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How the other half lives in Delhi: 4 stories of poverty, crushed dreams -Manoj Sharma

-Hindustan Times Most of the city’s poor are migrants — they constitute about 33% of the population of Delhi — who come to the city attracted by the promise of a secure Livelihood and better life. But their hopes and dreams are, more often than not, belied. A peek into how they get by New Delhi: Last month, Delhi, the second wealthiest city in the country — with a total wealth of $450 billion according to the World Weal

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Amarjeet Sinha, Rural development secretary, interviewed by Sayantan Bera and Elizabeth Roche (

in the NSSO (National Sample Survey Office) data—how about half of manufacturing and one third of services is now part of the rural economy. Second, in a very silent way, the diversification of Livelihoods through the women’s self-help groups (SHGs), something which happened in a very significant way in southern Indian states and contributed very significantly to decline in poverty in those states. Women’s SHGs getting into retail, g

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Rohini Nilekani dreams of making invisible water visible

the Himalayas and the Western and Eastern Ghats have used springs, nature’s way of bringing groundwater to the surface, since time immemorial. Being near a water source can determine lives, Livelihoods and prosperity. While all water is eventually connected, groundwater, unlike surface water, is nearly ubiquitous. It is replenishable, it is almost free and it can be pulled out as needed, without spending on overground storage systems. This m

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Telangana's Rythu Bandhu Insurance Scheme Excludes Large Sections Of Farmers

mulu. The farmers from this village are claiming that their lands have been under the possession of their ancestors for the last 200 years and agriculture in those lands has been their main source of Livelihood. These farmers are demanding the government to recognize them as farmers by providing them with land documents so that they can avail the benefits of the farming schemes. Please click here to read more.

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Assam list is against humanity -Faizan Mustafa

n independent Bangladesh in 1971. The artificial and foolish Partition created more problems on the eastern side where the border was extremely porous and migration had more to do with the earning of Livelihood rather than conscious opting of one citizenship in preference of another. Please click here to read more.

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How economic inequality impacts caste politics -Pramit Bhattacharya

y, which provides the first-of-its-kind estimates of economic inequality among sub-castes or jatis in rural Bihar, is based on a sample dominated by SCs and OBCs who participated in a state-run rural Livelihoods project called JEEViKA. Therefore, the estimates of intra-group inequality are likely to be more precise for SCs and OBCs than for other caste groups. And among these groups, there is large variation within sub-castes, the study shows. A

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Delhi government to identify all street vendors, create database

tives of the NGOs working for street vendors, community-based organisations and resident welfare associations nominated by the government. TVCs have been formed under Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act 2014, which seeks to provide social security and Livelihood rights to street vendors. Though Delhi is estimated to have close to 4.5 lakh street vendors, only

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Reform agriculture marketing systems to address farm distress -Sudipto Mundle

itical tension. Conversely, any sharp drop in crop prices can cause widespread distress among the millions of small farmers for whom the proceeds of their marketed produce is the main source of their Livelihood. Hence, the policy of maintaining relatively stable and reasonable prices has a long history going back to the Great Bengal Famine of 1943. The present food policy regime—consisting of the Food Corporation of India (FCI), which procures r

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New Save the Children report reveals insecurity of teenage girls from the outside world, but are our homes safe enough?

emen, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Sierra Leone and Central African Republic. • In terms of discrimination, which includes job discrimination; an inability to make a Livelihood; discriminatory land, property or inheritance rights; a lack of access to education and a lack of access to adequate nutrition, Afghanistan tops the list of 10 most dangerous countries for women, followed by Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Somal

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Civil society activists oppose amendments in the land acquisition legislation to acquire tribal and forest lands in Jharkhand

tacks on their mere right to life by the Raghuvar Das led BJP government. The government has been trying to acquire land of Adivasis and Moolvasis against their wishes that will directly affect their Livelihoods. On the other hand, there is also a direct attack on the people’s freedom to religion leading to killing of Muslims and Adivasis in the name of ‘cow protection’. At the same time, there is negligible focus on welfare programm

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