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  • State govt to provide food packets to poor Covid patients in home isolation

    State govt to provide food packets to poor Covid patients in home isolation

    According to sources, the food packet would contain puffed rice, rice, pulses, biscuits and some more dry items. The packets would be labeled as ‘courtesy West Bengal Government and West Bengal Police’. Currently, the state government provides free ration to economically weaker sections of the society.

    January 5, 2022
  • Poverty forces Afghan kids out of school

    Poverty forces Afghan kids out of school

    Afghanistan is considered the worst place to be a child, as 4 million children are out of school and 2 million are working as child labourers, according to estimates by international organisations.

    December 30, 2021
  • Aspects of Poverty~II

    Aspects of Poverty~II

    The Expert Group (Tendulkar) computed PL for 2004-05 at a level that was equivalent, in Purchasing Power Parity terms to Rs 27 for rural India and Rs 33 for urban India. Percentage of population below PL calculated by the Lakdawala Committee and the Tendulkar Committee for the year 2004-2005 appears. (see table above).

    December 13, 2021
  • Banking the unbanked

    Banking the unbanked

    Credit is a powerful tool if it is used effectively and is made available to the creditworthy among the economically active poor ~ people with the ability to use loans and the willingness to repay them. But it has to be bundled with services such as training to maximise impact on livelihoods.

    August 11, 2021
  • Financial inclusion vital for poverty eradication

    Financial inclusion vital for poverty eradication

    It is no secret that the poor are entrapped by money lenders with exorbitant rates of interest.

    June 30, 2021
  • Eye on microfinance~II

    Eye on microfinance~II

    There has been a growing awareness among microfinance institutions that credit is certainly not transformative. Although certain people will be able to use microfinance to alter their future and build their businesses, that is not the case with the majority who receive a loan. Most are going to use it to smooth out their consumption.

    June 26, 2021
  • The poverty battle

    The poverty battle

    After more than seven decades of developmental plans and programmes, India holds the distinction of having the most numbers of poor of the world. As a result, South Asia has become the world's biggest centre of extreme poverty

    February 18, 2021
  • Around 273 million Indians moved out of multidimensional poverty: UN report

    Around 273 million Indians moved out of multidimensional poverty: UN report

    The report stressed that while the new figures released show that before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, progress was being made in tackling multidimensional poverty, that progress is at risk.

    July 17, 2020
  • Endemic deprivation

    Endemic deprivation

    The malnutrition paradox is that there are some countries that have become economic powerhouses with persistently high numbers of malnourished children, while other countries with low levels of national income have shown an appreciable progress in combating malnutrition by investing in cost-effective, proven interventions that ensure children's access to proper nutrition.

    July 17, 2020
  • UNICEF estimates deaths of 8.8 lakh children due to COVID-19 in South Asia; maximum from India

    UNICEF estimates deaths of 8.8 lakh children due to COVID-19 in South Asia; maximum from India

    The report highlights how the pandemic has worsened the situation for children who are already suffering malnutrition in the region, bulk of which lives in India.

    June 25, 2020
  • Reverse migration amidst lockdown will increase poverty: Supreme Court Judge

    Reverse migration amidst lockdown will increase poverty: Supreme Court Judge

    Justice NV Ramana, who is next in seniority after the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, was speaking at a webinar organised by NALSA.

    June 5, 2020
  • Pandemic can push 86 million children into household poverty by the end of 2020: UNICEF

    Pandemic can push 86 million children into household poverty by the end of 2020: UNICEF

    UNICEF in its statement said, millions of children remain multi-dimensionally poor, meaning they lack access to health care, education, proper nutrition, or adequate housing, often a reflection of inequitable investments by governments in social services.

    May 28, 2020
  • COVID-19 pandemic will push 60 million into ‘extreme poverty’ warns World Bank

    COVID-19 pandemic will push 60 million into ‘extreme poverty’ warns World Bank

    Nearly five million people have been infected by the virus around the world, and more than 300,000 have died since it first appeared in China in late 2019.

    May 20, 2020
  • Malnutrition & Covid-19

    Malnutrition & Covid-19

    Covid-19 is the most contagious disease we have ever encountered. At the time of writing, the Covid-19 infected 41.5 + lakh in 187 countries/regions with deaths exceeding 284124. The sharp rise in infections and deaths has caught many countries unprepared. The dexterity with which influenza viruses change their coat proteins' can hamper the development of vaccines against them.

    May 18, 2020
  • Money Order Economy

    Money Order Economy

    Most migrants live in straitened circumstances in their adopted cities, earning only enough to keep body and soul together. Lack of adequate savings and lack of a psychological sense of safety and belonging made many migrant workers attempt an exodus to their hometowns on the very day the lockdown was announced

    May 1, 2020
  • P Chidambaram urges govt to provide immediate cash to poor amid COVID-19 lockdown

    P Chidambaram urges govt to provide immediate cash to poor amid COVID-19 lockdown

    There are several sections of the poor who have not received a single rupee from the government, he said.

    April 8, 2020
  • Coronavirus crisis may sink 400 million Indian workers into poverty: ILO report

    Coronavirus crisis may sink 400 million Indian workers into poverty: ILO report

    More than four out of five people (81 per cent) in the global workforce of 3.3 billion are currently affected by full or partial workplace closures, according to the report.

    April 8, 2020