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Food Security Bill: What will it mean for Mumbai's hungry and homeless? -Miloni Bhatt and Samira Shaikh

-NDTV Mumbai: The National Food Security Bill and its benefits are being debated in the country but they have little meaning for Sonabai Patni's family of five, who lives under a plastic sheet in South Central Mumbai's Elphinstone area. Teeming once with textile mills, Elphinstone is now home to shiny corporate offices. A small patch of the pavement enclosing one of this office complexes near Kamla Mills was home to the...

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Chhattisgarh implements cheap food access-Sreelatha Menon

-The Business Standard Not so efficiently or transparently but there is progress and hope, besides showcasing likely problems with the Centre's own law Mahasamund (Chhattisgarh): The UPA government at the Centre has been mulling hard on ways to enact its Food Security Bill, even as the Chhattisgarh government has completed six months of enacting a like law, one providing 35 kg of rice a month at Rs 2 a kg to all...

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Modi's tribal scheme shows he is pro-poor as well (Comment)-Vivian Fernandes

-IANS Those who cherish India's constitutional values will find Gujarat Chief Minister Narenda Modi's boast to build a state of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (India's first home minister and deputy prime minister) taller than the Statue of Liberty rather chilling. By prizing Nationalism over individual freedom, Modi may have once again revealed his illiberal nature. People who dislike this aspect of him, Leftists mainly, give vent to their disapproval by dismissing Modi's development...

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Home to Facebook and Google, Hyderabad has no answer on tackling toilet waste -Rahul Devulapalli

-The Times of India HYDERABAD: Home to Asia's first office of Facebook and Google's first in India, these companies have put Hyderabad right on top of the global map by providing zillions of solutions worldwide from the city, but when it comes to their own toilet waste, they apparently have no clue where it is heading. With very few sewerage treatment plants (STP) working properly, waste flowing from the toilets of hundreds...

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Social Protection Can Help Overcome Poverty and Hunger -Jomo Kwame Sundaram

-IPS News ROME: The growing consensus, momentum and commitment to eradicate world hunger may seem overly ambitious in view of the slow progress in reducing the number of hungry people in the world in recent decades. After all, declining food prices in the second half of the 20th century, thanks to increasing production, were not enough to eliminate poverty and hunger in the world. In the 1960s and 1970s, many governments invested a...

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