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Human Rights

ischarge a range of functions related to: (i) crime prevention and response (e.g., intelligence collection, patrolling, investigation, production of witnesses in courts), (ii) maintenance of internal security and law and order (e.g., crowd control, riot control, anti-terrorist or anti-extremist operations), and (iii) various miscellaneous duties (e.g., traffic management, disaster rescue and removal of encroachments). Each police officer is also respo

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Water and Sanitation

efforts. • Planning and Delivery Mechanism: The planning and delivery framework established at the Centre and states deviated from the NRDWP guidelines. Twenty one states did not frame Water security Plans and deficiencies were found in preparation and scrutiny of Annual Action Plans such as lack of stakeholder and community participation, non-inclusion of minimum service level of water in schemes and absence of approval of State Level Scheme

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Impact on Agriculture

gradation and 25% of the geographical area is affected by desertification. About 69% of the country's land is drylands and degradation of this land has severe implications for the livelihood and food security of millions ##   • The major process of land degradation is soil erosion (due to water and wind erosion), contributing to over 71% of the land degradation in the country ##   • Simulations using dynamic

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Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS)

n and girl children have a special stake in Mid Day Meal Scheme.    •    Psychological Benefits: Physiological deprivation leads to low self-esteem, consequent insecurity, anxiety and stress. The Mid Day Meal Scheme can help address this and facilitate cognitive, emotional and social development. Evaluation studies conducted by Independent agencies, show:

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Public Health

click here to access: • Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory conditions, and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) increasingly threaten the physical health and economic security of many lower-and middle-income countries. • The change in mortality and disease levels will be particularly substantial in Sub-Saharan Africa, where NCDs will account for 46 percent of all deaths by 2030, up from 28 percent in 2008, and

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9% in other classes. Teaching crisis •    In India, teacher unions have a major influence on state legislatures and governments. In Uttar Pradesh, this led to higher pay and security of tenure for civil service teachers, but also to neglect of teacher absenteeism and to low quality of teaching. •    In the Indian state of Bihar, government school teachers received training to use new learning materials

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Access to Justice

e of Chhattisgarh, and as an activist defending the human rights of tribal and other poor people. In May 2007, he was detained for allegedly violating the provisions of the Chattisgarh Special Public security Act, 2005 (CSPSA) and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967. • Binayak Sen-who had helped focus attention on these and other unlawful killings - was detained on 14 May 2007. This came after week-long accusations by the p

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General Insecurity

eness levels among the group they are subject to greater health and occupational hazards. • The risks to life of agricultural workers are greatly increased due to low levels of health security. Low-income levels and consequent low nutritional intake and constant physical labour increase health problems. Poor health status further affects their productivity and forces them to spend their limited earnings on expensive health care. In mos

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HDI Overview

• During 2013, percentage of Indian population who feel active and productive has been 47 percent, whereas in China the same is 45 percent.  • A basic and modest set of social security guarantees through social transfers in cash and in kind can reasonably be provided for all citizens. The cost of setting such a floor with universal pension, basic health care, child benefits and employment schemes would range from about 4 percen

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PDS/ Ration/ Food security

0.62 kg out of 4.25 kg per person) in the rural sector, double what it was in 2004-05 (7.3%), and about 9% in the urban sector, compared to only 3.8% in 2004-05 € • The Chhattisgarh Food security Act was passed on 21 December 2012 to ensure “access to adequate quantity of food and other requirements of good nutrition to the people of the state, at affordable prices, at all times to live a life of dignity”. • Under the

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