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Impact on Agriculture

distribution.   • Another significant social factor limiting sustainability of agriculture in the study area is population pressure. With increasing population pressure, resource Poverty is enhanced, leading to declining returns from the natural capital and complicated ownership feuds.   • Increase in average age of the farmer is among other social factors afflicting agricultural sustainability. Power crisis in

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Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS)

t the development gains in the crucial first 1,000 days of life are not jeopardized by later failures. •    Governments recognise school feeding as a key response to hunger and Poverty: it protects children from hunger; it can be strategically targeted; it offers an existing platform on which to stage further interventions; and it has proven to be relatively easy to scale up in a crisis. •    School meals

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Time Bomb Ticking

n India in 2011 was only 0.6 tonnes of oil equivalent (toe) per capita as compared to global average of 1.88 toe per capita. • Around 363 million people (30 percent of the population) live in Poverty, about 1.77 million people are houseless and 4.9 percent of the population (aged 15 years and above) are unemployed. The per capita electricity consumption stands low at 917 kWh, which is barely one third of the world's average consumption. &bu

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Public Health

urban areas (84.1 percent) has been more as compared to the same in rural areas (67.8 percent). Literacy rate has been highest in Kerala (94 percent) • The percentage of population below the Poverty line (as per Tendulkar methodology) has been 21.9 percent in 2011-12. The percentage of population below the Poverty line in rural areas has been 25.7 percent and in urban areas has been 13.7 percent.

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Education

pite Maharashtra’s relative wealth, poor, rural girls there performed only slightly better than their counterparts in the poorer state of Madhya Pradesh. •    Widespread Poverty in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh affects the chance of staying in school until grade 5. In Uttar Pradesh, 70% of poor children make it to grade 5 while almost all children from rich households are able to do so. Similarly, in Madhya Pradesh, 85

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Social Audit

assumes even greater importance in the context of democratic decentralization since 1992-93. Structures for accountability are the weakest in panchayats and municipal bodies who are implementing anti-Poverty programmes and providing basic social services. Half-hearted devolution of powers by most state governments continues to stymie their effectiveness. Planning by district planning committees as envisaged in the constitutional amendments has hardly

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Access to Justice

s of assisting Naxals in Chhattisgarh, India. • Sen and his wife, Ilina, have devoted their entire working lives to improve the health and welfare of the Adivasis, a marginalised and Poverty-stricken tribal population. A troubling fallout of his incarceration is that much of his good work is slowly being eroded. His clinic, which provided essential health services, is on the verge of collapse. • The Supreme Court on M

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HDI Overview

• The value of India's Gender Development Index (i.e. ratio of female to male HDI) in 2013 was 0.828 (Rank: 132). • Nearly 55.3 percent of India's population live in multidimensional Poverty i.e. 63.2 crore people are affected by multidimensional Poverty. Approximately, 27.8 percent of the population lives in severe Poverty. • Persistent

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PDS/ Ration/ Food Security

h of selected households in the sample, a study was done to compare between families who opt for cash and those who prefer the ration system. Antyodaya cardholders get Rs 1,100 per month, while below Poverty line cardholders get Rs 950 per month as cash transfers in the pilot study done by Delhi Government. While the results of this pilot study are awaited, the Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan, Delhi conducted a survey in different parts of Delhi so as t

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Malnutrition

n has stunted growth and development due to chronic nutrition deprivation. • Poor infant and young child feeding practices, compounded by the poor status of women, the prevalence of household Poverty and lack of government service delivery centre seem to be three major drivers of stunting among urban children. • Less than one in four children (22.5 percent) were fed a diet that meets the minimum requirements for healthy growth and deve

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