News Analysis - Poverty



  • WB, Orissa, Assam Most Hungry (March 05, 2007)
    A recent survey of household consumer expenditure in India by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) for the period July 2004-June 2005 found that West Bengal, Orissa, and Assam have the most households without enough food.<More>

  • UNDP Natural Resource Projects (November 22, 2006)
    A 5-year United Nations Development Program (UNDP) initiative called “Social Mobilization around Natural Resource Management for Poverty Alleviation” is being implemented in 11 districts of Orissa, Rajasthan, and Jharkhand.<More>

  • Govt Reduces SGRY Grain Allotment (September 13, 2006)
    The Ministry of Rural Development announced that it will allocate lesser amount of food grain for Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY), a food-for-work program, to laborers from 5 kilograms to 3 kilograms because of “limited availability.”<More>

  • Rural Employment Scheme in Shambles (July 14, 2006)
    The Government’s National Rural Employment Guarantee (NREG) seems to be in shambles with states either not implementing them or not reporting what they are doing with the money. <More>

  • 260 m People below Poverty Line (January 30, 2006)
    India's Social Development Report indicated that vast portions of the country, especially in the North remained illiterate, remains below the poverty line.< More >

  • More Farmers Commit Suicide (January 10, 2006)
    Indebtedness, crop failure, non-payment of expensive loans drove scores of farmers to suicide.<More >

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