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India fails to protect property rights of indigenous and rural women, says report

ropical forests—a critical bulwark against climate change, adds the report. This also undermines the efforts to empower indigenous peoples and local communities, conservation efforts and reduce Poverty. Regarding India’s Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006, the RRI report said that, “Although the act recognises the inheritability of Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers' land, women's inheritance is not explicitly ackno

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Farm policy: Dis-ease of doing the business of agriculture -Pravesh Sharma

as and some eco-sensitive zones, which can be excluded for the time being, it makes no logical sense today to tie down resource-starved farmers to handkerchief-size holdings that keep them in eternal Poverty. Safeguards against land grab and diversion to non-agricultural use can always be built into any liberal leasing policy. There could also be government agencies to act as intermediaries to create agricultural land banks and deal with lessees, in o

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Law panel for cut in undertrials' jail time -Dhananjay Mahapatra

ustices Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit, which found that many poor undertrials continue to be lodged in jail despite getting bail because of their inability to furnish bail bonds with sureties. "Poverty cannot be a ground to keep in custody an accused who is unable to furnish bail bond," the SC had said. The commission suggests that "in case an accused is granted bail and is unable to furnish sureties within 30 days and moves an applica

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Rs 20,000 in bank accounts to be rural Poverty barometer -Subodh Ghildiyal

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: A gram panchayat's success in reducing Poverty will be judged by the number of households with over Rs 20,000 in savings bank accounts or percentage of families with Aadhaar-linked bank accounts. Or, by the percentage of its households which have availed over Rs 20,000 as bank credit. Interestingly, higher the number of households with bank loans for "diversified livelihood", the better the village woul

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What the Data Tells Us About 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' -Anamitra Roychowdhury

efits of both policies can only be reaped by those who own land and therefore bypasses the most vulnerable sections in the sector namely, agricultural labourers – who are the first to slip into Poverty in the face of vanishing livelihoods. On the other hand, surest way to provide relief to agricultural labourers (for inclusive growth) in drought years is to generate adequate non-farm employment in the rural sector by pumping in money to the M

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The 'public' in public health -Vani S Kulkarni

by about Rs. 500 crore. However, higher budgetary allocation can only constitute a small part of the solution to the scheme’s mixed, if not lacklustre, performance. Under the scheme, a Below Poverty Line (BPL) family of five is entitled to more than 700 treatments and procedures at government-set prices, for an annual enrolment fee of Rs. 30. However, even nine years after its implementation, it has failed to cover a large number of targeted

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Job Creation Under Modi Government Plunges To Levels Even Below The UPA Regime: Report

quot; The report also says that the gap between the rich and the poor is widening. While post-1990 growth has gone up three times compared to the first four decades after Independence, the rate of Poverty reduction slowed down from 0.94% per annum during 1981-1990 to only 0.65% between 1990 and 2005. Social activist Harsh Mander, who heads CES, told the Hindustan Times, "There is no doubt that lives of people have changed for better because

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UP CM faces tough task of improving social, eco indices -Mahendra Singh

P lags way behind other states. According to a presentation made by Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant before Adityanath, the state has 22 districts out of 100 across the country where the ratio of below Poverty line individuals to the total population is high. The situation of education in UP is equally grim. Out of 100 districts across the country with poor school dropout rate, 21 are in the state. In terms of learning outcomes, UP is among the p

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Rich-poor divide in India widening as economy grows: Report -Chetan Chauhan

ion of growth gains have not been equitable, the India Exclusion Report 2016 says the post-1990 growth was up to three times of the levels in the first four decades since Independence but the rate of Poverty reduction slowed down from 0.94% per annum during 1981-1990 to only 0.65% between 1990 and 2005. The high decibel growth led to 12-fold increase in wealth for the richest 10% people since 2000, while for the poorest 10% the income jumped by jus

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The curious case of missing toilets in Chhattisgarh

ion taken against those involved in the “theft”, he said, adding that an inquiry was under way. As per preliminary information, Ms. Patel and Chanda, both widows belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category, live in two different parts of their house in Amarpur. The duo had submitted applications to the village panchayat in 2015-16 for the construction of two toilets in their house, the SHO said. The applications of all the benefi

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