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Small, marginal farmers hit hard by poor paddy procurement in Bihar -Mohd Imran Khan

-Down to Earth Govt agencies have procured hardly 11 per cent of targeted procurement of paddy since November 15 last year Small and marginal farmers in Bihar are unhappy and worried by the state government’s poor procurement of paddy. The slow speed of paddy procurement that started in Bihar on November 15, 2019, has forced farmers to sell their crop to traders and agents of rice mills, according to reports from districts. The government’s...

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An SOS from Bharat's poorest citizens -Sayantan Bera * The budget barely increased funding to social welfare schemes at a time India’s poorest desperately need succour * At the beginning of every financial year, social schemes start with arrears, leading to delayed payments. To break this vicious cycle, funding needs to be increased MUZAFFARPUR (Bihar): "Dena hi padega BDO, dena hi padega Har haath ko kaam aapko, dena hi padega." (You have to, oh BDO, you have to You have to give work...

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India's under-5 mortality of girls exceeds that of boys, unlike global trend, says report -Bindu Shajan Perappadan

-The Hindu Worldwide, one child/young adolescent died every 5 seconds in 2018, says UN inter-agency group India is among the few countries in the world where, in 2018, the mortality under-5 years of girls, exceeded that of boys, according to the ‘Levels and Trends in Child Mortality’ report by the United Nations (UN) inter-agency group for child mortality. The global report states that in 2018 fewer countries showed gender disparities in child mortality,...

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How India remains poor: As many as 22 states have become poorer -Kiran Pandey

-Down to Earth Latest NITI Aayog counts no state as ‘achiever’; overall performance of most ‘performing’, ‘laggard’ states towards cutting poverty dipped With every fifth Indian still below the poverty line, the country needs to take huge strides to alleviate poverty. For most states, though, it did not seem the priority, going by the poverty score card in the SDG Index 2019-20 released by the NITI Aayog just before 2019 ended. The index...

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How the states, UTs scored on various goals in SDG Index

-The Indian Express Kerala is in the top slot with a score of 70, while Bihar is at the bottom with 50. NITI Aayog has released its latest SDG India Index 2019, which assesses each state and Union Territory’s achievement on 16 sustainable development goals (SDG). Kerala is in the top slot with a score of 70, while Bihar is at the bottom with 50. Each of the 16 SDGs — ranging from...

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