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In Punjab's labour hubs, workers are pleading for jobs at a third of the official minimum wages -Arjun Sharma

ngle day for the last five years to look for jobs. Since the end of 2016, he has returned home disappointed most days. The best he could hope for were about 10 days of work in a month, he said. Poverty drove Balkara out of school when he was in Class 2 and his only dream was to see his children – aged four and six –complete their education. His small house in Amargarh village, where he lives with his wife, children and parents, is ab

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The middle income trap that India must avert

and middle-class lifestyles beyond recognition. Their prosperity also generated enough demand for goods and services for India’s have-nots to get slightly better off, and it’s clear that Poverty levels did fall. Yet, growth impulses seem to have flagged and the economy’s incline has flattened out. Please click here to access.

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The anatomy of a marginalised region -Shahana Munazir

?10,000, while it is ?14,574 for the State. In districts with a higher density of Muslims, the situation is worse. For example, in Kishanganj, with a 68% Muslim population, nearly 50% live below the Poverty line. Please click here to read more.

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On the political fringes -Manish K Jha & Ajeet Kumar Pankaj

may not be an exaggeration to say that there seems to be a general agreement to let the votes of domestic migrants go missing in the electoral process. Migrants remain a political issue despite their Poverty, vulnerability and insecurity. Yet, we know very little about the way migrants engage with politics, especially in elections. How do migrants ensure that they remain politically relevant in the villages they leave behind? What roles do caste and i

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How Alcohol and Tobacco Cause Poverty -Abhay Bang

alf of what poor people were spending, out of their own pockets, on tobacco and alcohol. This brought to light an interesting yet sad insight: tobacco and alcohol not only harm health, but they cause Poverty. Alcohol addiction My first encounter with addiction was in the form of an alcohol addict, who was my driver’s brother. An ex-teacher, he had developed cirrhosis of the liver; his entire abdomen was full of water. I treated him but kne

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Jharkhand's invisible citizens: Netas don't have time for one of India's poorest districts -Anumeha Yadav

o have skipped adivasis in the state that has recorded 19 deaths from starvation since 2017. On New Year’s Eve, Baghiya Birijiya lost her mother Budhni Birijiyan to hunger, cold, and extreme Poverty in Latehar, one of India’s poorest districts. The family had so few means that they could not cremate the 80-year-old’s body for two days, until public pressure led the administration to intervene to provide ?2,000 for the expenses.

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Towards an organic future -Devinder Sharma

as essentially behind the launch of the New Vision for Agriculture at the World Economic Forum 2009, aiming at increasing production, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions per tonne, and reducing rural Poverty by 20% each, every decade. Please click here to read more.

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506 students from Telanganas tribal and social welfare schools crack JEE Mains

such a large number of students belonging to both the institutions have qualified for one of  India’s premier examinations. The students have achieved the rare feat, standing tall defying Poverty and deprivation. The social welfare institutions – Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Society (TTWREIS) and the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Society (TSWREIS) – are residential colleges run by the s

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For a malnutrition-free India -Shoba Suri

ition. Improving nutrition and managing stunting continue to be big challenges, and they can be addressed only with an inter-sectoral strategy. Stunting has lifelong consequences on human capital, Poverty and equity. It leads to less potential in education and fewer professional opportunities. According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-4, India has unacceptably high levels of stunting, despite marginal improvement over the years. In 2015

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Can Rahul Gandhi's NYAY help Congress revive its fortunes in Rajasthan? -Asit Ranjan Mishra

ng at Dungurpur under the Banswara parliamentary constituency, which goes to polls on Monday, Gandhi said last Tuesday that NYAY would turn out to be his party’s “surgical strike" on Poverty. In 2014, BJP won all the 25 parliamentary seats in Rajasthan. However, in December 2018, the Congress made a comeback by winning the assembly election with a slender margin. While the Banswara parliamentary constituency has been a fortress of the

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