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Access to Justice

. A quarter of all undertrials have been in prison for more than a year # • There were 69446 pending matters as on 30/06/2013 before the Supreme Court of India & • The National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms has undertaken measures for addressing the backlog of cases and high pendency in the courts. As many as 73 Fast Track Courts (FTCs) have been established since January, 2013 for trial of offences aga

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General Insecurity

2006, accounted for about 38% of the total road accidents, 28 % of the total number of persons killed and 35% of the total persons injured in road accidents in year 2008. •    National Highways accounted for 29% in total road accidents and 36% in total number of persons killed in 2008. Similarly, State Highways accounted for 26% of total accidents and a share of close to 28 % in the total number of persons killed in road accide

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HDI Overview

sh; an increase by 49.9 percent. • In 2017, India’s life expectancy at birth was 68.8 years, expected years of schooling was 12.3 years, mean years of schooling was 6.4 years and Gross National Income (GNI) per capita was 6,353 in 2011 PPP $ terms. • India’s 2017 HDI of 0.640 is below the average of 0.645 for countries in the medium human development group, but above the average of 0.638 for countries in South Asia. &b

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PDS/ Ration/ Food Security

or 10.3% in the urban sector. For kerosene, on the other hand, the contribution of PDS purchase was 80.8% in rural areas and 58.1% in urban. Rice: Utilisation of PDS across states • At the National level, the proportion of households reporting PDS purchase of rice during a 30-day period was 46% in the rural sector and about 23% in the urban sector. • The major States with relatively high incidence of PDS purchase of rice in the rura

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Malnutrition

l prevalence of underweight, stunting and wasting among urban children below 5 years during 2015-16 was 25.1 percent, 28.7 percent and 16.0 percent, respectively, as per the urban nutrition survey by National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) @@$   • Nearly every third child in India is undernourished – underweight (35.7%) or stunted (38.4%) and 21% of children under five years are wasted as per N

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Hunger Overview

on and Hunger, released in October 2018, please click here to access    @@ 2017 Global Hunger Index: The Inequalities of Hunger (released in October 2017), published by InterNational Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Concern Worldwide & Welthungerhilfe, please click here to access    ## 2016 Global Hunger Index: Getting to Zero Hunger (released in October 2016), produced by the Inter More »

Right to Work (MG-NREGA)

ntation of MGNREGA, 2005 presented to Lok Sabha on 14.08.2013, (please click here to access) *$ Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on Performance Audit of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Report no.-6 of 2013-Union Government (Ministry of Rural Development), http://saiindia.gov.in/english/home/Our_Products/Audit_Report/Government_Wise/union_audit/recent_reports/union_performance/2013/Civil/R

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Utsa Patnaik, Professor of Economics, speaks to the Hindu

looks at the history of targeting in other countries, it becomes clear that it has always been a prelude to winding up of state intervention in procurement. That has been the ultimate aim of the InterNational Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation. They specifically say that the state should not intervene to buy and sell at prices other than global prices. The WTO agreement on agriculture states that for food security pur

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Corruption

2017: Perception and Experience with Public Services & Snapshot View for 2005-17, please click here to access   @ Corruption Perception Index 2014, prepared by Transparency InterNational (click here to access link1, link2 and link3)   #Corruption Perception Index 2013 by Transparency InterNational, http://cpi.transparency.org/cpi2013/press/ http://cpi.transparen

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Migration

disha, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu, whereas key destination areas are Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab and Karnataka. There are conspicuous migration corridors within the country: Bihar to National Capital Region, Bihar to Haryana and Punjab, Uttar Pradesh to Maharashtra, Odisha to Gujarat, Odisha to Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan to Gujarat ** • 59 percent of women migrants from ST backgrounds and 41 percent of SC background were sho

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