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Number of undernourished people rose by 45% in seven years: FAO -Srishti Choudhary

ation and response, which should essentially focus on the poor and strengthen their livelihood. The negotiations are crucial for India, as several districts in some states, including Jharkhand and Bihar, are facing a situation akin to drought. Below average monsoon rainfall and persistent dry weather in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have hampered planting activities. Please click here to read more.

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A fruitful time for migrant labourers -Sarita Brara

season in Himachal Pradesh spells good earnings for workers from India and Nepal It is apple season in Himachal Pradesh — the time of the year when thousands of migrant labourers from Nepal, Bihar, Jharkhand, UP and Uttarakhand travel long distances to reach the apple belt of the State, hoping to earn hefty wages. From plucking, loading, grading, labelling and packaging apples, these workers fan out, from roadhead villages to the remotest

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Mothers, kid compete to swallow boiled eggs in Odisha

s in dietary and fight malnutrition. Odisha is one of the few leading States in the country that provide eggs to combat under-nutrition. Telangana, Andhra Pradesh Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tripura and West Bengal are other States where egg is an important component in the food basket offered in Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme and Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP). The State government provides five eggs a

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West Bengal Assembly rules out NRC -Shiv Sahay Singh

passed after a three-hour debate. “We do not accept the NRC. What has happened in Assam can never happen in Bengal,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said during the debate. She thanked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for opposing a NRC-like exercise in his State. Please click here to read more.

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Maharashtra gets just 4% of all Mudra loans but generates most new jobs -Aanchal Magazine

he top five states in terms of loans disbursed. It could garner just 4% share in the total loans but generated the maximum additional jobs of 15%. Just five states, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha, Bihar and West Bengal, account for about 70% of total loans disbursed — by value — under the Mudra scheme during April 2015 to December 2017, according to the Draft Report of Mudra Survey. Four of these, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha and More »

Fighting flood and drought, millions in Bihar lose livelihoods -Saurav Kumar

-TheWire.in Millions have been displaced, while a loss of crop and reduced yield are expected across the state. For the past few months, Bihar has been making headlines for many reasons. Disease outbreak, mob lynching or the state’s political affairs have seen it receive plenty of media coverage. But the state is now in the news for concurrently facing two natural disasters: drought and flood. This is not the first time that More »

Improvement in water management index not enough, says report -Ditsa Bhattacharya

However, despite this improvement, 16 states still score less than 50 points on the index (out of 100) and fall in the low-performing category. The low-performing states, which include Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Delhi, Rajasthan, Nagaland and Meghalaya, collectively account for around 48% of the population, 40% of the agricultural produce, and 35% of economic output of India. Please click here to read more.

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Over 5,000 children abandon education in mica mining districts of Jharkhand, Bihar: survey

s and have started working as labourers to supplement their family income Over 5,000 children in the age group of six to 14 years have abandoned education in mica mining districts of Jharkhand and Bihar, and a section of them have started working as labourers to supplement their family income, according to a government survey. The survey was conducted by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) after a report by Terre Des H

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PM Modi is Worried About Population Explosion, a Problem Set to Go Away in 2021 -Saurabh Rai and M Sivakami

tatistical Report 2017 of the Sample Registration System (SRS), released by the Office of the Registrar General of India, shows that India’s TFR is 2.2 and that only seven states – Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh – had a TFR above the national average. According to the Census 2011, India’s annual population growth rate in 2001-2011 was 1.64%. World Bank data shows that India

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The most stressed district courts in India -Sriharsha Devulapalli, Riday Chokshi and Vishnu Padmanabhan

-Livemint.com Bihar, UP and Odisha account for the bulk of highly-stressed district courts, shows an analysis based on parameters including pendency rate, infra deficit It is often said that in court cases in India, the process itself is the punishment. However, how torturous and long-drawn this process can be varies dramatically across the courts of the country, a Mint analysis of district-wise court data suggests. The analysis shows that

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