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Hunger Overview

rch Institute, Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, please click here to download    * The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014: Strengthening the enabling environment for Food Security and nutrition, FAO, WFP and IFAD, please click here to download   $$ FAO report: Food Wastage Footprints: Impacts on Natural Resources (2013) $ FAO report: The State of Food and Agriculture 2013-Food Systems for Bette

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Right to Work (MG-NREGA)

uo; by Council for Social Development in tribal areas of Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh noted that the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA has contributed in increasing the Food Security of the rural masses and a major portion of increased income earned through NREGA was spend on food consumption. The beneficiaries have been able to construct house on their own land due to additional income from Mahatma Gandhi NREGA work.

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Utsa Patnaik, Professor of Economics, speaks to the Hindu

‘No mechanism to protect the poor’ IN a period characterised by all-round price rise, the issue of Food Security assumes extreme significance, especially for the rural and urban poor. At a time when the need for a universal public distribution system is increasingly felt, the government’s categorisation of a very small percentage of the people as being below the poverty line and eligible for rations has invited a lot of

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Migration

ut twice as much as they are for goods – another confirmation of popular conception. • Policy actions to sustain and maximize the benefits of migration include: ensuring portability of Food Security benefits, providing healthcare and a basic social security framework for migrants – potentially through an inter-state self-registration process. While there do currently exist multiple schemes that have to do with migrant welfare, the

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