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Doubts over Maharashtra's Nutritional Progress?

Doubts over Maharashtra's Nutritional Progress?

The results of the District Level Household and Facility Survey-4 for the year 2012-13, commonly known as DLHS-4, are out and it shows that among the 18 states and 3 UTs, the percentage of moderate wasting for children below 5 years is highest among Maharashtra (i.e. 34.1%). Similarly, in case of severe wasting and moderate underweight, the situation is worst in Maharashtra as compared to the rest (Please check the chart below). The above outcomes may be shocking for those...

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Xaxa Report: Tribals worst sufferers of displacement

Xaxa Report: Tribals worst sufferers of displacement

The tribal or the Scheduled Tribe communities constitute only 8.6% of India's population and yet, they are around 40% of those displaced due to ‘development’ projects. In the midst of a raging debate on the new Land Acquisition Ordinance, a new report brings out many such paradoxes of development versus...

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Livestock supports livelihood of the land poor

Livestock supports livelihood of the land poor

Animals, which are used for food, fibre, labour etc. hold a special place in ensuring rural livelihoods. It has been found by the NSSO's 70th Round Report that among the agricultural households having less than 0.01 hectare land (which includes landless agricultural households too), a little above 1/5th reported livestock...

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