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Hunger Overview

ter, particularly for poorer population groups. • Economic growth is a key success factor for reducing undernourishment, but it has to be inclusive and provide opportunities for improving the Livelihoods of the poor. Enhancing the productivity and incomes of smallholder family farmers is key to progress. • Social protection systems have been critical in fostering progress towards the MDG 1 hunger and poverty targets in a number of deve

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Right to Work (MG-NREGA)

or execution of a shelf of works for the next financial year. The advance assessment of labour demand in a district takes into account seasonality aspects along with the examination of employment and Livelihood opportunities in the respective rural areas. On the basis of LB estimates, the Central Government projects its central liability towards the districts. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/2HX9ISI , https://bit.ly/2FQBuKB,  &nbs

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Corruption

n Study 2010, Centre for Media Studies ** India Corruption Study—2007, Transparency India International and Centre for Media Studies    OVERVIEW  Is corruption a Livelihoods issue? According to a World Bank study, the cost of corruption in India is around 3 per cent of its GDP. In other words, corruption erodes the gains of overall national growth, slows down economic activity, and gets in the way of investments a

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Migration

espread, especially among the socio-economically deprived groups, such as the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Castes (OBCs), who are asset-poor and face resource and Livelihood deficits (Deshingkar and Akter, 2009). •    Lead source states of internal migrants include Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu, wher

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Unemployment

bull; In addition, the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), a placement-linked skill development scheme for rural youth who are poor, as a skilling component of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) has also been launched. During 2015-16, against a target of skilling 1.78 lakhs candidates under the DDU-GKY, a total of 1.75 lakh have already been trained and 0.60 lakh placed till November 2015 $*    •

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MINING & DISPLACEMENT: SAME STORY EVERYWHERE

o allot alternative sites to the South Korean mining giant POSCO for its Rs 51000 crore steel plant in Orissa because it fears a major tribal backlash against forced displacement from their lands and Livelihoods. The plan is to ‘arrange’ alternative sites for the company without moving it out of the state. It is no secret that the hugely profitable mining industry thrives on corruption and opaque land transfers and is indifferent to the tr

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Debt Trap

STs, respectively, have a share of about 20% and 12% among the rural households. • Agricultural households are dependent mainly on cultivation followed by wage/ salaried employment for their Livelihood, as about 63.5% of the agricultural households reported cultivation as their principal source of income and about 22% reported wage/ salaried employment as their principal source of income. • Agricultural activity (cultivation, livestoc

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