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  • 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
  • Mann ki baat: PM Modi talks about youth, poverty in last episode of 2019

    Mann ki baat: PM Modi talks about youth, poverty in last episode of 2019

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 60th edition of his monthly radio programme, Mann ki Baat where he invites suggestions, stories and ideas from people, this is also the final episode for this year.

    December 29, 2019
  • Fighting Poverty~II

    Fighting Poverty~II

    Micro-credit has, however, earned its rightful place as one of the key instruments in the fight against poverty. However, the equivalent of the microfinance revolution for small and medium firms is still a long way away. Nobody has yet figured out how to do it profitably on a large scale. Changes in the business environment, such as improvements in the functioning of courts, may well make the difference.

    December 20, 2019
  • Fighting Poverty~I

    Fighting Poverty~I

    The absence of institutionalized and structured social safety nets is also a major reason impacting the capacity of the poor to fight poverty-creating situations and circumstances. It is notable that health insurance, insurance against bad weather, and insurance against the death of livestock or crop failure, which are standard products in the lives of farmers in rich countries, are more or less absent in the developing world.

    December 19, 2019
  • ‘India proud of his accomplishments’: PM Modi after meeting Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee

    ‘India proud of his accomplishments’: PM Modi after meeting Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee

    Meanwhile, the Nobel Prize winner has come in for some criticism as well for his comments on the Indian economy.

    October 22, 2019
  • Mumbai-born Abhijit Banerjee wins Economics Nobel, over 5 mn Indian kids benefited from his study

    Mumbai-born Abhijit Banerjee wins Economics Nobel, over 5 mn Indian kids benefited from his study

    Banerjee won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics jointly with his wife Esther Duflo and another economist Michael Kremer.

    October 14, 2019
  • Street Vendors, a neglected lot

    Street Vendors, a neglected lot

    Though street vending plays a vital role in assuring livelihood to a large underprivileged and marginalized section of the society, its contribution is seldom recognized by the city administration or urban planning agencies.

    June 28, 2019