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Can we prevent rural suicides? Yes, it is possible, says a recent WHO-FAO publication

ltural areas of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), states a new publication entitled 'Preventing Suicide: A resource for pesticide registrars and regulators'. Published jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the booklet says that the adoption of green revolution technology in LMICs (including India) since the 1950s brought with it the practice of intensive applica

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Black economy in India: The path to growing inequality in India -Arun Kumar

al and political facets. All the macroeconomic variables like, growth rate of the economy, inflation and fiscal policies are affected by the black economy. The microeconomic variables like education, Health, drinking water and other services received by the citizens are also adversely impacted by it. Elections, quality of leadership, governance, criminalization and governance are also adversely impacted by the black economy. Unfortunately, most policy

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For the demographic dividend -Amitabh Kundu

-The Indian Express Focusing on Health, education of women will bring down population, increase work participation The World Population Prospects 2019 has reported that India’s total fertility rate (TFR) has declined from 5.9 in early Sixties to 2.4 to 2010-15. TFR is defined as the total number of children to be born to women in her lifetime by the current age specific fertility rates. By 2025-30, it will fall to 2.1, sliding further t

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Audit report on AES deaths puts Bihar govt in dock -Arun Kumar

-Hindustan Times An audit report by the accountant general has blamed lack of Health policy to poor management of various government schemes for food, nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, Health, education and overall welfare for AES deaths in Bihar. Bihar does not have a Health policy and its budget also does not focus on any specific area of attention in More »

Government to peg MGNREGA wages to inflation in bid to hike incomes -Priscilla Jebaraj

od items make up more than two-thirds of the CPI-AL consumption basket, but rural workers today spend a much smaller percentage of their money on subsidised food, and an increasingly larger amount on Health, education and transport costs. “They have now agreed to update the indices annually. MGNREGA wages will be linked to whichever index is higher in a particular State,” said the official, estimating that the increased wages based on u

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The slow climb to the trillion economy peak -Indira Hirway

rty leaders, Ministers and also senior government officers. However, this is surprising as the impact of economic growth on major development goals — examples being improvement in education, Health and overall human development/human capital formation; expansion in productive employment for all and environmentally sustainable development, etc — depends on the nature and composition of growth. Share in wealth The economic growth ex

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Is urban Health care being neglected? -Yogesh S The Infant Mortality Ratio (IMR) data, which has either risen or remained stagnant in urban areas raises questions about the condition of the urban Health care system. While on one hand, the Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has been making tall claims about its  Ayushman Bharat scheme, crucial indicators such as Infant Mortality Ratio (IMR) are showing a deep disparity. The decline in the government&

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