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India's BIMARU states developing but not catching up -Rukmini S

-Livemint.comA new multidimensional calculation of Poverty reveals that India's BIMARU states, despite having made some improvements, continue to be poorChennai: Theres very little evidence of convergence on social indicators among Indian states, new data on health, education and access to basic amenities between 1998-99 and 2015-16 shows. Over nearly two decades, the BIMARU states have remained at the bottom, while Kerala, Punjab, Goa and Delhi re

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India's progress against multidimensional Poverty -Francine Pickup

recognition among policymakers of the need for a multidimensional approach to assess deprivationThere's been some good news for India over the last month. Three different robust, credible measures of Poverty have recorded a dramatic reduction in the incidence of Poverty in India. The most straightforward of these, the World Bank's estimate of the number of people living on less than $1.90 per day on a purch

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Half-baked efforts at Poverty reduction -Aasha Kapur Mehta

-The Hindu Business LineSustainable development goals are not being taken seriously. Anti-Poverty schemes are not backed by funds or commitmentIndia is a signatory to the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is committed to achieving them. SDG1 aims to end Poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030. It is true that Poverty has declined in India. How

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Jean Dreze -- development economist -- interviewed by Jipson John and Jitheesh PM (Frontline.in)

omic Development and Social Opportunity. His latest book is Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone.The combination of extensive fieldwork and qualitative analysis of everyday life and Poverty, along with quantitative work, makes his work distinctive in the field of economics. Jean Dreze has highlighted the importance of public action in development, especially by studying the experience of States such as Kerala. The Public Report on Ba

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Indu Bhushan -- CEO of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) -- interviewed by Bindu Shajan Perappadan (The Hindu)

e scheme is making available secondary and tertiary healthcare to people who never thought they could access this through government schemes. It is also to ensure that people don’t go under the Poverty line accessing quality healthcare. We are providing medical healthcare services — heart operations, knee replacements, stents, etc. — which are unimaginable for people who form the 40% of those who cannot afford anything beyond primary

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Diabetic due to Poverty -Maitri Porecha

take a jab on his own and comes to the Bamni sub-centre to collect his monthly dose. But he is not regular with his insulin. His sugar often hovers at 600 mg/dL, a dangerous threshold. Diabetes of Poverty Economist and PDS researcher Reetika Khera, now at IIMA, says that it is hard to establish the correlation between subsidised rice and diabetes, as there is little data to suggest that the monthly consumption of 10 kg per capita has increased.

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Richest 10% of Indians own over 3/4th of wealth in India -Manas Chakravarty

-Livemint.com While wealth has been rising in India, not everyone has shared in this growth. There is still considerable wealth Poverty, says Credit Suisse’s India wealth report The richest 10% of Indians own 77.4% of the country’s wealth, says Credit Suisse in their 2018 Global Wealth Report. The bottom 60%, the majority of the population, own 4.7%. The richest 1% own 51.5% (chart 1 above). And it’s not some bleeding-heart N

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Privatisation Harms Poor and Needy, Says UN Poverty Expert -Subodh Varma

MF and World Bank, and even parts of UN. Widespread privatisation of public goods in many societies is systematically eliminating human rights protections and further marginalising those living in Poverty, according to a hard-hitting new report. The report was transmitted to the UN General Assembly on 19 October. Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme Poverty and human rights, criticised

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Widespread privatisation marginalises the poor: UN report -Maitri Porecha

-The Hindu Business Line New Delhi: Widespread privatisation of public goods in many societies is systematically eliminating human rights protections and further marginalising those living in Poverty, according to a new report, released by the United Nations (UN). The 25-page report by the UN is eye-opening in the light of Indian government think-tank Niti Aayog releasing Guidelines for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for tackling Non-Commu

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