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Marginal & small holdings undergo increased fragmentation & contracted size between 2010-11 and 2015-16, indicates latest Agriculture Census

omprise 8.6 percent of India's population and their share in the total number of operational holdings was 8.72 percent.          Agricultural holding across Gender At the national level, the average size per holding for male was 1.10 hectare and female was 0.90 hectare. Gender differences in average size per holding was noticeable for marginal holdings (Male: 0.

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She is the answer -Bina Agarwal

-The Indian Express Gender equality is key to food security. But policymakers don’t seem to recognise that Countries globally, including India, have agreed to fulfil the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched by the UNDP in 2016 as “a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity”. Among the 17 goals and 169 targets to be achieved by 2030, SDG 5 on

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Think tank launches 'India Exclusion Report'

le evidence about the success of governments in India to ensure equitable access to what we call public goods to all segments of people, especially those who are most class, caste, Gender, religious identity, disability, age, ethnicity, language, education or geography," think tank Director Harsh Mander said at the launch of the report. The report is an anthology of several articles written on issues ranging from death penal

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Unsafe as houses: The family is a site of violence against women

elegraph Of the 87,000 female homicides in 2017, 58 per cent were perpetrated by intimate partners and family members The most dangerous place for women, according to a United Nations report on Gender-related killing of women and girls, is their home. Of the 87,000 female homicides in 2017, 58 per cent were perpetrated by intimate partners — past or present — and family members. This throws the cold light of day on that hallowed inst

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Jean Dreze, development economist, interviewed by G Sampath (The Hindu)

lso, it’s not just a matter of efficiency but also of equity, especially in a country like India, which has a heavy historical burden of inequality of all kinds, such as caste, class, language, Gender. A good schooling system would give all children, to the extent possible, a level playing field. But this objective is completely defeated by a commercial education system. * Most professionals, including economists and journalists, are disdainf

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Being a nationalist is a lot easier than being civilised -Anup Sinha

gulations for personal benefit or from sheer disregard for the law. This is extremely pervasive and is hard-wired in our minds. This kind of behaviour cuts across economic class, ethnicity, religion, Gender and age. This, almost universal trait in our country, is not supposed to be an indication of a civilised community by any stretch of imagination. We are usually very proud of our ancient civilisation and our culture. If one indicates any signs of s

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Havoc unleashed by demonetisation evident to everyone now, says former PM Manmohan Singh

at the Narendra Modi government undertook in 2016. The havoc that it unleashed on the Indian economy and society is now evident to everyone. Notebandi impacted every single person, regardless of age, Gender, religion, occupation or creed. It is often said that time is a great healer. But unfortunately, in the case of demonetisation, the scars and wounds of demonetisation are only getting more visible with time. Beyond the steep drop in headline

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Jean Dreze -- development economist -- interviewed by Jipson John and Jitheesh PM (

appalling living conditions of the poor.Having said this, economic inequality in India is just one aspect of a much larger problem of social inequality that also includes disparities based on caste, Gender, family, education and language. This is true to a varying extent elsewhere as well, but few countries, if any, have such an oppressive social system, even if some sections of Indian society, such as Adivasi communities, are relatively egalitarian.

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Make farming Gender sensitive, and frame schemes keeping women farmers in mind, say NGOs in Gujarat -Ritu Sharma

-The Indian Express The women organisations also demanded a Gender-based segregated data for women and men farmers. Ahmedabad: An umbrella group of more than 40 NGOs on Tuesday submitted a 12-point representation to the state government demanding agricultural schemes to be more women farmer sensitive. The Working Group for Women and Land Ownership (WGWLO) has demanded a special and separate budgetary provision for women farmers, besides seekin

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World population set to grow another 2.2 billion by 2050: UN survey

ore than half of that growth - 1.3 billion - is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa, where women’s rights are hampered by limited access to healthcare and education, along with “entrenched Gender discrimination”. Monica Ferro, Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Geneva, said the trend globally is towards smaller families, indicating that more people are making choices about exactly how many children they want, or can affo

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