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Sustained efforts required to reduce multidimensional poverty amidst the pandemic


October 30, 2020

Multidimensional poverty is about non-monetary poverty and is strongly associated with the challenges of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although previously defined only in monetary terms, poverty is now understood to include the lived reality of people’s experiences and the multiple deprivations they face. India’s...

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Women spend most of their daily time in unpaid domestic and care work, shows the latest Time Use Survey data
October 19, 2020

  Among other things, one of the reasons (given by some economists) behind low labour force participation rate (LFPR) of women vis-à-vis men in the country is that more of young girls are educating themselves, causing an improvement in the secondary and tertiary enrolment rates. It...

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Ensuring occupational health and safety of mine workers
October 20, 2020

Nearly 24 fatal accidents and 47 serious accidents have happened in various coal mines of the country during this year till 31st August. Likewise, 18 fatal accidents and 13 serious accidents have taken place in non-coal mines during the same time period. The accident figures...

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Compared to other South Asian countries, India fares poorly in terms of food and nutrition security, indicates SOFI 2020 report
September 22, 2020

In his Mann ki Baat speech delivered on 30th August, 2020, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that the month of September 2020 will be observed as Nutrition Month (POSHAN Maah) in the entire nation. In his address to the nation on that day, he...

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Unique media fellowship opportunity for Odia, Malayalam and Tamil journalists to work on "Gendered Impacts of COVID-19". Apply soon.
September 7, 2020

MS Swaminathan Research Foundation is offering fellowship for Odia, Malayalam and Tamil journalists. The theme of the MSSRF fellowship is "Gendered Impacts of COVID-19" dealing with gender and health, focusing on post COVID-19 situation in rural India, on how coronavirus changed women's lives. Entitled Mina Swaminathan...

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