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MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty

MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
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SDGs need to avoid environment-development trade-offs

Jul 25, 2015 11:30 AM According to a new, the Sustainable Development Goals will sustain only if they are underpinned by a secure foundation of natural capital.
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The Millennium Development Goals Report-2015

Jul 16, 2015 08:11 AM The MDG report confirms that goal-setting can lift millions of people out of poverty, empower women and girls, improve health and well-being, and provide vast new opportunities for better lives.

India, China played central role in poverty reduction: report

Jul 07, 2015 04:32 PM Despite significant gains accomplished by the MDGs, progress has been uneven across the globe, the final MDG report reveals.
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New HIV infections down by 49% in Southern Asia: report

Jul 07, 2015 03:09 PM The report also reveals that under-five mortality rate in South Asia has fallen by 60 per cent or more since 1990.
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Using hashtags to feed children in India

Jul 06, 2015 11:51 AM The campaign 'If hashstags could feed' on Twitter is aimed at persuading people to donate money towards feeding the school children in India.
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Allow farmers to take their own decisions: IFFCO MD

Jun 22, 2015 08:11 AM Building a conducing farming atmosphere is important for reducing a farmer’s dependency on the external factors, opined experts at a summit in New Delhi.
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Private investment crucial for Indian agriculture: Govt

Jun 19, 2015 07:30 PM Experts at an agro summit in New Delhi called for bridging the information gap in the agricultural sector for enhancing farmers’ profits.
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For a better future, over four lakh Indians write to PM

Jun 08, 2015 02:27 PM Lakhs of Indians write to the Prime Minister for a better future as part of the Action-2015 May mobilisation campaign.
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Mobile services to benefit 7 crore Indian farmers: report

May 28, 2015 07:30 PM The mobile based services would be especially beneficial to the small and marginal farmers living on the edge of poverty, says the report.
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India, Pakistan report least inclusive growth in Asia-Pacific

May 14, 2015 12:35 PM In terms of inclusive growth, developing countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh rank at the bottom in the Asia Pacific region, says a report by the UNESCAP.

Social myths trigger malnutrition in tribal, rural areas

Jan 21, 2015 10:25 AM Civil society leaders have urged the Indian government for a comprehensive strategy involving people to arrest severe acute malnutrition.

MGNREGA to be strengthened to empower rural Indians

Nov 13, 2014 08:59 AM India’s Minister for Rural Development said that if the need arises some new works will also be added to the scheme.

Social schemes fail due to lack of community participation: Dipa Sinha

Nov 07, 2014 11:28 AM Dipa Sinha, a right to food campaigner, who has earlier worked with the office of the commissioner to the Supreme Court of India on the on Right to Food Act, says community mobilisation is necessary for successful implementation of public welfare schemes. Dipa talks to OneWorld South Asia at the National Consultation on Community Action for Health in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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Eradication of poverty a fundamental obligation: UN chief

Oct 25, 2014 02:30 AM “Entrenched poverty and prejudice, and vast gulfs between wealth and destitution, can undermine the fabric of societies,” said Ban Ki-moon, the UN chief.

Role of family farmers lauded in ending global hunger

Oct 24, 2014 02:30 AM “Family farmers are key to unlocking global progress,” said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

FAO calls for increased food security measures

Oct 22, 2014 06:59 AM “Political commitment and leadership from governments is the first step towards achieving food security,” says an FAO official.

South Asia: Sri Lanka has least number of hungry people

Oct 16, 2014 05:50 AM In Sri Lanka, proportion of undernourished in the population steadily decreased from a 33.4% in 1990-1992 period to 22.8% in the 2011-2013.

Economists petition Indian PM against MGNREGA dilution

Oct 14, 2014 11:55 AM Restricting the rural job scheme to limited districts will undermine its stated purpose, said a group of development economists.
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Existing bank account holders can avail ‘Jan Dhan’ benefits

Sep 20, 2014 12:30 AM Clarity among people on the ambitious Jan Dhan scheme is very crucial, said a high ranking Indian official.
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New pro-poor scheme launched in Indian state of Gujarat

Sep 18, 2014 11:40 AM This scheme, ‘Swavalamban Abhiyan’, will benefit and empower the women in Gujarat, said the Indian Prime Minister during the launch.
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