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Hunger Overview

use. Rice's profile is particularly noticeable, given its high methane emissions combined with a large level of wastage. FAO estimates that each year, approximately one-third of all food produced for Human consumption in the world is lost or wasted $$ • For India, Stein and Qaim (2007) estimated that the combined economic cost of iron-deficiency anaemia, zinc deficiency, vitamin A deficiency and iodine deficiency amounts to around 2.5 percent

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Right to Work (MG-NREGA)

ement, Ahmedabad has indicated that the earnings from Mahatma Gandhi NREGA are used as a supplementary income source during non-agricultural seasons. • A study conducted by the Institute of Human Development has noted that the earnings from Mahatma Gandhi NREGA has contributed 8 percent of the total income of the households in Bihar and about 2.41 percent of the total annual income of a household in Jharkhand. It has contributed more to the

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There is a cure by Pragya Singh

es are being supplied as part of a ‘Generic Drugs Initiative’—prices here are 40-50, sometimes 90 per cent lower. Chittorgarh is among the 50 worst performing districts on the Human development index, with poverty widespread and access to social services dismal at best. It’s in this milieu that the cooperative stores have come forward to sell generic versions of hundreds (564 to be precise) of drugs. The stores have opene

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Corruption

open market. The TI-CMS survey also shows that India’s most backward states like Bihar and Madhya Pradesh also happen to be India’s most corrupt whereas States that fare better on the Human Development Index (HDI) like Kerala and Himachal Pradesh are among least corrupt. India’s overall ranking on TI’s Corruption Perception Index is 88th among 159 countries. (Check the latest ranking). The debate about the causes for corrup

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Migration

'Contesting Spaces & Negotiating Development: A Dialogue on Domestic Migrants, State and Inclusive Citizenship in India’[/inside], to be held at Center for Public Policy, Habitat & Human Development, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai) on 25-26 March 2016 (please click here to access the Concept Note)   ** Social Inclusion of Internal Migrants in India (2013), by UNICEF, UNESCO

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Unemployment

ring and infrastructure where the low-skill rural migrants hope to find work. A combination of sluggish village economy, stagnation in rural crafts and cottage industry, falling farm incomes and poor Human development indicators (HDI) is a perfect recipe for more rural unemployment and more distress migration to cities.  Even before the recession started, creation of new jobs had hit negative growth. Nine out of ten people in the trill

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MINING & DISPLACEMENT: SAME STORY EVERYWHERE

nbsp; • The areas with rich mineral deposits are home to some of India’s best forests, and culturally distinctive tribes. Most of these districts areas also pose the challenge of low Human development indices for India’s governance structures, as well as a well-armed leftwing guerilla movement.   • Miners have paid a paltry royalty to the state (between Rs 20 and 30 per tonne), whereas prices in the world market

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Farmers' suicides

mers’ Suicides in India, Magnitudes, Trends and Spatial Patterns, Macroscan, http://www.macroscan.com/anl/mar08/pdf/Farmers_Suicides.pdf  ** Hebber, Dr. Ritambhara (2007): ‘Human Security and the Case of Farmers’ Suicides in India: An Exploration’, Centre for Development Studies, School of Social Sciences, TISS, Paper presented in a panel on Rethinking Development in a Conference on ‘Mainstreaming More »

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