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pectively σ • Agricultural labour households accounted for 41% of rural poor in 1993–94 as well as in 2004–05 %& • Among social groups, Scheduled Castes (SCs), scheduled tribes (STs), and backward castes accounted for 80% of the rural poor in 2004–05 %& • The number of poor in rural areas in the country as a whole has declined from 2613 lakhs in 1973 to 2209 lakhs in 2004–05 %&

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Rural distress

household interviews of which 5350 interviews were successfully completed. 2114 youth and 4298 females were interviewed. Women respondents comprise 16.7 per cent, Scheduled Castes 19.8 per cent, scheduled tribes 11.9 per cent, and OBCs 40.3 per cent of the sample household. Non-Hindu constitutes 13.5 per cent of the sample household. Key findings of the study 'State of Indian Farmers: A Report', done by Centre for the Study of Developing Socie

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Forest and Tribal Rights

ecember 2005. There are reports of claims being rejected on the ground that the claimed land is ‘disputed’ $   • Some of the major concerns regarding implementation of scheduled tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (FRA) related to high rate of rejection of claims, little progress in the recognition of community rights and habitat rights of PTGs, convening of Gram Sabha m

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Right to Education

ood care and education for all children until they complete the age of six years. (EIGHTY-SIXTH AMENDMENT ACT, 2002) * Art. 46. Promotion of educational and economic interests of Scheduled Castes, scheduled tribes and other weaker sections. * The State shall promote with special care the educational and economic interests of the weaker sections of the people, and, in particular, of the Scheduled Castes and the More »

Right to Food

atters such as the distribution of ration cards. • The Act must seek to eliminate all social discrimination in food-related matters, including discrimination against Scheduled Castes, scheduled tribes, Most Backward Classes and minorities. • Cash transfers must not replace food transfers under any nutrition-related scheme. • The Act must include safeguards against the invasion of corporate interests and

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Right to Information

successful applicants) received the information they requested. •    In Chhattisgarh applicants from traditionally disadvantaged communities such as Scheduled Castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs) accounted for 3.38% and 3.06% of the total number of RTI applications submitted in that State, respectively. •    In Chhattisgarh, the only State where the urban-rural breakup of RTI applicants is available, a

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Human Rights

bull; The total number of crimes committed against children increased from 33,098 in 2011 to 38,172 in 2012 $ • The total number of crimes committed against Scheduled Castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs) in 2012 stood at 33,655 and 5,922, respectively $ • 205 cases of Human Rights Violation by Police were reported during 2012 out of which 19 were charge-sheeted $ • From 2001 to 2010, the National Huma

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Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS)

Data on gross primary enrolment rates from 2001-2002 and 2007-2008 confirms a significant rise among Scheduled Castes (103.1 to 132.3 percent for boys, and 82.3 to 116.7 percent for girls) and scheduled tribes (106.9 to 134.4 percent for boys and 85.1 to 124 percent for girls). The nutritional impact, however, has not yet been evaluated $ •    The MDMS was revised and universalized in September 2004 and central as

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Access to Justice

e judicial process by incorporating child-friendly mechanisms for reporting, recording of evidence, investigation and speedy trial of offences through designated Special Courts $ • Under the scheduled tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, more than 12.80 lakh titles covering forest area of 18.80 lakh hectare have been distributed as on 28th February, 2013. During 2012-13, Forest Rights Rules ha

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HDI Overview

out 700 million rupees and that the welfare of the poorest households (as measured by Slutski-adjusted consumption relative to initial consumption) would increase up to 8 percent. People belonging to scheduled tribes or Scheduled Castes would also benefit. • In India unpaid care is estimated at 39 percent of GDP while in South Africa it is 15 percent. • During 2005-2013 the percentage of child labour in the age group 5-14 was 11.8 perc

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