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PDS/ Ration/ Food Security

instrument of public policy against hunger and deprivation. In terms of resources and prosperity Kerala is behind many other states like Punjab and Haryana but is ahead of most in terms of literacy, Health services and many social indicators like the life expectancy.   **page** As per the [inside]Economic Survey 2015-16[/inside], Ministry of Finance, Volume 1 and Volume 2 : • During 2014-15, while procurement of foodgrains

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Malnutrition

(NIN) @@$   • Nearly every third child in India is undernourished – underweight (35.7%) or stunted (38.4%) and 21% of children under five years are wasted as per National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4) 2015-16 @$   • The Global Nutrition Report 2016 ranks the country 114 for under-5 stunting out of 132 countries, 120 for under-5 wasting (acute malnutrition) out of 130 countries, 170 for anaemia out of 185 co

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Hunger Overview

a, zinc deficiency, vitamin A deficiency and iodine deficiency amounts to around 2.5 percent of GDP. The cost to the global economy caused by malnutrition, as a result of lost productivity and direct Health care costs, could account for as much as 5 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP), equivalent to US$3.5 trillion per year or US$500 per person. The costs of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies are estimated at 2–3 percent of

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Right to Work (MG-NREGA)

audits due to lack of awareness and failure of administration to ensure regular meetings of Gram Sabhas. The Committee also observed that performance of MGNREGA is better in those States which have a Healthy tradition of social audit. •    On the issue of formulation of Grievance Redressal Rules, the Committee found that only 8 States/UTs namely, Andaman & Nicobar islands, Haryana, Kerala, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Sikk

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There is a cure by Pragya Singh

Chittorgarh shows the way to affordable Healthcare—generic drugs at cost price How Chittorgarh Did It * Orders passed saying doctors in government hospitals must prescribe generic medicines only * Strict checks to ensure only generic drugs are prescribed unless absolutely necessary; ad campaign too * Cooperative asked to procure generic medicines and supply them through a network of 16 stores * Tenders invited by th

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Corruption

ant for them. According to a Transparency International-CMS survey, Judiciary and land services occupy the second and third slots for India’s most corrupt departments after the police. Even the Health services, particularly the government hospitals, are very high on the corruption index. It is common knowledge that the poorest of India’s poor have to pay bribes to exercise their right to employment under the NREGS. According to official es

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Migration

the board, the overwhelming majority of the workers – more than 93 percent in the case of rural women migrants and more than 84 percent in the case of urban – had no provident fund and no Health insurance. The worst situation was, however, in relation to daycare/crèche facilities, to which only 3.4 percent of the rural women migrants and 4.4 percent of the urban had any access at all $ • Proportion of households migrated to

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Unemployment

g rural female, the highest demand for field of training was observed in ‘textile related work’ (26 percent).This was followed by the ‘computer trades’ (18 percent) and ‘Health and paramedical services related work’ (14 percent) £ • India’s real wages fell 1% between 2008 and 2011, while labour productivity grew 7.6% in the same period. In contrast, China’s real wage growth was 11% in 2008-

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Debt Trap

ion 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, besides necessary Health care facilities linked with the National Rural' More »

Farmers' suicides

dnut, and sugarcane (especially in Karnataka) ** • Farm suicides took place in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh including Chhattisgarh* • Poor Health conditions, family disputes over property, domestic problems, and heavy social burden of marrying daughters coupled with alcoholism have pushed farmers towards committing suicides**   # National Crime Records Bureau, http://ncrb

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