties on climate change.
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India: Kerala, Punjab play the lead in population decline
Jul 26, 2010 An emphatic decline in the population indicators in some of the states in India signifies a demographic transition to a more stable population, according to the annual Sample Registration System (SRS) survey.Higher life expectancy, a healthier population with better living conditions may no longer be a distant dream.
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Population ageing presents both an opportunity and a challenge: Ban Ki-moon
Oct 03, 2013 By 2050, the number of older persons will be twice the number of children in developed countries, and the number of older persons in developing countries is expected to double, says Ban Ki-Moon.
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Dearth of fresh water anticipated in the near future
Oct 13, 2010 Britain’s chief scientist John Beddington affirmed that the world is like to face a severe shortage of fresh water as global warming due to climate change continues to disrupt rainfall patterns. Population growth, increasing urbanisation and energy consumption are seen as the biggest threats to water security.
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New research rebuts stereotypes about Muslim population growth rate
Jan 28, 2011 Muslim population will grow about twice the rate of the non-Muslim population over the next two decades before leveling off, according to a new report. Challenging existing stereotypes, the report reveals that economic and educational factors affect population growth among Muslims far more than religion.
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Counting to ten billion
May 05, 2011 The world population is estimated to exceed 9 billion by 2050, with the bulk of this increase coming from 'high fertility' countries like India, China and Nigeria, a UN report has said.
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World population to hit 7 billion: UN Report
Jul 09, 2011 World population is estimated to hit seven billion by late October this year, says a UN report. The report suggests a fertility and population growth rate decline in most countries in contrast to least developed countries (LDCs) where the trend is opposite.
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UN initiative to mark world population milestone
Sep 15, 2011 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on nations and businesses to tackle the myriad global development issues at the launch of a United Nations Population Fund initiative. It aims to use new media to share experiences from around the world and inspire others to help tackle poverty and inequality.
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India Census 2011: Big endeavour with many firsts
Feb 09, 2011 The second phase of Census 2011 that begins today, will see see many `firsts'; all attempts to ensure that the census is more inclusive, and in tune with India's current realities.
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India's population grows to 1.21bn
Mar 31, 2011 India's 2011 Census report has put the population at about 1.21 billion people comprising 623.7 million males and 586.5 million females. While the population has shown a 17.6 percent increase in the last 10 years, the rise is slower than the 2001 census which recorded 21.5 percent growth, the report said.
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Survey: Lower castes make up 50% of India's poor
Apr 12, 2011 A pilot survey conducted by the Planning Commission finds that Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes continue to form half of the total poor in India. These communities even score high on illiteracy, homelessness, destitution and landlessness, the survey reveals.
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India will 'require 10% more water by 2050'
Aug 11, 2011 A more than expected increase in population and the effects of climate change mean that India will require nearly 10% more water by 2050 than predicted by existing government figures.
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World’s seven billionth baby born in India
Nov 02, 2011 India’s Nargis, a baby girl born on October 31 has been symbolically declared the world’s seven billionth person by Plan International.
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