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Number of undernourished people rose by 45% in seven years: FAO -Srishti Choudhary

e pillars--drought monitoring and early warning system, vulnerability assessment and drought preparedness, and mitigation and response, which should essentially focus on the poor and strengthen their Livelihood. The negotiations are crucial for India, as several districts in some states, including Jharkhand and Bihar, are facing a situation akin to drought. Below average monsoon rainfall and persistent dry weather in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and

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Gujarat's steel furnace industry to be next victim of economic slowdown -Ronak Chhabra

This included the steel sector industry which has registered a decline in production growth rate to 6.6%. Here are some fresh numbers speaking about the consequences of the industrial dip over the Livelihoods of the workers. Well over 7,000 workers of the steel furnace industry in Gujarat have become jobless in the last three months. The figures were presented by the Gujarat Induction Furnace Association on Tuesday, adding that it is due to heav

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Hardly the brick and mortar of a revival -Jayati Ghosh

The company blamed falling sales due to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that led to higher prices of the cheapest small packets of biscuits at a time of extreme price sensitivity because of reduced Livelihood, especially among rural consumers. Home budgets under strain Sales in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector as a whole grew at only 10% in the April-June quarter of this year, less than nominal GDP growth. The slowdown in sales is

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Fighting flood and drought, millions in Bihar lose Livelihoods -Saurav Kumar

nessed either flood or drought. But it is the first time that both have occurred parallelly, in different parts of the state. Reports say that the two disasters have resulted in millions losing their Livelihoods. Chief minister Nitish Kumar has called a high-level meeting of top officials over both the flood and drought situation. A drought-like situation prevails in 22 districts, while 12 districts are affected by floods. North Bihar is engulfed i

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For India Inc's sob story, Sitharaman has a sop story. But will it help? -Aunindyo Chakravarty

spaper advertisements asking for help. One, by an association of textile mill owners talked of massive job losses, while another, placed by the Indian Tea Association reminded the government that the Livelihoods of over a million workers were at stake. To make readers feel that this was all about the poor, the textile mill advertisement used a sketch of a farmer with an ox-pulled-plough, while the tea association notice had the familiar picture of

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2.66 lakh beneficiaries of farmer assistance scheme KALIA found ineligible: Odisha minister -Sampad Patnaik

the ineligible beneficiaries after August 31, when the scrutiny is complete. Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has found that 2.66 lakh recipients of assistance under its Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme are not eligible for the benefit, Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo said on Thursday. The government will take a call on the process to retrieve the money from the ineligible beneficiaries after August 31

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Manisha Verma, principal secretary, tribal development department, Maharashtra interviewed by Sugandha Indulkar (The Times of India)

their rights were not recorded. This legislation recognises, vests and provides for recording of rights of forest dwellers for self-cultivation up to four hectares, enabling security of tenure and Livelihood to vulnerable communities. In addition, it confers on the communities the right to protect, regenerate and manage forest resources and provides for safeguards against arbitrary displacement. Union tribal affairs ministry being the nodal departm

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'Our Livelihood depends on this land': A solar park in Gujarat is hurting a pastoral community -Karthikeyan Hemalatha

vid at these labels. “What do they mean that the land is unused and that it belongs to the government?” asked Raku Ben, a livestock rearer. “We use it for grazing livestock, and our Livelihood depends on this land. It doesn’t belong to anyone, it belongs to everyone.” The solar park project launched in December 2010, has been functional since April 2012. It sits on what used to be the pasture for the region’s liv

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Transforming Livelihoods through farm ponds -Nirmalya Choudhury & Sachin Tiwale

n that has been tried out in various States, and perhaps needs to be taken up on a bigger scale, is the construction of farm ponds. Farm ponds can be cost-effective structures that transform rural Livelihoods. They can help enhance water control, contribute to agriculture intensification and boost farm incomes. However, this is possible only if they act as rainwater harvesting structures and not as intermediate storage points for an increased extra

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The roots of India's deepening rural water crisis -Sneha Alexander & Vishnu Padmanabhan

but increasingly, because of climate change, the monsoon is becoming less reliable. Exacerbating this is a set of policies which encourage water wastage, deepening the water crisis that threatens the Livelihoods and lives of millions in rural India. This year, like recent years, could be another year of deficient rainfall, suggests the latest data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Over the last 10 years, average rainfall across the co

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