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WTO Summit: What is the biggest takeaway for India; find out here -Biswajit Dhar

em. These countries have argued that their small farmers and MSMEs would find it difficult to compete with the transnational corporations, and as a result, livelihoods would be lost and domestic food security would be under threat in their economies. Despite these arguments being on record, the so-called “Friends of E-commerce for Development” (FED) argued that small farmers and businesses would benefit. These countries didn’t wan

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Niti Aayog is in denial about hunger in India - but the problem is worse than the statistics show -Sylvia Karpagam & Veena Shatrugna

ute was released on October 2017 and tracks the state of hunger worldwide. India’s Global Hunger Index score is placed at 100 out of 119 countries. Instead of reflecting on the state of food security in India, Ramesh Chand and Shivendra Kumar Srivastava, both members of the Niti Aayog, called the Global Hunger Index “a misleading hunger index” in an article of the same name published in The Hindu on December 4. The article is of p

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WTO meet ends without consensus -Arun S

-The Hindu Member countries fail to reach agreement on food security right, centrality of development Buenos Aires: The December 10-13 meeting of the World Trade Organisation’s highest decision-making body in this ‘city of fair winds’ ended becalmed with the WTO’s 164 members unable to reach a consensus on substantive issues such as the food security right of developing count

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Food security decision at WTO important: Here is the reason why -TS Vishwanath

-The Financial Express There has been an ongoing debate over India’s stand at the WTO Ministerial Conference on the issue of public stockholding for food security purposes, including in this newspaper. There have been strong arguments on whether India’s stand is correct in the context of the subsidy phase out, in various sectors that the Modi government has been following over the past couple of years. But when this issue is viewed in

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India manages to shield farmers' interests, ensure food security at WTO -Kirtika Suneja

-The Economic Times BUENOS AIRES: India managed to protect its farmers' interests and ensure food security for its poor even as the ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is unlikely to yield much progress. A series of work programmes on issues such as agriculture, domestic support, fisheries subsidies, e-commerce and services are expected, increasing the chances of some progress in next ministerial meet in 2019. "India

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WTO talks in Buenos Aires on brink of collapse -D Ravi Kanth and Asit Ranjan Mishra United States refuses to budge on relaxations demanded by developing countries to provide for food security programmes, matter in deadlock as India, China stick to their stance The 11th ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Buenos Aires hung in the balance on Tuesday after the US refused to budge on relaxations demanded by developing countries to provide for their food

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India's Millets Makeover: Set To Reach Poor, School Meals -Charu Bahri

ment subsidised food programme, the public distribution system (PDS), agriculture secretary SK Patnaik said recently. This announcement comes five years after the introduction of the National Food security Act, which provided for the distribution of millets, once a staple in the Indian diet. PDS beneficiaries, 813 million of India’s poorest people and roughly 75% of its rural population and 25% of its urban population, will get millets at Rs

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Contradictory positions can hurt India's prospects at the next WTO ministerial -Roshan Kishore

isterial) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) begins on December 10 in Buenos Aires. Commerce minister Suresh Prabhu has downplayed the need for a permanent solution on public stockholding for food security as a peace clause already exists. He has even termed the demand a mistake . India’s WTO ambassador on the other hand is issuing warnings of a ‘spectacular failure’ in case a credible permanent solution does not happen. Such inco

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India to seek permanent solution to food stock issue at WTO

urrent as well as future programmes of all developing member countries and LDCs as it concerns the livelihood of millions of poor people. "A permanent solution to public stockholding for food security is a must have at WTO MC (Ministerial Conference) 11 ... Any permanent solution on public stockholding for food security should cover the current and future programmes of all developing member countrie

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86% of senior citizens unaware of human rights

ts of the elderly people are increasingly being violated because of the "popularity of nuclear and small families, lack of intergenerational interaction, and non-existence of an inclusive social security system". This has been the finding of a study conducted by Agewell Foundation on 5,000 senior citizens across India. The study report was released on Sunday on the occasion of International Human Rights Day. The report also mentions th

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