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Government_Wise/union_audit/recent_reports/union_performance/2012_2013/Civil/Report_22/Report_22.html € 2012 Global Hunger Index-The Challenge of Hunger: Ensuring Sustainable Food security under Land, Water, and Energy Stresses, produced by IFPRI, Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, please click here to access   α The Nutrition Barometer: Gauging national responses to undernutrition (2012) by Save the Ch

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Hunger Overview

International Food Policy Research Institute, Concern Worldwide, Welthungerhilfe and World Peace Foundation/ Tufts University, please click here to access    @$ State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 (released in May 2015), FAO, please click here to access   *$ Global Hunger Index 2014: The Challenge of Hidden Hunger, prepared by International Food Policy Research Institute, Welthungerhilfe and Concern Wo

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Right to Work (MG-NREGA)

• A “Research study on changing gender relations through MGNREGS” in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu done by NIRD Hyderabad found that MGNREGS acted as social security measure to the aged women, widows, divorced/deserted women. The study further stated that female dependency level has declined after the execution of MGNREGS. • A study of “NREGA process and practices in Andhra Pradesh and Madhya

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Utsa Patnaik, Professor of Economics, speaks to the Hindu

‘No mechanism to protect the poor’ IN a period characterised by all-round price rise, the issue of food security assumes extreme significance, especially for the rural and urban poor. At a time when the need for a universal public distribution system is increasingly felt, the government’s categorisation of a very small percentage of the people as being below the poverty line and eligible for rations has invited a lot of

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ice as much as they are for goods – another confirmation of popular conception. • Policy actions to sustain and maximize the benefits of migration include: ensuring portability of food security benefits, providing healthcare and a basic social security framework for migrants – potentially through an inter-state self-registration process. While there do currently exist multiple schemes t

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workers had written job contract of more than three years. • At the national level, only 20.6 percent of workers except self-employed received paid leave and just 21.6 percent availed social security benefits. A majority 71.2 percent of workers were not eligible for social security benefits. • Almost 24 percent households benefitted from employment generating schemes like Mahatma Gandhi Nat

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Jean Dreze, development economist, speaks to Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashanta

ian economy? Can it be used to address farmers’ distress permanently? The NREGA is not the answer to everything. If the Act is well implemented, it can provide an important form of social security in rural areas. The NREGS can also help revive the rural economy, by creating productive assets, generating purchasing power, strengthening institutions of local governance and promoting new standards of transparency. But still, there is a

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Debt Trap

claims. **page** Steps taken (various sources) • The draft policy, as suggested by the National Commission on Farmers, calls for developing and introducing a Livelihood security Package for farmers by providing them technology choice according to agro-ecological conditions and market demand; soil health enhancement and water conservation; quality and affordability of inputs; credit and insurance and market tie-up,

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Farmers' suicides

squo; Suicides in India, Magnitudes, Trends and Spatial Patterns, Macroscan,  ** 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 Human More »

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