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Why Global Hunger Index also flags climate change -Tarun Gopalakrishnan

ger Index was accompanied by an essay focused on the climate dimensions of the hunger problem. Essays accompanying previous GHI editions have similarly shone a spotlight on forced migration (2018), inEquality and power differentials (2017), the sustainable development goals (2016) and armed conflict (2015), among others. The 2019 essay is a review of scientific literature on the increasingly clear impacts that climate changes have on the most malno

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'Care' economy uncharitable to women -Francis Kuriakose & Deepa Iyer

isputable gender burden with two-thirds of all care workers being women who dedicate themselves to unpaid care work 3.2 times more often than men. The 2019 ILO report ‘A Quantum Leap for Gender Equality’ identified unpaid care work as the biggest impediment to women’s formal employment, as it engaged 21.7 per cent of women between 18-54 years of age, as opposed to 1.7 per cent of men. Care work and care economy — a system th

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Women sarpanchs tell UN how rural India's power structure is changing

proxies for their male relative. UNITED NATIONS: Two women sarpanchs have brought to the UN the story of India changing the rural power structure by empowering women through a programme of gender Equality that has 1.37 million of them serving as elected members of the panchayats. At an event on women's leadership here on Monday, sarpanch of a Himachal Pradesh panchayat, Kala Devi, spoke of how she worked to change the ingrained patriarchy in he

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Noted Gandhian economist Dr Sudarshan Iyengar interviewed by Rutam Vora (The Hindu Business Line)

echanism will bring premiumisation into this, just as we talk of organic food. The trouble with that is while asking a premium price for a product made by a poor farmer, you are actually supporting inEquality in society, because unless there are some very rich people out there, who will buy these expensive products? This isn't sustainable. * When will we see a shining decade for India's agriculture? What's the prescription for this? We need to u

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What can be done to address the demand drought in our economy? -Suresh Seshadri

or even where jobs are available — like in the new or digitally enabled “gig” economy — a tenuousness about the incomes from such work, the abiding rural distress, widening inEquality and, interestingly, in the opinion of some economists, even the Reserve Bank of India’s successful targeting of inflation are all cited as contributors. The view on inflation is compelling as its proponents contend that for an economy such

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InEquality of another kind -Sumeysh Srivastava

privacy and the right to education under Article 21 of the Constitution. While this is a welcome move, it is important to recognise the right to Internet access as an independent right. Digital inEquality InEquality is a concept that underpins most interventions focussed on social justice and development. It resembles the mythological serpent Hydra in Greek mythology — as the state attempts to

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Black economy in India: The path to growing inEquality in India -Arun Kumar

by the black economy. Unfortunately, most policy makers and analysts ignore the black economy. As such, their analysis is partial and often incorrect. India is characterized by large and growing inEquality as various recent reports indicate. At a low level of per capita income India has one of the highest number of billionaires in the world. But these reports are based on the data from the white economy alone. If the black economy is included in th

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History's curse on MGNREGA -Nikita Kwatra

-Livemint.com Public programs like MGNREGA are less successful in raising wages in regions characterized by historical inEquality, finds new study When it was launched in 2006, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was envisaged to boost rural economies by providing the rural poor with 100 days of guaranteed public employment and raising rural wages. But its intended benefits may have eluded those who needed them

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Prabhat Patnaik, an economist and former economics professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, interviewed by Kaushal Shroff (The Caravan)

favour of a fiscal deficit] put forward by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the finance ministry and the government. The reason why I am opposed to it is because it increases wealth inEquality. You see, there is this wrong conception that there is a pool of savings in the economy, and the government borrows from those savingswhen it runs a fiscal deficit. But that is not correct because if you talk in terms of a year—the governme

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Policing in India Report: Prevalence of gender bias and inEquality -Ditsa Bhattacharya

-Newsclick.in SPIR 2019 notes that representation of women in the Indian police continues to be very poor, at just 7.28%. One in four male police personnel is highly biased against women in police, according to the Status of Policing in India Report (SPIR) 2019. The report is based on surveys conducted by Common Cause, Tata Trusts, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), and Lokniti, and was published on August 27, 2019. Researchers interviewed 11,834 police personnel across

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