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Rahul Gandhi savours rural job scheme success in Kerala tribal woman's IAS feat -KM Rakesh

r two children with the money they earned from the rural job guarantee scheme, started by the erstwhile UPA government, her brother Sreeraj Suresh told The Telegraph. Sreedhanya, who beat grinding Poverty to crack the civil services examination this year with the rank of 410, met the Congress president over lunch after his rally in Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad. With her was Sreeraj and their parents Suresh K.K. and Kamala K.C. Later, addressing a ra

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NYAY to be implemented without additional taxes on middle class: Manmohan Singh

romises the poorest 20 per cent of Indian families an annual income support of a uniform amount of Rs.72000 each. With sound policies adopted by successive governments over the last seven decades, Poverty levels have been brought down from 70 to 20 per cent now. Nearly 70 per cent of Indians were poor when India attained Independence from the British in 1947, it added. Please click here to read more.

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The hysterectomy is modern, but the Poverty is primitive

r, cannot afford such losses. This is not a primitive ritual; it is a modern-day form of heartless exploitation of women for the material benefit of others. What is truly primitive about it is the Poverty that compels the sacrifice of a part of the woman’s body. As primitive is the lack of education: women have no inkling of the dangers of needless hysterectomy. There is also a simmering propaganda about the possibilities of cancer in the wom

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NYAY: No bridge between two Indias -R Ramakumar

he decade of the 2000s, produced high levels of economic growth. However, two associated outcomes were strikingly visible. First, the growth of incomes did not lead to an appreciable fall in absolute Poverty or improvement in human development indicators. Secondly, the growth of incomes was deeply unequal in its spread. Since 2000, according to the estimates of the World Inequality Lab (WIL)—whose “core mission is to maintain and expand th

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Many essential drugs priced much higher than manufacturing cost: WHO -Sushmi Dey

r long and commonly used for diseases like HIV, tuberculosis and malaria are priced very high with huge margins over their cost of production. This results in high expenditure pushing people into Poverty. In India over 75% of health expenditure is out-of-pocket, of which the major chunk is spent on medicines. This is despite India being a manufacturing hub and the biggest supplier of low cost generic medicines to the world. Please click here t

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Driving the poor man's ascension into a progressive state from a Poverty-stricken one -Sandeep Vempati

-Financial Express If ever there was a beautiful word in Indian polity, it shall be none other than ‘Poverty’. Existence of Poverty, the necessary evil, ensured the Congress and various regional parties win elections after elections through rhetoric, albeit repeatedly but in different forms, and finding a page on their election manifestos. Did any of the ideologically opposite previous disp

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Necessary steps to ending Poverty -Pulapre Balakrishnan

-The Hindu The provision of health, education and public services matters more than income support schemes It is by now close to 50 years since Indira Gandhi brought the idea of eradicating Poverty into the electoral arena in India. ‘Garibi Hatao’ had been her slogan. She actually took the country some distance in the promised direction. Though it had not come close to being eradicated in her time, it was under her leadership that

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Universal basic income not a panacea for Poverty -Piyush Kamal

-The Pioneer In the absence of any sunset clause or distinct feature to identify the beneficiaries who succeed in climbing themselves out of Poverty, the scheme of direct cash transfer as an income support welfare measure and as a potent tool of empowerment does not sound convincing even on paper Thanks to the proposal for the universal basic income, it has become a topic for discussion as one-fifth population of this country are living below

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The NYAY Scheme of the Congress -Prabhat Patnaik

rity towards the bottom quintile, not the institution of a universal economic right to decent living. I find targeted transfer schemes like NYAY repugnant compared to a regime of universal rights. Poverty and unemployment in society are caused by the social arrangement under which we live, not by any fault of the poor and the unemployed. It is society’s responsibility to eliminate them; social arrangements must be such that they cease to exis

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